July 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

User Fees – Blakley Shows Up at Oshkosh – Same Old Story

Outgoing FAA Administrator Marion Blakey gave one last pitch for the implementation of general aviation user fees at EAA AirVenture on Thursday. And a gracious capacity crowd attending the annual “Meet The Boss” session let her have her say. During her introduction, EAA President Tom Poberezny noted that the FAA reauthorization bill is before Congress and that means the debate at the grass roots level is over. But Blakey, who could have let the issue go, instead suggested that Congress’s failure to implement a “cost-based” system of revenue generation could result in blocks of airspace being closed to general aviation.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Hollister City Officials Optimistic on Airport Deals

Saturday, July 21, 2007 City Officials Optimistic on Airport Deals The Hollister (CA) Free Lance Hollister – City Council members reached Friday weren’t concerned how a plan to build a fire air-attack base at the Hollister Municipal Airport clashes with a developer’s potentially lucrative hangar proposal, and the officials expressed optimism that both types of facilities could be built there. City Councilman Doug Emerson, for one, sees the potential dilemma as a chance for serious talks about the airport’s future. Hollister officials are open, meanwhile, to the possibility of requesting bids on similar jet center projects and choosing the one that best fits the airport’s needs.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Hollister City Officials Optimistic on Airport Deals

Saturday, July 21, 2007 City Officials Optimistic on Airport Deals The Hollister (CA) Free Lance Hollister – City Council members reached Friday weren’t concerned how a plan to build a fire air-attack base at the Hollister Municipal Airport clashes with a developer’s potentially lucrative hangar proposal, and the officials expressed optimism that both types of facilities could be built there. City Councilman Doug Emerson, for one, sees the potential dilemma as a chance for serious talks about the airport’s future. Hollister officials are open, meanwhile, to the possibility of requesting bids on similar jet center projects and choosing the one that best fits the airport’s needs.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Merced, CA. – Three Airlines Want Merced route

Saturday, July 21, 2007
Three airlines want Merced route, even the one that wanted out
By Corinne Reilly
The Merced (CA) Sun

Three airlines want to provide passenger air service to and from Merced, including one that just two months ago announced its plans to stop all local flights. Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group said in May it wanted to drop flights to Merced and Visalia, reporting that it was losing money on the routes. But on Friday, Mesa and two newcomers – Vision Air and Great Lakes Aviation – submitted proposals to fly to and from the Merced Municipal Airport. All three are competing to score a federal subsidy that will allow one of them to provide local flights.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Merced, CA. – Three Airlines Want Merced route

Saturday, July 21, 2007
Three airlines want Merced route, even the one that wanted out
By Corinne Reilly
The Merced (CA) Sun

Three airlines want to provide passenger air service to and from Merced, including one that just two months ago announced its plans to stop all local flights. Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group said in May it wanted to drop flights to Merced and Visalia, reporting that it was losing money on the routes. But on Friday, Mesa and two newcomers – Vision Air and Great Lakes Aviation – submitted proposals to fly to and from the Merced Municipal Airport. All three are competing to score a federal subsidy that will allow one of them to provide local flights.