Standard hangar rent /tie down fee increases, and airport manager relationship issues, are best left to those involved to resolve. Experience has shown that resolution of these issues requires that all parties sit down in a respectful, courteous and businesslike manner. The continuous state budget crisis dictates creating partnerships – which lead to success.
Yes – The California Pilots Association will assist and guide your organization in the resolution of, and suggest a strategy to address your airport’s issues. We cannot however, lead each fight. Locals are required to do the ongoing ground work to resolve their airport issues.
It is important to understand that organized local aviators are the first defense of their airport. Being proactive is important, since being reactive means lost time which might be critical to issue resolution. CALPILOTS’ position is that all airport users should belong to their local airport/pilot organization (see Three Tiered Defense).