Helicopter air tour gets thumbs down


Two concerned citizens. left, talk to Kathy and Kevin Reed. (Staff photo by Antonio Vindell)

A company interested in providing a helicopter service on South Padre Island got a mixed reception during a meeting of the SPI Board of Adjustments & Appeals.

Kevin and Kathy Reed, owners of Dragonfly Aviation, out of Laredo, sought a special exception of the city’s Code of Ordinances to construct and operate an air tour facility.

Board members, however, gave their thumbs down to the request because the proposed location wasn’t suitable because it is in one of the most congested areas of town.

Each and every opponent said they were not against someone doing business on the Island, but were strongly against the location.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Jan. 6 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press.

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