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Chit-chat / Re: Incident @ Auburn Last Week
« Last post by JRo on Today at 10:14:21 AM »
Seriously though, I just googled a sat image of Auburn airport-
no readily apparent pond off the end of the runway.
Probably just a pond during the wet season?
I do see what might be a couple below-grade areas off either side of the grass over-run at the north end.

Perhaps I overstated 'pond', but those areas on the NW side have a bit of water in them now.
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Chit-chat / Re: Incident @ Auburn Last Week
« Last post by JRo on Today at 09:53:32 AM »
FAA Accident/Incident web page says Cessna 172D, N2351U, one  aboard, no injuries.   Aircraft registered to an LLC on Mercer Island.

Ron Wanttaja

Any chance you could provide a link?  I did some (crappy?) google searches and came up with this link, but am too blind to see which link to click on.

https://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/
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Thanks Ken, that is the only document I could find as well, but troubling that nothing is on the King County website anymore and there doesn't seem to be clear information out there. 

"Clear information" ? Are you serious?
This is aviation, after all.

Last summer, I looked online for information about transient parking at Renton.
Nope, nothing. I ended up having to call the airport office.
More recently, I tried to find online info re transient parking at Hillsboro. Same deal.

Another example-- try going into your standard podunk airport FBO,
asking about flight instruction or a check-out in their rental airplane.
Typical response: "Huh?" "We're too busy." "Our instructor's not here." "Airplane's broke down."

There are exceptions-- Ranier Flight Sevice would seem to be one good example of how it should be done.
But for every place like that, I'd bet there's two in the "huh?" category.
With the sorry (and declining) state of general aviation,
IMHO everyone in the GA business should be on their A game with regards to customer service.
But that doesn't deem to be the case.
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Chit-chat / Re: Incident @ Auburn Last Week
« Last post by hotrod180 on Today at 09:34:21 AM »
Maybe he was working on a float rating? (yuck yuck)

Seriously though, I just googled a sat image of Auburn airport-
no readily apparent pond off the end of the runway.
Probably just a pond during the wet season?
I do see what might be a couple below-grade areas off either side of the grass over-run at the north end.

http://satelliteviews.net/cgi-bin/g.cgi?fid=1533672&state=WA&ftype=airport
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Events & Destinations / Re: Museum of Flight Hops and Props event:
« Last post by Flying Dan on Today at 08:52:54 AM »
My wife and I are going. 4th year I believe? Very fun event.
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Thanks Ken, that is the only document I could find as well, but troubling that nothing is on the King County website anymore and there doesn't seem to be clear information out there.

I tried to "contact" the website administrator via their email link, that didn't work either.  The anti-bot feature wouldn't accept anything I typed.  Perhaps someone reading this who is in someway connected to KBFI, or the website administrator, might look into this.
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Chit-chat / Re: Incident @ Auburn Last Week
« Last post by rwanttaja on Today at 07:45:10 AM »
Is that the pond at the north end of Longacres?
FAA Prelim says, "AIRCRAFT LANDED IN POND OFF RUNWAY".  I'm presuming that's the manmade retention pond right at the north end of the runway, still on airport property.

Ron Wanttaja

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Chit-chat / Re: Incident @ Auburn Last Week
« Last post by Domenick on Today at 07:33:06 AM »
Is that the pond at the north end of Longacres?
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Thanks Ken, that is the only document I could find as well, but troubling that nothing is on the King County website anymore and there doesn't seem to be clear information out there.
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Just went to King County's airport website.  It no longer has a link that I can find to its "Fly Quiet" brochure.  But, searching google returns this: https://kenmorefbo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/KBFI-fly-quiet-VFR-procedures.pdf

This is the same one I used last.  Its dated 2014 though. 
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