Officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation are reporting that the town of Dover-Foxcroft in Maine is considering closing Charles A. Chase Jr. Memorial Airfield (44B) to install a four megawatt solar generating plant.[Read more…]
A recent determination by the FAA found that the city of Santa Monica is able to use airport revenue for projects associated with its runway shortening project.
The multi-million dollar project to shorten the runway is just one outcome of an agreement reached between the city and the FAA to close Santa Monica Airport by 2028.[Read more…]
Just published is “America’s Amazing Airports” by award-winning Colorado aviation writer Penny Rafferty Hamilton, Ph.D.
A gold mine of interesting airport history is found in the new book, according to the publisher.
America’s Amazing Airports is an easy read for all ages, with archival and contemporary photographs revealing the magic that happens at airports outside and inside, officials noted.[Read more…]
Representatives from more than a dozen local and federal agencies took part in a live emergency exercise of a simulated plane crash Oct. 17, 2019, at DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago.
“We are committed to the safety of our users, employees, neighbors, and first responders,” said Stephen Davis, Chairman of the DuPage Airport Authority. “This drill provides a great opportunity to work alongside our federal and local agency partners to ensure we are all prepared in the event of an emergency on or near airport property.”[Read more…]
A news report just posted to YouTube shows how pilots celebrate when they save a turf runway. A STOL competition at Crystal Airport (KMIC) in Minneapolis is just part of the fun.[Read more…]
WEST CHICAGO, Illinois — With a new school year about to take flight, DuPage Airport (KDPA) and the City of West Chicago invited students and their families to the tarmac Aug. 8, 2019, for the Third Annual Back to School Celebration.
The event introduced students to the world of aviation with a behind-the-scenes look at one of the region’s busiest general aviation airports.[Read more…]
By STACEY O. MORRIS, P.E.
Tetra what? Tetrahedron.
Per Webster’s Dictionary, a tetrahedron is defined as “a solid contained by four plane’s faces; a triangular pyramid.” If this sounds like it is getting into too much higher math for you, you are in good company.
But, if you are an airplane pilot, especially a pilot with a little more experience (i.e. of more advanced years), you may have seen one of these older style wind-direction/runway-in-use indicators at one of the airports you visited. While airport tetrahedrons were more common in the past, a few airports still have working examples today.[Read more…]
Several hundred people attended the annual open house at Kalispell City Airport (S27) in Montana on June 15, 2019.
Besides a fly-in, there was also classic car and motorcycle and boat displays, reports Glenn Brasch, the man behind AirportCourtesyCars.com and a frequent contributor to General Aviation News.[Read more…]
Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS) was chose as the 2019 Colorado Airport of the Year by the Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics.
This is the first award of its kind presented by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics that will annually recognize a Colorado public-use airport that exhibits outstanding contributions to the Colorado airport system, according to state aviation officials.[Read more…]