Recently Stewart Airport, only about 90 minutes from NYC has gone private and will be building flight offerings in the region. Unknown to most is the fact that Stewart has the second longest landing strip in the country thanks to their military beginnings and status as the backup landing site for the space shuttle.
This is an important development in our Air 2.0 theme and suggests that the momentum behind the trend to begin to revitalize the fast network of mostly dormant local airports is building.Â It’s a fact that the existing commercial system is at capacity and no additional traffic is possible.
For a variety of reasons we see the Air Taxi and Very Light Jet space evolving to fill the need for incremental transportation services.Â In some cases this will substitute for a commercial flight but more often than not will take the place of a long drive or multi-mode trip (plane, train, automobile.)
— Kris TuttleÂ