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Watsonville air show grounded after 50 years

WATSONVILLE — A 50-year-old air show will be grounded this year, with no aerobatics and no performances, after the nonprofit Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show decided to hand over the reins to the city.

Hank Wempe, the fly-in and air show’s board president, said declining attendance and corporate sponsorships forced board members to donate funds out of their own pockets to keep the event going the past few years.

The board was tired of just scraping by, Wempe said.

“What we need is movers and shakers and we didn’t have them on our board,” Wempe said.

Now the Watsonville Municipal Airport, which is owned by the city of Watsonville, will run the show.

California Airports

Are Unreasonable Policies Killing Airports?

watsonvilleOn August 13, 2014 the dedication of the rebuilt taxiway at Watsonville Municipal Airport was heralded by a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting was done by Don French, previous Airport Manager.

The rebuilt and repaved taxiway is located west of the north south runway and goes to and from the approach end of runway 9. The finished project culminated 10 years of frustrating delays and red tape caused by the California Fish and Game Department and US Fish and Wildlife Service. (CalPilots Editor’s Note: We have been questioning the role of these government ‘environmental’ agencies for years. They have been over stepping theie role and causing major issues for the very user base they are supposed to serve).

California Airports

Are Unreasonable Policies Killing Airports?

watsonvilleOn August 13, 2014 the dedication of the rebuilt taxiway at Watsonville Municipal Airport was heralded by a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting was done by Don French, previous Airport Manager.

The rebuilt and repaved taxiway is located west of the north south runway and goes to and from the approach end of runway 9. The finished project culminated 10 years of frustrating delays and red tape caused by the California Fish and Game Department and US Fish and Wildlife Service. (CalPilots Editor’s Note: We have been questioning the role of these government ‘environmental’ agencies for years. They have been over stepping theie role and causing major issues for the very user base they are supposed to serve).

California Airports

Watsonville. CA – Record for Most Aircraft on a Runway Sought

WVI Airshow LogoThe Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show is partnering with the Watsonville Municipal Airport’s annual Open House event.

In addition to KWVI’s annual event, which in includes the Monterey Bay Ninety-Nine’s “Dime-a-pound-Rides”, Historical Aircraft Displays, First Responders, EAA Hot-dog booth, Bounce houses and cheapest fuel within 50 miles…..there will be an attempt to break the record for most aircraft on a runway for a photograph at Watsonville.

California Airports

Watsonville. CA – Record for Most Aircraft on a Runway Sought

WVI Airshow LogoThe Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show is partnering with the Watsonville Municipal Airport’s annual Open House event.

In addition to KWVI’s annual event, which in includes the Monterey Bay Ninety-Nine’s “Dime-a-pound-Rides”, Historical Aircraft Displays, First Responders, EAA Hot-dog booth, Bounce houses and cheapest fuel within 50 miles…..there will be an attempt to break the record for most aircraft on a runway for a photograph at Watsonville.