Pilots at Sanderson Field in Shelton, Washington, soon won't have to worry about encroachment at the airport. The city is finalizing a plan for an overlay zone for the airport that will prevent incompatible land use. "We applaud your leadership in moving forward to create this overlay zone - which will protect the airport now and into the future," wrote AOPA Senior Liaison of Airports John Collins in a letter to city officials, encouraging them to adopt a plan as soon as possible. A Washington growth management act requires cities and counties to protect airports from incompatible land use. Local pilots and AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Jack Krause were instrumental in working with the city to develop this plan.
December 15, 2006