Just when you thought a new Passenger terminal was the only big thing going on at the Airport
A Grand Opening took place at the Santa Barbara Airport last month to celebrate the new self-serve fueling installation on the airport. Garry Abbott, and Mitch Laskowski Founders of MAG Aviation Fuel, headquartered in Hesperia California announced this crowning moment after a more than two year effort to achieve a truly competitive fuel outlet for general aviation pilots at the Santa Barbara Airport.

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Read the letter to Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education against the inclusion of California Flight Schools and Flight Instructors under BPPSE regulatory control. This would be bad for general aviation in the state and will no doubt cause flight school closure.

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Keeping the peace May 27, 2010 John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California, is not your typical airport. At least it’s not the typical airport I come in contact with. Bracketed on both ends of two parallel runway by highways, and surrounded by densely packed commercial and residential neighbors, noise is the enemy of…

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Rick Tutt flies with land fill seen out the window

Planes, birds could suffer consequences of bigger landfill

‘This is the man cave,” said pilot Rick Tutt as we ducked inside a dim hangar. Tutt smacked a button, and the 50-foot hangar door rolled up. The sun poured in on a Piper Malibu airplane. Unlike the posh destinations to which Tutt flies his clients, we were going to fly over the dump.

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“We are proud to be hosting the return of the Madera Air Show 2010. This event is on the weekend of May 22-23, 2010 at the Madera Airport (KMAE) and we welcome all spectators/exhibitors/statics to join us. It will be a fun family day for all. Check out www.maderaairshow.com for details. Aircraft flying in should…

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CALIFORNIA PILOTS ASSOCIATION MISSION The California Pilots Association is a non-profit public benefit California Corporation formed in 1949. The mission of our statewide volunteer organization is to promote, preserve and protect the state’s general aviation airports. We have long recognized that the state’s general aviation airports are more than irreplaceable transportation infrastructure assets. When commissioned,…

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The following California Airports have been closed, for a number of different reasons, at a rate of 1.5 per year since 1990. These invaluable California Transportation Infrastructure assets cannot be recovered. Unfortunately we will soon add Rialto and Elk Grove to the growing list of airports closed since 1990! Airport County Geographic Area Year Closed…

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They say that you can’t beat City Hall, but then whoever they are never met these determined groups from Watsonville California.

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Watsonville Airport

The Watsonville Pilots Association (WPA), the Friends of Buena Vista – a local airport neighborhood group, some local businesses, and the Sierra Club, along with the California Division of Aeronautics, and the California Pilots Association became allies against a city planning effort that provided more questions than answers.

What was the common enemy that drew these different community groups together? In 2005 the City of Watsonville created Plan 2030. Part of the plan allowed building high density housing developments around the airport, violating the runway protection zones (RPZ’s). Plan 2030 would have undoubtedly caused the community of Watsonville, and its airport (WVI), problems long term. Sound familiar?

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