March 2014

California Airports

Residents (and pilots) Pack City Hall For Debate On Future Of Santa Monica Airport

SMO1(CalPilots Editor’s Note: Finally, someone is talking out loud about the real reason behind the city trying to close the airport – MONEY – what else. Of course you’ll have to read the entire article to find this fact hidden at the end of the article).

Santa Monica launches effort to shut down all or part of city airport – The Santa Monica City Council late Tuesday took a major step toward closing all or part of the city’s airport after July 2015 — a controversial move that could result in years of additional court battles with the federal government.

On a 6-0 vote, the council decided to develop and evaluate a strategy to scale back flight operations, cut the 5,000-foot runway by 2,000 feet and reduce aviation related services, such as fuel sales and flight schools.

California Airports

Residents (and pilots) Pack City Hall For Debate On Future Of Santa Monica Airport

SMO1(CalPilots Editor’s Note: Finally, someone is talking out loud about the real reason behind the city trying to close the airport – MONEY – what else. Of course you’ll have to read the entire article to find this fact hidden at the end of the article).

Santa Monica launches effort to shut down all or part of city airport – The Santa Monica City Council late Tuesday took a major step toward closing all or part of the city’s airport after July 2015 — a controversial move that could result in years of additional court battles with the federal government.

On a 6-0 vote, the council decided to develop and evaluate a strategy to scale back flight operations, cut the 5,000-foot runway by 2,000 feet and reduce aviation related services, such as fuel sales and flight schools.

California Airports

The time is now ~ at Santa Monica Airport!

 

CPA-logo-smallAs you may know, Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is under siege by a very small segment of the local population that has succeeded, over time, in getting sway over the City Council.

We need to change that. SMO is a frequent stop for many of you. It is a vital part of our National Airspace System. If SMO goes, so will other airports  ~ SMO is not a single airport; it is, effectively, a signal airport.

California Airports

The time is now ~ at Santa Monica Airport!

 

CPA-logo-smallAs you may know, Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is under siege by a very small segment of the local population that has succeeded, over time, in getting sway over the City Council.

We need to change that. SMO is a frequent stop for many of you. It is a vital part of our National Airspace System. If SMO goes, so will other airports  ~ SMO is not a single airport; it is, effectively, a signal airport.