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UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

The Quiet Skies Coalition met with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson and City Attorney Lisa Marshall Monday morning (April 16) for an update on the Federal Aviation Administration’s decisions regarding... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

The Quiet Skies Coalition will be holding a Community Meeting to discuss the latest news on the FAA and airplane noise over Burien on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

LETTER: Residents opposed to recent increase in airplane noise seeking support

LETTER: Residents opposed to recent increase in airplane noise seeking support

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hello Neighbors, If you have been hearing... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Light show dazzles at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Light show dazzles at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of some amazing light shows that dazzled guests at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party Friday night, July 15 (click images to see larger versions): VIDEO Here’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

Story & Photos courtesy resident Elston Hill: The Museum of Flight previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on Thursday (June 23) for the media. The 9-story high, roofed outdoor gallery doubles... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Russell Wilson takes on Joel McHale in Plane Pull fundraiser

PHOTOS: Russell Wilson takes on Joel McHale in Plane Pull fundraiser

Resident Elston Hill (along with his wife Jackline) spent Tuesday morning (July 28) on the tarmac at Boeing Field, where they captured some great photos of the fundraiser Plane Pull competition between... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

The last existing McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 passenger aircraft – owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – landed at Sea-Tac Airport on the foggy morning of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, then departed for its final... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport Receives FAA Grant To Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Sea-Tac Airport Receives FAA Grant To Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Sea-Tac International Airport announced Thursday morning (Oct. 28th) that it will receive the largest grant of its kind – $18.3 million – from the Federal Aviation Administration for a project expected... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Blue Angels, Day One

PHOTO FRIDAY: Blue Angels, Day One

You know the peak of summer is here when you hear the roar of the Blue Angels (and subsequent re-routing of airplanes from Sea-Tac), who arrived at Boeing Field this week for their big show at Seafair... [Read more]

Port Of Seattle “Part 150” Noise Study Technical Session Set For July 29th

Port Of Seattle “Part 150” Noise Study Technical Session Set For July 29th

The Port of Seattle announced Monday (July 12) that, due to requests received at the last workshop, they’re holding a technical session on the “Part 150” airport noise study on Thursday,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Sea-Tac Airport's New Recycling Program

PHOTOS: Scenes From Sea-Tac Airport's New Recycling Program

On Thursday morning (April 15), the Port of Seattle demonstrated a new environmental program at Sea-Tac Airport – a centralized off-aircraft recycling system they claim will reduce waste sent to... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport Noise Hotline Complaints Continue

Sea-Tac Airport Noise Hotline Complaints Continue

The Regional Commission on Airport Affairs (RCAA) has a blog where they post frequent updates on all things having to do with Sea-Tac Airport, including noise and other complaints. It’s a great... [Read more]

Hero Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger Will Safely Land At Museum Of Flight Mar. 8th

Hero Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger Will Safely Land At Museum Of Flight Mar. 8th

The Museum of Flight is presenting An Evening with Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger on Monday, March 8th from 7pm to 9pm in its William M. Allen Theater. As many Readers may recall, “Sully”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport Demonstrates New Bird Radar Technology

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport Demonstrates New Bird Radar Technology

On a drizzly Thursday morning (Jan. 14th), officials from Sea-Tac Airport demonstrated some brand new toys – a new, advanced bird tracking system with real-time displays of bird activity on and... [Read more]

160 Boy Scouts Earn First-Ever Aviation Merit Badges At Sea-Tac Airport

160 Boy Scouts Earn First-Ever Aviation Merit Badges At Sea-Tac Airport

by Ralph Nichols Most residents of the Pacific Northwest would think that Boy Scouts participating in a day-long event to earn a merit badge on a mostly sunny Saturday in late October would be hiking in... [Read more]

SOLD OUT: Aviation High’s Skunkworks Robotic Team’s Auction/Dinner Fundraiser Is Friday, Oct. 30th

SOLD OUT: Aviation High’s Skunkworks Robotic Team’s Auction/Dinner Fundraiser Is Friday, Oct. 30th

UPDATE 10/28/09: We received word this morning that this event has SOLD OUT! Highline School District’s Aviation High School’s Skunkworks Robotics Team 1983 is holding its annual Auction/Dinner... [Read more]

Aviation High Students Graduate From Summer Aerospace Scholars Program

Aviation High Students Graduate From Summer Aerospace Scholars Program

Four students from Des Moines’ Aviation High School graduated from the 2009 Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency program this summer, and we here at The B-Town Blog would like to give a... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Friday’s Blue Angels Practice Flight

PHOTOS: Friday’s Blue Angels Practice Flight

It’s Seafair weekend in the Northwest, and that means hydroplanes and those screaming-fast flying thingys overhead called the “Blue Angels” (listen closely over the next few days and... [Read more]

Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG Plane Pull Is Saturday, July 18th

Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG Plane Pull Is Saturday, July 18th

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound will be holding their BIG Plane Pull Tournament at Boeing Field on Saturday, July 18th. As they like to say: “Pull a plane. Make a difference.” So get... [Read more]

Four More Laser-Airplane Pointing Incidents Friday Night

Four More Laser-Airplane Pointing Incidents Friday Night

KOMO News reports that Friday night (April 17th) brought another flurry of laser beam pointing incidents of airplanes heading into Sea-Tac Airport for landings.

Four airplanes were targeted, beginning around 8:30pm, and this time the laser was red. Previously a green laser was used.

All airplanes landed safely without incident.

Investigators say that the laser was based in an area 2-3 miles north of the airport, near Glen Acres Golf Course and east of SR-509…

Laser Pointer Culprit Is Back In Action NW Of Airport

Laser Pointer Culprit Is Back In Action NW Of Airport

According to various sources, someone aimed a laser beam Tuesday night (March 24th) around 8pm at an Alaska Airlines flight making its landing approach in to Sea-Tac Airport.

Previously we reported about a 24-year old Burien man who was arrested and then released on March 11th; he is considered a “person of interest” in this incident, according to airport spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt.

In Tuesday night’s incident, a laser was pointed at Alaska Airlines flight number 487 from San Diego about two miles northwest of the airport, in the same area where other planes had been targeted previously…

Burien Man Charged With “Lasering” Is Released

Burien Man Charged With “Lasering” Is Released

According to The Seattle Times, Burien resident Christopher C. Saunders, 24, who was arrested last Friday by Port of Seattle Police for allegedly “lasering” approaching airplanes near Sea-Tac... [Read more]

UPDATE: Laser Suspect Was “Playing Around” At Party

UPDATE: Laser Suspect Was “Playing Around” At Party

According to The Seattle Times, Burien resident Christopher C. Saunders, 24, who was arrested last Friday by Port of Seattle Police for lasering approaching airplanes near Sea-Tac Airport (a felony), was... [Read more]