Monday, June 26, 2006
Cable Airport has grown with region
The Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin
Located just north of a commercial area along Foothill Boulevard, Cable Airport has been home to mostly light aircraft since 1945. The airport is family owned, and according to its Web site, it’s “the world’s largest family-owned, public-use airport.” he single runway facility grew from one main terminal building with seven maintenance buildings to today’s facility, which includes modern hangers and facilities for helicopters.
Maniac Mike’s Cafe, located south of the runway, attracts both pilots and those who simply enjoy watching the planes come and go.
A number of plane-related businesses are based at Cable along with some nonrelated services.
One of the activities Cable is known for is the Cable Air Show. The show draws large crowds to the two-day event, which serves to raise money to pay for scholarships to aviation-related activities, according to the airport’s Web site, www.cableairport.com.
Robert Cable, president of the airport, said Sunday that Saturday night’s plan crash was an anomaly. “We have a huge safety record,” he said.
Conditions on Saturday night were “what we call CAVU,” Cable said. That translates into clear air and visibility unrestricted.
The clear area to the west of the runway is a safety area intended to give aircraft additional space should they go off the runway, he said.