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How Much Jet Fits on a 5,000′ Runway?

In the prior post a Design Aircraft is defined to be an element of the Airport Reference Code. As noted, it is a typical aircraft expected to operate at an airport. By no means is it the largest aircraft a facility can accommodate, … Continue reading

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Airport Reference Code / Explained

The design of an airport is based on criteria selected by the airport sponsor, the owners in the case of Solberg. A standard known as the Airport Reference Code together with a Design Aircraft are used to establish characteristics such as runway size, … Continue reading

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Solbergs Harboring Dump, Hello EPA!

A recent Google Earth image of Solberg Airport reveals a dump alongside one of the old hangars. Has this dumping ground existed since the airport began in 1938? If so we would suspect who knows what nature of environmentally harmful … Continue reading

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Development Could Threaten Solberg Balloon Festival

Balloons ascended Friday evening for another Balloon Festival at Solberg Airport with the reality that the land around the airport continues to be under threat of development. Readington Township continues to seek preservation that would enable the Balloon Festival to … Continue reading

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What Has Become of the 1997 Solberg Airport Master Plan

Solberg Airport expansion proponents frequently chide the other side for distributing misinformation. In reality, we believe both the complex nature of the issue coupled with the pro expansion spin originating with the airport’s advocates contributes to a poor understanding of … Continue reading

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In May of 2006 Readington Township voters approved a $21.7 million bond ordinance authorizing funds intended to protect lands surrounding Solberg Airport from development and preserve the airport itself by a vote of 3,474 “Yes” to 2,777 “No”. Subsequent to that authorization, … Continue reading

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Solberg Appeal Will Result In Trial

Article from Hunterdon Democrat LINK Solberg Airport issues should be sorted out at a trial, Superior Court rules By Frank Mustac A trial is needed to resolve the many issues between Readington Township and Solberg Airport. That’s the thrust of … Continue reading

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Appellate Court Hears Oral Argments in Solberg Appeal

After more than a year the appeal of the judgement in favor of Readington Township has been heard in oourt. The three judge panel reviewed the case as presented at the original trial where the Solberg’s attorney argued the taking … Continue reading

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Court Finds In Favor Of Readington Township’s Battle

After more than a year the Superior Corut of New Jersey has upheld Readington Township’s Condemnation Complaint filed September 15, 2006. In doing so, the order states that “The Township is hereby vested with the right to the immediate exclusive … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Refuses Readington’s Request To Certify Lower Court Decision

By not acting on Readington Township’s request to certify the decision of the appellate court, the State Supreme Court lets stand the ruling that will likely send the dispute to trial for resolution. Hunterdon County Democrat article LINK State Supreme … Continue reading

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