8/20/08

Call To Action



Hangar One at Moffett Field - the monumental structure that housed the airship USS Macon in the 1930s and more recently was a venue for flying indoor models - is contaminated by hazardous materials. It has been closed to the public for years while the Navy decides how to deal with the mess. First the Navy wanted to tear down the hangar, now they want to remove its toxic skin and leave nothing but a giant steel skeleton on the eight-acre site. But the fate of Hangar One has not been finalized. The public has certain rights and there is a movement to re-skin and save the historic landmark - and preserve a unique place to fly model airplanes.

Now is the time to act! The Navy is holding a public meeting on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 564 in Santa Clara. If you want to fly in Hangar One again, come to this meeting!

For more information: SaveHangarOne.org

2 comments:

flyin_brian said...

Do you think we would have a say in the matter, if we're not residents of Santa Clara county?

Dave W. said...

That is a good question Brian.

I'm not a lawyer and I don't know all the details. But clearly the Navy is inviting public comment and I think anyone who is interested in Hangar One can attend the public meeting.

Remember the Navy is department of the Federal government and this matter has fiscal and environmental ramifications. That gives all citizens and residents a stake in this.