It has been another great summer for flying and to see some amazing aircraft take to the air.
The Paine Field Airport and Historic Flight Foundation are excited to be sponsors of Vintage Aircraft Weekend, which kicks off today, August 31, 2012. Tonight the Historic Flight will be having a dinner and a dance. Tomorrow, the day will be filled with fantastic flying, WWII re-enactors, live music, hands-on demonstrations, antique vehicles, military vehicle encampments, and gourmet street food vendors. There are more details about the weekend below.
It should be a fun time for everyone and I invite you all to come!
Paine Field Airport Director
Vintage Aircraft Weekend begins August 31
Historic Flight Foundation (HFF) is pleased to host the Fifth Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend (VAW), August 31 - September 1, 2012. Together with its Paine Field Partners and the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area, VAW has become a signature event for families. Join us for food, fun, flying, music, history, inspiration and excitement.
Visiting pilots and aircraft may number as many as 65, all stellar examples of aviation during the three decades between Charles Lindbergh's solo crossing of the Atlantic in 1927 and commercialized Boeing jet service of the same route in 1957.
The festival begins today with arrival of aircraft throughout the day. At 6:00 pm, 250 lucky patrons will attend a "Big Band Dinner Dance" featuring the fifteen-piece, tuxedo-clad "Kings of Swing." Group swing-dance lessons by guest professionals give everyone a chance to participate. Period attire is encouraged.
The main event begins tomorrow morning at 9:00 am when VAW features a first-class Speakers Bureau, live music, two flying sessions of vintage aircraft, vintage automobiles and military vehicles, fine food, vintage bicycles, vintage clothing and uniforms, and a host of opportunities for kids and parents to interact with displays and vendors. The final flight will conclude at 5:00 pm.
For tickets to the Big Band Dinner Dance or VAW, contact HFF Visitor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org / (425) 348-3200 or Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261309.
General Aviation Security Forum
Paine Field Airport and Brainseed Global Aviation Services have partnered to provide a completely unique General Aviation (GA) Security training course specifically designed for general aviation professionals, including airport personnel, aircraft owners and pilots, as well as public safety responders, such as local law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS members. Both organizations are pleased to present this new, 1 ½ day seminar, October 8-9, 2012, at Paine Field Airport, in Everett, WA.
This specialized training course will cover:
- Defining "general aviation"
- The threat to the GA community from terrorism and crime
- Physical security measures
- Development of an airport security plan
- Protection of GA airports/fixed base operators
- Protection of GA aircraft
- Protection of flight schools and TSA mandates
- Responses to accidents at GA airports
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's "airport watch" program
The 1 ½ day program will provide participants with an overview of the importance of GA airports, the threats to and from the GA community, and methods of protection for GA airports, aircraft, hangers, fixed base operations, and flight schools, as well as for corporate aviation based at these airports.
The course instructor Daniel J. Benny, Ph.D. is the Security/Intelligence Discipline Chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide. He holds a number of advanced degrees, including a doctorate in Criminal Justice and master's degrees in Aeronautical Science and Security Administration, as well as a diploma in Naval Command and Staff from the United States Naval War College.
Dr. Benny has authored over 300 articles on security, intelligence, aviation and maritime topics, though his most recent work is the authoritative book, "General Aviation Security: Aircraft, Hangars, Fixed Base Operators, Flight Schools and Airports." Dr. Benny is board certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO), Certified Member (CM), Airport Certified Employee-Security (ACE) and Airport Security Coordinator (ASC).
Dr. Benny served as a United States Naval Intelligence Officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
If you are interested in attending the General Aviation Security Forum, please go to brainseed.biz to register.
Welcome to our New Operations Assistant
|Debbie Fillerup hired as the new Airport Operations Assistant.|
The Airport welcomes Debbie Fillerup as Operations Assistant. Fillerup has been a temporary staff member at the Airport, but recently applied for and was hired for full-time employment. She will work for the Airport Operations division along with continuing to assist in other duties for the Airport Administration division.
Fillerup has been working with the Airport Operations division for a number of months and has become a valuable resource. She assists with tracking noise complaints, hangar gate cards, late night ops, hangar tenant assistance and landing reports. In Administration, Fillerup backs up reception and assists with deposits, the cash receipts database, statement mailings, timesheet input and so on.
Fillerup was born and raised in Chicago, moved to the Seattle area in 1982 and has lived in Everett for 17 years. Many of us remember her daughter, Danielle. Danielle worked at Paine Field as a temporary employee during her senior year in high school and while she earned her associates degree at community college. Fillerup also has a step-daughter, Patty, who lives in California with her husband, Josh, and with her grandsons: Sean (3 years) and Nicholas (1 year).
Stop by and officially welcome Debbie Fillerup to the Airport!
Years of Service Awards
|Dave Waggoner receives his 20 years of service pin from Gary Haakenson.|
Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection to Debut Russian IL-2 in Upcoming Events
|Il-2 takes off for the Flying Heritage Collection's Fly Day|
Come see the only flying example of Russia's Ilyushin Il-2M3 Shturmovik (IL-2) in the world! It will take to the skies in its public debut on Saturday, September 15 and again on Saturday, September 29 as part of the continuation of the Flying Heritage Collection's Free Summer Fly Days series, which runs through September.
The IL-2 type aircraft is the single most produced military aircraft design in all of aviation history. It operated close to the ground, attacking enemy tanks, trucks, and troops near the front line. The job was dangerous and though the IL-2 was heavily armored, many of the planes were lost in battle.
This complimentary event does not include admission to the Collection or the pilot signing - but admission to the Collection would make for a great weekend!
For the most current information visit www.flyingheritage.com or call (877) FHC-3404.
Paine Field Hosted "Airplanes! Aviation in the Classroom"
Teachers enjoying a VIP tour of the Boeing manufacturing line.
"Airplanes! Aviation in the Classroom", a professional development course for teachers, concluded on August 9, 2012. Teachers from surrounding school districts spent the week learning about aviation and will take their excitement back to their classrooms in the fall.
The week included lessons and demonstrations the teachers can use to illustrate the principles of flight, as well as insights into the breadth of the aviation industry and the exciting opportunities that await their students. In addition to the lessons about the science behind flight, the week was filled with visits to Paine Field-based aviation sites.
The week began with the teachers climbing into aircraft piloted by members of the Washington Pilots Association, who took the teachers for their first rides in small general aviation aircraft. Other highlights of the week included a VIP floor tour of Boeing's Everett Assembly plant, visits to the Future of Flight Aviation Center, the Flying Heritage Collection, the Historic Flight Foundation, the Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center, and the FAA control tower. The variety to be found within aviation was emphasized as the teachers heard from Matt Stevens, Paine Field biologist, as he spoke about wildlife management on the field. The teachers also received one-hour introductory flight lessons from instructors from Regal Air and Northway Aviation - the two flight schools based on the field.
The program, designed and taught by Gary Evans, a Snohomish School District science and math teacher, is now in its 12th year. Over the years, the program has reached approximately 150 teachers and, through them, approximately 15,000 students.
The Adventures of Amelia Gala and Auction
Future of Flight Foundation presents "The Adventures of Amelia" Gala and Auction on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
Doors open at 5:30pm at the Future of Flight Aviation Center
Ticket are $125 person or $350 VIP per person. To purchase tickets contact email@example.com or call 425-438-8100 ext 230.
The Future of Flight Foundation is still looking for auction item donations, event sponsors, and program advertisers. Due by September 26, 2012
For more information visit www.futureofflightfoundation.org or http://futureofflight.maestroweb.com for our auction site!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 1 ♦
Vintage Aircraft Weekend
Historic Flight Foundation
SEPTEMBER 1 - 30 ♦
Runway 16R-34LNight Time Closures
(See NOTAMs or the Airport's website for dates and times)
Paine Field Airport
SEPTEMBER 5 ♦ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CPR & First Aid Training Class
Paine Field Fire Station
SEPTEMBER 7 ♦ 7:00 pm
Washington Pilots Association Hangar Party
North Corporate Hangars
SEPTEMBER 8 ♦
Historic Flight Day: Rolls - Royce
Historic Flight Foundation
SEPTEMBER 15 ♦ 12:00 pm
Fly Day: IL-2 Debut
Flying Heritage Collection
Welcome to our New Electrician
|Steven Kussy is the airport's new electrician.|
The Airport has just finished the hiring process for an Airport Electrician; and we are very happy to have Steve Kussy join us at "The Airport of Choice."
During the hiring process Kussy was unanimously selected as the best candidate.
- He is a Master Electrician with over 22-years of experience as a journey level electrician.
- He has a Class B Commercial Drivers License, and has experience operating heavy equipment.
- He is also trained and has certificates qualifying him in carpentry, wood finishing, welding and other maintenance areas.
- He is experienced in the high voltage systems, controls, regulators and various electrical devices throughout the Airport.
- He comes with excellent references, letters and a wealth of experience managing electrical projects.
Kussy and his wife, Loretta, live in Marysville. Their daughter, Meghann, is a recent graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham. Their one son, James, has finished high school and is enrolled at Western Washington and their youngest son, Morgan, is attending high school.
The Airport is truly fortunate to have him join the Airport Family.
Airport Rental Space Available
5,144 sq. ft. of mixed office/ manufacturing/ warehouse space: Suite S of the IAC Building
3,742 sq. ft. of office space (mountain views) with ability to subdivide: Second Floor of the C-3 Building
8,100 sq. ft. office building available for immediate occupancy: Building 211
Additional details on the Airport's website or contact Susan Kern at 425-388-5103 or Bill Dolan at 425-388-5107 to arrange for a site visit.
|Mid-air collision with Canada Goose.|
Canada geese present an enormous risk to a safe aviation environment. A 12-lb Canada goose struck by a 150-mph aircraft at lift-off generates the kinetic energy of a 1,000-lb weight dropped from a height of 10 feet. In 2009 migratory Canada geese brought down U.S. Airways Flight 1549 (departing LaGuardia) and forced an emergency landing on the Hudson River.
Not only are migratory geese an issue, but many of these "honkers" have abandoned migration altogether. These "resident" geese live permanently in our city parks, golf courses, and airports. Pilots should always be aware of flocking birds; especially large, dense geese which can create significant damage to an aircraft; or worse. If you witness flocking birds while flying in the vicinity of Paine Field contact the ATCT on the radio or Airport Operations at 425-610-8411.
AOPA AV8RS Program
Growing the pilot population is one of AOPA's major ongoing initiatives. Recruiting, engaging and sustaining the next generation of pilots and aviation enthusiasts is the future of general aviation. As part of its continuing efforts to reach out to young people and introduce them to general aviation and flying, AOPA has launched a new youth membership called AV8RS. Dave Ulane, AOPA's Northwest Mountain Regional Manager, asks that Paine Field pilots are aware and promote this program as part of the Airport's aviation outreach and educational efforts. AOPA is excited to offer this free membership to young people ages 13 to 18 that includes:
- A welcome packet including a AOPA AV8RS membership card;
- A digital subscription to Flight Training magazine;
- Member-only access to www.aopa.org and www.flighttraining.aopa.org for interesting stories, articles, research information and much more;
- Toll-free AOPA Pilot Information Center help line at 1-800-USA-AOPA where our aviation specialists are available to answer any question you may have about learning to fly and more;
- Free access to MyFlightTraining, an online flight training support system for student pilots that rewards them for each training milestone accomplished;
- Chances to win flight training scholarships;
- Aviation quizzes for young people from the Air Safety Institute (ASI);
- Opportunities to connect with other AOPA AV8RS across the country through dedicated online social communities including Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and a blog written by teens for teens;
- Free admission to the AOPA Aviation Summit in October; and
- A special gift - an official AOPA AV8RS sling bag!
Many pilots became enthralled with aviation at a young age and continue to carry that passion and excitement with them every day. Ulane would like help in exciting the next generation of aviators by encouraging them to visit the AV8R's website, www.aopa.org/av8trs/ and sign up to be an AV8R today! For aspiring aviators under the age of 13, the AV8R's website will have a wealth of free information and tips for getting them started in the world of aviation and flight.
Ulane hopes the pilots and aviation enthusiast at Paine Field find this new youth program as exciting as he does. If you have any questions about the AV8RS program please let Dave Ulane know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Runway Work Nearing Completion
This summer's major construction work on 16R-34L is nearing completion. To date the project is 95% complete. We are working on completing the remainder of the electrical work and completing punch list items.
There will be more night time closures in September, so please remember to check NOTAMs and look for the updated closure postings on Painefield.com.
|Please send me an email with any upcoming events and future article ideas for Paine Field Happenings.
Jennifer K. Eckman