Having recently moved to the great state of New Mexico from Chicago, I was looking forward to the great flying weather and
many airplane adventures...
Until I got here. Here is living in Roswell working in Artesia and the airplane? Well, it’s in TEXAS. Yes Texas. Why?
Because there are NO HANGARS AVAILABLE IN SE New Mexico, none, nada, zip. I find this situation both depressing and appalling.
Being forward thinking and type A, I immediately pursued all avenues to find hangar space:
Artesia - you have any hangar space? No. Waiting list? No. Plans to build any hangars? No.
Roswell - you have any hangar space? No. Waiting list? Yes, 12 deep. Plans to build any? We’re looking for a private sector partner to do that, really? Any financial incentives? No.
Carlsbad - hangar space? No. Waiting list? Yes 10 deep. Plans to build? No.
This is unbelievable. The latest NM aviation division newsletter has several pages on the future of aviation and how great NM is as an aviation location.
I wholeheartedly disagree. No hangar space. No EAA, No flying clubs, No A&Ps, No instructors, No aircraft rentals.
I’d be hard pressed to make this any more resistive to general aviation.
Having said that, I am trying to: Start an EAA chapter, flying club, and get A&Ps and instructors to come to the area.
Any and all comments and suggestions are welcome.