Pre-2008 Archived Articles

March/April 2002 Wings on the Web

Wings on the Web “Uniquely California” Aviation Sites

Stearman Restorers Association

Stearman Site

Like a vintage Harley, Stearmans hold a dear place in many a pilot’s heart. We are blessed in California to have an association dedicated to keeping the symbols of Golden Age flying alive, and it’s a pleasure to tell you about the Stearman Restorers Association.

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March/April 2002 Letters to the Editor

COM1

Calling All Celebs

In previous messages I have talked about the steps I believe need to be taken to protect existing airports (owning the land around them, under the traffic pattern at least, so development can be directed in an aviation-friendly manner). Now I’m going to talk about GA’s more general problem.

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Janurary/February 2002 Notams for Jan/Feb

GOLDEN STATE NOTAMS

(News of interest to California’s 72,000 pilots)

Oceanside (OKB): The newly formed Oceanside Airport Association has become the latest member to join CPA’s statewide family of airport, pilot and hangar associations.

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Janurary/February 2002 Letters to the Editor

COM1

Airports Across the Pond

I don’t know if you are aware but many pilots in the UK hold up GA in the USA as a panacea and something only to be dreamed of over here. I don’t think many of us realise that you are subject to the same pressures against your facilities and the same imperatives to defend your liberties. I’m sure the fact that we can look so enviously upon GA in the USA is in no small part the result of the vigilance of people such as yourselves and the support you find within your “user community.”

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Janurary/February 2002 Pilots Briefing

Pilot Briefing

Dunsmuir Mott Tree Heights Impact Siskiyou County Airports

Caltrans has suspended flight permit operations to Dunsmuir Muni Mott, and airport funds to five Siskiyou County-run airports have been suspended due to safety concerns over County height ordinance enforcement and wording.

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January/February 2002NOTICE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NOTICE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
N 8700.12

FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE 01/09/02
Cancellation Date: 07/09/02

SUBJ: SUGGESTIONS FOR ENHANCED SECURITY FOR FLIGHT SCHOOLS AND FIXED BASE OPERATORS

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Janurary/February 2002 The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Last month, we looked at the FAA’s response to CPA’s petition to Secretary Norman Mineta concerning the FAA’s inaction regarding Airport Assurance Agreements. As a follow-up, CPA president Jay C. White sent a letter to California’s Senator Dianne Feinstein. Imagine what could happen if she received one thousand more such letters… nudge nudge hint hint… -Ed.

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Janurary/February 2002 GUNS IN THE COCKPIT

Presidents Corner

by Jay C. White

GUNS IN THE COCKPIT

Should airline pilots be allowed to carry guns while on duty in the cockpit? My answer is yes. Here is why.

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Janurary/February 2002 Editor's Commentary

Presidents Corner

Editor’s Commentary

Our esteemed president usually fills this page, but this month we wanted to do it on his behalf with a special thank-you of sorts. For the past 16 years, Jay has taken on the challenges of guiding the California Pilots Association through often-turbulent skies. Many new members may not be aware the degree to which Jay has shaped California’s aero-political airscape. They need to know the left seat occupant…

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Janurary/February 2002 CALIFORNIA AVIATION RELATED LEGISLATION

CALIFORNIA AVIATION RELATED LEGISLATION
Compiled and provided by Teresa Ishikawa, Aviation Planner, Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

AB 243 (Runner): “Aircraft Jet Fuel Tax: Exemption”:

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