May 2010

Aviation Interest

Stockton Airport Land Fill Issues

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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.

Aviation Interest

California Obviously Clueless When it Comes to Flight Schools

California passes requirements for flight schools
Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 48 into law last fall, which mandates FAA-approved flight schools satisfy certain requirements. Called the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009, the law will require flight schools to pay a yearly fee (i.e., more taxes ….Ed) and open their books to regulators. A hearing about how to implement the law is set for June 7.