Nature versus FAA Airport GuidelinesApril 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Tension between Hanover Airport and Neighbors
HANOVER, VA (WWBT) – Tension continues to build between the Hanover County Airport and people who live near it. The county is looking at condemning nearby property with trees near the end of its only runway.
The county is trying to keep up with federal and state guidelines for how much room pilots should have to take off. These trees may be too close to the runway, but the county and people living near the airport are nowhere close to making a deal for this property.
Now the county may condemn the property to move a step closer toward acquiring it. The county says it isn’t planning to expand the airport, merely make sure pilots have the necessary airspace to take off and land safely with these nearby trees. The Board of Supervisors will vote Wednesday night whether to move forward with condemning this property. [Full story]