Whatever. Maybe its not good for Tac Air, but everyone else who flies non-carrier flights out of CHA can't wait for the new terminal. Poor service, un-maintained hangers, over priced services and fuel. We can't wait for some competition on the airfield.
I personally can not wait for another FBO at CHA. TacAir is charging too much for everything from fuel and hangers to office space and janitor service. Hangars leak, power doesn't work, doors need to be opened by 3 guys. TacAir refuses to fix any of the issues. Flight schools, FAA Examiners and private pilots are moving away day after day. They only worry about Biz Jets.
With a second Fixed Based Operator, maybe prices and facilities can be more competitive with the "other airports in the region" and then Lovell Field can be a major hub assisting in the growth of Chattanooga and Hamilton County.
And with the Southwest/AirTran merger, maybe we can get another low-cost airline in CHA besides a handful of flights from Allegiant.
Maybe Times Free Press shouldn't use stock photos to make it look like thousands of gallons of oil is just off the coast of Pensacola. The picture states it's at the site of the Horizon, but the article is talking about an oil sheen 9 miles off the coast. Two completely different things in two completely different locations. Please show what is really going on instead of re-using photos for different articles.
Umm, maybe I'm wrong, but isn't that what all the construction on the north side of the dam is for? I thought they have been working on expanding the lock for close to a year now.