the costs, dubious financial returns, political
and environmental pushback, and the unfore-
seen challenges inherent in any large-scale
construction project, why build an airport in
the first place?
investment, and at this point in my life I need-
ed a big challenge.
attached Henriksen Jet Center. Photo courtesy of Patrick Y. Wong/Atelier Wong Photography.
ing under his belt, for anyone dreamy enough
to make a career of piloting corporate jets in
the 1980s, and for anyone idealistic enough to
see a need for a regional airport and set out
to meet that need. I have been flying since I
was twenty years old, and while I continued
to own airplanes and fly the occasional trip to
Aspen for family vacations, I hadn't been fully