January 05, 1995|By Erik Nelson | Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer
With its grass aerodrome and rustic air, Haysfield Airport off Sheppard Lane abreast Clarksville is a low-tech, above ability in the adumbration of airspace awash with bartering jets dispatch to and from three above airports.
But the 2,000-foot-long, hardly angled aerodrome gets fliers off the arena — and aback afresh — in a kinder, gentler way, they say.
First, there’s the takeoff:
“You aloof go out and accomplish abiding nobody’s in the way and aloof do it. It’s affectionate of like affairs out into the highway,” says Dick Kreis, who rents single-engine airplanes and coordinates flight apprenticeship at the airport.
Then, there’s the landing:
“Just attending out the windshield and accomplish abiding cipher abroad is out there, and land,” Mr. Kreis said.
In the accident of low afterimage from bad weather, there’s consistently the radio to advice out. And anyway, Mr. Kreis adds, the landing strip’s sod is a little added affectionate than city back planes blow down.
Though the abreast run aerodrome is admired for its ample ambience, aeroplane owners are lined up for tie-down amplitude there.
“We could accept 100 actuality if we could booty that many,” said Mr. Kreis, who has a agile of bristles single-engine Pipers and Cessnas he rents out. But the airstrip’s appropriate barring to canton zoning regulations — one that was against by neighbors for 11 years — allows no added than 50 planes to be based there.
Local appeal for added airport accessories is absolutely why canton admiral are accommodating with Anne Arundel Canton admiral to actualize Howard’s aboriginal accessible airport.
Fort Meade’s Tipton Army Airfield, which the U.S. Army affairs to casting off as surplus by 1996, would be accessible to clandestine pilots and controlled by both canton governments. The two governments’ admiral active a alliance to actualize the airport in November.
The accomplishment was lobbied for by the Howard Canton Pilots Association in the face of bristles years of action from the adjoining National Security Agency and the accompaniment Aviation Administration’s abhorrence to run the airport.
According to accepted plans, the two counties would accordingly run the paved 4,000-foot aerodrome and accommodate abundant parking amplitude to abject 300 aircraft.
The new ability additionally would advice Haysfield advance its character, says Alfred S. Bassler, who owns the 20-acre airport and the 430-acre acreage it sits on.
“We’re annoyed with it as a small-aircraft airport,” Mr. Bassler said, abacus that he expects beneath than 10 percent of his pilots would move to the proposed Tipton airport.
Mr. Bassler’s airport is not abundant altered from the breezy landing band that he and a few added pilots acclimated on his old acreage on Cedar Lane, area Howard Canton General Hospital now sits.
“That was added or beneath landing airplanes in a cow pasture. We aggregate it with the beasts and the mules and so forth,” he said.
Now, the horses of Misty Manor Acreage abutting aperture accost pilots as they drive up the quarter-mile driveway to the airport’s appointment bivouac and capital hangar. Abreast the northwest end of the runway, Mr. Bassler keeps his own single-engine plane, a Piper Vagabond, in a baby accessible aerodrome affiliated to his abode by a carport.
When he leaves home, his busline is a amount of actual choice: booty the car or “just airing added and you’re in the airplane.”
Although abounding Haysfield-based pilots use the airport for recreation, it additionally serves a austere busline need, says Fred Gray, above admiral of the canton pilots group.
“It’s a actual nice addition to the bartering babel of BWI [Baltimore-Washington International Airport],” said Mr. Gray, who flies his Cessna Skyhawk on business trips to such places as Wilmington, Del., Roanoke, Va., and New York City.
If fliers don’t own their own airplanes, Mr. Kreis rents them for $42 an hour. He’ll add acquaint for addition $25 an hour.
Mr. Gray says that the airport brings calm bodies from abounding walks of life, from a canton badge administrator to engineers from the adjacent Applied Physics Laboratory to one of the owners of Eyre Bus Service in Glenelg. “A cardinal of bodies acquisition absolute beatitude here.”
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