Oceanside Airport Update

NEW WEBSITE: If you have not had a chance, please check out our new website at: www.oceansideairportassociation.org.

Our OAA Secretary Rick Baker designed it. I think you will find it easier to use and keep you updated on what is going on with the OAA. Our new web server also has bandwidth available for streaming video and complex operations, which we can use to help in our educational efforts.

AIRPORT UPDATE: In spite of our best efforts the city council voted to increase the hangar and tie down rental at the Oceanside airport. On April 1st the tie down rental will go from $60 to $70. The hangar rental will go to a uniform $400.00. In some cases that is a 35% increase. This increase is directly attributable to the lawsuit that was filed by the anti- airport group. We must be ever vigilant. The fight to keep and improve the Oceanside airport will never end.

On the upside, the bids for the new hangars will be returned on Friday March 27

KOCT TELEVISION PROGRAMS: For Oceanside residents on Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 AM KOCT Channel 18 (Public Access) in Oceanside, Aviation Documentaries ?The Boat in the Sky,? Viktor, Vodka and Raw Fish? and ?San Diego Bay? will be shown. The OAA would like to thank John Proctor, Producer and Pilot, for donating his documentaries for Oceanside viewing! ?The Boat in the Sky? is his 38,000-mile journey in a restored Grumman Albatross Flying Boat; ?San Diego Bay? shows the Albatross landing in SD Bay footage is mainly from the cockpit with spectacular aerial helicopter shots of the landing. ?Viktor, Vodka and Raw Fish? has John in a Cessna traveling across the USSR . . . don?t miss these programs, great aviation viewing! We have added this program to the new calendar section on the OAA website at www.oceansideairportassociation.org

That is it for now. Hope to see you at the BBQ.

Thank you
Alan Cruise