A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Warplane display: An airport update

Written August 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Riding past the Albany airport the other day, I wondered about the status of the project to restore and display three vintage warplanes. Turns out that one-third of this volunteer effort may be completed this year, but there’s uncertainty about the rest.

Albany FBO plans to start Monday

Written January 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Infinite Air Center plans to be open for business Monday as the “fixed base operator” at Albany Municipal airport, the first FBO the field has had for about five years. The Albany City Council Wednesday authorized the city manager to sign a contract with Tony Hann, owner of the business, but not without grumbling by […]

An operator for Albany Airport

Written January 25th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Finally here’s a use for this shot from November of the empty office at the Albany Municipal Airport. The place may be about to get a new “fixed base operator.”

Airport fence: Another look

Written January 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Taking advantage of Friday afternoon’s sunshine, I took a second look at the new quarter-million-dollar fence at Albany Municipal Airport, another step in the fencing of America.

Airport fence: Anything for ‘security’

Written December 23rd, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Wasting a quarter-million dollars is one thing. Making the airport property line near Timber Linn Park look like the outer perimeter of a prison is another. The city of Albany has done both now that the new fence along the east side of the municipal airport is mostly completed.

Protecting Albany airport from — what?

Written November 5th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

                The city of Albany is having a new fence put up at the city airport because, well, the government says it must. And that requirement raises a question: Is it necessary? The placement of the fence along the airport’s southeastern boundary prompted a discussion before the city […]

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