Livermore Airport

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Livermore approves new construction at airport

LVKLIVERMORE — The city has begun the process of renovating the Livermore Municipal Airport and establishing a maintenance facility to provide airplane repairs, refueling and other services for air travelers.

The City Council unanimously approved measures Monday to authorize the city to enter agreements with private companies in the area for the construction of a new administration building at the airport, along with a new gourmet restaurant with a well-known chef.

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Livermore Looks to Add Services At Airport

LVKLivermore will begin negotiating a lease with Five Rivers Aviation, LLC, to serve as a full service fixed base operator (FBO) at the Livermore Airport.

The city council approved the negotiations by a unanimous vote (Laureen Turner absent). Councilmembers noted that negotiations did not mean a contract would be signed. Once negotiations are completed, the agreement will come back to the council for a public hearing.

California Airports

Livermore Looks to Add Services At Airport

LVKLivermore will begin negotiating a lease with Five Rivers Aviation, LLC, to serve as a full service fixed base operator (FBO) at the Livermore Airport.

The city council approved the negotiations by a unanimous vote (Laureen Turner absent). Councilmembers noted that negotiations did not mean a contract would be signed. Once negotiations are completed, the agreement will come back to the council for a public hearing.

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Livermore Airport’s Love of Blimps Not Just Hot Air

snoopyLIVERMORE — After two weeks moored in the muck at Livermore Municipal Airport, MetLife chief blimp pilot Bret Viets eyed the afternoon’s dark clouds, waiting for a break in the weather. The previous day, Viets’ lighter-than-air vessel, “Snoopy Two,” provided aerial coverage of an Oakland Raiders game. His work finished, he bided his time before heading south to San Diego.

An airship pilot for five years, Viets is a rare breed. He estimates there are only about two dozen such pilots in the U.S.

“It’s fun,” Viets said. “I enjoy meeting new people. That’s as much a part of our job as flying.”

California Airports

Livermore Airport’s Love of Blimps Not Just Hot Air

snoopyLIVERMORE — After two weeks moored in the muck at Livermore Municipal Airport, MetLife chief blimp pilot Bret Viets eyed the afternoon’s dark clouds, waiting for a break in the weather. The previous day, Viets’ lighter-than-air vessel, “Snoopy Two,” provided aerial coverage of an Oakland Raiders game. His work finished, he bided his time before heading south to San Diego.

An airship pilot for five years, Viets is a rare breed. He estimates there are only about two dozen such pilots in the U.S.

“It’s fun,” Viets said. “I enjoy meeting new people. That’s as much a part of our job as flying.”