Starting and finishing at Peachtree DeKalb Airport next Saturday, participants have a choice of a 5K route through Chamblee’s downtown & mid-city district or a 1K route around one of PDK’s runways.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Originally budgeted for $5 million, their cost has ballooned to more than $8 million.
DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Director Mike Van Wie told the Buckhead Business Association last week that construction has begun on more than 50 new hangars at the airport. The Reporter Newspapers also said the project is costing more than the original $5 million budget because of federal environmental regulations. Total construction costs will be around $8.3 million. But Van Wie touted the airport's economic benefits, saying the facility generates $39.9 million in tax revenue to DeKalb and creates more than 1,800 jobs. Van Wie also criticized President Obama's position that corporate jets are unneccessary luxuries. He said the 'No Plane No Gain' advocacy program is a joint effort between the National Business Aviation Association and the …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Two members of the Clairmont Community Alliance are set to appear at a Thursday hearing on the controversial project.
Two local residents are set to appear Thursday morning before the Georgia Public Service Commission, talking about Atlanta Gas Light's plans to build to a gas regulator station near PDK Airport. Lori Muskat and Cheryl Huvardon are both members of the Clairmont Community Alliance, a group of residents opposed to the project being built in the Tanglewood Circle and Clairmont Road communities. The meeting begins at 9 am at the PSC's offices, 244 Washington Street. In a story first reported here on Patch, AGL is replacing portions of its so-called Eastside Pipeline. It is also building a gas regulator pipeline station directly in DeKalb-Peachtree Airport's flight path, which has some residents worried about potential public safety issues. …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The airport's tower will continue to operate, as the FAA prepares to cut its spending by $600 million.
PDK's air traffic control tower is unaffected by the federal government's automatic spending cuts that went into effect last Friday. A total of 168 of the nation's small airports will lose their air traffic controllers as a result of the sequester, according to Fox4KC.com. But the FAA is making plans to reduce its expenditures by approximately $600 million for the remainder of FY 2013. "Among the changes we are considering are furloughing the vast majority of our 47,000 employees for approximately one day per pay period; closing over 100 air traffic control facilities; eliminating the overnight shift at over 60 facilities; and reducing preventive maintenance and support for all air traffic control equipment," said the FAA in a statement. …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Memphis Belle, a restored b17 bomber, is available for flights on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Memphis Belle is in town this weekend as a living history exhibit.
Though it never flew during World War II, the Memphis Belle can still give passengers a taste of what some members of the Greatest Generation experienced during the last world war. The Movie "Memphis Belle" is a restored WWII B-17 "flying fortress" bomber that will be available for public flights on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, at DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK). The Liberty Foundation maintains the plane as a traveling, living history exhibit. Only 11 B17s remain airworthy in North America, said the organization's Ron Cause. Three WWII veterans were on hand for the Memphis Belle's Media Day at PDK - Guy Gunter, who flew glider missions behind enemy lines on D-Day and the invasion of Sicily; Rudolph Phillips, who served in the Air …
An environmental health expert has been hired to analyze air and noise pollution from the airport.
After decades of heated debate about what types of aircraft should be allowed to use DeKalb County’s DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), DeKalb County, PDK Airport and Open DeKalb Inc., have partnered to retain an environmental health expert to analyze air and noise pollution from the facility. P. Barry Ryan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, is one of the foremost experts in the United States analyzing air pollution from aircraft operations. Ryan designed the study with significant input from Open DeKalb, the county, and PDK. The purpose of the study is to secure reliable environmental impact data upon which all stakeholders can rely upon when making decisions …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Atlanta Gas Light is holding an open house on Tuesday night to hear from residents and present information on the controversial project.
An open house has been set for Tuesday night, Feb. 26, for local residents to hear from Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) about its controversial pipeline and regulation station that is being built in DeKalb-Peachtree Airport's flight path. The event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Road. In a story first reported here on Patch, AGL is replacing portions of its so-called Eastside Pipeline. It is also building a gas regulator pipeline station directly in DeKalb-Peachtree Airport's flight path, which has some residents worried about potential public safety issues. AGL is constructing the gas regulator station near the intersection of Clairmont Road and Tanglewood Circle. While AGL spokespersons say the station …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Neighbors say the gas company has not provided answers to their concerns about a gas pipeline station being constructed in PDK's flight path.
A group of concerned residents say they have not received any answers from AGL Resources regarding their concerns about the company's gas regulator station that is being placed in DeKalb-Peachtree Airport's flight path. In a list of questions regarding the project, leaders of the Clairmont Community Alliance say Atlanta Gas Light project representatives were unaware that the station was being built in PDK's flight path. "In the initial planning of the gas regulator station, was consideration given to the fact that the station will be located within a flight path of PDK airport?" reads one of the questions. "If so, why were Jodie Huiet and Brad Beckman (project leaders) not aware of the PDK flight path?" A PDF listing the residents' …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The pilot in a June crash at PDK Airport told investigators he felt pressure to land his craft quickly.
The pilot involved in a June 18, 2012, plane crash at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport has told investigators he felt "rushed" to land his craft because of a nearby plane that was also preparing to land. According to Reporter Newspapers, the National Transportation Safety Board report of the crash said the pilot told officials he felt pressure to land his Hawker Beechcraft 400A because of a nearby Cessna also planning to land. “The pilot-in-command (PIC) advised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector-in-charge that the Cessna airplane was a distraction, and he felt rushed to land the airplane,” the report says. Two passengers were injured in the accident. Related Items: Plane Runs Off Runway At PDK.