Wrong Surface Landings Video from the FAA

Airport geometry, communication and expectation bias are among the most common wrong surface landing precursors: Parallel and offset parallel runway configurations such as HNL runways 4L & 4R contribute to more wrong surface landings than any other configuration Pilots incorrectly proceed to the runway they typically utilize or expect, vs. the one actually assigned by […]

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Completed: taxiway marking changes at HNL

This project is now complete. Runway 4L & 4R are re-opened. Please watch the latest video from the FAA that describes the changes, and the safety concerns operating at HNL. FAA Safety Video As many local pilots know, the Runway Safety Areas for these two runways have overlaped in the area between the two runways, […]

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Hawaii Airport Rent Increases

Those of you who are hangar or tie down tenants likely received a letter from DOT-A announcing new rent increases. These revised increases represent the outcome of meetings between GACH leadership and the DOT-A property management people, including the appraisers working for the state. The originally proposed increases were substantial, the revised increases generally much […]

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Rep. Hanabusa visits the HNL South Ramp

We had a very informative visit to HNL Airport south ramp with Rep Hanabusa and her staff showing them the condition of facilities at HNL and talked story of the current challenges facing GA in Hawaii. Thanks to Pacific Air Charters, Pat McNamee and Lucy Morris; Goldwings, Lia Hunt-Young; Bill Melohn, USCG-Aux; Pat Rhodes, East-West […]

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Proposed change to HNL VFR arrival routes

The Honolulu Control Facility has created a working group to consider changes to VFR arrival procedures at HNL. Their primary goal is to minimize the potential for conflicts between 8L air carrier arrivals and VFR overfly operations for runway 4R. The proposal calls for vectoring VFR aircraft inbound from the East over Koko Head offshore […]

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LAHSO changes for GA at HNL

The Honolulu Control Facility has advised us that starting in August, they will begin providing “active” versus “passive” Land And Hold Short Operations at HNL. HNL has been using “passive” LAHSO with General Aviation aircraft for several years; this means that many Part 121 airlines can be given a LAHSO clearance, typically they are cleared […]

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