Airport Section

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP; here’s how YOU can help

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP; here’s how YOU can help

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Burien Community Center to discuss the city’s Petition for Review of FAA’s categorical exclusion on the 250 degree heading,... [Read more]

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

[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:] The attached Scoping comments (download... [Read more]

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

Here’s episode #10 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project, where he takes on the Port of Seattle, one Public Comment at a time. This comment was recorded... [Read more]

Burien Airport Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Community Center

Burien Airport Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Community Center

The next Burien Airport Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday, Sept. 18, and there will be a special guest – Attorney Matthew Adams from Dentons in San Francisco. This free and... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

Area resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle’s SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary... [Read more]

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

Longest runway at Sea-Tac Airport will be closed until December

The Port of Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 9 closed the longest runway (designated 16L/34R) at Sea-Tac Airport for an estimated 90 days, for “several upgrades related to the opening of the expansion of... [Read more]

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

South King Media has learned that – despite requests – the Port of Seattle has refused to allow any public town hall style question and answer sessions at the upcoming Sustainable Airport Master Plan... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to SAMP meeting Sept. 10

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to SAMP meeting Sept. 10

[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:] I’m writing to tell all Des Moines residents... [Read more]

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College on Monday, Sept. 10, and all area residents who have concerns about... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon is Fri., Sept. 7

Seattle Southside Chamber’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon is Fri., Sept. 7

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sea-Tac Airport Luncheon will be held Friday, Sept. 7 at the Airport Conference Center. This luncheon will feature keynote speaker Lance Lyttle,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

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]