After Decades of Delay, Possible Progress to Get the Lead Out of U.S. Aviation Fuel

An FAA Press Release on July 10, 2014 announced that FAA has received nine candidate lead-free fuel formulations to soon be evaluated. This is part of a decades-delayed program to phase out dangerous lead that is still being added to aviation fuels. … Continue reading

Oregon Aviation Watch discusses Hillsboro Airport Lead Impact

On Friday June 6, 2014, a workshop was held at PCC, on the link between air quality and risks to public health. The forum was sponsored by two Oregon legislators: Rep. Mitch Greenlick (Chair of the House Health Care Committee), and … Continue reading


Pearson Field Airport is said to be the oldest U.S. airport still in operation. The claim rests on the fact that a dirigible landed at the site in 1905. The first airplane landed at this location in 1911. From 1923-1941, … 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


KTTD Portland-Troutdale Airport (284 acres) Troutdale, OR Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KPDX] 9 W ; [KVUO] 12 W ; [KHIO] 23 W ; [KSPB] 23 NW ;(ave. distance: 17 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 145 (122 single-props, 12 multi-props) (2 jets, … 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


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


KSPB Scappoose Industrial Airpark (196 acres) Scappoose, OR Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KVUO] 12 SE ; [KHIO] 14 S ; [KPDX] 16 SE ; [KKLS] 21 N ;(ave. distance: 16 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 117 (102 single-props, 1 multi-prop, 12 … Continue reading