Found an article in the Bennington Banner
, some clippings:
"It is our view that a bigger airport is not necessarily a better airport," Myrabo wrote. "The federal money should be invested in substantial air safety improvements needed to position Morse for becoming part of the Small Aircraft Transportation System."
"Myrabo said the plan to extend the runway to 5,000 feet is designed to accommodate larger passenger planes that would carry more than 10 people, but "that may be economically obsolete within five years."
"Leik Myrabo, who also teaches engineering design courses about airplanes at R.P.I. in Troy, N.Y., said that extending the airport's 3,700-foot runway to 4,000 feet would allow it to meet Bennington's needs, in light of emerging technology that has led to small, high performance aircraft designs."
God this guy has a hell of a lot of confidence/ego. 30 years ago he must have been talking about how all runways MUST be made much longer than they were for the supersonic aircraft that would soon be coming about.
check out some older articles on it at http://www.benningtonbanner.com