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Can a billionair own a small local airport and become a owner of a charter airline, chief pilot and airport police chief all by himself?

Can he hold all these positions all by himself if he has lots of money and get qualified? -CEO of the airline -CEO of the airpoort -chief pilot of the airline -police chief of the airport police

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He would be stretching himself too thin to do it all at once. Airport police chief would require all his time spent on the ground, so being a pilot is possible, it would be impractical.

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