Power Plant

Airport Support

Power Plants and Airports Don’t Mix

andywilson

Andy Wilson Director-at-Large

You may not be aware that two new power plant developments have been proposed within 1.5 miles of Hayward Executive Airport (HWD), and that more are planned in close proximity of other state airports. No surprise, as incentive the power company offered Hayward a very large sum of “community money” if the projects were approved (Editor’s Note: This article is from the March 2009 newsletter. Please read on as there are many more planned in close proxinmity to airports in the state).

Researching the aviation issues associated with the operation of the proposed 50 Megawatt (and larger) power plants within HWD airspace exposed the potential dangers to aircraft operations, which were being ignored, or downplayed.

Airport Support

Power Plants and Airports Don’t Mix

andywilson

Andy Wilson Director-at-Large

You may not be aware that two new power plant developments have been proposed within 1.5 miles of Hayward Executive Airport (HWD), and that more are planned in close proximity of other state airports. No surprise, as incentive the power company offered Hayward a very large sum of “community money” if the projects were approved (Editor’s Note: This article is from the March 2009 newsletter. Please read on as there are many more planned in close proxinmity to airports in the state).

Researching the aviation issues associated with the operation of the proposed 50 Megawatt (and larger) power plants within HWD airspace exposed the potential dangers to aircraft operations, which were being ignored, or downplayed.