Text by COPA (Photo: @saveowensoundairport, Facebook)

Earlier this week, the City of Owen Sound released an official public notice, posted Friday by city hall, of the council’s intention to consider declaring surplus and disposing of the Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport on Highway 26. The city is accepting comments until 17th of September at 4:30 pm.

Here is the link to the City’s announcement in the Owen Sound Sun Times newspaper. Mr. Jim Farmer presented an excellent consolidated assessment on options for the Region and the Airport on August 30th. The presentation can be reviewed on the Save Owen Sound Airport Facebook page and you can also read it here. We continue to oppose the City of Owen Sound’s decision to close or sell their airport because of the negative impact on the businesses and hangar owners at the airport. COPA remains committed to supporting all efforts to support all GA pilots and their Freedom to Fly.