Takeoffs pay off

-- Sep. 30--General aviation airports receive millions of dollars a year in federal grants that appear disproportional to their aircraft traffic levels, but they are indispensable to the national airports system, industry officials say...


--Regional business airports, of which there are 49 in Oklahoma, serve economic centers. OAC's goal is to provide them with 5,000-foot jet-capable runways.

--District airports, which serve piston- and turbo-prop aircraft with 4,000-foot runways.

--Community airports, which serve smaller, single-engine aircraft and agricultural operations.

"General aviation airports in the national airport system can receive up to $150,000 a year," Williams said.

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