Something I generally pass right by is news regarding our local airports. For once I couldn't help myself but to check out this item in the Eureka Reporter dealing with the county's airports, most specifically Rohnerville Airport, northeast of Fortuna.
One thing that got me wondering right off the bat was the statement that there are six airfields in Humboldt County. I can only think of five off the top of my head: Kneeland, Rohnerville, Murray Field (Eureka), Samoa and Arcata/ Mckinleyville. Which one am I missing?
I also didn't realize how dependent private air travel seems to be on the availability of hangar space on airfields. I see planes parked on the tarmac on Murray Field all the time. I figured that's where they always stay. Do they really need hangars?
Still, I can't help but wonder if the addition of fifty hangars to Rohnerville Airport might be a bit of a luxury. Then again, I know next to nothing about the subject so I suppose I should defer to others involved in aviation for intelligent discussion on the issue.