June 2009

Aviation Interest

Santa Monica Maneuvers (Again) To Keep Jet Ban

Santa Monica city officials have appealed an FAA decision which overturned a city ordinance banning jet traffic at Santa Monica City Airport. The Santa Moncia Daily Press reports that the city council had cited safety concerns when they put the jet ban in place. The said it was to protect residents who have homes some 300 feet from the end of the runway, and that there were inadequate safety measures in place at the airport.
Editor’s Note: Santa Monica and the surrounding municipalities are the ones responsible for the safety issues they created allowing the airport to be completely encroached.

Aviation Interest

TSA Changes Restrictions On Transient Pilots

The TSA has enacted a new security directive (SD-8G) that means transient pilots flying into airports with commercial service will not need an airport badge or background check as previously required. The directive takes effect June 1 and instead requires pilots to “remain close to their aircraft” leaving it only for trips to and from the FBO or airport exit, according to AOPA. (Editor’s Note: Of course we don’t really know – since TSA has yet to publish anything).

Aviation Interest

TSA Changes Restrictions On Transient Pilots

The TSA has enacted a new security directive (SD-8G) that means transient pilots flying into airports with commercial service will not need an airport badge or background check as previously required. The directive takes effect June 1 and instead requires pilots to “remain close to their aircraft” leaving it only for trips to and from the FBO or airport exit, according to AOPA. (Editor’s Note: Of course we don’t really know – since TSA has yet to publish anything).