Business View Magazine | August 2019

108 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019 AT A GLANCE THE CANANDAIGUA AIRPORT WHAT: A public use, general aviation airport WHERE: Three miles northwest of the City of Canandaigua in Ontario County, New York WEBSITE: T he Canandaigua Airport is a public use airport in Ontario County, New York, owned by the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), and located three miles northwest of the central business district of the City of Canandaigua. In this scenic location, surrounded by picturesque hills and the tranquil waters of the Finger Lakes, private planes and business jets fly in and out carrying all kinds of travelers–corporate executives and professionals, politicians, performers, tourists, student pilots, as well as people who fly planes simply for the love of it. According to Airport Manager, Bob Mincer, Canandaigua Airport’s history goes back to the 1940s when a local couple, Wally and Betty McAnn, carved a 1,600-ft. grass strip out 50 acres of land. “Wally was an aircraft mechanic who repaired and restored aircraft in an old Quonset hut hangar on their property,” Mincer recounts. “I knew them as I was growing up. My father started taking flying lessons at the McAnn’s airport when I was nine years old. I would come out with him to hang FOR TRAVELERS AND COMMUNITY ALIKE THE Canandaigua AIRPORT