By Gale Fiege Herald Staff
EVERETT — The future of Paine Field is the topic of a public forum scheduled Thursday by the Silver Lake Action Committee.
It’s not that people in the Silver Lake area are concerned about potential fly-over noise, they just want to know more about proposed commercial air flights at the airport, said David Chrisman, chairman of the Silver Lake neighborhood committee.
“I find that most people are supportive of growth at Paine Field,” Chrisman said. “We have a lot of Boeing employees in our neighborhood and most people want to see the idea of commercial flights move forward.”
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering allowing commercial flights at Paine Field.
So far, Horizon and Allegiant airline companies have considered flying out of Paine Field, which is owned by Snohomish County.
The forum is open to the public and people can come with questions, ideas and opinions, Chrisman said.
Paine Field Deputy Director Bill Dolan plans to talk about the history of the airfield, future plans for the growing airport, the Flying Heritage Collection, the Future of Flight aviation center and the steady stream of air shows and exhibits at Paine Field.
The Silver Lake neighborhood group plans to serve bratwurst, German potato salad and apple cider at the forum.
“This is our regular monthly meeting, but it’s one that we thought other people might want to attend,” Chrisman said.
Public forum Thursday
A public forum on Paine Field is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Lake Activity Center, 11525 19th Ave./Bothell-Everett Highway.
For more information, call 425-530-2722.