Category: Airport

Airport Newsletter May 2019

Annual State Inspection Results The Marin County Airport, Gnoss Field, has received an Excellent Condition status following a compliance inspection on April 18, 2019. The annual state inspection was conducted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and found that all applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements had been either met or exceeded. The inspection … Continued

Airport Newsletter March 2019

Introduction of Tony Williams Hello Gnoss Field Businesses, Tenants and Pilots, the Airport Division of the Department of Public Works has a new Assistant Director, Tony Williams. Tony is a licensed civil engineer with 26 years of experience in engineering and construction. Prior to joining the County of Marin, Tony worked for the City of … Continued

Airport Newsletter November 2018

Electrical Issue PG&E had an airport wide power outage that started early on Thanksgiving Day and lasted most of the day. PG&E then restored partial power on Friday 11/23, but it was ‘dirty power’ (power flickering and may have lost a phase) so the Airport Manager turned off critical systems such as the AWOS and … Continued

Airport Newsletter March 2018

March 26— Construction activity at the airport will continue this week with subgrade preparation at the airport’s aircraft apron area occurring on March 27 and 28. Asphalt pavement will occur on Thursday, March 29. Airport tenants are advised to use caution around construction workers and equipment operating at the airport. March 28 — The contractor’s schedule … Continued

Airport newsletter January 2018

January 26 — As previously announced on January 19, a second coat of paint will be applied to the runway on January 29 and 30, weather permitting. The painting will require the closure of the runway for both days (8:00 AM to 6:00 PM). The paint is highly sensitive to weather conditions, so please keep in … Continued

Airport newsletter December 2017

December 29 — The Gnoss Field Airport runway is now open. Construction work, however, is still continuing on the airport property even with the open runway, including on Saturday, December 30. As always, please use caution and observe airport safety rules: No vehicles or pedestrians on the runway or taxiways at any time. Exercise caution around … Continued

Airport newsletter November 2017

November 29 — Late yesterday, results from the sampling and testing of base material (the rock under the runway asphalt) indicated areas that do not fully meet specific contract material specifications. Additional sampling is occurring this morning. Results from these tests will not be available until Friday morning, due to the testing procedures and standards that … Continued

Airport newsletter October 2017

October 31 — Construction activity resumed at the airport on Monday, October 30, with the washing and cleaning of the large conveyor belt and rock processing equipment used to make the aggregate subbase. Most of the processing equipment was removed on October 31. Also on October 31, the runway subbase placement began with contractor employees following … Continued

Airport newsletter September 2017

September 29 — County staff is excited about the progress made in the first full week of the runway rehabilitation project. Large heavy equipment has been brought in by the contractor and over a quarter of the runway pavement has been ground up, screened and stockpiled on site this week. The ground up asphalt is being … Continued

Airport newsletter August 2017

August 31 — The contractor, Team Ghilotti, has received a notice to proceed from the County. In order to optimize the construction schedule, take advantage of good weather and possibly complete work earlier, the contractor may close the runway ahead of previously provided tentative schedule, as early as September 25, 2017. The 32-day duration of the closure is expected … Continued

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