Looks like DOTA has given the public a reprieve on the closing of Dillingham. At least for another year.
We have some time now to overhaul DOTA through the legislative branch of Government. A change of DOTA’s function and responsibilities would be a good start.
Thanks everybody for all the work you have done to save HDH Airport.
Great experience building airplane.
An LLC with 4 members and a Leaseback agreement can make this very attractive.
Email me and I will show you how to make it work.
Attended the Town Hall Meeting in Wailua tonight.
150 plus jobs are going away if the Hawaii DOTA gets away with this absurd closure of the Dillingham Airport.
PLEASE USE THIS FORUM THREAD TO GIVE YOUR INPUT AND IDEAS!
There is a lot of work to be done here on this misdeed. We need to hear from everyone and work together to be successful on…[Read more]
Every Airport must have a Security and Badging plan that is approved by the FAA and the TSA. Continued oversight and audits have shown Hawaii to be severely deficient in compliance with regulatory requirements. HNL is a;ways on the edge of shutdown by Federal Regulators over the lack of compliance.
Most of our Department of Transportation…[Read more]
Hangar 110 is a perfect location for an A/P mechanic and Auto Mechanic Trade School. Plenty of space for on campus dormitories for off island students.
We can not afford to lose anymore Airport Concrete to non-aviation ventures.
What can we do? Any ideas?
President – GACH
Recently Hawaii has experienced several Take-off incidents that have resulted in aircraft damage. The insurance industry is questioning the quality of training and proficiency of our pilots. Our insurance rates are sky rocketing.
What are we doing wrong and what is the fixes?
What is your technique for x-wind take-offs? Private pilot need to…[Read more]
GACH is hoping to draft a bill to remove the Hawaii GET (4.712%) on Flight training under accredited training.
What are your ideas on this?
President – GACH
The 2020 Legislature plans on putting through a revised Airport Corporation bill for the 4th year now.
You can go on the Legislature website and look at this bill. Please make your comments to this thread for discussion.
GACH will consolidate these comments and take them to the Aviation Caucus. This is becoming the most important Aviation Action…[Read more]
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is hosting a Hawaii Aviation Workforce Forum on December 18, 2019.
Representatives from the local Aviation Training Businesses, Airlines, Government Agencies, and GACH will gather for a discussion of the needs of the future workforce.
This meeting (Think Tank) will gather ideas and suggestions to take to an Aviation…[Read more]
Thanks to Nick DeLotell for uplinking this very valuable training aid to the GACH website.
Every Pilot should take the time to use this simulator to enhance their ground operation knowledge and procedures. Every CFI should use this tool in their training curriculum.
Pat McNamee – Certified Flight Instructor
In Hawaii up until recently we had DC3’s, and other airplanes with radial engines that needed the higher octane and lead in the fuel to properly operate the engine. 100LL developed in the late 70’s is a poor substitute to the Green Avgas. On most airplanes changes in the ignition timing and leaning techniques were changed 3 decades ago to be able…[Read more]
Patrick E. McNamee started the topic EastWest Avionics Loses AOA Badges to dysfunctional Security Office. in the forum Aviation Legistation 1 year, 4 months ago
The last week of May Employees of Eastwest Avionics, Inc. had their AOA Badges deactivated by the Airport Security Office Manager. One Repairman was approached by Securitas and had to give up his Badge while working on a Commercially Operated Airplane, instantly grounding the airplane because the airplane could not be returned to service.
This bill was signed into law last week by Gov. Ing.
GACH members started this Legislation over 3 years ago. With the help of AOPA, NBAA, EAA, and over 25 GACH members entering testimony, we got it done.
The next step will be for an Edit to the HRS’s that are effected by this law. Standby, there will be considerable more work by the GACH…[Read more]
An Airshow starting at 1745 and Fireworks starting at 1930 on Kailua Beach.
Pat McNamee, President of GACH is inviting all memebers to his neighborhood in Kailua to park and walk to the beach from Triangle Park.
Address 215 Aumoe Rd. Stop in and say Hello and meet some of the local Aviators.
See you there.
Fly Safe Fly…[Read more]
Patrick E. McNamee