by Larry Little
Maximum Aviation is out and the city of Nacogdoches is taking over fueling operations at the A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport. "Commissioners told us they would like for the city to run the fueling operations and ramp operations. They voted and had us to run it," says Deputy City Manager, Victoria LaFollett.
Lafollett is excited about the change. She says the city will offer lower airplane fuel prices and that's going to bring more stops from pilots to the Nacogdoches Airport, which is going to boost the Nacogdoches economy. "We feel like we are well equipped to do it. We feel like this is a great opportunity for us to market the airport more aggressive and make a name for the A. L. Mangham Airport," says LaFollett.
Though Lafollett believes the change is a gain for the city, the A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport is loosing the flight training school provided by Maximum Aviation. "The city is going to aggressively seeking to do flight instruction and we will begin the search shortly," says LaFollett.
Maximum Aviation is moving their flight training school to the Angelina County Airport, and we will have that side of the story on East Texas news weekend edition.