Posted on April 21, 2018
The all-party group on general aviation says they are a vital national asset which once closed will never be replaced. Most of the airfields, which are used by private pilots and flight training firms, will be sold off for housing. The government said the sites will be used to help the local economy. The all-party group has written to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, urging him to consider keeping them open for private planes and allowing them to be brought back into military use if needed.