Crimshaw, I think your facts may be a little off. I believe Mr. Berry only recently obtained the position which you refer too. When the funding was approved by the State of TN nearly 2 years ago he was not part of that group. I would bet you that his rent will be the same as anyone else that wants to rent the space for an aircraft. Someone do the research and post what TAC charges for T-hangar space vs similar space at nearby airports. You also refer to the hangar space being used to only house private jets, I dont know of too many public jets on any airfield.
I agree with Muhammad, I would like to know who paid to build the facilities that TAC operates at this time. As for Mr Edwards statement "any improvements made to the facilities leased by TAC Air are paid for in full by TAC Air and are turned over to the airport at the end of the lease" I believe this is normal business practice for all airports. How long has TAC/Krystal been in the leasing the property? How much longer before it becomes airport property. I know a standard lease is 20 to 25 years and from the look of the buildings they appear to be much older than that. I wonder if TAC/Krystal is paying fair market value for their lease or if there is a sweet deal because it has been spread over so many years. I don't know the answers but am just asking. It is easy for anyone to tell one side of the story and I don't know either. I will end by saying that if I were the only provider of a service in a city I would not want anyone else coming to town to provide the same. I find it odd that you can hardly find a Home Depot without a Lowe's close however both say it improves their business when they are this way instead of across town from one another. TAC provide a better service for a competitive price and you will keep the business. If not you will lose it. I wish both of you the best of luck and hope both are successful.
Lewfree, the article states "opened a $5 million general aviation terminal and hangar". The $5 million was spent on more items that just the terminal. There is no way to calculate the cost of the terminal based on this article. You dont have to be for the development but I think it is unfair to publish false information.