A supporter of former presidential candidate John Kerry received permission to put a helicopter pad on her property that originally would have been intended for use by the Massachusetts senator if he had been elected to the White House.
Linda Loring asked local officials in 2003 for permission to put a helicopter pad on her property for the sole use of the president. The request came at the time Kerry was considering buying property nearby, according to a report in The Nantucket Independent.
The Nantucket Land Council agreed to the request this month in a conservation restriction plan that pays her $14 million and protects her property from development, according to The Nantucket Independent.
The request allows a helicopter landing area for use of any president and his security force.
Land Council Executive Director Cormac Collier said that had Kerry been elected president, he would have had a tough time landing in Air Force One at the Nantucket Memorial Airport.