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Visited with my Dad (Bill Lawson) when about 9 yrs old. He was "District inspector, Western Airways". Went there again recently when my kids gave me a hangliding flight for Birthday present ... Fantastic!! Short flight time though ... got to do it again.
My 3-yr-old Grandson would say for couple months after: "CandaGrampa on kite in sky!"
Camping OK on lawn in front of fbo-also showers in the back of fbo
Priebe was where I remember flying out of as a kid in the 1980's and early 1990's. Sometime around 2010 the airport was sold to the county sanitation and the landfill is very nearby. However, you can still see remnants of the runway (cut in half with a road dissecting it and in very poor shape) as well as the aircraft tiedowns just west of the former runway. The old prop shop (which operated as an event space prior to being sold) has been torn down, but the hangar that Jim Priebe built in the late 1980's is still in use by the landfill for storing equipment.
Too bad that one's last memory of a glorious trip to Nevis had to be marred by a cold, rude security staff that gave everyone -- especially locals -- a very hard time, nit-picking, rummaging through luggage by hand to see what they could keep for themselves.
The airfield is still open to landing, it is a private airfield however and not licensed. Feel free to contact me should you want permission to land. 1-705-647-7056
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