Airport Section

PHOTOS: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

Story & Photos by Elston Hill EDITOR’S NOTE: On Thursday, July 12, Boeing Field hosted an exercise in which the airport served as the main transport center for people “injured” in a fictional... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

On Wednesday, June 20, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the ‘Aviation Impacted Communities Act,’ which – if passed – will help communities located near airports. As airline travel has... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: Port’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: An Open House and Presentation on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) will be held at the Burien Community Center this WEDNESDAY, May 30, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

Upper drive of Sea-Tac Airport closed due to suspicious package Sunday

Upper drive of Sea-Tac Airport closed due to suspicious package Sunday

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: On Sunday afternoon, May 6, the Port of Seattle Police Department responded to a suspicious package outside the main terminal, and closed and evacuated the upper drive... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

REMINDER: Quiet Skies Coalition meeting on airport issues is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Quiet Skies Coalition meeting on airport issues is TONIGHT

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

Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) will be Wednesday

Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) will be Wednesday

The second Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) meeting is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday, April 25. The meeting will be held at the Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The North Satellite Modernization Project is the expansion and renovation of the 45-year-old North Satellite facility at Sea-Tac Airport. We were privileged to take a... [Read more]

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gives update on latest airport related news

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gives update on latest airport related news

The local Quiet Skies Burien group sent out the following update on Saturday, March 31, 2018: TURNING POINT PART 2 PURPOSE: To ask that you keep three dates open should we need to demonstrate a show of... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be at Federal Way City Hall on Wed., March 28

Next Highline Forum will be at Federal Way City Hall on Wed., March 28

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Federal Way City Hall. At the Forum, members will receive an update from the University of Washington team on the... [Read more]

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

Port of Seattle, neighboring cities launch new ‘Airport Round Table’ group

The Port of Seattle – in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – are launching the Sea-Tac Stakeholder Advisory Round Table (StART) to increase... [Read more]

Ultrafine particles on docket for next Highline Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 15

Ultrafine particles on docket for next Highline Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 15

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Forum at the Southcenter Corporate Center. This open, free forum will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. At the Highline Forum, members will... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wed., Sept. 27 in Des Moines

Next Highline Forum will be Wed., Sept. 27 in Des Moines

The next Highline Forum is on September 27, a Wednesday, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. The City of Des Moines will host the Forum at the Beach Park Dining Hall (22030 Cliff Ave. S. – Building B). At the Highline... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Burien Airport Committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 15

Burien Airport Committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 15

The Burien Airport Committee will hold a meeting for the purpose of discussing the attached agenda on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Room at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Wednesday, July 12, a mock fuselage was placed on the north end of the runway at Sea-Tac Airport as part of an emergency exercise. The fuselage was part of a Boeing... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

If you see or hear what appears to be an emergency at Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, July 12, don’t worry – it’s merely a full-scale exercise simulating an aircraft accident. These emergency... [Read more]

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies President Larry Cripe Walt Bala, former airline pilot and FAA inspector John Rizzardi, lawyer To listen to raw audio of Tuesday night’s meeting, click the ‘Play’ button below: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/QuietSkiesBurien060617.mp3 By... [Read more]

Alaska Airlines to begin commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines to begin commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday (May 17) that it will begin commercial service from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport in the fall of 2018. Once it receives government approval, more than... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

Resident Elston Hill was invited recently to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Sea-Tac Airport’s environmental program, and here’s what he photographed: A couple weeks ago, Jackie and I were... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]