November 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Pleasanton CA. Considers ‘Bully’ Tactic on Livermore Airport

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Cities split on airport regulation
Pleasanton may sue Livermore over environmental impact analysis
By Meera Pal and Eric Kurhi
The Tri-Valley (CA) Herald PLEASANTON – The city may soon file a lawsuit against the city of Livermore for approving an increase in operations at their city airport without first analyzing potential environmental impacts. “We have talked to Livermore on numerous occasions,” said Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho, who added he has not yet received a response. Last week, Pleasanton sent a letter “once again requesting that the City of Livermore perform an environmental review to determine what impacts, if any, could be expected as a result of the approval of the ground lease.”

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Livermore Airport – Another Point of View

Cool airport ruckus
Contra Costa Times
Article Launched: 11/07/2007 03:00:20 AM PST IT’S TIME FOR RESIDENTS near the Livermore Municipal Airport to cool their jets. The city has selected a private company to take over fuel sales and other concessions at the airport as well as construction of new hangars. But, residents from Livermore and Pleasanton who live nearby are warning that this is the first step in a major expansion. Pleasanton city officials also have gotten involved, insisting on completion of an environmental impact report before the new company takes over. The complaints appear to be a case of overheated NIMBYism (Not in my back yard -Ed) based on a lot of unfounded fears. First, the airport has been in its current location since 1965, before most of the homes in the area were built. So the residents should expect some airplane noise in their neighborhood.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Livermore Airport – Another Point of View

Cool airport ruckus
Contra Costa Times
Article Launched: 11/07/2007 03:00:20 AM PST IT’S TIME FOR RESIDENTS near the Livermore Municipal Airport to cool their jets. The city has selected a private company to take over fuel sales and other concessions at the airport as well as construction of new hangars. But, residents from Livermore and Pleasanton who live nearby are warning that this is the first step in a major expansion. Pleasanton city officials also have gotten involved, insisting on completion of an environmental impact report before the new company takes over. The complaints appear to be a case of overheated NIMBYism (Not in my back yard -Ed) based on a lot of unfounded fears. First, the airport has been in its current location since 1965, before most of the homes in the area were built. So the residents should expect some airplane noise in their neighborhood.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Firefighting – Small Airports Serve the State Well as Emergency Hubs

Saturday, October 27, 2007
Hemet’s normally sleepy airport fills with firefighting planes
By: RANI GUPTA
The San Diego (CA) North County Times

Air Tanker

Normally, the World War II-era air traffic control tower at Hemet-Ryan Airport stays empty, as the volume is so light that controllers aren’t needed.

This week, the airport roared to life as it became a base for planes and helicopters flying out to douse nearby wildfires. To help guide the state firefighting aircraft, eight federal air traffic controllers and managers have been brought in from airports in and around the Inland Empire.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Firefighting – Small Airports Serve the State Well as Emergency Hubs

Saturday, October 27, 2007
Hemet’s normally sleepy airport fills with firefighting planes
By: RANI GUPTA
The San Diego (CA) North County Times

Air Tanker

Normally, the World War II-era air traffic control tower at Hemet-Ryan Airport stays empty, as the volume is so light that controllers aren’t needed.

This week, the airport roared to life as it became a base for planes and helicopters flying out to douse nearby wildfires. To help guide the state firefighting aircraft, eight federal air traffic controllers and managers have been brought in from airports in and around the Inland Empire.