FAA Halts Expansion at Lakewood Airport, Due To Sport-Aviation Bias | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube



Airborne-Unlimited-05.15.24 Airborne-AffordableFlyers-05.16.24


Tue, Feb 20, 2024

FAA Halts Expansion at Lakewood Airport, Due To Sport-Aviation Bias

Expansion Plans at New Jersey Airport Halted Over Skydiving Operations

The FAA has stepped in to pause expansion plans at Lakewood Municipal Airport thanks to the township's distaste for skydiving operations -- despite the airport's extensive history with the sport.

Lakewood Airport management doesn't like any of their new expansion being earmarked for parachuting, skydiving, and the like, but the airport's receipt of federal dollars in the past means they have to allow a wide range of aeronautical use -- because, of course, those are the rules. Until then, the FAA confirms that ISkyDive America, a regional skydiving company from Michigan, will retain its footing there.

“I don’t understand why tens of millions of dollars in development is on the hook for someone who wants to drop parachutes,” said an apparently sport-aviation ignorant Mayor Ray Coles. “They had said that until we figure out what to do for this parachute group they will not approve our development plans for the area around the airport.”

Management opposes the skydiving ops over safety, saying that Lakewood is already too busy with other GA commercial use like training, banner tow, and the like. “You have 20 planes a day that are making multiple (banner flights),” said Steve Reinman, executive director of the Lakewood Industrial Commission that operates the airport. “And that is a lot of traffic between Memorial Day well into September and sometimes October.”

FMI: www.faa.gov


More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.16.24): Instrument Runway

Instrument Runway A runway equipped with electronic and visual navigation aids for which a precision or nonprecision approach procedure having straight-in landing minimums has been>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.16.24)

Aero Linx: Alaska Airmen's Association The Alaska Airmen's Association includes over 2,000 members—we are one of the largest General Aviation communities in the country. We s>[...]

Airborne 05.15.24: Ghost Sq MidAir, B-2 Junked, Dream Chaser Readies

Also: Flt School Security, G600 Steep-Approach, Honduran Aid, PW545D Cert Two aircraft performing at the Fort Lauderdale Air Show clipped wings during a routine last Sunday, spooki>[...]

Airborne 05.10.24: Icon Auction, Drunk MedEvac Pilot, Bell ALFA

Also: SkyReach Parts Support, Piper Service Ctr, Airliner Near-Miss, Airshow London The Judge overseeing Icon's convoluted Chapter 11 process has approved $9 million in Chapter 11 >[...]

Airborne Affordable Flyers 05.16.24: PRA Runway, Wag-Aero Sold, Young Eagles

Also: Paramotor Champ's, Electric Ultralight, ICON BK Update, Burt Rutan at Oshkosh! The Popular Rotorcraft Association is reaching out for help in rebuilding their private runway >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC