Tag Archives: Aviation

About those helicopters in the sky…

PG&E HUMBOLDT – On Friday, Oct. 6, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will fly two helicopters along electric distribution lines in Humboldt County in order to survey the lines for improved electric reliability. The lines to be surveyed run from Garberville to Shelter Cove up to Petrolia and then from Hoopa up to Orleans.

Humboldt’s airports slack on safety, repairs

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Murray Field’s used landing beacon is not adjusted to the correct angle and it can momentarily blind pilots as they land at night. Pilots and neighboring homeowners have made the Humboldt County Department of Public Works aware of the danger, but the beacon has not been replaced. Murray’s

Humboldt airports need safety upgrades

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s Department of Public Works has endorsed a series of Grand Jury recommendations to shore up the county’s six airports. The Grand Jury recommended a management overhaul and more focused negotiations for a second airline. It also urged an interagency audit, more timely inspections and prompt action

Airport to get new look

Tabitha Soden Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – Delayed flights and expensive tickets have defined the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport for some time. But that could change soon according to Susan Abbott, who has been hired by the county to improve how the community views the airport. “Right now it’s kind of a blank