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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Gene Wilkie

Gene Wilkie died in a plane crash near Payette, ID on June 17. Gene was a fixture at Honolulu Airport for being the “go to guy” on anything aviation and maintenance. Most remember all his aviation and motorcycle projects in his two T Hangars facing the runways. His wife Emi also was a pilot and […]

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Angel Flight Serves Hawaii

Angels With Sheet Metal Wings “This is an incredible opportunity to make a huge impact on the lives of people who did not choose to be in their situation. I truly believe that, although I didn’t realize it at the time I got my pilot’s license, this is the real reason I am a pilot.” […]

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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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Runway Incursions Status

Meetings on HNL runway incursions occurred April 12. The HNL runway incursions (RIs) are trending down with HNL first place in the nation going to either number 4 or 5 (this is good). This year so far it appears that there were a total of 21 RIs (14 PDs, 6 OIs—read tower, and 2 vehicles […]

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