Well, here we are. December 2009. The date promised for the arrival of the long-awaited passenger airline.
It’s time to justify the $130 million in taxpayer funds spent on the upgrade and construction of facility improvements to include a new passenger terminal.
I was stationed at the former Norton Air Force Base four more than four years in the 1980’s. I was saddened to see the base close and drain the area of its life blood. I would like nothing more to see air traffic once again fill the sky over SanBernardino . But let’s face the facts. The severe economic downturn enveloping the area and the country has delayed any potential arrival of a air carrier to the converted military base.