Runway Report
August 2021
Photo Courtesy of David Montiverdi
Join us September 18 for the GA Aircraft Ownership Symposium
Expert speakers will discuss topics to assist GA pilots in finding, purchasing and owning the right airplane for you at the GA Aircraft Ownership Symposium. We will explore legal considerations, ownership structures, insurance and ownership accounting. The meeting will be held Saturday, September 18 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM at Million Air White Plains.

There is high demand and low inventories in the light GA market segment and we have received
inquiries from pilots wanting to learn more about the process of sourcing and purchasing an aircraft. There are many factors to consider and hearing Tips, Tricks, Do's and Don'ts can be valuable in the exploratory stage.

Attendance is FREE and Advance Registration is required.
Airport Operations Update

Portions of Phase II of the Spent Aircraft Deicing Fluid Collection System Reconstruction Project have been completed and Taxiway Alpha has opened more than two weeks ahead of schedule. The Taxiway Alpha Centerline and all associated pavement markings between Taxiways Echo and Golf have been permanently installed and reoriented to the west 21’. Phase III is now underway on the Hangar D3 Ramp and will be completed by Friday, October 29, 2021.


The Hudson Valley Honor Flight has made the difficult decision to postpone the planned 2021 Fall Flights due to a marked increase in COVID cases. Participating Veterans fall into a particularly vulnerable age group and additionally, COVID restrictions would negatively alter the itinerary in White Plains and in Washington, D.C.

Read the Press Release
Photo Courtesy of David Montiverdi
The Airport Environmental Department is committed to a high standard of environmental protection by integrating values into airport activities. One such initiative is the Sumped AvGas Program (SAP) which provides protocols that pilots and operators should follow when fueling an aircraft. Airport Environmental Officer Emily Enoch completes daily inspections to ensure fuelers are using spill buckets and appropriate procedures and advises that anything over 16 ounces constitutes a spill.

Scene on the Ramp
by Michelle Judice
Photos Courtesy of David Montiverdi
Vladimir Vallejo has worked at Westchester County Airport since 2015 and chances are you may have spoken with him without even realizing it. He is an Air Traffic Control Specialist at “Westchester Tower” who admittedly loves his job because everyday is different. His career is taking off and he leaves us in August to continue his role at one of the busiest airports in the nation...LaGuardia Tower. The move is a career enhancement that will provide a fun challenge and what’s more, his new “office” offers a view of the Manhattan skyline and NYC bridges from the state-of-the-art facility.

It all started when an airline pilot friend suggested he become an Air Traffic Controller.

He didn't know anything about the profession but moved ahead full throttle and applied to Vaughn College and was accepted into the ATC program. Essential skills for a controller are the ability to listen and talk at the same time, absorb a lot of information at once, quickly organize your thoughts and develop a plan and most notably, work under pressure. Although that may seem overwhelming to you and I, Vladimir assures me that experience and repetition enable him to prioritize which makes the job less stressful. Besides, he doesn’t think about this because he’s too busy!

AIN Hosting Building a Sustainable Flight Department September 22 in Tarrytown, NY
AIN is hosting a one-day regional conference on sustainability and the modern flight department. This event will feature industry experts sharing information on how to meet corporate and environmental sustainability goals and a live Q&A session. Keynote speakers will address sustainability-related topics including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), legislation affecting business aviation, carbon credits and offsets, and a step-by-step case study on how flight departments can develop their own sustainability plans.
The following speakers will deliver keynote presentations:
  • Timothy R. Obitts, President and CEO of the National Air Transportation Association
  • Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels at Avfuel Corporation
  • Nancy Bsales, COO of 4AIR
  • Stewart D’Leon, Director of Environmental and Technical Operations at NBAA
  • Scott Cutshall, Senior VP of Development and Sustainability at Clay Lacy Aviation
Send Us Your Photos 📸 😁

What is the scene on your ramp and who was seen?
If you have a fun photo to share, email it to me and you just might see it published in a future edition of the Runway Report.
Michelle Judice
Executive Director