Andy Wilson - DirectorI want to thank CalPilots Director Andy Wilson for his tireless effort in answering the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report regarding the Forward, Inc. landfill expansion project at Stockton Metropolitan Airport.
Andy worked right up to the deadline date & time to make an official response against this expansion effort.
All of us at CalPilot should be most greatful for Andy's unwavering commitment.
Thank you again!
Rick Tutt RJ Tutt Aviation Stockton Metropolitan Airport
STOCKTON - With a $1.4 million federal grant in hand, Stockton Metropolitan Airport should start construction this month on a new aircraft parking apron next to the passenger terminal, allowing it to handle multiple airline flights at once, officials said.
Asphalt paving near the airport's passenger gates may soften in summer's heat and cannot bear the weight of large commercial jets. Existing small concrete pads allow the apron to accommodate only one airliner at a time.
The San Joaquin County-operated airport plans to replace the existing apron entirely with stronger concrete, but it designed the project to be built in three separate phases depending on available funds, officials said.
STOCKTON - San Joaquin County officials selected a new airport director Tuesday in a choice reflecting an oft-spoken view from county officials that Stockton Metropolitan Airport is not just a place for planes to land and take off - it is an engine of economic development.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously selected Harry Mavrogenes to fill the post. Mavrogenes has been chief deputy county administrator since November 2012, where he has led an effort to create an economic strategy for the county, including setting up an office in Silicon Valley to attract tech companies to the county.
California Pilots Association Director Andy Wilson presented the California Pilots Association position regarding the Stockton refuse expansion before the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors On Tues Sept 24, 2013.
The landfill is located directly under the glide path approximately one mile from the end of the Stockton Airport's runway 29.
The California Pilots Association also testified before the ALUC that the landfill was inconsistent with the operation of the Stockton Airport
The California Pilots Association then testified before the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors recommended that they not approve the FEIR and also recommend they not overrule the ALUC's determination.
Passenger volume at Stockton Metropolitan Airport dropped in August, signaling the end of peak summer travel season, but the more than 5,500 travelers who departed for Las Vegas were the most in any August since Allegiant began operating at the airport in 2006, airport officials said Monday. The total was down from more than 7,300 departing passengers in both June and July.
Planning commissioners approved a boundary expansion for the largest landfill in San Joaquin County late Thursday, despite critics' fears that the decision is a step toward enlarging the landfill itself.
Rick Tutt flies with land fill seen out the window
Planes, birds could suffer consequences of bigger landfill
'This is the man cave," said pilot Rick Tutt as we ducked inside a dim hangar. Tutt smacked a button, and the 50-foot hangar door rolled up. The sun poured in on a Piper Malibu airplane. Unlike the posh destinations to which Tutt flies his clients, we were going to fly over the dump.
Stockton CA, The Stockton Airport Association cordially invites you to join us on Tuesday April 13th at 5:00pm at the Sky Room in the Main Terminal at Stockton Metro Airport. This will be a great opportunity to meet with members of your local aviation community and to become involved with the Stockton Chapter of the California Pilots Association. We are pleased to confirm that Carol Ford, VP Region 3 California Pilots Association, and President of the San Carlos San Carlos Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA), will be on hand to present the A Three-Tiered Approach to Saving Airports.