Is Septic at KUAO a ‘Constrained Operation’?

The image above is from p.2-30 of the February 2022 draft version of Ch. 1-3 (83p PDF), as shared with the PAC in the current Master Plan process. Orange markings were added by aiREFORM. Note the five green ‘drain fields’ … Continue reading


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

To Sham or Not to Sham? Ah, yes, another Aurora Airport Master Plan Process…

The current Master Plan process for Aurora Airport is a classic case study, showing how aviation interests work to suppress airport expansion opposition and force their own self-serving pro-expansion agenda. And the aviation interests are not just a few pilots … 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