Farmer, Supervisor, Contractor Celebrates Year at Hamilton Airport

By Dyann Nashton

(Smithfield, Hamilton, NY – Nov. 2012) The 1960s were what Rick Bargabos calls “The Golden Age of General Aviation.” It was then that he recalls riding along in his parents’ single-engine Piper Cherokee while his mother, Betty, was learning to fly. She was taking lessons from Jim Hertel, a local flight instructor […]

Hamilton Airport Could Close

Valley View Aviation pulls out, board seeks new contract

By Margo Frink

(Hamilton – Nov. 9, 2010) Closing the Hamilton Airport is the last resort for the Hamilton Village Board if it can’t secure someone to operate services from this small municipal airport.

Valley View Aviation owner Lew Petersen, who has leased a hangar from […]