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Van Nuys Airport Celebrates its 85th Anniversary

van nyesBe Part of Local History as the Van Nuys Airport Celebrates its 85th Anniversary – Now thru August 22, send us your memories, videos, and/or digital photos to be published on this exclusive website.

All participants will be entered in a special drawing to WIN a chance to fly with legendary aviator Clay Lacy aboard his sleek Lear 35!

California Airports

Bill proposed to reduce nighttime noise at Burbank, Van Nuys airports

burbank airportBurbank AirportFor those living near Bob Hope and Van Nuys airports, jet noise is a way of life. But it’s the noise at night from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. that is prompting lawmakers to propose a mandatory curfew. “When you’re standing in your home or you’re standing outside or you’re trying to carry on a conversation or you’re trying to get some sleep, and you hear just how loud those flights are, and how much it makes your house shake, you’ll get a much better appreciation for what we’re talking about,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

Aviation Interest

Councilman Garcetti Acts to Save Aviation Mechanics School

Van Nuys AP SchoolGarcetti urges effort to save aviation mechanics school. The councilman says he will ask the city airport agency and L.A. Unified to explore ways to keep the program running at Van Nuys Airport – Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti on Friday called for measures to keep a highly regarded aviation mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport from shutting down or being moved to smaller facilities elsewhere.

Garcetti said he will request at the Jan. 4 council meeting that Los Angeles World Airports, the operator of Van Nuys, and the Los Angeles Unified School District explore ways to ensure the continued operation of the vocational school, which has produced thousands of mechanics during its 40-year history. Because of tight budgets, the district might close or relocate the school.