Aurora Airport was originally constructed as a remote strip to support national defense during World War II. In the post-WWII years, it was just a quiet rural airport constructed over some of the world’s finest agricultural soils. In the 1990’s, … Continue reading

City of Santa Monica is Failing to Live Up to Consent Decree Claims and Promises

Alan Levenson has created an analysis, showing how the City of Santa Monica is failing what they promised, nearly 5-months ago. Here is a copy: Click on the image below for a scrollable view; the PDF file may be downloaded. … Continue reading

[KSMO]: No Runway Protection Zones, in Stark Contrast with Other Airports

A Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) is a trapezoidal space, positioned at the ends of all runways, designed to create a safety buffer for when aircraft fail to stay on the runway. Santa Monica has no meaningful RPZs. In fact, despite … Continue reading

A Table with Links for Selected Communities

AZ: Phoenix Skyrocketing complaints due to impacts in the classic NextGen pattern: FAA allows early turns and lower altitudes, claiming the impacts will not be significant … then delays for years fixing the obvious problem. Meanwhile, profits expand for dominant … Continue reading


IMPACT: Skydiving-Noise 8-8-2015 4S9 Mulino State Airport (275 acres) Mulino, OR Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KUAO] 8 W ; [KTTD] 22 N ; [KPDX] 22 N ; [KMMV] 23 W ;(ave. distance: 19 nm) Total Based Aircraft:43 (40 single-props, 2 … Continue reading


KSLE McNary Field (751 acres) Salem, OR Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [S12] 16 S ; [KMMV] 18 N ; [KUAO] 23 NE ; [KCVO] 28 SW ;(ave. distance: 21 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 186 (134 single-props, 17 multi-props, 1 gliders … Continue reading


KMMV McMinnville Municipal Airport (650 acres) McMinnville, OR Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KUAO] 16 E ; [KSLE] 18 S ; [KHIO] 22 N ; [KTMK] 32 NW ;(ave. distance: 22 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 126 (84 single-props, 10 multi-props, 17 … Continue reading