PAOAIRPORT DAY IS SEPTEMBER 29, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! – Planning is well underway for AD13. The County will still be operating the airport but will not have the tenant appreciation dinner that kicked off the event in the past. Its level of support during the event has yet to be determined. As the city continues to work toward the takeover, AD13 is an ideal way to communicate to residents its value and importance.

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stockton landfillCalifornia Pilots Association Director Andy Wilson presented the California Pilots Association position regarding the Stockton refuse expansion before the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors On Tues Sept 24, 2013.

The landfill is located directly under the glide path approximately one mile from the end of the Stockton Airport’s runway 29.

The California Pilots Association also testified before the ALUC that the landfill was inconsistent with the operation of the Stockton Airport

The California Pilots Association then testified before the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors recommended that they not approve the FEIR and also recommend they not overrule the ALUC’s determination.

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PalomarAirport improvements could boost economy –  CARLSBAD – An expansion of the McClellan-Palomar Airport runway in Carlsbad could generate millions in economic benefits to the region, according to wide-ranging study set to be approved next week by the county board of supervisors.

The 500-page feasibility study recommends extending the 4,897-foot runway by 900 feet, which would help airplanes using the airport make longer flights and help to reduce noise problems.

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Palm Springs Airport FAA Dedicates New Palm Springs, CA Control Tower – Total Project Cost Was About $25 Million

The FAA and local officials on Thursday dedicated a new, environmentally friendly airport traffic control tower at Palm Springs International Airport. The tower replaces a facility that served the airport since 1967.

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gnossLogoDarkOverThere’s an exciting Marin event coming up on Saturday September 21st I thought you might be interested in! I’ll be there and I hope you can come and bring your friends and family. Here are some of the highlights: · September 21st from 10AM to 4PM at Gnoss Field in Novato. This event will feature:

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Gnoss Wings_Over_MarinThe Gnoss Field Community Association, in conjunction with the Marin County 99’s*, is proud to announce the Wings Over Marin – “Women in Aviation” event to be held September 21, 2013, at Gnoss Field, Marin County’s airport in Novato.

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MRYMonterey airport district agrees to additional payment in settlement with environmentalists’ lawyers Other side’s lawyers get $545,000, bringing total to more than $1 million (CalPilots Editor’s Note: Maybe these facts show what these types of lawsuits are really about)..

The Monterey Peninsula Airport District voted Wednesday morning to pay environmentalists’ lawyers an additional $544,750 as the result of a two-year legal battle.

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burbankOfficials seek public input on Bob Hope Airport terminal New facility that would meet federal standards will need voter approval.  

Bob Hope Airport officials want to build a new terminal, and they’re seeking the participation of Burbank residents in the planning process – because ultimately the public will get the final say on its approval.

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Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) on Using Runways as Taxiways
A new SAFO has provided information on reducing the risk of runway incursions when taxiing on intersecting or active runways. It is a common practice for ATC at many airports to use active or inactive runways as a taxiway, however, due to runways typically being wider than taxiways, signs located on the edge of the runway may be more difficult for the pilot to see and identify. In addition, many of the visual cues typically present on taxiways such as signs, markings, and lighting, are frequently missed.

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