Results from the Rent Increase Meeting

Please see the coverage from Hawaii News Now’s Chelsea Davis on Monday night’s meeting. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/clip/13352453/hawaii-airport-tenants-face-double-digit-rent-increases The DOT-A presented their revised proposal, with double digit increases for all airport properties which used a 50% reduction from the appraised Fair Market Value of nearby commercial properties as the basis for computing rent increases. No explanation was provided […]

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Fate of the decriminalization legislation

The GACH-sponsored SB1163 to decriminalize minor violations at State airports, was NOT supported by senior legislative leadership during the final non testimony, conference committee meeting on April 28, 2017. The exact details of why this measure failed is being investigated by GACH and the findings will be shared as soon as possible for consideration by […]

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Please fly considerately in the Waipio area

There is increasing sensitivity to aircraft sound in several communities on Oahu, particularly the Waipio area north of the H1/H2 Interchange and the Village Park area between Waipio and Kunia Road.  When maneuvering in the South Practice Area, please remain west of Kunia Road to avoid maneuvering over the residential areas.  When transitioning to/from HNL, […]

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

By Rob Moore Aloha Fellow Pilots, Mechanics and Aviation Enthusiasts, I know it seems like I keep saying this but the past quarter has been VERY active.  It started with the meeting with Ross Higashi, Deputy Director of Transportation, where he announced a significant airport facility rate increase.  In subsequent discussions with Ross after he […]

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“SYSTEM FAILURE”

by Bruce Mayes The Error Chain as described by James Reason is deeply rooted in aviation doctrine today.  The “Swiss Cheese” model is part of every course in aviation safety and repeated hundreds of times before a pilot receives his/her Commercial Certificate.  So rather than repeat the concept, it might be good to examine the […]

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