Bottom line, Neighborhood Watch seems to be a good program and I highly recommend it.
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.
We laughed, cried and remembered. If such an event can be peaceful, this was.
The story shines a light mostly on the higher end of the airpark spectrum.
Sessions lives on Cannon Creek Airpark in Lake City, Florida and has been a long-time forum co-presenter with Dave.
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.
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.”
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.
The hearing will be available as a live webcast.
The Oregon Statesman Journal reported on Sunday the FAA is “is proposing a rule that would be welcome in Independence Airpark.”
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.
It was subject to a public enquiry and planning was denied even though every residential plot was spoken for and the industrial units too.
Taxes on a piece of real estate – home, airpark, etc., nationwide averaged around 1% of the property’s assessed value.
“In this country, the Mackenzie District Council subdivided 33 sections on land next to Pukaki Airport in 2008, which returned more than $1.5 million.”