Thermal Airport Takes Off — The Desert Sun, CA — January 26th, 2004

THERMAL — John Obradovichhas been waiting for a hangar to open up at the Bermuda Dunes Airport for more than three years. He wants to protect his Piper Lance, a single engine six-seater airplane, from the effects of the hot desert sun.

His wait will soon be over.

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Noise Irks Neighbors of Livermore Airport – Contra Costa Times, CA

LIVERMORE – When the Livermore Municipal Airport was moved to the western edge of town in the early 1960s, it was to escape all that baby boom-era housing development cropping up near the city’s then-existing airfield on Rincon Avenue.

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This event will feature 22 vintage aircraft, including the B-52D, RB-36, KC-135, and SR-71. This is the Eighth Annual Open Cockpit Day and it will be held Sunday, May 30th 10-4.

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The Division of Aeronautics (Division), in the California Department of Transportation, focuses on maintaining a safe air transportation system statewide. Core safety activities include: permitting and conducting periodic airport and heliport inspections; investigating the acquisition of proposed school sites, community colleges, and state buildings near airports; and authorizing helicopter landings near schools. In the year ending June 30, 2003, the Division conducted 216 airport safety inspections (including 107 FAA Airport Master Record inspections); 133 heliport inspections, almost all at hospitals; and 446 helicopter landing authorizations near schools.

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