Flying Acres Home Owners

Norman Grier Airpark

The Flying Acres Homeowners Association, Inc. (FAHA) purpose is to purchase Norman Grier Field (formerly Crest Airpark), in 2025. FAHA was registered as a non-profit corporation with the State of Washington as “Crest Aero, Inc.” on November 6, 1992. The HOA was created for the primary purpose of managing airport access and the relationship between the home owners and Crest Airport.

181219478_953962298709010_7632531103216012772_n.jpg

Mission

FAHA mission is to purchase S36 Norman Grier Field, to preserve our aviation community.

116594004_773940036711238_4899829089074834277_n.jpg

Crest Airpark

Norman Grier Field (Formerly Crest Airpark) (S36) is a public airport located in King County, Washington. It hosts a close community of pilot's passionate for flying, and offers aviation lifestyles achieved because of this unique property.

132288542_875279503243957_3481587597729315430_n.jpg

Norman Grier Airpark & Homeowners Events 

Board Members 2021

Crest-Airpark-Janet-G-house-1972.jpeg

Jeff Miller
President (2012) 

I moved to Crest in 1996  (17621 SE 299th Pl, Taxiway I) with the intent of getting back involved with general aviation. A house remodel then a build out with an improved hangar and a partnership in a C-172 has gotten me flying. My wife Ellie and I have two boys both in high school and now with extra-curricular activities and soccer we are quite busy. Crest is home to me. I have always enjoyed the community of people and pilots. I cannot imagine living anywhere else and I still expect to get my homebuilt completed!

I retired from Delta Airlines summer of 2016. I currently serve on the board as your president and look forward to continuing with the board. Our future is the ownership of our airport. It is a clear and bright future that I believe will continue to keep Crest a vibrant community for many years to come.

Crest-looking-north-1985.jpeg

John Tomlinson
Vice President (2013)

Leone and I moved to Crest Airpark in 1985 after building our house on 297th Pl. We are on taxiway Hotel, the green one! We bought our lot from Virginia Neslund after looking at numerous houses for sale and not finding something we liked. We thought we were simply moving closer to the airport to make it easier and more convenient to fly, but soon learned we were also buying into a wonderful community where we made lifelong friends. Our children were born and raised here and grew up in a great place to live. Neither of us can imagine living somewhere else. I hope that the work we do on the board in coming years will keep the airport open well past 2025 and the community viable and active. I retired from the City of Seattle as an Information Technology Manager in 2012. Leone drove school bus for the Auburn School District and retired in 2011. Our focus now is on our grandkids and our community. In addition to being on the current FAHA board, I am the president of the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club. I was also a board member when we exercised the right to extend the easement to 2025.

117391019_776908579747717_4035834458628568363_n.jpg

Jo Wiggum
Secretary (2020)

My family and I moved to Crest in 2019, though we’ve been fans and familiars of the runway for many years. Some of you may remember my Husband, Anders, as a very young man mowing the grass, patching the road, and waxing airplanes in his late teens while earning his pilots license. 

 

I started flying in 2010 with the US Air Force as a Navigator and earned my private pilots license in 2017 followed by an instrument rating in 2018. Currently, I work in cloud security as a Technical Program Manager to support our family flying habit. 

 

We own the red Mooney, occasionally observed getting a Chinese fire drill at the end of the runway, as Anders and I negotiate for left seat. Though, if you ask our oldest (Jax), it’s his airplane.

 

It is a dream come true living on S36. We especially appreciate the community that comes with all of the unique, interesting, and fun neighbors. 

Crest-Airpark-overhead-1.jpeg

Janet Gundlach 
Treasurer 

I moved to Crest in 1977. My late husband, Ron, came to Crest in 1969. I have been the Board Treasurer since 1998.  I have been involved in FAHA board activities for many years but sometimes took a break.

I have my SEL&S. I received my private license at Gray Field, Fort Lewis.  My dad and brother both had their licenses. They rebuilt several airplanes and Ron and I rebuilt several airplanes. Also, for those who have been here a while, we built a 36 ft cutter in side yard, a 62 ft ketch in the back yard and a 27ft power boat. I enjoy building items, gardening, quilting and my vintage cars.

Sign-Crest-Airpark.png

Andy Karmy
Board Member (2017)

Hi Everyone, I’m a relatively new member of your community. My wife Debbie and I arrived at Crest last summer when we bought the Crane’s house. Located at the end of Taxiway C and 292nd. I could not be more thrilled to live here at Crest and be part of the community. I learned to fly in High School at age 17 and have been flying in the Northwest for fun ever since. I have a Cessna 172 that I adopted from my Dad and a RV-8 that I built (my 4th homebuilt to date). I look forward to serving the community and helping out where I can.

PXL_20210711_231155440.MP.jpg

Kevin Mayes
Board Member (2021)

Kevin Mayes Bio 

Crest-Airpark-Janet-G-house-1972.jpeg

Keith Hendrickson 
Board Member ((2017)

I’m a retired truck driver with 50+ years of wearing out tires and 45 years of being a union rep

negotiating contracts and settling employee and company interactions.

I started flying in the middle 80’s. Finally got my Private in 1991. Purchased a 172 in 1993 and

started looking for a house at Crest. All the time I was a Crest customer with both Hangars and

outside tie downs. In 2001 I bought the lot at the end of Taxiway “B” and built a hangar.Then

recently a new house (the Gray one with white trim) at the end of SE 291st.

I have been part of the Homeowners association and party to all the litigations since my

purchase of that lot.

I’m looking forward to good things happening at the airport and willing to invest my time and

effort to make a positive outcome for all involved.

Mark Owens bio photo.jpeg

Mark Owens
Board Member (2017)

I moved to Crest in May of 2012 (29002 176th Ave.S.E. Taxiway B). Brining with me a half completed GLASAIR 2 project.  I had always wanted to fly and the opportunity to live on the airport is a real treat. I began flight lessons in 2017 and earned a private pilot certificate in 2019 and completed the GLASAIR project 1 month after getting my license. We continue to work on improving our property on crest and hope to enjoy it for many years.

I retired from Sea Mar Community Health in March of 2020 and currently serve as Vice President of EAA chapter 441 which meets the 4th Monday of each month at the Melma hangar on taxiway A

Crest-Airpark-Janet-G-house-1972.jpeg

Rex MacLean
Board Member (2018)

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, I began my aviation career with the FAA in 1976 after serving in the Navy as an Air Controlman (AC) during the Vietnam war.  I was in the FAAs last two-year college ATC training program at San Diego Mesa Junior College with a Gillespie Tower posting.  While a “Weekend Warrior” in the USNR, I hired into the FAA as a Flight Service Specialist at Daggett Radio, subsequently transferring to Oakland Radio, Redding ATCT, Sacramento Metro ATCT, Stockton ATCT/TRACON, Edwards/R2508 RAPCON, Headquarters Military Operations/Procedures, Andrews AFB ATCT/TRACON, Napa County ATCT, NAS Fallon ATREP (Northern California, Norther Nevada, Southern Oregon, and Idaho), finally landing at Western Service Centers Operations Support Group as an Operations Support Specialist, then South Airspace/Procedures Team Manager, and recently returned to my Operations Support Specialist position as the Western Desert District Specialist.  Counting my Navy time as an AC, August  16th was my 45th anniversary as an Air Traffic Controller.

I’m a pilot and aircraft owner with a Moravan Zlin 526M Trenor Master, and a Beechcraft B23 Musketeer Custom III based in Fallon, Nevada.  My second favorite form of transportation is via motorcycles and bicyles.  I’m the father of four (two adopted), grandfather of nine, and widowed.  I have two Havaneros (the bold spicy herding dog evolution of a Havanese) infamous for herding chickens and cats.  And, a tortoiseshell queen that considers me “her staff.”