August 2010

Aviation Regulation

Line Up and Wait – September 30th

LINE UP AND WAIT PHRASEOLOGY CHANGE

  • Beginning on September 30, 2010, the words “Position and Hold” will no longer be used to instruct a pilot to enter the runway and await takeoff clearance. Under the new “Line Up and Wait” phraseology, the controller will:
    • State the call-sign.
    • State the departure runway.
    • State “Line Up and Wait”.
Aviation Regulation

Line Up and Wait – September 30th

LINE UP AND WAIT PHRASEOLOGY CHANGE

  • Beginning on September 30, 2010, the words “Position and Hold” will no longer be used to instruct a pilot to enter the runway and await takeoff clearance. Under the new “Line Up and Wait” phraseology, the controller will:
    • State the call-sign.
    • State the departure runway.
    • State “Line Up and Wait”.
Airport Support

Monterey County Airports Receive Federal Funding

Salinas airport received $2.1 million “for the phased reconstruction of parallel Taxiway B,” according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel. The project is necessary to improve the poor condition of the pavement and to meet current standards, Farr said.Other awards: Monterey Peninsula Airport: $2.3 million; Mesa Del Rey Airport (King City): $484,750; Watsonville Municipal Airport: $52,250; Hollister Municipal Airport: $30,000.

Airport Support

Monterey County Airports Receive Federal Funding

Salinas airport received $2.1 million “for the phased reconstruction of parallel Taxiway B,” according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel. The project is necessary to improve the poor condition of the pavement and to meet current standards, Farr said.Other awards: Monterey Peninsula Airport: $2.3 million; Mesa Del Rey Airport (King City): $484,750; Watsonville Municipal Airport: $52,250; Hollister Municipal Airport: $30,000.

California Airports

Byron Airport Power Plant Info

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Byron Airport in relation to both proposed power plants

August 2010
Power trade has its critics
Some feel S.J. getting bad end of energy plant deal

TRACY – A natural gas power plant proposed for just outside San Joaquin County would be justified in part by reductions in pollution from a facility in Santa Clara, far from the smoggy Valley.The 200-megawatt “peaker” plant, meant to help satisfy California’s peak energy demands, could emit up to 46 tons per year of smog-forming chemicals, according to a report released this week.To offset that pollution, developers of the Mariposa Energy Project would obtain credits from a facility which has decreased its own emissions – a kind of trade.
Editor’s Note: Here is a good opportunity to read about the power plant industry’s back room deals to pollute the air for their profit.