Dillingham Airfield is a trendy spot on Oahu North Shore for activities like skydiving or simply enjoying the scenic view. The Army leased the airfield for $1/year, but the lease will expire soon. If a deal is not made by the end of the year, this popular tourist spot might close.
foxnews ~ "The state of Hawaii has until just after the new year to reach a deal with the military to keep a popular airfield open.
'It’s the only place on Oahu where we can do the skydiving. It’s the busiest drop zone in the world. On the other side, we have one of the most famous gliding zones in the world,' James Aagaard of Hawaii Rotor Adventures told Hawaii News Now. 'It’s a gem of Hawaii.'
The Hawaii Department of Transportation currently leases the land from the Army for $1 per year, according to the report, which notes that for the last 10 years the state and the Army have agreed to short-term leases every few years.
But as the current lease ends, operators of the airfield are looking for a longer-term deal that would give them the peace of mind to continue to invest in its operations." ~ foxnews