Friday, June 17, 2005
Councilmembers want airport discussion
Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto Vice Mayor Judy Kleinberg and Councilmember Vic Ojakian will ask their colleagues Monday to open a discussion about the future of the Palo Alto Airport.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Airport wants to finalize land purchases
By David Bunker
The Sierra Sun, Truckee (CA)

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District wants to acquire some 30 acres of land near its crosswind runway by finalizing months-long land negotiations with its neighbor.

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uesday, June 14, 2005
Airport authority narrowing site possibilities
By MARK WALKER
The San Diego (CA) North County Times

SAN DIEGO —- Go south, go east or go nowhere. Those appear to be the only remaining options when it comes to a new or expanded regional airport to serve the county for decades to come.

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Sunday, June 12, 2005,
Property owner sues airport commission, county
By DAVE DOWNEY
The San Diego (CA) North County Times

An Orange County-based landowner has filed suit in Riverside Superior Court to throw out a new land-use plan targeting properties around French Valley Airport that restricts the firm’s development options on 52 acres south of the runway.

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I was honored to attend the presentation of Senate Bill 335, presented by Senator Maldonado, in Sacramento in early April. The bill would require the appropriation of $15 million annually, 2005 to 2009, from the General Fund to the Division of Aeronautics for the purpose of funding grants for airport security, safety, and capacity needs?. I was a fill in for one of the California Pilot Associations Director-at-Large who had to work (remember we are all volunteers). The California Pilots Association felt it was important enough to make other arrangements which landed me the replacement task.

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AOPA President Phil Boyer and Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn met with Watsonville, California, city officials Wednesday to add national pressure to protect Watsonville Municipal Airport. The city is considering allowing more incompatible land use, including residential development that would threaten the airport. But Boyer reminded Mayor Ana Ventura Pheres that once the airport…

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California TFR: Until Further Notice NOTAM: 5/4546 Issued: 06/09/2005 00:00 Effective: Immediately – Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA – LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: LAGUNA BEACH CA. FDC 5/4546 ZLA CA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS LAGUNA BEACH, CA. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(2) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Terminal 2 becomes focal point for airport expansion
By Jeff Ristine
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune

The operators of San Diego International Airport have decided to make Terminal 2 the focal point of a proposed 10-gate expansion.

In a unanimous vote Monday, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority agreed that a build-out of Terminal 2 West, the newest section of the airport, should be the preferred option in a master plan to meet projected increases in air operations through 2015.

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Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta and FAA Administrator Marion Blakey are using every available public opportunity to predict an FAA funding meltdown by 2007. However, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), revenue into the trust fund will be up 53 percent. At a May 4th House aviation subcommittee hearing, AOPA President…

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No title NBAA Chairman and CEO Ed Bolen recently joined National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President Jim Coyne in sending a letter expressing strong opposition to pending Senate legislation that would prohibit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) from providing weather reports, forecasting and data collection services free of charge to the public.

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