Welcome to Ribbon Ridge Airport.
A group of investors saw a great opportunity buying this airport located about 25 miles southwest of Portland, OR. That is because this grass field airport has many vineyards and wineries around, which can attract many tourists in the upcoming years. A new IATA location code was created for the airport, RRD. With the US$400.000,00 (US$500.000,00 minus the grass runway cost, since in theory the grass runway already exists in real life) that were still available after the airport transaction (Hardest Difficulty), the first arrangements were creating a new GA ramp (with restrooms for the pilots and “passengers”) and a small control tower. Also, it was very important to implement a refueling service which all aircrafts could use if they decided to request.
After a couple days of construction, the airport was ready to open. The first flight came from Astoria, a beautiful yellow Piper J3 Cub, that shortly after a quick refuel, decided to buy new wines before heading back home.
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