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WOOSE (We Oppose Ohio State airport Expansion) is a group of concerned citizens from all neighborhoods surrounding the airport who question the need for expansion of the airport and its runways. We believe the airport has a detrimental effect on property values and our quality of life. Our goal is to find solutions to the current noise problems and find a way for the airport to serve its academic mission in a manner compatible with surrounding communities.

2013 Candidate Questionnaires: Worthington City Council, Sharon Township, and airport background.

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2013 update on the proposed OSU Airport expansion and Part 150 Study
Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013 12:17 pm EDT
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Worthington City Council and Sharon Township candidates answer questions concerning OSU airport
Posted Sun Oct 6, 2013 12:07 pm EDT
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OSU reverses course - Advised NO trustee discussion scheduled for August
Posted Mon Aug 5, 2013 1:35 pm EDT
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OSU reverses course- Advised NO trustee discussion scheduled for August
Posted Mon Aug 5, 2013 1:41 pm EDT
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OSU Airport Yearly Operations going Down, Down, Down
Posted Sun Aug 4, 2013 4:39 pm EDT
Yearly Total Operations at KOSU, as documented by the FAA's Air Traffic Activity System, show a drop of 48.76% over 15 years. The FAA data shows a loss of 61,631 Total Operations from 1998 there to 2012; a significant reduction. (more info)

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Recent Media Reports

Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs
Associated Press, December 13, 2013
Hundreds of student pilots nationwide preparing for jobs that don't exist yet. They and their classmates are eager to cash in on the booming market for drone operators that's expected to develop after more unmanned aircraft become legal to fly in U.S. airspace, which could happen in the next few years.

With new runway, Port Columbus growth ready for takeoff
The Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 2013
At 9:08 a.m. yesterday, Southwest Airlines Flight 3740 from Chicago touched down on the new $140 million south runway at Port Columbus, signaling the start of what officials call the next chapter in the airportís history.The runway will enable the airport to handle increasing numbers of flights and passengers for years to come, and itís part of a long-term plan that will include a new terminal.

Ohio State might soon decide future of Don Scott airport
Columbus Dispatch, July 11, 2013
Will the Ohio State University airport expand? Shrink? Shut down? University officials arenít saying. But state Rep. Mike Duffey, R-Worthington, said he was told to expect Don Scott Fieldís future to come up at next monthís university trustees meeting.

Pilots compete at Don Scott Field for national championship of college aviation
Columbus Dispatch, May 11, 2013
SAFECON, formally known as the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference, provides students a chance to compete in on-the-ground and in-the-air events designed to promote aviation education and, above all, safety. Events include navigation, aircraft recognition, a flight instruments simulator test and a message drop to a target on a field.

Air-control towers get a reprieve, to stay open
Columbus Dispatch, May 11, 2013
The control tower stands watch over Don Scott Field. The airport is owned by Ohio State University. The air-traffic-control towers at Bolton Field, Ohio State Universityís Don Scott Field and scores of other small airports across the country will remain open through at least the end of September, federal officials said.

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