The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 8, 2013

Civil Air Patrol seeks to move to Neosho Airport

By Roger McKinney

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Joplin Civil Air Patrol squadron wants to expand to a hangar at the Neosho Airport.

Bill Knotts and Ernie Trumbly with the Civil Air Patrol made the proposal Tuesday to the Neosho City Council. Trumbly said the move, it if happens, would create a new, additional squadron in Neosho.

 Council members didn’t take action, but said they would have further discussions.

“We’ll be in touch,” said Mayor Richard Davidson.

The Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

The Civil Air Patrol had reached an agreement with Joplin city officials that would allow it to retain its meeting space at the Joplin Regional Airport, where it has been located since 1942. Trumbly on Wednesday said the space in Joplin isn’t adequate to meet all its needs.