Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 6

168 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 6 B ack in 1849, the United States Army built an outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River in Texas. That outpost became Fort Worth. Now the 13th largest city in the entire country, it has long been the center of the Texas Longhorn cattle trade. They say that everything in Texas is bigger and better, and while folks may be exaggerating a tad – it would seem that even when it comes to General Aviation the motto is “go big or go home.” “The Meacham International Airport is built on 900 acres of land,” explains Aaron M. Barth, Assistant Aviation Director, “and just like the city it has seen continual growth for as long as I can remember. I have been here almost 12 years now and it has been so encouraging. The fact that more and more people are coming here and staying is a testament to city leadership. They are doing things the right way to attract new people, but also to make this a place where the current residents want to stay, which is wonderful. The airport, even though it has been growing too, still has room for expansion. There is also a lot happening here already. We see mostly business traffic, with corporate flights coming in and out. There is the occasional charter from a commercial airline with a sports team or things like that, but no daily commercial traffic.” AT A GLANCE MEACHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: Fort Worth’s oldest operating airport WHERE: Five miles north of historic downtown Fort Worth, Texas WEBSITE: MEACHAM International Airport Where the past meets the future