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Tyagarah airport a valuable community asset

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

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People who complain about Tyagarah Airport should consider three things:

1.  The airport has been in continuous operation for over 30 years. Residents arriving after that time did so with full knowledge that it was there.

2.  Byron Skydive and other airport businesses are major tourist attractions and employers. Byron Skydive is the second biggest employer in the shire.

3.  Many of the aircraft using local airspace are not from Tyagarah at all, but from Gold Coast flying schools who use the area for training.

The airport should be appreciated as a valuable asset to the community.

Norm Sanders, Ocean Shores


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