Santa Clara Airports News
- Reid-Hillview Redevelopment Study
- San Martin FBO Lease Meeting
- Skydiving at San Martin Airport
- Reid-Hillview Pilot/Controller Forum
- Reid-Hillview Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) Meeting Schedule
- Taxiway Z reflectors
- Closure of Swift Lane
Two dates have been selected for public input on the County study
of the potential reuse of Reid-Hillview Airport. The meeting dates are Tuesday, February 25 and
Wednesday, March 18th. The meetings
are from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and both will be held at Overfelt High School
in the Multi-Purpose Room (Bldg. F, Room F5).
The school is located at 1835 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95122.
For more information on the meetings, see the meeting website: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/faf/capital-projects/rh/Pages/home.aspx
2. San Martin FBO Lease
We will be holding a meeting at San Martin Airport on
Tuesday, March 3rd, from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. to discuss upcoming
changes to the E16 FBO lease. You are encouraged
to attend and let us know what is important to you in a new FBO. The meeting will be held in one of the county-owned hangars at San Martin. Look for
signs when you arrive.
3. Skydiving at San
We have issued a skydiving permit to California Skydiving
Center to begin operations on February 28th. They have worked very hard with the County to
comply with the permit requirements and we are looking forward to seeing them
in operation. Keep an eye out for them in
the future, and feel free to drop by to say hi.
They would be happy to hear from you.
If you have any questions about their operation, they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-386-5867 or visit their website at www.1800funjump.com.
4. Reid-Hillview Pilot/Controller
On March 9 at 7:00 P.M., the FAA will be hosting a meeting
in the RHV lobby to discuss airport safety.
The discussion will identify “hot spots” on the airport and procedures
that may have led to surface incidents and incursions in the past. All pilots that operate at RHV are welcome and
encouraged to attend. For more
information, read this FAA invitation.
5. Reid-Hillview Runway
Safety Action Team (RSAT)
The following day, March 10, at 10:00 A.M., the FAA will sit down with
airport staff and airport stakeholders to discuss
runway safety at Reid-Hillview. You are
welcome and encouraged to attend, however, please RSVP with the local RHV ATCT
manager, Tommy Singleton at email@example.com. Include your name, the name of the
organization you represent (if applicable), your phone number and email
address, and the names of anybody that will be attending with you. Space is limited for this meeting, so please
6. Taxiway Z Reflectors
We have received a few complaints that the new reflectors
along taxiway Z are not reflective enough. We sent a couple back to the manufacturer for testing. They indicated that sections of the reflector had degraded, which they attributed to
blowing dust on the field. The supplier then recommended a different reflective material and provided several samples for us to try. We have recovered the reflectors directly in front of the terminal (between
D and E) with this slightly different, more abrasion-resistant material. Before we purchase enough
of the reflective tape to recover all of the reflectors, I would greatly
appreciate your input. The next time you
are out at night, check out the difference between the newly recovered reflectors and those between A and D then let me know what you think. Can you tell a difference?
7. Swift Lane Closure
We will be closing access between Swift Lane and Tully Avenue in
the near future. The EPA recently released a report that shows the potential for airborne lead exposure, directly behind the 31 runup area, that is greater than that recommended by the National Ambient
Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). To ensure
that no members of the public are exposed to potentially unhealthy levels of airborne lead, we will be fencing off this section of the road. You can click on the image to see a larger map.
I hope you find this information useful. As always, if you have any questions,
comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me, Ken or Femi.
Eric Peterson x27722 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Betts x27706 email@example.com
Femi Odunbaku x27707 Femi@countyairports.org