Pilot Briefing

Dunsmuir Mott Tree Heights Impact Siskiyou County Airports

Caltrans has suspended flight permit operations to Dunsmuir Muni Mott, and airport funds to five Siskiyou County-run airports have been suspended due to safety concerns over County height ordinance enforcement and wording.

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Airports Across the Pond

I don’t know if you are aware but many pilots in the UK hold up GA in the USA as a panacea and something only to be dreamed of over here. I don’t think many of us realise that you are subject to the same pressures against your facilities and the same imperatives to defend your liberties. I’m sure the fact that we can look so enviously upon GA in the USA is in no small part the result of the vigilance of people such as yourselves and the support you find within your “user community.”

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(News of interest to California’s 72,000 pilots)

Oceanside (OKB): The newly formed Oceanside Airport Association has become the latest member to join CPA’s statewide family of airport, pilot and hangar associations.

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Presidents Corner

Editor’s Commentary

Our esteemed president usually fills this page, but this month we wanted to do it on his behalf with a special thank-you of sorts. For the past 16 years, Jay has taken on the challenges of guiding the California Pilots Association through often-turbulent skies. Many new members may not be aware the degree to which Jay has shaped California’s aero-political airscape. They need to know the left seat occupant…

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The Write Stuff

Last month, we looked at the FAA’s response to CPA’s petition to Secretary Norman Mineta concerning the FAA’s inaction regarding Airport Assurance Agreements. As a follow-up, CPA president Jay C. White sent a letter to California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein. Imagine what could happen if she received one thousand more such letters… nudge nudge hint hint… -Ed.

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