Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Airport relocation is only solution


The 1994 airport master plan preamble was quite clear in the assessment of expansion. Both that and the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority statement that the only viable solution is relocation can be found on the No!friedmanexpansion page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/NO-Friedman-Expansion/115991801841037.

What has changed? Has the topography of the valley altered? Has a solution to the winter weather patterns that prohibit air travel been found? Are there assurances from the airlines that if C3 planes can land, they'll increase the number of flights daily and lower the airfares?

In the event of an emergency (on the proposed runway) landing, if the plane had to travel north to land at the northeast end, how would that affect Woodside residents? If there was an obstruction that required a takeoff heading northeast, could a C3 plane clear the ridge?

What has changed is that the population in the south valley has grown and neighborhoods have been built. We don't need more rhetorical repeats; we need answers.

Sheryl Schowengerdt

Bellevue




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