State of Hawaii may close North Shore Hawaii Dillingham Field and Hawaii’s only Skydiving Facility

Hawaii places North Shore Dillingham Airfield in limbo - Hawaii News Now

MOKULEIA,OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – – Once considered an end-of-the-road airport, the Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore has emerged as a Mecca of sorts for skydiving enthusiasts and other commercial aviation ventures.

But Hawaii News Now has learned that the state is considering giving back the 65-acre property to the U.S. Army, in a move that puts the future of several thriving businesses up in the air.

The state said it’s losing $700,000 to $1.5 million a year on the airport, which it has operated since 1962.

Longtime tenants said returning the airport would not only hurt their businesses but will have a huge negative impact on the local economy.

“To lose a facility like this would hurt the North Shore community. we have over 50 people here … that is their means of support,” said Frank Hinshaw, president of Skydive Hawaii.

Read more at Hawaii News Now…

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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