80 81 PREFERRED VENDOR n Passero Associates used by the CityParks and RecreationDepartment for soccer and baseball facilities; theAmelia River golf course and portions of the citygolf course are located onAirport property; theAirport contractuallyprovides land on behalf of the city toNassauHumane Society for a dog parkand for CityAnimal Control services; it provides reduced hangar rental to the Civil Air Patrol in exchange for emergency service assistance to the city. In return,the cityprovides needed services.“We have the city staff that provides support to us andwe lean heavilyon some of the city resources,”Coyle notes. The airport also provides significant economic benefits to the Fernandina Beach area,estimated at over $30million,annually,between direct and indi- rect impacts.Some revenue comes from the rents on its 52T-hangars/RowHangars and based aircraft; some from leases held by its tenant businesses,which include BentWing Flight Services,the airport’s fixed base operator; Fernandina BeachAircraft Maintenance, an aircraft maintenance and avionics business; Sky- diveAmelia Island,a skydiving operator; Experience Powered Paragliding (paragliding); Hang Glide USA (trike flights); andAdAirlines (aerial advertising); and some fromcharges and fees placed on transient traffic. Indirect income comes fromassociated spending from visitors who arrive in their private or charter aircraft. Indeed,Coyle reports that“the airport operates in the black.We don’t pull off of the general fund or proper- ty taxes; we’re self-sufficient.It’s a great asset to the community.” Passero Associates 13453 N. Main Street, Suite 106 Jacksonville, FL 32218 (904) 757-6106 Andrew Holesko, CM - V.P. Brad Wente, PE - Aviation Services Director Don Ramdass - Associate Christopher Nardone, RA - Architect Service. Solutions. Results. Congratulations to the City of Fernandina Beach AIRPORT PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT To have three runways and that level of infrastructure in a GA airport is a little bit unique,. And, over time, the city has continued to maintain that infrastructure, which provides a great service for the local avia- tion community and those who are flying into the area. Since Amelia Island is an attractive resort location, we get a lot of transient traffic here. So, it’s a great mix of the local traffic coming into the field, and charter and executive level jet service coming to visit the island. NATE COYLE AIRPORT MANAGER