January 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

EAA – USER FEES Not Justified

January 25, 2007 – Almost exactly one year after former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta brought up the idea of a user-fee based air traffic control system to the Aero Club of Washington, his successor brought the same flawed proposal to the same group. In response, EAA and the rest of the general aviation community maintain their message to the attempt of the nation?s airlines to offload expenses onto general aviation.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

EAA – USER FEES Not Justified

January 25, 2007 – Almost exactly one year after former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta brought up the idea of a user-fee based air traffic control system to the Aero Club of Washington, his successor brought the same flawed proposal to the same group. In response, EAA and the rest of the general aviation community maintain their message to the attempt of the nation?s airlines to offload expenses onto general aviation.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

San Diego – Sunroads Lawsuit Heats Up

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Caltrans chides city about work on building
Criticism is off-base, San Diego official says
By Alex Roth and David Hasemyer
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune

The city of San Diego needs to crack down on a developer whose 12-story building near Montgomery Field interferes with airport flight patterns, the state Department of Transportation has concluded in a harshly worded letter to city officials. By allowing Sunroad Enterprises to add a roof or do any other work on the top two floors of an office tower whose height violates federal and state aviation regulations, the city is permitting the developer to “disregard public safety,” Jeff Brown, a state transportation aviation safety officer, wrote in the Jan. 19 letter.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

San Diego – Sunroads Lawsuit Heats Up

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Caltrans chides city about work on building
Criticism is off-base, San Diego official says
By Alex Roth and David Hasemyer
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune

The city of San Diego needs to crack down on a developer whose 12-story building near Montgomery Field interferes with airport flight patterns, the state Department of Transportation has concluded in a harshly worded letter to city officials. By allowing Sunroad Enterprises to add a roof or do any other work on the top two floors of an office tower whose height violates federal and state aviation regulations, the city is permitting the developer to “disregard public safety,” Jeff Brown, a state transportation aviation safety officer, wrote in the Jan. 19 letter.