DeFuniak Springs Airport

A Destin area charter service requested to sublease a t-hanger at the DeFuniak Springs air field.

Growth at the airport is not news for Carl Everitt.

The one time Royal Air Force pilot is part of Monarch Aviation.

The company works on both civilian and military helicopter electrical systems and is based in DeFuniak Springs.

In just the last year, the runways have been extended and a terminal is being built.

"Over in Destin you are dealing with helicopters and students. Traffic is much lighter here and safer. a better airport to be more friendly to come here," said Everitt

At this time, the city is looking into the purchase of additional property at the west end of the airport runway for future expansion of aviation services.