Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Willie Martello was defending the safety of his Searchlight runway in a hearing before the Clark County Commissioners on April 20, 1965.
He offered free flights to and from California on luxurious DC-3s and Lockheed Constellations. The runway was vital to Willie and the El Rey Club to bring in tourists to Searchlight and revenue to the town. Were it to be shut down it could have been devastating for the town of Searchlight and the El Rey Club.
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