FAA Approves New Airport Extension to 10,000 Feet

We’ve been waiting for it and now it’s here.  The FAA finally approved the runway extension at the new airport in West Bay to 10,000 feet.  Right now the runway is 8,400 feet.  The new airport, recently renamed Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is poised to open mid May 2010 and is on schedule and almost ready to begin FAA test flights.

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