Tagged with 'Airport'

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Hearing on bill to study air pollution around Sea-Tac Airport will be Thursday

Hearing on bill to study air pollution around Sea-Tac Airport will be Thursday

UPDATE: The date for this hearing has been moved to Thursday, Feb. 2.: A hearing on a bill that would require a State Health Department study of air quality implications of increased air traffic at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

Trump travel ban results in massive protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

Trump travel ban results in massive protest at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday

Several travelers were detained at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday (Jan. 28) as a result of President Trump’s executive order that bans immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries. Trump’s executive... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport may end up as one of Top 10 busiest airports in the nation

Sea-Tac Airport may end up as one of Top 10 busiest airports in the nation

The Port of Seattle is projecting nearly 3.5 million more passengers for 2016, a total which may push Sea-Tac Airport into the top 10 list of U.S. airports by total passengers. For reference, the Seattle... [Read more]

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Packed house attends Port of Seattle meeting on Flight Corridor Program

Photos courtesy Nancy Tosta On Tuesday night, Nov. 1, the Port of Seattle held a Community Meeting and Open House on its proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program, which is intended to remove around 3,000... [Read more]

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

Port Commissioners delay vote on funding for Flight Corridor Safety program

For the second time in a month, Port of Seattle Commissioners have delayed a vote on approving additional funding for the Port’s proposed Flight Corridor Safety Program…

New design images & video fly-through for expanded Sea-Tac Airport released

New design images & video fly-through for expanded Sea-Tac Airport released

The Port of Seattle on Thursday (Sept. 29) released the latest images and a video for the new International Arrivals Facility (IAF) set to meet the growing, record demand of international traffic... [Read more]

Tree removal near Sea-Tac Airport being required by the Feds, not the Port

Tree removal near Sea-Tac Airport being required by the Feds, not the Port

By Jack Mayne The proposed cutting down of “the draconian 2,270 trees” in the flight path corridors at Sea-Tac Airport was highlighted at the SeaTac City Council session Tuesday night (Sept. 13),... [Read more]

Sea-Tac’s Wildlife Management & Conservation Open House is May 4

Sea-Tac’s Wildlife Management & Conservation Open House is May 4

The Port of Seattle is throwing a party and neighbors are invited to celebrate Sea-Tac Airport’s 40th anniversary of its Wildlife Management and Conservation program on Wednesday, May 4. This day-long... [Read more]

Runway closure at Sea-Tac Airport will begin April 1, last 45 days

Runway closure at Sea-Tac Airport will begin April 1, last 45 days

The Port of Seattle announced Monday (March 28) that it will be closing the longest runway (designated 16L/34R) at Sea-Tac Airport on April 1 for an estimated 45 days for several upgrades. The closure... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport wins top U.S. Airport in 40-50 million passenger category

Sea-Tac Airport wins top U.S. Airport in 40-50 million passenger category

The Port of Seattle announced Thursday (March 17) that Sea-Tac Airport won two Skytrax World Airport Awards, including the top award for “Best Staff in North America,” as well as the only U.S. airport... [Read more]

Applicants wanted for new Sea-Tac Airport Committee; deadline is April 8

Applicants wanted for new Sea-Tac Airport Committee; deadline is April 8

The SeaTac City Council established the ‘SeaTac Airport Committee’ at its March 8 Regular Council Meeting, to address issues related to Sea-Tac Airport, and also to serve in an advisory capacity... [Read more]

Open Houses on Sustainable Airport Master Plan will be Mar. 16, 21 & 24

Open Houses on Sustainable Airport Master Plan will be Mar. 16, 21 & 24

The Port of Seattle will be holding its next series of community informational Open Houses on the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), the long-term blueprint for future development of Sea-Tac Airport,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

The Port of Seattle is reconstructing Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (designated as 16C/34C), originally built in 1969, and scheduled to be completed and re-opened on Oct. 30, 2015. The project... [Read more]

Port of Seattle reports record passenger numbers in June

Port of Seattle reports record passenger numbers in June

For the first time ever, Sea-Tac International Airport surpassed four million passengers in one month, according to June statistics from the Port of Seattle, and yearly totals continue to grow at a double... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway to close for reconstruction from May–October

Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway to close for reconstruction from May–October

Photo of 16L/34R construction in 2009. The Port of Seattle announced Friday (April 24) that it is set to begin reconstruction of the center runway (designated as 16C/34C) at Sea-Tac International Airport,... [Read more]

Next Sustainable Airport Master Plan meeting will be Thursday, April 16

Next Sustainable Airport Master Plan meeting will be Thursday, April 16

The next Sustainable Airport Master Plan meeting is set for Thursday, April 16, at SeaTac City Hall, starting at 5 p.m. in Council Chambers. This is a continuation from the March 24, 2015 Regular Council... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council hears citizen opposition to doubling airport traffic

SeaTac City Council hears citizen opposition to doubling airport traffic

by Jack Mayne The idea that the Port of Seattle wants to virtually double the number of landings and takeoffs at Sea-Tac International Airport – but without increasing the land size of the facility –... [Read more]