August 2006

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Zamperini Field, now Torrance Municipal Airport Book Published

The first book ever published on the history of Zamperini Field, the Torrance Municipal Airport will be released August 28, 2006. Titled ?Torrance Airport?, it is being released by Arcadia Publishing as one of the first in their Images of Aviation series. Over ten years of research has been distilled into its 128 pages, 205 photographs and maps, six chapters and 15,000 words. This seminal work should be of interest to pilots, historians, homeowner groups, World War II buffs and may be skimmed lightly through the illustrations or read thoroughly for more depth.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Zamperini Field, now Torrance Municipal Airport Book Published

The first book ever published on the history of Zamperini Field, the Torrance Municipal Airport will be released August 28, 2006. Titled ?Torrance Airport?, it is being released by Arcadia Publishing as one of the first in their Images of Aviation series. Over ten years of research has been distilled into its 128 pages, 205 photographs and maps, six chapters and 15,000 words. This seminal work should be of interest to pilots, historians, homeowner groups, World War II buffs and may be skimmed lightly through the illustrations or read thoroughly for more depth.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

LAX ILS Power Malfunction a Mystery

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Landing System Failure Unsolved at LAX
By GILLIAN FLACCUS
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Federal officials said Tuesday they do not know what is causing a critical instrument landing system to fail at Los Angeles International Airport. The system, a beacon that guides planes to one of the airport’s runways, has shut off twice within a week, most recently for about 40 minutes Monday. That created delays of up to 45 minutes as controllers kept planes circling.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

LAX ILS Power Malfunction a Mystery

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Landing System Failure Unsolved at LAX
By GILLIAN FLACCUS
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Federal officials said Tuesday they do not know what is causing a critical instrument landing system to fail at Los Angeles International Airport. The system, a beacon that guides planes to one of the airport’s runways, has shut off twice within a week, most recently for about 40 minutes Monday. That created delays of up to 45 minutes as controllers kept planes circling.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Cable Airport- Important Meeting Aug 28th

Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Proposed Housing Could Doom CA’s Cable Airport
By Mark Petix
The Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin

If the city approves a 355-home development near Cable Airport, Bob Cable says the airport’s days are numbered. “I’m dead,” said Cable, the airport’s president. “It’s as simple as that. In the next 10 to 12 years there will be no more Cable Airport.” The Planning Commission, acting as the Airport Land Use Committee, has approved the Upland Crossing Development.