The Heritage Flight Museum is in danger of leaving Bellingham because the Port of Bellingham is refusing to give the museum a break on its leasing fee. I hope the port is doing everything they can to remedy the situation before the Flight Museum is gone forever.
William Anders' flight to the moon in Apollo 8 and the landings that followed remain arguably humanity's greatest endeavor. The history of flight and the exploration of space can be experienced right here at our own airport. If you haven't visited the Heritage Flight Museum and seen the planes and exhibits, you are missing out. The Anders family has privately funded the museum at great expense and effort, and the museum benefits us all with the revenue visitors bring in.
So how is it that the port as a representative of the public can't find a way to give a little back and ensure the public's best interests? Surely the legal impediments the Port is claiming can be resolved. Common sense should always prevail, and if common sense can't prevail, then the system is broken and needs changing.
Please support the Heritage Flight Museum and ask your port officials to get to work immediately on resolving the lease issues before it is too late!