From The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City:
“For more than six years, the Navy pursued its plans to build an OLF in an area that is clearly unsuitable,” Basnight’s letter to lawmakers states. “Our experience with the Navy was pathetic, with so many untruths that built so much distrust into this whole process.”
For as long as I've been following this issue, Marc Basnight has wanted to the Navy to pursue some kind of floating platform as an alternative to building a land-based outlying landing field. I don't know whether the idea has technical merit or not, but I sure do like the way the good Senator speaks his mind.
On the OLF, Basnight has been a staunch and valuable ally. Too bad we didn't have him on our side when the North Carolina Senate voted this summer to give a tax break to the richest North Carolinians.
PS The specific idea of anchoring an old carrier somewhere and using it as a landing field is dumb for a bunch of very practical reasons. But that doesn't rule out the possibility of some other kind of platform. To my knowledge.
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