AOPA slams L.A.’s attack on Santa Monica

The Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution April 20 to build support for legislative or administrative action to alter the departure path and close flight schools at Santa Monica Municipal Airport. AOPA weighed in with its opposition, saying that the airport has an “impressive safety record” along with operational limitations that mitigate noise, safety, and environmental concerns. The association also pointed out that the FAA “has essentially held out a blank check to construct additional safety infrastructure,” but the city of Santa Monica has refused. Read more >>