May 2006

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Special Notice from AOPA President Phil Boyer

HELP DEFEAT THREAT TO CALIFORNIA AIRPORTS! One of California’s preeminent general aviation airports, the embattled Santa Monica Airport (SMO), is the target of potentially crippling monitoring regulations in Assembly Bill 2501. This precedent setting bill is a back-door attempt to restrict operations and is pending final approval by the State Assembly. If pilots allow AB 2501 to pass, could your airport be next?

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Special Notice from AOPA President Phil Boyer

HELP DEFEAT THREAT TO CALIFORNIA AIRPORTS! One of California’s preeminent general aviation airports, the embattled Santa Monica Airport (SMO), is the target of potentially crippling monitoring regulations in Assembly Bill 2501. This precedent setting bill is a back-door attempt to restrict operations and is pending final approval by the State Assembly. If pilots allow AB 2501 to pass, could your airport be next?

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

House Transportation-Treasury Subcommittee Increases Airport Funding

Against a backdrop of restraint and intense lobbying for increased funding by other government agencies, the FAA may be forced to accept an extra $1.4 billion or so that it doesn’t want (or the administration doesn’t want it to have). The House Transportation-Treasury subcommittee late Thursday decided to boost the FAA’s budget to $15.2 billion this year, including about $1 billion for airport improvements the administration was prepared to drop.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

House Transportation-Treasury Subcommittee Increases Airport Funding

Against a backdrop of restraint and intense lobbying for increased funding by other government agencies, the FAA may be forced to accept an extra $1.4 billion or so that it doesn’t want (or the administration doesn’t want it to have). The House Transportation-Treasury subcommittee late Thursday decided to boost the FAA’s budget to $15.2 billion this year, including about $1 billion for airport improvements the administration was prepared to drop.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

SAN DIEGO- Lindbergh Replacement- the beat goes on

Monday, May 22, 2006
Airport panel votes to put Miramar on ballot
By Jeff Ristine and Greg Gross
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO – Over the Pentagon’s objections, airport officials took a big step Monday toward asking voters to approve the idea of sharing Miramar Marine Corps Air Station with a new civilian airport to replace Lindbergh Field.