December 2003

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Yuba CIty Airport Getting a Boost

When Alan Foreman, an avid general aviation pilot, retired from “the corporate life,” he decided it was time to invest in his own aviation business. “I live here in Northern California, just outside Placerville,” he said. “I was looking for an opportunity, and (Yuba County) was the first one that came along.”

Foreman, who owns Red Carpet Aviation Services, is the fixed-base operator, or FBO, at the airport. He and his small crew essentially run the airport under a 10-year lease with the county. He’s in his second year.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Yuba CIty Airport Getting a Boost

When Alan Foreman, an avid general aviation pilot, retired from “the corporate life,” he decided it was time to invest in his own aviation business. “I live here in Northern California, just outside Placerville,” he said. “I was looking for an opportunity, and (Yuba County) was the first one that came along.”

Foreman, who owns Red Carpet Aviation Services, is the fixed-base operator, or FBO, at the airport. He and his small crew essentially run the airport under a 10-year lease with the county. He’s in his second year.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Update Hollister Airport Insurance Requirement

In this case, CPA Sr. Vice-President Doug Rice recommended the association monitor the situation but not take any action. In talking to several pilots based at Hollister, he discovered that the situation relates to a few specific users rather than the entire airport community.

It is unclear if the situation is politically motivated against individuals or the airport, but in any case the city council used poor judgment in allowing a single member to render a professional opinion to the council. The councilman?s comments to the media were inflammatory and are more appropriate for uninsured/under-insured drivers, since driving a car is also a privilege, not a right. In this case, the city council and city manager exercised poor judgment as there was a clear conflict of interest and the council member should have recused himself from the issue.