The Santa Maria Valley 99s in conjunction with the Friends of Oceano Airport are pleased to announce a free community event on May 14th. The San Luis Obispo Country supervisors have proclaimed the second Saturday in May as Oceano Airport Celebration Day.

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For GA pilots, dealing with air traffic control (ATC) can be daunting. From using the correct phraseology and finding applicable NOTAMS to keeping on top of new technology and changing procedures, interacting with ATC adds another layer to an already full portfolio of GA safety considerations.

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Please do your part – We urge everyone to call your State Senator as soon as possible and ask him/her to support SB-619, which will come to the floor for a vote this week. You can find your Senator’s address and phone number online at: http://192.234.213.69/smapsearch/framepage.asp For more background info –

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It was clear from the beginning that the Center of Environmental Health’s intent to sue California avgas suppliers was a fund raising strategy. We strongly suggest that you get the word out to insure no one donates to this Eco-Zealot organization looking for a means to fund itself regardless of the cost to aviation in California.

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Illustrious aviation legacy continues – The Santa Maria Public Airport continues the legacy of the city’s illustrious aviation history. Occupying 2,600 acres at the city’s southwest corner, the airport — also known as Capt. G. Allan Hancock Field — lies west of Highway 135 between Betteravia and Foster roads. The terminal, with its unique undulating roof line, is reached via Skyway Drive.

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