Although approaches to move public airports under a private operator lease have been available for nearly twenty years, too often municipal governments may find it hard to recruit the legal, professional, and regulatory expertise to pursue a preliminary application with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  That’s why our FLY314 coalition of project advisers were provided to the Office of the Mayor of the City of Saint Louis, under the initial leadership of Mayor Francis Slay, at no taxpayer expense.  FLY314 hopes to continue this local approval process forward under direction of Mayor Lyda Krewson if and when a limited slot is granted under the Federal law.  To help explain what may come next after a preliminary application would be accepted by the FAA, Travis H. Brown sat down near the historic home of Colonel Albert Lambert in the Central West End to discuss the background and process with Andrew McKenna of McKenna and Associates from Arlington, VA.  This interview discusses the intentions of this application, the choices available to the City of Saint Louis as it may develop, and the opportunities that can be delivered using a dedicated community team working with many important audiences that lie ahead.