May 2003

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

May/June 2002 Base To Final

Base To Final
by David R. Aldridge, Editor

I finished the Commercial rating not long ago, and CFI immediately came into view as the next target to be acquired. A brief read through the materials to prep the brain seemed in order, and I was about half way through when I met a guy we’ll call Bill.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

May/June 2002 GOLDEN STATE NOTAMS

GOLDEN STATE NOTAMS

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

CARMEL VALLEY’S FINAL STAND
(submitted by CPA Rep Jeff Hand)

You may recall that last year Monterey County passed an amortization ordinance to close Carmel Valley Airport. The County admitted that an environmental review would be required based on the airport’s designation as a California historic resource, but the County was banking on the fact that the historic designation would be overturned by the State Historic Resources Commission last November. It wasn’t.

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May/June 2002 BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CASTLE AIRPORT

Presidents Corner

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CASTLE AIRPORT

Castle Air Force Base, near Merced, became Castle Airport after the military relinquished it to civilian control. The transition to civilian use was not as smooth as it should have been. A joint powers authority was formed to administer and operate the airport. The airport did not fare well under the authority.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

May/June 2002 WHILE WEAVERVILLE WAITS

WHILE WEAVERVILLE WAITS…

The progress of the Weaverville airport relocation (due to the non standard uphill one-way runway) was discussed at the Trinity County Advisory Committee meeting held April 19 2002. The annual Trinity County Pilots Association (a CPA chapter) dinner meeting was scheduled immediately thereafter to update members attending. The $21M project will be funded 95.5% by State and Federal grants.