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Bruce Willis Plans to Build His Own Airport

Posted by Joshua Hebert on Jul 16, 2009 1:43:00 PM

The superstar actor Bruce Willis has incurred the wrath of local critics over his plans to build his own airport near his ski lodge, the Soldier Mountain resort, in Idaho. The Die Hard star reportedly wants to have the private airport close to the small town of Hailey, where he moved almost 20 years ago. He believes this will stimulate the state’s economy, because it will enable more traffic to come through, most of which would be private jet owners (read: moneyed visitors).

Also, the Sixth Sense star promises “fresh employment opportunities,” should his airport get built.

But local residents have criticized Willis for eyeing entry into the aviation business, leaving managers to worry about Hailey’s own airport, Fried-man Memorial. Both airports want 8,000-foot runways, which are long enough for big passenger jets. This could potentially make for an unsafe pair, however, as the airports’ close proximity is an accident waiting to happen, according to aviation experts.

-Christopher Roy Correa Halogen Guides

Topics: Private Aviation, Business Aviation, Celebrities