Dunnville airport set to close May 30

dunnvilleBy Lori Maracle, The Saachem
An opportunity to take a flight in a 1940s Fort Erie built Fleet Finch 16 aircraft does not come around every day, and it might never come around again. Russ Cameron is the owner of the Dunnville airport, and he has signed an agreement with Samsung to erect Industrial Wind Turbines on and close to the airport.

“He hopes that the money generated over 10 years from the turbines could be put back into the $1 million needed for infrastructure upgrades at the Dunnville Airport,” said Frank Collins, airport manager. On May 30, the airport will be closed to flight operations, and although the vintage aircraft is airworthy, they will no longer be housed at the airport but will be replaced with static displays.

Ernie Amadio wanted to fly since he was eight years old and has always been mechanically inclined – interested to see what makes a machine tick, one could say. “I was a machine repairman with General Motors for 33 years and have been flying since 1972,” said Amadio. The Fleet Finch he took up on Saturday, May 4 was owned and restored by Peit Bouthoorn and purchased by Russ Cameron on July 14, 2008. Read article

8 thoughts on “Dunnville airport set to close May 30

  1. “He hopes that the money generated over 10 years from the turbines could be put back into the $1 million needed for infrastructure upgrades at the Dunnville Airport,”

    And then what? Am I missing something here?
    At least you’ll still be able to watch propellers turning…

  2. What happens in five years when Samsung pulls the plug on Ontario after sucking the tax payers trough dry and Dunville Airport is just another Industrial dump site?

    For someone who has had a life long dream, I guess when life becomes short, also goes the dream!

  3. Russ Cameron certainly is woefully misinformed IF he believes the nonsense he is spewing.

    But I certainly believe he is doing it for the paycheque.

  4. it’s amazing what people can come up with when they have to somehow justify a decision they know is wrong….If he says it enough times I’m sure he’ll actually start to believe it to be true..

    The fact is,there will NEVER be an airport there again…and he sold out his dream to the highest bidder. Call it for what it is…

    • Just another fool chasing the almighty dollar, and not paying close enough attention to whom he is selling his soul. Sign the contract in haste….you will be able to repent at your leisure!

  5. Character and Judgement

    ‘[excerpt] Russ Cameron is the owner of the Dunnville airport, and he has signed an agreement with Samsung to erect Industrial Wind Turbines on and close to the airport.

    “He hopes that the money generated over 10 years from the turbines could be put back into the $1 million needed for infrastructure upgrades at the Dunnville Airport,” said Frank Collins, airport manager.’

    Does Russ live on – pain relievers?

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