June 8, 2002 - June 8, 2015
Seek Truth Without Fear
"There's something magical about flying. Period."
~ Graham Hawkes
Fate of Airport Update:
No Airport Lease Between Mt. Rainier Landings and Town - Group
Paid Insurance to Keep Ownership
Airport aerial photo taken by Bob Walter in 2014 - plane piloted by Steve Van Cleve. The buildings on the right are hangers built years ago. According to the Federal Aviation Administration. (FAA) the hangers are too high for an airport according to the Federal Aviation Regulations ( FARs), rules prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration governing all aviation activities in the United States. The hangers now have small red lights on the corners as a warning to pilots.
by Dixie A. Walter
Rick Adams of Ashford read a short statement during citizen comments. Adams, a member of the town's Airport Advisory Commission, is also a principal of Landings at Mt. Rainier, LLC, which in September purchased two of the three parcels that comprise the runway, through the execution of a quit claim deed signed by the owner, Sharon Burlingame, widow of the late Hal Burlingame.
Burlingame had originally planned to deed his runway parcels to
the town to be maintained and developed as an
airport. He had a change of heart after witnessing dense, planned,
residential development encroaching on the runway protection zone,
in the preliminary stages of being approved by the town
administration at the time.
Skateboard Park Closed for Winter
In other news, Town Administrator Abby Gribi reported she visited
the skatepark with a representative of the Town's insurance
agency (AWC/RMSC), and that person recommended closing the
skatepark during the winter months to reduce liability concerns.
The skatepark is now officially closed for the winter months.