Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Snow berms make airport dangerous for low wing planes

 

March 14, 2019

Snow berms can be seen to the sides of the airport runway and taxi lane.

Buildup of snow plow berms along runways at the Colfax Airport has become a concern, particularly for airplanes with low wings.

Plowing of the runways has been somewhat restricted because of landing lights which run along the sides of the runways. Operators have to take care not to damage the lights.

At last Thursday's Port of Whitman meeting, Port Attorney Bruce Ensley asked Linda Fender, owner of Fender Air Service with her husband Darrell, if anyone was trying to use the airport. She said they have not seen any landings.

Fender Air manages the airport, formally known as the Port of Wh...



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