Editorials

Sacramento International Airport

 

We are posting this article because the state returns only 2% of the aviation generated taxes collected, back to support aviation. It is an interesting view into what happens when politicians and state officials are forced to get “creative” to fund projects that may not have been thought all the way through. We should all become more aware of this statewide problem to help us recognize when it is happening, then asking the difficult questions before, rather than after the damage is done to our airports.

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Cannibalism: A cautionary tale

You can consider this post to be a cautionary tale, told in advance of things getting really, truly ugly. I hope you’ll read it carefully, take it seriously, and take it as the motivational tool it is intended to be.

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General Aviation Airports Are Community Assets

The confusion regarding an airport’s mission is one shared by most general aviation airports. Most airport sponsors (city or county) as well as the non-flying community have little appreciation, and perceive that airports are simply parking lots for airplanes. Those of us in aviation know that just isn’t true.

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CalPilots Response to NOAA's Bird Sanctuary Airspace Reconfiguration

NOAA’s policy of “guilty until proven innocent” regarding overflight of the recently changed airspace of the Marine Sanctuary is unacceptable. 

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Blog: Say "no" to general aviation over-regulation

CalPilots Editor’s Note: Here is an interesting perspective – might not be too far off either.

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Due Diligence for Complaining Airport Neighbors

Guidance for the compatible development of the land surrounding airports has been available since the 1970’s.

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Next step in saving our Airport Land Use Commissions

Open letter to Senator Mark Leno, Chair Senate Committee on Budget & Fiscal Review State Capitol – Next step in saving our Airport Land Use Commissions. 

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The Whitehouse Says "User Fees Required "

Here is the Whitehouse response to the California Pilots Association on user fees. 

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to All from the California Pilots Association – wishing you blue skies and tailwinds for 2012

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9/11 Commemorative Fly-out

Here’s an idea from John D. Ruley, President, Modesto Airport Pilots Association – Why not make a commemorative flight on 9/11?

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