February 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Oceanside – New City Council Votes to Improve Airport


Oceanside Airport

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Oceanside council votes to upgrade airport

By: DAVID STERRETT

The San Diego (CA) North County Times

OCEANSIDE — The City Council directed its staffers Wednesday to spend the next 90 days looking for money to improve the Oceanside Municipal Airport.

The council voted 4-1, with Esther Sanchez in the minority, to support Councilman Rocky Chavez’s proposal to proceed with upgrading the airport off Highway 76 in the western end of the San Luis Rey River valley.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Oceanside – New City Council Votes to Improve Airport


Oceanside Airport

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Oceanside council votes to upgrade airport

By: DAVID STERRETT

The San Diego (CA) North County Times

OCEANSIDE — The City Council directed its staffers Wednesday to spend the next 90 days looking for money to improve the Oceanside Municipal Airport.

The council voted 4-1, with Esther Sanchez in the minority, to support Councilman Rocky Chavez’s proposal to proceed with upgrading the airport off Highway 76 in the western end of the San Luis Rey River valley.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

User Fees – The Math Behind The User Fee Mayhem

FAA Worked With National Accounting Firm To Determine Allocations

Editor’s Note: Having worked with firms similar to Price Waterhouse in my high tech career, I can tell you that they respond to who is paying them. Therefore, the phrase “here are the numbers, what do you want them say” applies here. The California Pilots Association perfers a non-biased third party to review government claims, expecially one as far reaching and threatening to the Air Traffic Control System as this.

How did the Federal Aviation Administration arrive at its decision to increase fees operators of smaller aircraft would pay under its proposed new funding scheme? The FAA states it worked with accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers to designed what the agency calls “a simple, transparent, thorough, and repeatable cost allocation methodology.”

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

User Fees – The Math Behind The User Fee Mayhem

FAA Worked With National Accounting Firm To Determine Allocations

Editor’s Note: Having worked with firms similar to Price Waterhouse in my high tech career, I can tell you that they respond to who is paying them. Therefore, the phrase “here are the numbers, what do you want them say” applies here. The California Pilots Association perfers a non-biased third party to review government claims, expecially one as far reaching and threatening to the Air Traffic Control System as this.

How did the Federal Aviation Administration arrive at its decision to increase fees operators of smaller aircraft would pay under its proposed new funding scheme? The FAA states it worked with accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers to designed what the agency calls “a simple, transparent, thorough, and repeatable cost allocation methodology.”