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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Hawaii Airport Construction Projects status

State DOTA briefed on April 12, 2017 the following airport projects throughout the State.  Please remember the dates may slip do to various reasons: HNL    Work on TW L&G Widening project for RW8L starts May 8 and is three phases (west end, east end and middle).  When the west end work is being done, […]

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Runway Safety Planning at Honolulu Airport

A two plus year study was concluded April 11, 2017 on how to change the geometry at Honolulu Airport in order to reduce runway incursions and to generally improve efficiency at the airport. The implementation of the plan needs to be approved and funded by the FAA and will take over 21 years to fully […]

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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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