December 2005

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Terminal Area Chart Errors

Modifications to the Los Angeles Class B airspace went into effect last week, lowering the base altitudes for several VFR flyways. The new altitudes should have been printed on the back of the new Terminal Area Chart that was published Dec. 22, but due to an internal FAA glitch, the changes weren’t made. “The Class B airspace boundaries on the chart are depicted correctly, it is only the flyway (planning) altitudes on the back side of the chart that [are incorrect],” Eric Secretan, of the National Aeronautical Charting Office..

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Terminal Area Chart Errors

Modifications to the Los Angeles Class B airspace went into effect last week, lowering the base altitudes for several VFR flyways. The new altitudes should have been printed on the back of the new Terminal Area Chart that was published Dec. 22, but due to an internal FAA glitch, the changes weren’t made. “The Class B airspace boundaries on the chart are depicted correctly, it is only the flyway (planning) altitudes on the back side of the chart that [are incorrect],” Eric Secretan, of the National Aeronautical Charting Office..

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

San Diego- Montgomery Field and Brown Field

Ex-airports boss sued by city attorney
Means broke contract rules, Aguirre contends
By Jeff McDonald and David Hasemyer
STAFF WRITERS
December 14, 2005

San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre yesterday sued former airports director Tracy Means, who was fired last month for her role in approving a slew of no-bid contracts awarded to a Florida consultant.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

San Diego- Montgomery Field and Brown Field

Ex-airports boss sued by city attorney
Means broke contract rules, Aguirre contends
By Jeff McDonald and David Hasemyer
STAFF WRITERS
December 14, 2005

San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre yesterday sued former airports director Tracy Means, who was fired last month for her role in approving a slew of no-bid contracts awarded to a Florida consultant.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

USER FEES COULD HURT THOSE WHO WANT THEM THE MOST

Many of the nation’s biggest airlines are the strongest advocates for user fees. But a new white paper, “Turbulence ahead: How user fees could ground the FAA,” prepared by aviation industry expert Darryl Jenkins, shows that user fees could hurt both consumers and the airlines.” Jenkins’ research adds to the evidence that AOPA has been presenting against user fees,” said AOPA President Phil Boyer. “A user-fee funded aviation system is bad public policy, strongly opposed by general aviation pilots and, ironically, potentially harmful to the very people that it is supposed to benefit.” Jenkins reiterated AOPA’s position that the current FAA funding system works just fine.