Aviation Regulation

CalPilots Protects Airports and Fuel Tax Dollars

The following letter was sent to the FAA on January 14, 2020 by CalPilots and other advocacy groups on behalf of our members. January 14, 2020 Associate Administrator Kirk Shaffer Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 TRANSMITTED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL TO: kirk.shaffer@faa.gov RE: California Airports Express Concern Regarding Revenue Diversion and…

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CALPILOTS PROTECTS AIRPORTS AND FUEL TAX DOLLARS

The following letter was sent to the FAA on January 14, 2020 by CalPilots and other advocacy groups on behalf of our members. January 14, 2020Associate Administrator Kirk Shaffer Federal Aviation Administration800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591TRANSMITTED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL TO:kirk.shaffer@faa.govRE: California Airports Express Concern Regarding Revenue Diversion and Aviation Need in California Dear…

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Can you ignore the ADS-B 2020 mandate?

The Jan. 1, 2020 ADS-B mandate has a lot of aircraft owners wringing their hands and seeing red. For those of us at the recreational end of the aviating spectrum (which represents a great many aircraft), plunking down the money it’ll take to equip our aircraft to meet the mandate is not something we care…

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CalPilots Submits Comments About Landfill Impacts to Stockton Airport

CalPilots continues to work to protect airports from incompatible land uses. Please review CalPilot’s comment letter regarding the Stockton Airport (KSCK) and a proposed landfill expansion.

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CalPilots Opposes Building Expansion in the Ukiah Airport Runway Protection Zone.

CalPilots once again is protecting one of our California airports from incompatible land uses. Please take a moment to review our letter to the Mendocino County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) opposing a proposed building expansion in the runway protection zone of Ukiah Airport (KUKI).

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CALPILOTS OPPOSES BUILDING EXPANSION IN THE UKIAH AIRPORT RUNWAY PROTECTION ZONE.

CalPilots once again is protecting one of our California airports from incompatible land uses. Please take a moment to review our letter to the Mendocino County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) opposing a proposed building expansion in the runway protection zone of Ukiah Airport (KUKI).

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Please Review! – Your Comments in Support of FAA Draft Policy Requested

The FAA is accepting comments on its new policy related to temporary closures of airports for non-aeronautical uses, including closing portions of an airport, e.g. ramps, taxiways, etc. This is relevant to each and every airport, because it includes emergency services drills, or use of a distant ramp for the purposes of motorcycle training, fire…

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Indio Rescinds Approval of Surgical Center Near Bermuda Dunes Airport

Thanks to our members’ commitment to public safety and CalPilots diligent outreach efforts, plans for a proposed surgical center in the path of the Bermuda Dunes Airport runway have been formally rejected by the City of Indio….

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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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Indio City Council Overrides ALUC Incompatible Use Determination

By a unanimous vote, the Indio City Council shrugged off the Riverside Airport Land Use Commission’s application of state guidance as to what activities are compatible with nearby airport operations. The overrule is the result of the Council’s assessment that the potential risk of putting a hospital within 1/2 mile and barely displaced from the…

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