August 2004

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Nut Tree Airport

Letter to the Editor
County frittered away airport funds
The Vacaville (CA) Reporter

Reporter Editor:

Indeed, having projects at the Nut Tree Airport being put off “for years” (“Plan to expand Nut Tree Airport shelved,” The Reporter, Aug. 23) is quite disturbing to the tenants who exist today and who have needs today. The “diamond in the rough” appears opaque for the forseeable future. Looking into the future, one wonders if this is part of a plan to perhaps do something with county property other than aviation.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Nut Tree Airport

Letter to the Editor
County frittered away airport funds
The Vacaville (CA) Reporter

Reporter Editor:

Indeed, having projects at the Nut Tree Airport being put off “for years” (“Plan to expand Nut Tree Airport shelved,” The Reporter, Aug. 23) is quite disturbing to the tenants who exist today and who have needs today. The “diamond in the rough” appears opaque for the forseeable future. Looking into the future, one wonders if this is part of a plan to perhaps do something with county property other than aviation.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

KCRQ Update: Official Misconduct at Palomar Airport 8/28/04

An FAA enforcement action has developed at KCRQ to fight back for light-GA rights. Local reports are that GA users are in a struggle to resist an allegedly improper no-bid exclusive lease and development agreement that jettisons a major part of light-GA from the airport by eviction/price gouging. The developer is reportedly unqualified and inexperienced who plans to cater to a Jet market that may never materialize. The developer, who is the attorney for the former FBO/leaseholder had his client’s county lease terminated, then had a new lease given to a new company that is controlled by the attorney. The developer reportedly has a long history of not working well with the GA community. This issue is on the fast-track with national actions. As a California pilot, how does this affect you? Watch closely, the outcome could have a big impact on public access to light-GA throughout the state.