Castor: No Civilian Flights At Naval Air Station
“The residents in the vicinity of the airport – Horsham, Hatboro, Warminster, Montgomery and the like – ought to be the ones who make the decision, so I wanted to hear from them and gauge what their concerns were. I am convinced that they are opposed to the airport, so now I am opposed to the airport.”
He says he started learning about the pros and cons after the commissioners started discussing the runway a few weeks ago, and he found that the cons greatly outweigh the pros among people living near the base.
“It was only recently that I became convinced that I was not listening to a vocal minority, but I was listening to a vocal majority.”
Castor says local residents and elected officials probably oppose re-opening the runway by about ten-to-one. Commissioners Jim Matthews and Joe Hoeffel have advocated keeping the runway for possible future use.