February 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

AOPA’s Boyer Goes Directly to Media on User Fee Debate

Phil Boyer, President of The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, has never been one to mince words, and his press conference with Washington DC reporters regarding the ongoing debate over FAA and airline-proposed user fees was no exception. Boyer met with reporters at the National Press Club ahead of President Bush’s fiscal year 2008 budget submission to Congress scheduled for next week. Briefing reporters on what AOPA sees as the key items in the upcoming budget submission, Boyer (right) said the FAA is seeking a radical new user-fee based funding system, and dramatic tax increases for aviation users.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Oceanside- FAA Clarifies Airport Longevity

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Oceanside officials have own ideas about FAA letter
By Lola Sherman
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune

OCEANSIDE – A day after receiving a Federal Aviation Administration letter warning that the agency would never allow Oceanside Municipal Airport to be closed or developed commercially, city officials were still sorting out what it meant. Councilman Jerry Kern said yesterday that the FAA wants Oceanside to improve the airport in the San Luis Rey Valley and yet has turned down the city’s requests for a grant to make changes.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Oceanside- FAA Clarifies Airport Longevity

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Oceanside officials have own ideas about FAA letter
By Lola Sherman
The San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune

OCEANSIDE – A day after receiving a Federal Aviation Administration letter warning that the agency would never allow Oceanside Municipal Airport to be closed or developed commercially, city officials were still sorting out what it meant. Councilman Jerry Kern said yesterday that the FAA wants Oceanside to improve the airport in the San Luis Rey Valley and yet has turned down the city’s requests for a grant to make changes.