I operate an aviation company with locations in Seattle and Las Vegas. We work with several clients providing aviation services in and out of Vista Field. This access allows our clients to operate more efficiently and have direct access to and from Kennewick. Many of our clients live and locate their businesses in Kennewick because of the access to Vista Field. We have seen an increase in our flights into and out of Vista Field each of the past four years.
Airports are a finite resource and they are an endangered species. When an airport closes, it is lost forever and with it the economic benefits that it provides now -- or ever would have provided in the future.
I strongly encourage you to keep Vista Field open now and for the future.
-- LUKE LYSEN, The Flight Academy