Hi, my name is Leigh Golden, and I’m running for the Truckee Tahoe Airport Board because in the 22 years that I’ve lived in Truckee, I’ve learned that the airport is so much more than a place where planes fly in and out. I want to inform our community about the great things that happen at the airport and hear from you about how the airport can be an even better partner to the community at large.
Meet Leigh Golden
I believe I can further the relationship between the Airport District and the community, drawing from my eight years as a member of the Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Advisory Team (ACAT), which works to minimize airport impacts on surrounding areas and to find mutual-beneficial solutions to community concerns.
Our current Airport Board of Directors has worked diligently to explore and implement new solutions to mitigate noise, but with my 40 years of experience as an airplane mechanic, and over 10,000 hours flying as a professional pilot, I know more can be done. For example, there are ways to alter the flight patterns while maintaining safe flying and decreasing noise.
Each year, I share my Mach 2 high-powered rocket at the STEM expo at the Truckee Tahoe Air Show. Someday the rocket that I built will soar several thousand feet into the air in the Black Rock Desert.
You most likely can’t tell from these images, but I’m also a musician with a love for playing the guitar and performing!