November 2006

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

User Fees – NOT The Solution

The chairman-apparent of the House Transportation Committee wasted little time in making clear his position on general aviation user fees. “The idea of a cash register in the sky to cover the cost of aviation is not appealing to me, to general aviation, to regional aviation,” said Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) at a Tuesday press conference. With the shift in power following the midterm elections, Oberstar is expected to assume the chair of the committee responsible for FAA funding.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

User Fees – NOT The Solution

The chairman-apparent of the House Transportation Committee wasted little time in making clear his position on general aviation user fees. “The idea of a cash register in the sky to cover the cost of aviation is not appealing to me, to general aviation, to regional aviation,” said Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) at a Tuesday press conference. With the shift in power following the midterm elections, Oberstar is expected to assume the chair of the committee responsible for FAA funding.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Big Bear City Airport

Saturday, November 18, 2006
Big Bear airport logs 47 crash fatalities in 25 years
By Guy McCarthy
The Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin

Big Bear City Airport, situated in the highest mountain range in Southern California, has reported 47 plane crash fatalities in the past 25 years, according to National Transportation Safety Board records. That’s more than the combined aviation deaths reported in the same time-frame at or near four airports in Redlands, Riverside, Ontario and Upland.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Big Bear City Airport

Saturday, November 18, 2006
Big Bear airport logs 47 crash fatalities in 25 years
By Guy McCarthy
The Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin

Big Bear City Airport, situated in the highest mountain range in Southern California, has reported 47 plane crash fatalities in the past 25 years, according to National Transportation Safety Board records. That’s more than the combined aviation deaths reported in the same time-frame at or near four airports in Redlands, Riverside, Ontario and Upland.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Palo Alto Airport- Fee Increases Still Unjustiifed

Saturday, November 18, 2006
City, county clash over airport fees
Palo Alto report disputes need for 7.6 percent increase in tie-down charge
By Kristina Peterson
The Palo Alto (CA) Daily News

A county commission’s recommendation to raise two key fees at the Palo Alto Airport likely won’t sit well with pilots unhappy with the county’s management of the facility. The Santa Clara County Housing Land Use Environment and Transportation Commission endorsed a business plan Thursday that would increase airport tie-down fees every year until 2017, when the county’s airport contract with Palo Alto expires. Their recommendation is only advisory – the plan must be approved by the Board of Supervisors before going into effect.