Business View Magazine | September 2022

210 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 9 roughly 19 airplanes and two helicopters. The Texan was shocked, as his 4,000-foot field at home was home to 300 aircraft. I then asked him if his dad was a pilot, to which the Texan replied yes and so was his grandfather.” Work to attract tourists to this beautiful region of the country is an ongoing labor of love. Big Sandy Regional Airport management is planting fields of wildflowers, and the state has introduced herds of wild elk to the area, which attract visitors as the animals have made the airport surroundings their home. People can enjoy these incredible scenes from the comfort of the onsite restaurant – Cloud Nine Cafe. Gary Cox has an obvious passion for Big Sandy Regional Airport and the whole region, boasting, “This has to be one of the prettier places in Eastern Kentucky.” PREFERRED VENDORS/PARTNERS n Jave, LLC n Mountain Arts Center