Englishman fights for ‘freedom to fly’

HANOVER – There’s nothing Phil Englishman would rather have been doing on recent sunny winter days than taking to the skies over Brockton in his Cessna 172.

He could be flying – he’s in good health and has the documentation to prove it. He has to pass a medical every two years and stay up-to-date on safety requirements (he passed the annual safety course only a few days ago).

He can’t get his plane out of the hangar at Saugeen Municipal Airport (known as the Hanover airport) because a pile of snow and a large concrete block have been placed to block access, part of a dispute between Englishman and the airport commission.

“That would be like the town telling you, you weren’t safe to drive and putting rocks in front of your garage door,” he said.

The dispute has been ongoing, following an alleged incident in August of 2020, and includes a cheque for annual access fees that Englishman said was delivered to but not cashed by the airport commission, a subsequent charge of trespassing (a $65 ticket) that remains before the courts, demands by the airport commission regarding a parking space and shed at Englishman’s hangar, repeated complaints by the airport commission to Transport Canada, and now the concrete block.

Englishman said the trespassing case was to have been heard in court this week, but was postponed. Regarding the complaints to Transport Canada, he said he’s heard from them and they’re not even going to investigate.

A letter has been sent by…

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