nuttreeEditorial: Airport proposals could be the start of something big – Here’s a word that northern Solano County residents may want to keep in mind as proposed developments takes shape in and around the Nut Tree Airport: synergy.

The dictionary defines it as “the simultaneous action of separate agencies which, together, have a greater total effect than the sum of their individual effects” — precisely what may be happening at the airport in Vacaville.

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CANCELLEDEffective 27-30 JULY 2013 – During July 2013, the Department of the Navy will conduct an amphibious operations training exercise along the shoreline and within facilities associated with Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.  This exercise is essential to train Navy and Marine Corps units in planning, coordination and execution of amphibious landings and sea-to-shore operations. The exercises will include intensive, hazardous military aviation, and ground fire activities to include artillery live fire.

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Main Van Nuys runway to close for 10 days – Van Nuys Airport’s 8,000-foot primary runway, 16R/34L, will be closed beginning July 16 for the final phase of a $20.5 million improvement project. The project will end on July 26 at 11:59 p.m. Work being done on the runway includes asphalt milling and paving of…

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San Luis ObispoPlan for new terminal at SLO airport moves forward – San Luis Obispo County supervisors Tuesday authorized completing the design of a new terminal at the regional airport in San Luis Obispo even as the county’s airport services department faces an uncertain budget over the next five years

Supervisors held a wide-ranging discussion of the future of the airport, including its passenger terminal, which was described as functional but too small. Business leaders in San Luis Obispo are urging the county to expand services at the airport to attract and maintain businesses to the area.

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HMCC-LogoThe Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct (HMCC) was released today by the project’s Permanent Editorial Board. The HMCC offers recommendations to advance helicopter flight safety, airmanship, and professionalism. Developed by a team of helicopter experts, the HMCC draws upon decades of research as well as input from key helicopter organizations in both the private

and public sectors, and builds upon the foundation of the Aviators Model Code of Conduct initiative, a project of over ten years. The Code applies to a range of operating environments, from primary instruction to commercial flight operations.

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The California Pilots Association will host an event featuring Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA-4), a member of the Congressional General Aviation Caucus, on Saturday, July 20. Part safety seminar, part legislative update, the event will be held at the Granite Bay High School Theater (1 Grizzly Way, Granite Bay, Calif., 95746-7194). The agenda includes:12:30 pm –…

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fresnoMore passengers than ever are flocking to the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The airport is enjoying a boom in passengers and they said 50% of flyers are business and the other half are leisure.

Passenger levels have increased significantly over the first six months this year. The months of January, March and May were all up from last year by 11% and June had the second highest passenger count ever with more than 130,000 passengers. The airport attributes the boost to various factors.

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– CHICO – The Chico Fire Department folded the engine company at Fire Station 3 in order to deal with a $1.3 million budget cut it was directed to make as the city grapples with a $4.8 million deficit. Commercial flights not affected because one fire officer will be there

The fire company at the Chico Municipal Airport is closed as of 8 a.m. today, Fire Chief James Beery announced Monday afternoon. The closure will not disrupt commercial flights, however, as a Federal Aviation Administration-certified fire officer will be assigned to the station, thus meeting FAA requirements.

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faastWhiteman (WHP), CA – Obstacle Departure Procedure, (ODP)
Notice Number: NOTC4854

Pilots executing Incorrect IFR departure procedures out of Whiteman (WHP), CA. have resulted in numerous Pilot Deviations.

To help prevent these deviations, pilots are reminded that IFR aircraft flying the Whiteman (WHP) Obstacle Departure Procedure, (ODP) should ALWAYS be “OUTBOUND” on the VNY R-325 as they climb to 4,500 ft. prior to turning left direct VNY VOR/DME. It is imperative that pilots follow the established WHP Obstacle Departure Procedure, (ODP) to avoid higher terrain.

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