September 2005

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Open Letter to City Councils Everywhere

To City Councils everywhere:

Kids excell with aviation and its loud noise: the louder and lower the better. Ingore the complainers, because our youth are inspired by the planes they see. Let the windows rattle, and just watch the boys turn their heads to see. Forget about the perfect quiet neighborhood, because we’re losing a whole generation of kids who are inside, unsupervised and catatonic with video games all day.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Open Letter to City Councils Everywhere

To City Councils everywhere:

Kids excell with aviation and its loud noise: the louder and lower the better. Ingore the complainers, because our youth are inspired by the planes they see. Let the windows rattle, and just watch the boys turn their heads to see. Forget about the perfect quiet neighborhood, because we’re losing a whole generation of kids who are inside, unsupervised and catatonic with video games all day.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Oceanside Airport- A mile of Runway Can Take You Anywhere

Monday, September 26, 2005
Commentary
Oceanside- valuable airport in crisis “A mile of highway can take you a mile. A mile of runway can take you anywhere”.
By Gail Chatfield
The San Diego (CA) North County Times

Seventy-plus years ago when the Oceanside Municipal Airport was constructed, its location probably seemed like the back of beyond. But that was then. Today the airport seems to be in the way of condos and Costco. It’s divided the City Council and has been bashed as a “hobbyist airport.” Ironic, since Oceanside has municipal golf courses that also cater to a “hobbyist” clientele.