January 2008

California Airports

Hawthorne Gets It – Santa Monica Has No Clue

December 2007
Two airports heading in different directions
Santa Monica’s facility meets resistance to expansion, but Hawthorne’s finds the neighbors welcoming.
By  While Santa Monica seeks to banish fast corporate jets from its much-contested airport, Hawthorne has rolled out a new asphalt carpet for them and other private planes. Hawthorne Municipal Airport, a.k.a. Jack Northrop Field, has just completed a $5.5-million resurfacing of its runway, part of a $25-million renovation intended to entice new air traffic and add momentum to the revitalization of the east side of the 90,000-population municipality.

California Airports

Hawthorne Gets It – Santa Monica Has No Clue

December 2007
Two airports heading in different directions
Santa Monica’s facility meets resistance to expansion, but Hawthorne’s finds the neighbors welcoming.
By  While Santa Monica seeks to banish fast corporate jets from its much-contested airport, Hawthorne has rolled out a new asphalt carpet for them and other private planes. Hawthorne Municipal Airport, a.k.a. Jack Northrop Field, has just completed a $5.5-million resurfacing of its runway, part of a $25-million renovation intended to entice new air traffic and add momentum to the revitalization of the east side of the 90,000-population municipality.

California Airports

Santa Maria – Airport Manager Gary Rice Retires

Sunday, December 30, 2007
SM Airport manager Gary Rice to retire
By Malia Spencer
The Lompoc (CA) Record

In the nearly nine years Gary Rice has been at the controls of the Santa Maria Public Airport District, he has laid the groundwork needed to take the facility into the future. Building a new baggage claim, beginning plans to extend the runway, opening a customs facility and finally gaining city approval for commercial and industrial development at the airport are just some of the many projects the airport general manager has completed or started.

California Airports

Santa Maria – Airport Manager Gary Rice Retires

Sunday, December 30, 2007
SM Airport manager Gary Rice to retire
By Malia Spencer
The Lompoc (CA) Record

In the nearly nine years Gary Rice has been at the controls of the Santa Maria Public Airport District, he has laid the groundwork needed to take the facility into the future. Building a new baggage claim, beginning plans to extend the runway, opening a customs facility and finally gaining city approval for commercial and industrial development at the airport are just some of the many projects the airport general manager has completed or started.