New Cleveland airport will require st...

New Cleveland airport will require structure height limits

There are 20 comments on the Chattanooga Times Free Press story from Apr 23, 2009, titled New Cleveland airport will require structure height limits. In it, Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that:

CLEVELAND, Tenn. a ' If Cleveland wants to use federal money to build its new airport, Bradley County must rezone the area with height restrictions on nearby structures, state officials said today.

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Concerned Citizen

Collegedale, TN

#1 Apr 29, 2009
Cleveland doesn't need a new airport. Alan Jones planes take off and land fine at Hardwick field. He and all the other residents of Anatole knew the existing airport was there when they built!
Backyard Airport

United States

#2 May 14, 2009
I agree, I was here first, why must I put up with the noise and loss of my property value building a airport in my backyard. All this for the benefit of a select few. Why aren't they satisfied with the present airport only a couple miles away. Does anyone know how to stop this. I purchased my home 2 years ago if I would have been informed of this airport I would have purchased elsewhere. Can this be stopped
Backyard Airport

United States

#3 May 21, 2009
This guy must own everyone in cleveland, nobody has anything to say?
John Doe

United States

#4 Oct 2, 2010
God, how depressing to be a socialite in Cleveland, Tn. Rather gouge my eyes out!

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Oct 3, 2010
People Alan Jones has very little to do with this. Cleveland is no longer a small town we are a Mid-size town that needs a Mid-Size airport. If you want new companies to locate here with more Blue Collar jobs then you better support this airport.
King air

Murfreesboro, TN

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Yeah Cleveland needs to sell jet fuel too

Dalton, GA

#8 Nov 8, 2010
This airport is happening so everyone might as well get over it. And just an FYI, Allan Jones' main jets are NOT in Cleveland, they are in Chattanooga.

Cleveland, TN

#9 Nov 20, 2010
the thought of a new airport has been on the tables for years and it has always been hardwick field were they wanted to put i know we need a bigger airport due to business and pleasure think of it like this instead of driving to chattanooga atlanta or knoxville to fly out to your families cities just go to cleveland and do like people that fly out of chattanooga does.i think it is a plus all around exept for the people living in the area of hardwick field i lived next to an airport in smyrna tn and the planes would almost rattle the pictures off the wall when they were taking off or landing.and to answer the question about allen jones owning everyone i dont know about that but he does own half of cleveland i just hope i works out for the best

Dalton, GA

#11 Nov 22, 2010
Freight Dog


#12 Mar 16, 2011
People, my understanding of this airport is to assist with the new factory growth in the area.
We must also understnd that they will be mainly freight transport aircraft. The aircraft arrive at early night and depart early morning. What is the reason that the fed. money can't be used to upgrade the airport already there?
Early Grayce

Tuxedo, NC

#13 Mar 16, 2011
Alan Jones is paying me $200. to write this, and I quote "we need a new airport for the good of this county"

Have you heard? Hooters is going bust.

Cleveland, TN

#14 Mar 16, 2011
well it is like this if they build a bigger airport there will be passenger plains coming in and out just like in chattanooga.yes there will be freight flights such as fed ex and ups but that alone will not fund a new airport so all in all just get ready for alot of air planes because they are coming
Early Grayce

Tuxedo, NC

#15 Mar 17, 2011
I doubt very seriously you will see any passenger "plains",(passenger service) in Cleveland. What you will see is business "planes" that need 4,000-4,500 of runway to operate safely. This is for people like well...Alan Jones, Wacker, Amazon and Volkswagen. The FBO (fixed base operator) is the people that operate the airport and sell fuel and services, they will lease their operation from the city. The city will take a huge bite out of their arse every month. This and their ability to sell fuel and services at a competitive price will determine their profit. If they are unable to make a profit, like alot of FBO's are struggling to do right now, will determine if they stay in business. Freight service? I doubt it but it could happen. Usually FedEx and UPS use airports close to their distribution centers. They might service the Amazon warehouse though but even then I doubt you will see anything bigger than a Cessna Caravan. Wacker might generate some occasional freight but since they are a chemical company most of their regular freight will be by truck. VW will use Lovell Field I quit sure.

Chattanooga, TN

#16 May 25, 2011
Obviously, once again W. Allan Jones, owner of Check Into Cash, has gamed the system. This guy is a complete pig. Check out this article about him here:

And here, where he whines that he makes less than minimum wage:

W. Allan Jones and Check Into Cash have so many people in their pocket it's disgusting. Look at the way Senator Bob Corker does W. Allan Jones' every bidding, all in exchange for political contributions that are, in contrast to W. Allan Jones' vast fortune, paltry.
Private Pilot

Cleveland, TN

#17 Jan 27, 2012
cleavlander wrote:
well it is like this if they build a bigger airport there will be passenger plains coming in and out just like in chattanooga.yes there will be freight flights such as fed ex and ups but that alone will not fund a new airport so all in all just get ready for alot of air planes because they are coming
This airport is to support the new chemical plant that is being built. It is for the corporate planes to fly into. It is a general aviation airport designed to attract new corporate manufacturers to the area. I don't believe UPS or Fed ex will be landing jumbo jets at this facility as the runway will nit be long enough.

Cleveland, TN

#18 Mar 9, 2012
no corporate plane swill fly into cleveland. They will fly into Chatt. Better high class resturaunts, hotels, nite-life. site was better off a corn field.

Dalton, GA

#19 May 30, 2012
I was suprised to hear that a city the size of Cleveland and the fact the city is so close to Chattanooga was ever considering a new airport. The city's and county's in this state and other states are dreaming of great revenues from these fancy airports with new hangers. They jack up user and hanger fees to where the little guy (general aviator)can't afford to own and fly anymore. I doubt there will be enough of commercial business in the Cleveland area to keep this airport profitable. Looks like the local tax payers will have to keep it afloat after all the state and federal substites are gone. Good Luck!

Cleveland, TN

#20 Jan 21, 2013
I knew when we bought our home 7 years ago that I could be living a across from an air port. We fell in love with our home. And decided to buy anyways. But, now that I'm scared to live in my own home because of the damages that the contractors claim "they didn't do" ,makes me with we hadn't. They say the damages were already there when the pictures show that they weren't. So, now tell me.. what am I supoose to do? I sit on the front porch looking at a orange net across the street and it wouldn't bother me besides the fact that my sons floor is falling in. All because we needed a new air port and no one is watching out for the little people. There are so many issues with my home and all they can say is that "it wasn't them". If anyone knows what I can do to please let me know [email protected]
backyard airport

Miami, FL

#21 Oct 31, 2014
I'm sorry to hear about your house Dustie, my house is just up the hill from you. Yes it is a crime what was done building that airport for Alan Jones and his rich buddy. Doughball said it best in his comments, and yes it was a huge waste of taxpayers money and still is, my taxes have gone up since it was built. We have to contact someone beyond local government to get something done, and yes I know Coker is in their pockets, but possibly a national newspaper.

Omaha, NE

#22 Jan 19, 2015
I wonder if they are going to rebuild the warehouse for all the planes. If they are putting height limits on all the buildings around, they should also take care of the warehouses as well just to be safe. That airport is going to be really different in a few years.

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