Welcome to the completely redesigned SASA website. Our aim is to give you up-to-date important information about Skagit Airport, to offer you a one-stop access to valuable aviation links and to provide you with information about SASA and the influence it has had, and will continue to have, on issues that affect our aviation environment. This site is now in the evaluation phase. To make it truly valuable to you, we need your input. Any ideas, any additions, any deletions to make it fabulous, exceptional, unique contact: us
Current Info, News and Events:
Heritage Flight Museum Operations UPDATE:
Additional information regarding the subject of the overhead landing pattern maneuver that the HFM will use, the attached excerpt from Section 4 of the relavant AIM is provided for your information. View it here.
Heritage Flight Museum Operations:
The current version of the attached document has been revised to include the possibility of F-51 aircraft using a pitch-up maneuver during the break to help dissipate airspeed. This is an unusual maneuver that local and visiting aircraft should be aware of. Please note that the now-current version of this document is dated 12/02/13 at the bottom of the page.
Read the document here.
Heritage Flight Museum Operations:
In case you haven't heard, the Heritage Flight Museum (HFM) is coming to KBVS. During the summer their airplanes have been visiting our airport; however, with the move to Skagit it will become routine for you to be flying in and out of Skagit along with a P51 Mustang, or a formation flight of AT-6s. These airplanes fly a standard and recognized procedure but, due to their high performance characteristics and the logisitics of flying in formation, their standard entry and exit procedures have to be different from the "normal" traffic pattern that most of us fly.
Bayview Ridge Development:
Skagit County has released for comment a proposal to revise the Baview Ridge Subarea Plan. Read the document at www.skagitcounty.net/bayviewridge.
Note: Skagit County has decided not to move forward with the Planned Unit Development Code Ordinance at this time. That ordinance, which would enable residential development at Bayview Ridge, will not move forward until road planning and school siting issues are addressed.
Notes from the Board: Please find attached the
minutes of the
SASA Annual General
Membership Meeting. For those of you who couldnt make the meeting this will
give you the condensed version of what happened.
Also, Ive attached the Dues Invoice for 2014, again, for those of you who want to renew your membership. WE WANT YOU AND NEED YOU!
Some commented that theyd like to see more SASA activities and purpose. There will need to be a lot of SASA participation to help restart the historical Fly-in/Air-show event now that the major airport construction is done. Plans are underway to make the event bigger and better than ever.
Stay tuned for a great SASA 2014 year.
The Kitty Hawk Cafe has new hours: They will be open every day from 8 AM to 3 PM.
NOTE: Changes to Seattle Class B Airspace
Notice Number: NOTC3358
Seattle's Class B Airspace has changed! On December 15, 2011 the new VFR Terminal Area Chart for the Seattle Class B was issued. The physical shape of the Class B has changed including altitudes, radials and distances. Don't become a pilot deviation statistic because you don't have a new chart and fly into Class B airspace by mistake!
For details, check here
For the FaaST web site, visit here
And for even more info, contact:
Seattle Approach Control
or email: Matt.Wallitner
Aircraft Washing: Washington State Dept. of Ecology is requiring the Port to ensure that all Aircraft are not washed in any area where runoff can get into the storm water system. Aircraft can be washed on surfaces that are pervious, ie. grass and dry washing in your hangar is fine.
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The Port does have a car wash kit that you can borrow for wet washing. They are currently designing a wash stand that will meet the D of E rules and will replace the one situated by Vertex Aviation. We know that this is a pain, but please work with the Port on this issue, it is not their fault!
For answers to any questions, contact: Sara Young or call (360) 757-0011.
Renew membership: If you still haven't renewed your 2013 membership, please do. The more Skagit Pilots we have as members the greater our influence will be with the Port. It is only $25.00 a year. Thanks.