News: Planning board rejects rezoning near N.C. airpark

The Rowan County (North Carolina) Planning Board voted 5-2 against a “conditional district rezoning request” that is required as one of many steps in the development of a 574-acre solar farm. “Since the Planning Board is only an advisory committee, the ultimate decision on whether the project moves forward lies with the Board of Commissioners.”…

News: Planning Board considers controversial Gold Hill solar project

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Planning Board’s meeting extended late into the night Monday as it heard speeches and presentations about a major solar energy project planned in Gold Hill. – Salisbury Post Nearby residents, including those at Gold Hill Airpark, oppose the propose 550+ acre solar energy facility. Click here to read the Salisbury…

Hensley Airpark developer retiring

Retired.

Two ‘Neighborhood Watch’ examples

Bottom line, Neighborhood Watch seems to be a good program and I highly recommend it.

Glacier destroys Super Cub

Bob Breeden, owner of Alaska Airpark, relates an amazing story of adventure (in Alaska) and loss (his Super Cub) in a story posted on the the Alaska Dispatch website. Enjoy.

Godspeed Dad

We laughed, cried and remembered. If such an event can be peaceful, this was.

WSJ: ‘The Sky’s The Limit’

The story shines a light mostly on the higher end of the airpark spectrum.

Sessions to host SUN ‘n FUN forum

Sessions lives on Cannon Creek Airpark in Lake City, Florida and has been a long-time forum co-presenter with Dave.

New hangar one step closer

In June 2009, the supervisors denied a request for a special-use permit from [Mark] Meyer that would have allowed construction of 16 houses with private airplane hangars at the airstrip — an $8 million project.

Planehook takes issue with FAAs TTF proposal

From the white paper, “this FAA policy proposal contradicts previously established national policy and bears no evidence of having been coordinated through the Aviation Government Coordinating Council and the Aviation Sector Coordinating Council.”

Story is laughably one sided

As Through-the-Fence.org’s Brent Blue has said numerous times, show us the evidence of these alleged infractions. This story comes as a result of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing today.

Watch TTF hearing on web

The hearing will be available as a live webcast.

Word is spreading on TTF changes

The Oregon Statesman Journal reported on Sunday the FAA is “is proposing a rule that would be welcome in Independence Airpark.”

Nice airpark story in Plane & Pilot

Marc C. Lee authored a nice story in the September 2010 issue of Plane & Pilot magazine. The story, “Airpark Living: Waking Up To Your Dream” offers briefs descriptions on 18 airparks around the country (and one in Costa Rica). Be sure to check it out.

Telford Skypark, England, failed to develop

It was subject to a public enquiry and planning was denied even though every residential plot was spoken for and the industrial units too.