The Port of Hood River will hold a public meeting to provide an update on efforts to minimize neighborhood noise resulting from operations at the Ken Jernstedt Airfield. Scheduled for Thursday, April 12, the meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., at the WAAAM museum located at 1600 Air Museum Road in Hood River.Read More
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018
Posting Date: December 01/02/2018
The 2018 Ken Jernstedt Airfield T-Hangar Lease Rate schedule is now available for download here.
Please note, payment terms have changed:
Annual Tenants must make payment in full within 90 days of the billing date identified on the statement. A $35 late fee applies to any payment made after 90 days of the billing date identified on the statement. Tenants who have not made full payment within 120 days of the billing date identified on the statement will be considered in default of the T-hangar Lease Agreement.
From the Fall 2017 Port Newsletter
The Port of Hood River and Fixed Base Operator (FBO) TacAreo co-hosted two public meetings recently at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) to address increases in activity at the Ken Jernstedt Airfield and share details on planned multi-phased airport improvement projects.
The first meeting, held on June 22, was a listening session that allowed community members to voice concerns about operations and development at the airport. A noise increase has been noticeable among neighbors as operations escalate, and the Port and airport have received numerous complaints. The meeting, publicized to airport neighbors, had over 80 attendants. Public comment centered primarily on noise increases, safety concerns related to low-flying aircraft, and Orchard Road pedestrian access.
On August 31, the Port held a follow-up public meeting to provide operational, regulatory, and development information as well as details on operational changes made in response to public concerns. A panel of experts from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) and local pilots provided information to around 90 attendees on FAA regulations affecting air traffic patterns and implementation of a “Fly Friendly” program for pilots.
TacAero has made significant changes to their operations including the Fly Friendly program, which recommends pilots fly at certain elevations and keep throttles as low as possible. Additional suggestions were relayed at the meeting that the Port and TacAero will consider. Airport Advisory Committee President Dayle Harris suggested the Port have until March to formulate, present to the public, and seek approval on additional measures to improve neighborly operations at the airport and help reduce noise.
Anticipated airport development is expected to take place over the next five years and includes:
Improvements to safety on the south ramp and taxiways
Construction of a new south ramp hangar by TacAero
Completion of an Environmental Assessment for the north airport improvements
Design completion of the north airport improvements
Beginning site work for north airport improvements
Completion of north area site work
Design and approval of new FBO building and maintenance hangar on airport’s north side
Construction on new FBO and maintenance hangar
Design north apron and taxiway paving and painting