July 2014

California Airports

Meadows Field – Renewed Investment?

William M Thomas Terminal Meadows FieldAirport director: It will take money to make money at Meadows Field County Airports Director Richard Strickland had some sobering news for the Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Debt is outpacing revenue.

But with renewed investment in Meadows Field Airport and the William M. Thomas Terminal, Strickland believes new airlines can be recruited and new revenues generated.

The Kern County Department of Airports has been gaining some elevation after losing altitude for years following the Great Recession. But challenges continue to loom.

California Airports

Meadows Field – Renewed Investment?

William M Thomas Terminal Meadows FieldAirport director: It will take money to make money at Meadows Field County Airports Director Richard Strickland had some sobering news for the Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Debt is outpacing revenue.

But with renewed investment in Meadows Field Airport and the William M. Thomas Terminal, Strickland believes new airlines can be recruited and new revenues generated.

The Kern County Department of Airports has been gaining some elevation after losing altitude for years following the Great Recession. But challenges continue to loom.

Aviation Interest

FAA Stalling Continues on Third Class Medical Reform

eaaExperimental Aircraft Association Chairman Jack Pelton called FAA delays on third class medical reform “deeply frustrating” and said at a press conference July 28 that the aviation industry may have to pursue a “legislative solution” if the stalling continues.

“We had been told for quite some time that there would be an (FAA) proposal no later than May,” Pelton said. “We have seen nothing. There’s great intent—but nothing has happened.”