In its desire to spur redevelopment of historic Bader Field, Atlantic City, N.J., has purposely neglected its taxiways and runways since closing it three years ago, according to AOPA. But with no developers willing to take on the project during a recession, the airport could still fulfill its original use, said Bill Dunn, the AOPA's vice president of Local Airport Advocacy. "If it were open today, it would be used. The city wanted no part of it, though."

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