My husband and I have lived in Spanish Valley for 30 years, and are shocked that the developer would propose, and San Juan County would seriously consider, a “fly-in” airport development in a residential area — one that is becoming more densely populated every year. There was a plane accident in the valley this past November, when a pilot tried landing on the nearby Old Airport in a strong tailwind and went through a fence onto East Allen Road. Thankfully, the plane missed pedestrians and passing cars.
Strong winds are common in the valley. I am very concerned about the safety of nearby residents, and the broader impacts of noise and safety for all Spanish Valley and Moab residents. I am strongly against an airport in Spanish Valley. Let’s keep air traffic focused on our newly renovated terminal and runways at Canyonlands Field Airport.