Written by Andy Wilson - California Pilots Association Director
- April 24, 2013
The California Pilots Association (CalPilots) has been heavily involved with the FAA to address power plant plume issues involving flight safety concerns. We were very pleased when the FAA recently announced it completed a Plume Study of the effects of thermal plumes on fixed wing and rotor aircraft.
In December 2013 - after opposing the location of a proposed power plant project, the California Pilots Association (CalPilots) applied to become Interveners in the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Quail Brush Generation Project (Quail Brush Genco, LLC, 11-AFC-03 siting proceedings). The CEC agreed and issued order granting CalPilots Petition to Intervene.
On January 15th, California Pilots Association Director Andy Wilson represented CalPilots in Washington DC along with seven other aviation organizations invited by the FAA to review and comment on the FAA's Safety Concerns of Industrial Plumes (Power Plants) study results.
How did the Airport Land Use Commission get placed on the now "infamous trailer bill" in the Department of Finance - Read about this questionable process in Dan Walters column. After you do, please write the Governor and ask him to remove Airport Land Use Commissions from this bill. Dan Walters: Legislative mischief on 'trailer bills' becomes easier
Written by Ben Sclair, Publisher General Aviation News
- April 05, 2012
The following post is written by California Pilots Association President Ed Rosiak. Suffice it to say, airports are vital, and must be protected. – Ben Sclair, Publisher The Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) was first introduced in California in the 70’s, after the tragic crash of a surplus Military Jet… Read More
Written by Jack Kenton - CalPilots Director at Large
- November 28, 2011
After 9/11, in the several days when no aircraft could fly, air pollution experts made a quick effort to collect air samples from monitoring sites that existed around 4 or 5 airports (LAX, ORD, STL,And, I think, DCA & BOS). The results -- with no aircraft pollutants being created -- did not show a decrease in pollutants correlated with the absence of aircraft operations. (www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/aviation02downloads/MikeKenney.pdf)