Any sequestration that goes into effect won’t be felt entirely until April 1 because furlough notices must be given one month in advance. Will sequestration last that long? Or longer? Few even hazard guesses at this time, but if it does, what will be the effect on general aviation? The Budget Control Act of 2011…

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FLIGHT ADVISORY GPS Testing NAFC GPS 13 – 04 February 26, 2013 – March 15, 2013 Las Vegas, NV This will affect a huge area see URL link for more information https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2013/Feb/NAFC_13-04_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf  

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Meadowlark AirportThere is a clue on Warner Avenue near Bolsa Chica: a small street that leads into the shopping center where Ralphs is, next to McDonald’s, called Airport Circle.

Many of you may know what that means, but I’m sure there are also a lot of newcomers that are oblivious (just as I was when I moved here) to the fact that Airport Circle is named that because it was once the entranceway to an intimate little airstrip named Meadowlark Airport.

 

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Rialto AirportI attended the tenants meeting tonight. Not much to say. The City of Rialto took over the airport in 8/05. The 2008 recession stopped the plan to turn the airport into a mixed development as planned. They had something going for them and got messed up when California eliminated the redevelopment authorities. So they had to get through that and find money from another source. They’ve apparently done that and everything is once again on track. They are in the process of complying with state rules, federal regulations, and Part 49 Code of Federal Regulations.

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Lodi AirportLodi Airport and Cafe – a great place for kids and adults – If you’re looking for a place where kids can experience an airport the way it used to be in the 1940s and 1950s, check out Lodi Airport, located along Highway 99 in Acampo. According to owner Robert Kupka, the airport started in 1929 with one dirt runway which was paved in the 1940s, and in the 1960s a second runway was added. Mr. Kupka purchased the airport in 1978, and since that time has added hangars and outbuildings. The Airport Cafe, newly renovated in 2012, graces the frontage road. The airport and cafe are both open seven days a week.

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Angel Flight WestSanta Monica, California (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 – Angel Flight West (AFW), one of the largest public benefit flying organizations in the United States, announces it has elected five new directors to its board. “Each one brings expertise and experience to help Angel Flight West continue to grow and arrange more free air transportation for those who would not be able to reach needed care,” said Laura Long, Chairman.

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San Bernardino AirportSan Bernardino Airport seeking tenants for developer Scot Spencer’s former terminal – San Bernardino International Airport officials are negotiating with two companies to extend their lease agreements and also preparing to launch a marketing campaign in hopes of attracting a tenant for a hangar previously occupied by a corporate jet refueling facility.

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L.A. Unified aviation training center gets $100,000 donation – The mechanics vocational school had been facing closure or relocation after 40 years at Van Nuys Airport because of budget cuts and a rent increase. The gift will keep it going at least a year. Read LA Times article

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watsonvilleOn Jan. 22, the Watsonville City Council, as expected, approved the General Plan 2030 Update by a 6 to 1 vote. On May 23, 2006, the Council approved the General Plan by a 6 to 1 vote. The no vote each time was the councilperson from District 7. In the last dissenting vote, Councilwoman Nancy Bilicich wanted more plan deficiencies fixed to reduce chances of another lawsuit. The courts found the old plan inadequate in environment planning and not compliant with state aeronautic laws.

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Meadows FieldMeadows Field Airport Bouncing Back from economic slump – Officials said more people have been flying in and out of Meadows Field overthe last couple of years. So much so, they are considering adding more flights.

In 2007, the airport took a hit, losing three airlines and thousands of passengers. But, in the last two years it’s been looking up, and airport
officials are thanking the oil industry.

“It’s a small airport,” said Leah Wheeler who was flying from Bakersfield to Houston Friday. “I wasn’t expecting as many people this early.”

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