Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 10

227 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 10 to have been a part of that.” There is always more to be done, in Waltrip’s mind, and he insists it wouldn’t be possible without his loyal, skilled and trusted team, two of which have been linemen at the airport for more than 15 years. Between his three linemen, the new manager who joined this past January and Waltrip’s family members, they manage to keep up on the day-to-day stuff, as well as prepare for the future. The airport recently updated its PAPI lighting system, painted new taxiway and parking lines, and partnered with the local Ninety-Nine’s chapter to paint a beautiful new compass rose for pilots to update their compass settings. There are plans to also do more on the corporate side with a few corporate hangars to aid the many businesses/fractional ownerships flying in and out of the area for various reasons. “It’s not really a ‘working/job’ place for me,” Waltrip laughs, “I enjoy it so much. But we do make a difference in the community and bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars to the community. And that will just keep getting better as we expand the restaurant, build the houses along the river, and install more hangars to meet the demand. The aviation industry is changing faster than it did the last 50 years, and we’re excited to greet what the next 50 years brings. This airport is a great place, and more people are coming to realize that.” 104 Marclay Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 757.223.1488 Come Fly with Us SCENIC TOURS • FLIGHT TRAINING • MAINTENANCE Enjoy breathtaking views of Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle! Soar above Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg, as we take in America's First Settlement. WI LL I AMSBURG JAMESTOWN A I RPORT