Title: Modesto Pilot Safety Meeting Topic: Single Pilot Resource Management and General Aviation Safety Date and Time: Saturday, February 15, 2014 , starting at 9:00 am PST Download Calendar File Speaker(s): Vince Nastro, Mike Trettin, and Pete Echeverria Brief Description: DPE Vince Nastro and CFI Mike Trettin will review the basics of Single Pilot Resource…Read More
Businesses and other air travelers soon will be asked to show their support for restarting passenger service with Los Angeles. Modesto’s airport consultant is launching a drive Monday to collect pledges from companies, residents and others that they would spend $1 million on tickets for daily flights to and from Modesto and Los Angeles International airports. (CalPilots Editor’s Note: An intersting contrast of two cities. Modesto values its airport and the long term commerce it can bring them, while Santa Monica values the short term money they will get when they sell off the airport land to business).Read More
CalPilots Editor’s Note: There have been multiple occasions in the past where neighborhood airport detractors have purposely and incorrectly stated that “if the airport is allowed to lengthen its runway or sell jet fuel that the airlines would soon follow”. This article is very educational in understanding just what is involved in obtaining airline service, i.e, it is not easy and minor airport upgrades will not matter.Read More
Many ratepayers at meeting call biomass expensive, polluting
Concerns about cost persuaded the Modesto Irrigation District to reject a plan for an $80 million plant that would turn orchard wood into electricity.
Open letter on Valley Bio-Energy, LLC 33-MW Biomass Energy Project which is in close proximity to Modesto Airport.