Airport Support

Bermuda Dunes Area Pilots: Indio City Council Wants to put Hospital on Final Approach!

Apparently subscribing to the “money talks louder than logic” philosophy, the City of Indio has expressed intentions to ignore the Riverside Airport Land Use Commission’s (ALUC) determination that a hospital is an incompatible activity to be at the proposed location almost directly under the extended runway centerline less than one half-mile from the Bermuda Dunes…

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CTAF for TVL changing to 122.7

Effective October 15, 2015 the CTAF for TVL will change to 122.7

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Quail Brush Power Plant Update

power plant 3The California Pilots Association (CalPilots) has been heavily involved with the FAA to address power plant plume issues involving flight safety concerns. We were very pleased when the FAA recently announced it completed a Plume Study of the effects of thermal plumes on fixed wing and rotor aircraft.

In December 2013 – after opposing the location of a proposed power plant project, the California Pilots Association (CalPilots) applied to become Interveners in the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Quail Brush Generation Project (Quail Brush Genco, LLC, 11-AFC-03 siting proceedings). The CEC agreed and issued order granting CalPilots Petition to Intervene.

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CalPilots Participates in FAA Review of Industrial Plumes

faaOn January 15th, California Pilots Association Director Andy Wilson represented CalPilots in Washington DC along with seven other aviation organizations invited by the FAA to review and comment on the FAA’s Safety Concerns of Industrial Plumes (Power Plants) study results.

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Get the FACTS on "Trailer Bills"

How did the Airport Land Use Commission get placed on the now “infamous trailer bill” in the Department of Finance – Read about this questionable process in Dan Walters column. After you do, please write the Governor and ask him to remove Airport Land Use Commissions from this bill.      Dan Walters: Legislative mischief on ‘trailer…

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California Airport Land Use Commission at risk

The following post is written by California Pilots Association President Ed Rosiak. Suffice it to say, airports are vital, and must be protected. – Ben Sclair, Publisher The Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) was first introduced in California in the 70’s, after the tragic crash of a surplus Military Jet… Read More

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Tell the Governor Not to Cancel ALUC's

This is important to general aviation and you – please read the following email.

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Governor Brown – Do not eliminate our ALUC's

Open letter to Governor Brown regarding Airport Land Use Commission’s and their importance to California’s airports. Read why they should not be eliminated.

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Will nonprofit pilot Sutter County Airport? – CalPilots Supports Idea

Joe Borzelleri’s first job was as a fuel boy at Sutter County Airport when he was 12 years old.

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Past Environmental Study Shows Airports Are Not Significant Polluters

After 9/11, in the several days when no aircraft could fly, air pollution experts made a quick effort to collect air samples from monitoring sites that existed around 4 or 5 airports (LAX, ORD, STL,And, I think, DCA & BOS). The results — with no aircraft pollutants being created — did not show a decrease…

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