Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 am
It's very kind for farmers to offer their private strips for people to use.
Although one slight problem with this, is that the public may then be less inclined to petition council(s) for the adequate planning and safeguarding of new / existing public-use aerodromes.
A little bit more predicability of being able to access an established public-use aerodrome in these "dead spots" may be better - as farms may understandably close whenever this land is needed for crops and livestock, or when the neighbours complain their "front drive" is starting to get a bit busy.
If we don't take part in protecting GA access to infrastructure, the smaller aerodromes will be built over, the larger aerodromes will have exorbitant handling fees and awkward procedures, and airspace will be over-classified to Class A everywhere.