Another argument for a smaller federal bureaucracy. For 50-plus years (53 according to Car and Driver radio, 51 according to the LA Times), the Taxiway A of the Inyokern, California airport has also been the Inyokern Raceway. A local nonprofit group sponsors drag meets at the airport six or seven times a year. The group pays the underfunded airport authority $1,000 a day for the privilege. Enter Tony Garcia of the Federal Aviation Administration, bureacrat extraordinaire. Mr. Garcia has issued a “desist order” against the races.
Finish Line Comes Early – Los Angeles Times
“So many things don’t work in our society,” Parsons said. “Yet here’s something positive that does, and some guy wants to crush it. I don’t understand.”