faaIf you have already replaced your paper pilot certificate, then this message is not for you. On the other hand, if your pilot certificate is still printed on paper, please read carefully.

The FAA is under a mandate to replace all paper certificates with plastic certificates. In fact, paper pilot certificates have already expired!

If you are a mechanic, on the other hand, and do not replace your paper certificate on or before March 31, 2013, you will no longer be able to exercise your privileges!

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Sutter county_airport_O52Yuba City Mayor Declares March ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’ Issues Proclamation Lauding GA For Its Contributions To The City

 

Yuba City (CA) Mayor John Buckland recently declared March “GeneralAviation Appreciation Month, according to a news release from the Alliancefor Aviation Across America. “The proclamation highlights the vital rolethat general aviation has in supporting businesses, farms, emergencyresponse, and the overall economy. In California, the general aviation industry contributes an estimated $18.2 billion into the economy every year and the aviation system supports 1.7 million jobs in the state.”

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burbankBob Hope Airport noise program to be reduced in sizeFootprint of airport-area home soundproofing will be “much smaller.

Residents living near Bob Hope Airport who have been waiting to takeadvantage of a federally funded residential soundproofing program shouldn’twait any longer.

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News Release California – California commercial aviation activity generates billions for the state’s economy, according to a study released by the California Airports Council (CAC). California airports provide 117,273 direct jobs with a multiplier effect of 386,016 total California jobs related to commercial aviation. However, federal sequestration threatens this important segment of the California economy.

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Palmdale AirportThe Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners was scheduled to vote Monday on transferring the lease on the terminal building at LA/Palmdale Regional Airport to the City of Palmdale.

A staff report recommended the commissioners approve the transfer of the 9,000-square-foot terminal building located on 61 acres in the Antelope Valley city. The facility had been leased by Los Angeles World Airports from the U.S. Air Force.

Getting commercial service to the airport has long been a struggle for the city and LAWA. Palmdale officials have said that city control of the terminal would make it easier to bring regular service to the airport.

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john wayne_airportThe number of passengers and flights at John Wayne Airport would gradually increase starting in seven years under a noise agreement proposed Thursday by the city of Newport Beach and local airport-noise groups. The early morning and late night curfew on operations would remain in effect until 2035.

Thursday’s announcement marked the beginning of a process to modify and extend the existing airport-noise agreement that is due to expire in 2015.

Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry said the proposal struck a balance between the needs of the communities surrounding the airport and federal law, which restricts the local limits that can be placed on airports.

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FAA plan to close towers a ‘flawed policy assault on pilots’ – DUPAGE, Ill. — A federal plan to impose across-the-board spending cuts by closing 149 active control towers nationwide will compromise air safety and “should not stand,” according to Craig Fuller, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). “The White House…

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yuba city_airportGrand jury finds lack of funds at Yuba County Airport – Yuba County is being asked by a grand jury committee to put more money into the airport to fix conditions it describes as “unsafe and very unsightly.”

In a letter to the Board of Supervisors, the county committee of the grand jury notes deficiencies at the 600-acre Olivehurst facility. They include signs missing or in poor repair, erased lines for taxiways and locations covered with tall grass and weeds.

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Tehachapi Airport2Guest Commentary: Airport compatibility and seat belts – Most all auto accidents (95 percent) are caused by driver error. Nevertheless and regardless of who is at fault, the State of California requires that you always wear your seat belt. If you choose not to wear your seat belt, you get stopped by the police, you should expect to pay a $200 fine. Wearing your seat belt is the law because statistics show that you really don’t know when an accident may happen and who may be at fault. Because of those unknowns, State intervention was needed to protect life and limb. Seat belts do save lives.

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