Supervisors to vote on Doolittle deal to purchase Copart hangar
An overhead view of the B-25 bomber named Tondelayo parked in the Copart hangar at the Nut Tree Airport. Copart intends to sell the hangar to the Jimmy Dootlittle Air and Space Museum Educational Foundation. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file)
FAIRFIELD — Auto auction giant Copart wants to sell its hangar at Nut Tree Airport to the Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Education Foundation, but needs some help from Solano County.
Solano County owns Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville. The Copart hangar is subject to a $13,795-a-month ground lease with the county. Also, the county has the right to buy the hangar, should Copart ever sell it.
For the deal between Copart and the foundation to be possible, the county must amend the ground lease Continue Reading