"The FAA's background information also said the site must be within 150 miles of New York City . . ."Read the specs guys! Griffiss does not qualify. Wonder how much $$$ the taxpayers will be expected to cough up to "lure" this non-starter to O.C.? It's sorta like trying to put a nanocenter in a federal wetland!
In the "Good Idea" department, Dave Gorden Proposes Name Change to Griffiss International Airport
Gordon says he wants to see Griffiss’ name changed to the Utica-Rome Metropolitan Airport at Griffiss International, in an effort to “tie the two major cites together.”Gordon seems to have learned something our Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce has not: The "Utica" name places the facility on a map, which is important for marketing, particularly in a geographic-sensitive industry like transportation.
Strikeslip, however, has an even more appropriate non-geographic name for Griffiss International:
Look it up on the link provided.