FAA Partial Report Points to Various Dangers Regarding Possible
May 12 Aviator Heights Public Hearing
June 7, 2014
Dixie A. Walter: ENN has transcribed the lengthy audio of the Aviator
Heights proposed development at the Eatonville airport, Swanson Field.
Read the transcription here.
The transcription is very long so I would suggest getting a
cup of coffee, tea, sugary drink and take your time reading the page.
This affects everyone, not only people who live on or near the
The proposed development includes 23 high end houses, cyclone
fencing, three gates and a kid's park. It would be on property once
owned by Jerry Nybo who went bankrupt. He, along with the past
administration and some staff, did not follow the original development
which the council at the time gave the okay.
Safety is a huge issue with this proposed development. A
light plane crashed into the yard of the Burlingame home which is not
built on the runway, or even that close to it. I mentioned the crash
during the public hearing but no one else did.
After the hearing Sharon Burlingame thanked me for commenting
on the plane which ended up inches from her front door. She said,
"Imagine what would have happened if children had been playing in the
yard." Excellent point that needs serious consideration.
The council and developer are now waiting for a report from
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding this
proposal. To date every expert has spoken against the plane. These
include WSDOT Aviation Planner, Carter Timmerman and John Collins
Airport Owners and Pilots Association Manager.
See their letters