Letter Regarding Aqua Dulce

To read the letter written to Supervisor Michael Antonovich please clip the more button. CALIFORNIA PILOTS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 6868
San Carlos, CA 94070
Tel. (650) 594-9300

September 8, 2004

Supervisor Michael Antonovich
Hall of Administration, Room 869
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Re: Agua Dulce Airpark

Dear Supervisor Antonovich:

Our Association assists counties and cities in preserving California’s public and public use airports. Aqua Dulce Airpark is the region’s on-ramp and off-ramp to the nation’s aerial highways. It must be preserved for future generations of California users to serve those engaged in business, law enforcement, fire control and emergency relief.

Situated strategically between the San Andreas and San Gabriel Faults, the Agua Dulce Airpark demonstrated its value dramatically following the January 1994 Northridge earthquake. During the period of January 17 through January 23 the Airpark accommodated 234 inbound flights and 230 outbound flights. Users included personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Atlantic Richfield (pipeline survey), General Telephone, Santa Monica Police Department, Los Angeles County Department of Water and Power, Allstate Insurance Company, Rasmussen Construction Company, Radio Station KLOS, and Daugherty Company Insurance Brokers . In addition, there were numerous individual flights by private users for urgent personal transportation purposes.P

The Airpark has a long history as an emergency landing airport for overflying aircraft experiencing mechanical difficulties. It also serves as an alternate airport for aircraft arriving from the east or north that are unable to enter the Los Angeles Basin because of bad weather.

Agua Dulce Airpark must be preserved and operationally enhanced as an important part of Los Angeles County’s transportation infrastructure. As the area’s population increases, the Airpark will be of great benefit to future generations of Los Angeles County residents.

Thank you for considering this request.

Yours truly,

Jay C. White, President