Congressmen Denny Rehberg (Montana), Allen Boyd (Florida), Vernon Ehlers (Michigan), Mike Simpson (Idaho) and Walt Minnick (Idaho) have jointly introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives supporting recreational aviation and backcountry airstrips on America’s public lands.

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How our laws are really made By Karen de Sá SACRAMENTO — Imagine: At a time when California is lurching from crisis to crisis, a legislator has an idea to make life better. He puts together a bill, gathers support and shepherds it into law. If only Sacramento worked like that. Instead, it often works…

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The nearly decade-long debate and litigation process involving the Watsonville Pilots Association, Friends of Buena Vista, the Sierra Club, along with Caltrans Division of Aeronautics versus the City of Watsonville, has finally concluded. The protracted process included countless meetings, extensive input from all groups, and a favorable ruling by the Santa Cruz County Superior Court, which supported the Pilots Association and Friends of Buena Vista (et al). Although the city challenged the ruling, 18 months later the appeals court upheld the earlier decision, thereby establishing a legal precedent that mandated compliance with the Airport Land Use Handbook.

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FAA Proposes Heightened Flight Controls Over Long Beach Airport; Pilots Say It’s Not Needed

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public comment on whether to enforce stricter air traffic controls at Long Beach Airport after a reported increase in mid-air collision warnings.

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The Oceano Airport on the central coast of California is “a slice of paradise,” according to blogger Lakshmi Vempati. An engineer and project manager, Vempati recently took a flight in an open-cockpit Boeing Stearman as a birthday present.

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VIP NOTAM- Atherton, CA Notice Number: NOTC2397 July 8, 2010 Atherton, CA 3NMR- 3,000 FT AGL Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued. *Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest…

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VIP NOTAM – Los Angeles, CA. Notice Number: NOTC2398 July 08-09, 2010 Los Angeles 3 NMR SFC-2,999 AGL Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov. *Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local…

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Third phase of Chico airport apron project begins

CHICO — The third phase of a Chico Municipal Airport improvement project is currently under way, with crews working to tear out and replace 450,000 square feet of concrete in an area where airplanes park.

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