March 2013

Aviation Interest

Tighter Rules for Meteorological Towers

Meteorological TowersMARTINEZ, CA — Contra Costa County looks for clarity on adding lights as part of tighter rules for meteorological towers. Following the state’s lead, Contra Costa County is poised to tighten its rules for marking meteorological towers that might prove hazardous to aircraft.

However, county planning commissioners postponed taking action this week, asking for more information about adding aviation light beacons atop towers 150 feet and taller.

The item will be brought back to the planning commission at its April 23 meeting.

The state approved legislation last fall in response to the January 2011 fatal crash of agricultural pilot Stephen Allen after his airplane struck a 198-foot tower on Webb Tract that he likely did not see. The tower was erected in 2009.

Aviation Interest

Tighter Rules for Meteorological Towers

Meteorological TowersMARTINEZ, CA — Contra Costa County looks for clarity on adding lights as part of tighter rules for meteorological towers. Following the state’s lead, Contra Costa County is poised to tighten its rules for marking meteorological towers that might prove hazardous to aircraft.

However, county planning commissioners postponed taking action this week, asking for more information about adding aviation light beacons atop towers 150 feet and taller.

The item will be brought back to the planning commission at its April 23 meeting.

The state approved legislation last fall in response to the January 2011 fatal crash of agricultural pilot Stephen Allen after his airplane struck a 198-foot tower on Webb Tract that he likely did not see. The tower was erected in 2009.

California Airports

Yuba City Mayor Declares March ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

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.”

California Airports

Yuba City Mayor Declares March ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

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.”