According to an article in the Feb. 9 issue of the Ponoka News, one of the main reasons for tree removal at the airport would be to lessen the angle of descent when landing a plane. What? Hello! The trees and airstrip are parallel to one another — north and south. Anyone attempting to land from the east would skip across the runway and take out a hangar. Not good.
From there the rationale for tree removal becomes even sillier. It is a little 3,000-foot runway and the WAAS/GPS gobbledygook is so much drivel. We are in no danger of becoming an international airport any time soon.
And of course the old scare tactic of liability is trotted out. The hangars are closer to the runway than the trees are. Should they also be removed?
Remember good citizens who would pay for all this. Might it be us?