January 2006

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Anti-airport Group Marks its Success

Monday, January 2, 2006
Anti-airport group marks its success
Staff will hold a Feb. 15 victory party and final meeting before storing paperwork.
By LAYLAN CONNELLY and JEFF ROWE
THE ORANGE COUNTY (CA) REGISTER

IRVINE – From the beginning, opponents of the airport plan at the El Toro base said they would throw a grand party once the proposal died.

At last they can. It took a decade for the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority to achieve its goal – the defeat of an international, commercial airport at the old Marine base, and now a 500-person, invitation-only victory bash is scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Irvine Marriott. About the same time, the anti-airport group will meet a final time, and the coalition of 10 south-county cities then will go into “hibernation,” said ETRPA spokeswoman Meg Waters.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Open Letter to Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors

December 19, 2005
Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
701 Ocean Street
Room 500
Santa Cruz CA 95060-4069

Attn: Supervisor Ellen Pirie
Re: Watsonville Municipal Airport
Dear Board of Supervisors:

As a private pilot who frequently uses Watsonville airport I write to urge you to keep the airport safety zones clear and not annex any County land to the City of Watsonville, which would then develop it, always a precursor to removing the airport in its entirety.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Open Letter to Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors

December 19, 2005
Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
701 Ocean Street
Room 500
Santa Cruz CA 95060-4069

Attn: Supervisor Ellen Pirie
Re: Watsonville Municipal Airport
Dear Board of Supervisors:

As a private pilot who frequently uses Watsonville airport I write to urge you to keep the airport safety zones clear and not annex any County land to the City of Watsonville, which would then develop it, always a precursor to removing the airport in its entirety.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Planning on Flying in the Washington, DC Area?

Online training is now available to help general aviation pilots understand the complexities of today’s stricter airspace rules and reduce violations of restricted airspace, the FAA said on Tuesday. The training is meant for any pilots who fly in or near restricted areas, especially around Washington, D.C. The course provides detailed information on the requirements and procedures required to operate in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and other restricted airspace.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Planning on Flying in the Washington, DC Area?

Online training is now available to help general aviation pilots understand the complexities of today’s stricter airspace rules and reduce violations of restricted airspace, the FAA said on Tuesday. The training is meant for any pilots who fly in or near restricted areas, especially around Washington, D.C. The course provides detailed information on the requirements and procedures required to operate in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and other restricted airspace.