Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Santa Monica City Officials Submit an Airport Landing-Fee Plan to the FAA

No title Under the new SMO landing-fee program, (ALL) “itinerant” aircraft (those based outside the airport) will be charged landing fees at a uniform rate of $2.07 per thousand pounds of maximum certified gross landing weight, regardless of size. The landing fees will not apply to aircraft based at SMO.

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Nevada County Airport Gets New Airport Manager

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 Former Navy pilot is new manager of airport The Nevada City (CA) Union  Greg Marshall, a retired Navy pilot with experience in civil aviation, is the new manager of Nevada County Airport.

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Apple Valley Airport

Monday, July 18, 2005
Over and out
New hangars and runway for law enforcement signal less turbulence between town and county
The Victorville (CA) Daily Press

The law is coming to the Apple Valley Airport. The Apple Valley Airport, one of six owned and operated by the county, will soon be the new home of the High Desert aerial units of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol. The county plans to construct hangars for law enforcement and an additional 24 T-hangars for private pilots is signaling a thaw in icy relations between the town and the county over airport control.

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Federal lawsuit filed challenging FAA's LAX expansion approval

No title Lawsuit challenges FAA’s OK of $11 billion makeover plan for Los Angeles International, charging the Environmental Impact Analysis is inadequate

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New Study of Air Cargo in California

No title “The Role of Air Cargo in California’s Agricultural Export Trade,” a new report from the Center for Agricultural Business at California State University, Fresno is now available on the Internet.

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Lycoming Issued Mandatory Service Bulletin

No title Lycoming has issued an important Mandatory Service Bulletin that affects a number of (L)O-360, (L)IO-360 and AEIO-360 as well as O-540, IO-540, AEIO-540 and TIO-540 engines. Those engines involved with this SB will require removal and crankshaft replacement at Lycoming’s expense. FMI:,

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Palo Alto-Airport Will stay Open Past 2017

Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Airport future looks secure
Council decides there are minimal risks in keeping airport open past 2017
By Jocelyn Dong
The Palo Alto (CA) Weekly

The spirits of local pilots and other Palo Alto Airport enthusiasts were flying high Monday night after the City Council gave the airport its vote of confidence.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport- Safety Issue?

Monday, July 11, 2005
Airfield’s Safety Issues Left Up in Air
The FAA and a pilots group have criticized Bob Hope Airport’s layout. A building moratorium thwarted plans to move terminal.
By Eric Malnic
The Los Angeles (CA) Times

An agreement earlier this year to place a 10-year moratorium on expanding or relocating the passenger terminal at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank leaves long-standing safety concerns unresolved.

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Palo Alto Airport Needs Your Help

Dear Fellow Airport Supporters:
It’st “crunch time”. Monday night, the Council will consider what we have to say regarding PAO and its’ future. There is a serious danger that they will take the cautious, bureaucratic “wait and see” approach of wanting more data, studies, and time, before postponing a decision yet again…..all the while not accepting Federal Grant aid while the physical plant deteriorates. We need to do the following two things, and I ask that each of you do so!

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T0: Palo Alto Mayor and Council Members

Honorable Palo Alto Mayor and Council Members

The following eMail is forwarded from the California Pilots Association. I plan to address the Council Monday Night, representing our President.

I will also represent myself, from Menlo Park, with an airplane based at Palo Alto Airport (PAO). I expect to comment on the key role that PAO plays in serving various area businesses and surrounding communities.

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