First, the black helicopters are real, and one has landed at the RH Airport:
Or at least one black helicopter landed, and then thundered off down Spieden Channel on Friday, May 4. Perhaps it was a modern-day version of Star Wars (you know May 4 is Star Wars Day, right? “May the Fourth be with you”?).
Second, in more down-to-earth news (via David King, Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association Treasurer and pilot) there’s a new Roche Harbor Airport landing fee structure, replacing the old landing fee system and no longer based on aircraft type but on “certified maximum allowed takeoff weight (MTOW).” Fees for all landings, “even a quick turnaround,” range from $10 for up to 3,600 lbs MTOW to $25 for those of 8,400 lbs MTOW and over. There’s also an annual “frequent lander” rate of $207 for the lightest category and $245 for the heaviest two categories of MTOW. If an aircraft stays overnight, there’s an additional $5 fee per night.
Here’s the announcement flyer: 2018 new fees RH AIRPORT