Volunteer Vacancies and Opportunities Just before closing up the CalPilots display at the California Aviation Day, an individual came to me with a concern. He discussed a situation in which a privately owned, public use airport was facing a threat of closure because someone had built a fly fishing attraction next door and believed the airplanes flying nearby were causing harm to their business. (Yes, the scenario sounds incredulous -- airplane disturbing fish? -- but the threat is real!) He then asked simply if CalPilots could help with the airport's defense. My answer was both honest and revealing. "Yes," I said. "CalPilots can help, but how deeply we can get involved will depend on the time our volunteers have available."
Written by General Aviation News STAFF
- May 14, 2015
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Five Rivers Aviation has broken ground on a new FBO and hangar complex for the Livermore Airport (KLVK).The initial phase of the $5 million project includes 25,000 square feet of hangar space, as well as a 6,000-square-foot FBO complete with pilot and charter support amenities.
This year, the Columbia Airport will be celebrating its 49th Annual Father's Day Fly-In from June 19-21st, 2015. The event, sponsored by the airport, will celebrate the holiday weekend with live music, airplane rides, and family-friendly activities.
The weekend-long event is dedicated to Cal Fire pilot, Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, who died last year flying for the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite. A small dedication will precede the National Anthem at 11:30 a.m. at the opening ceremony on Saturday.
WATSONVILLE Six months after Props Restaurant & Lounge shuttered at the Watsonville Municipal Airport, a new restaurant is looking to fill the vacant space. Ella's at the Airport will seek approval by the Watsonville City Council Tuesday to lease the space on 100 Aviation Way for three years.In August, the airport submitted a request for proposals, and after receiving various responses, selected a proposal by Sergio Angeles and Tiffany Ella King, according to a report by Steve Palmisano, director of Public Works and Utilities, and Rayvon Williams , airport manager. King also owns Cafe Ella at 734 East Lake Ave. Since its 2007 opening, it has amassed a sizable base of loyal customers who snap up the lunchtime offerings, but who have also beseeched her to offer dinner. While the small space made such endeavors a difficult proposition , moving into the new digs will not only allow for the expanded menu, but will also let King grow her burgeoning catering arm of the restaurant. "We're very excited about it," King said.
The city of San Luis Obispo is following the right course in standing by its decision to allow residential development in the airport area at the south end of town, over objections of the county Airport Land Use Commission and Caltrans' Division of Aeronautics.
FAA Proposes List of Approaches to Be Removed TOn April 13, 2015, the FAA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that contains a list of 736 redundant or underutilized VOR and NDB standard instrument approach procedures that have been identified for cancellation. The complexity and cost to the FAA of maintaining the ground based equipment for these approaches while expanding the new area navigation (RNAV) capability is not sustainable. To view the list of approaches slated for elimination, go to www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/reports/ or go to the Federal Register notice. Comments may be submitted on or before May 28, 2015.
Written by Mike Citro - Hayward Air Rally
- April 14, 2015
The Hayward Air Rally is celebrating its 51st anniversary in 2015 with a one day Air Rally to Bend Oregon.Over the 50 year history of the Hayward Air Rally, originally known as the Hayward-Las Vegas Air Race, the event has been a single day of flying and competition. The exception was the 2014 50th anniversary flight to Oshkosh, which took three days.
Written by GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF
- April 14, 2015
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Museum of Flying will host the induction into the California Aviation Hall of Fame of Iris Cummings Critchell, Lt. Col Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton, Robert J. "Bob" Gilliland, and Burt Rutan on Saturday, April 25. The Museum of Flying has confirmed the attendance of Critchell, Gilliland, and Rutan.
You are invited to participate in a research study being conducted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on ADS-B. The study is interested in your perceptions and motivations about the ADS-B 2020 mandate; including your perceptions about the cost of ADS-B installation. It is estimated that it will take less than 8 minutes to complete the survey.The results will measure the perceptions and motivations of aircraft owners and operators on ADS-B out.Please click on the following link to complete the ADS-B survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ADSB