Letters to the Editor

State can steer clear of local landing fees

My congratulations to the Pilots Association for being able to have the governor, our lawmakers and a majority of the Beaufort County Council cozily in its back pocket.

It was great reading the governor's recent statement, "We've got to make sure that government stays out of the way."

Yet just the day before she defended the state Aeronautics Commission's interfering with our right to charge pilots flying into Hilton Head Island Airport a minimum $10 landing fee.

Maybe it's time for the tea party to switch to coffee and wake up.

As a life-long conservative, I find this as raw as can be, seeing the good old boys in action.

November 2012 can be a two-edged sword.

Bill Coleman

Hilton Head Island