Thursday, December 30, 2004
Contentious plan for south terminal at Ontario, Calif., airport gets dropped
The Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin

ONTARIO, Calif. — An expansion proposal that included a terminal on the south side of Ontario International Airport is expected to be dropped in favor of adding terminals to the airport’s north side.

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Thursday, December 30, 2004
Commercial Flight takes off from Palmdale, Calif., marking first in 7 years
The Los Angeles (CA) Daily News

PALMDALE, Calif. — Antelope Valley’s first airline flight in nearly seven years departed Wednesday in what civic leaders hope will be a successful resumption of commercial air service.

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Monday, December 27, 2004
Hawthorne’s civic airport will get a new lease on life
City and management company officials plan to pour millions in federal grants and private money into a makeover for the facility.
By Ian Gregor
The Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze

Hawthorne’s decaying airport is about to get a much-needed makeover from a real estate management company that will lease the facility from the city and turn over a share of the profits it earns.

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Dear General Aviation Community:
Because of your strong interest, expertise, and involvement in the general aviation field, the City of Rialto cordially invites you to participate in a series of public workshops to discuss the future of the Rialto Municipal Airport.

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With the November 2nd election, supporters of San Carlos Airport received a big boost from a Redwood City environmental group. Known as the “People for Housing, Not High Rises” the group defeated a plan to build high rise buildings under the noise abatement departure path.

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Pilots in Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon, and Washington State’s Puget Sound area got an early holiday present last week. Six temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas have become much less restrictive national security areas (NSAs). That nearly completes a process AOPA initiated earlier this year to reduce the number of restricted areas nationwide

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Sunday, December 26, 2004
Residential airports are hot properties
By LEROY STANDISH
The Victorville (CA) Daily Press

When Chuck Laird wakes up in the mornings he can roll out of bed and soar to 5,000 feet quicker than most people can make it from the garage to the freeway.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Rialto enacts building ban near airport
By BRAD A. GREENBERG
The San Bernardino (CA) County Sun

RIALTO – City officials don’t want to blow this opportunity.

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Southern California pilots say the KFI radio tower near Fullerton was an accident waiting to happen. That accident indeed happened on Sunday, when a Cessna 182 collided with the tower, killing both occupants, destroying the aircraft and bringing down the 820-foot (MSL) tall structure.

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Monday, December 20, 2004
Airport properties entice developers nationwide
By Robert Goldfield
The Portland (OR) Business Journal

While officials in Portland continue their effort to guide development of the 120-acre Cascade Station near Portland International Airport, other cities see airport opportunities as well.

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