February 2008

Aviation Interest

Important Information On Coastal Overflight Regulations

Many pilots are not aware of the drastic effects low overflights can have on seabird colonies. There are both 2000 ft AGL recommendations and 1000 ft AGL regulations to prevent low overflights above California marine sanctuary waters. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game also maintain regulations preventing disturbance to wildlife from aircraft. Currently the FAA recognizes the 2000 ft AGL recommendation on aeronautical charts. This notice to pilots is to provide information on these regulations and tips on how best to avoid wildlife disturbance.

Aviation Interest

Important Information On Coastal Overflight Regulations

Many pilots are not aware of the drastic effects low overflights can have on seabird colonies. There are both 2000 ft AGL recommendations and 1000 ft AGL regulations to prevent low overflights above California marine sanctuary waters. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game also maintain regulations preventing disturbance to wildlife from aircraft. Currently the FAA recognizes the 2000 ft AGL recommendation on aeronautical charts. This notice to pilots is to provide information on these regulations and tips on how best to avoid wildlife disturbance.

California Airports

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport Completes Safety Projects

Friday, February 22, 2008
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport completes $35M in safety projects
The Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport has completed $35 million in airfield safety projects after three years of construction. The finished projects announced Tuesday include the relocation of the airport’s instrument landing system-runway equipment used by pilots to land in bad weather-which was scheduled to be down until April.

California Airports

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport Completes Safety Projects

Friday, February 22, 2008
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport completes $35M in safety projects
The Associated Press

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport has completed $35 million in airfield safety projects after three years of construction. The finished projects announced Tuesday include the relocation of the airport’s instrument landing system-runway equipment used by pilots to land in bad weather-which was scheduled to be down until April.

California Airports

Sonoma County Airport

Sunday, February 10, 2008
Sonoma County airport hoping to lure Marin travelers
By Nancy Isles Nation
The Marin (CA) Independent

Officials with the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport want to make a pitch for more Marin travelers to use Santa Rosa as an alternative to flying from San Francisco or Oakland – but it could be a hard sell because its service is limited. Jon Stout, the airport manager, said he will try to get funding to market to Marin and other counties. The amount has not been determined, he said. The Sonoma County airport has taken on more visibility since Horizon Air started service from Santa Rosa to Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles last March. On April 24, Las Vegas will be added, departing daily at 7:35 p.m. and returning to Sonoma at 10:15 p.m., a two-hour flight. Horizon declined to comment on its success in Sonoma. Spokeswoman Jennifer Boyer said only: “We’re happy there. It’s exciting being part of Charles Schulz airport.”