Dillingham Airfield - 22 Feb 2020

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  1. smv

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    N65070 was an Ector-Cessna 305A -- a civilianized L-19 Bird Dog.
     
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    That sucks. I’m pretty sure I saw that airplane when I flew out of Dillingham 10 years ago. Wonder if one of the people killed was the CFI I flew with.
     
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    I got my Glider ticket there. Pretty good chance I knew them both. Have not heard any identifications yet.
     
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    Saw another article quoting a politician saying they needed to close the airport permanently to ‘protect’ people.

    Dillingham is such a beautiful place. It would be a shame.
     
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    I'm sure that real estate developer, I mean politician, has the best interests of the citizens in mind. :rolleyes:
     
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    The proprty belongs to the US Army. Even without HDH there, it would remain a training site for the Army.
     
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    Maybe - Having gone through multiple iterations of BRAC I assure you transfer from the Army is a minor legislative event away if they want to.
     
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    Word coming out of Hawaii is that "Uncle Bill" from Kauai is one of the victims. That is another signature I will never get in my logbook again. :(
     
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    Confirmed. I do not think I knew Rick. Bill gave me my first 4.0 AMEL Dual Received in a Partenavia.

    NTSB investigates Mokuleia crash, loved ones share memories of two pilots | KHON2
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