Katrina Bradshaw Memorial BuildAPlane Center opens at Flabob Airport

Posted on August 3rd, 2014 by

BuildAPlane has joined with the Thomas Wathen Center in Riverside, California, to create a permanent facility that allows kids to build real airplanes.  The Katrina Bradshaw Memorial BuildAPlane Center is outfitted as a complete A&P facility providing tooling and materials... Continue Reading →


Volunteers help reopen L88 runway

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

Volunteers from Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Shafter in California worked hard this past Saturday to assist the airport owner re-open the runway in New Cuyama, California. The group of 20 pilots and aviation enthusiasts were brought together by a common theme: Roll... Continue Reading →

SMO to be on November ballot

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters has ruled that the residents of the city of Santa Monica can vote Nov. 16 on an initiative requiring a vote from residents before the city can make any changes to land uses... Continue Reading →

Saving Ocean Ridge Airport

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

In the 1930s when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney needed to raise money, they found themselves a barn, got the gang together and put on a show. These days fundraising is done online through crowdsourcing, where lots of people donate... Continue Reading →

John Wayne Airport prepares to change runway designations

Posted on July 13th, 2014 by

SANTA ANA, Calif. – For nearly half a century, John Wayne Airport (JWA) has operated two runways, a commercial runway – one left and one nine right (1L-19R) — and a general aviation runway – one right and one nine left (1R-19L).... Continue Reading →

Giles elected chairman of Greenville Airport Commission

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Jonathan P. Giles (pictured) has been elected chairman of the Greenville Airport Commission (GAC), owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina, while Jim Wall has been elected vice chairman of the commission. GMU is the busiest general... Continue Reading →

Complaint filed to keep Santa Monica Airport open

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has joined with aviation businesses, other GA organizations and individuals in a complaint filed with the FAA July 2 to ensure that Santa Monica Airport (SMO) remains open after 2015. Continue Reading →

24-hour fuel service now available at Alaska’s McGrath Airport

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Crowley’s Alaska fuel sales and distribution group has unveiled McGrath Airport’s first aviation fuel card lock system, offering pilots the convenience of 24-hour refueling services at one of the region’s busiest airfields. Continue Reading →

Upgrades planned at Knoxville Airport

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville area will see no disruption of flights at the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), even as a six-year, $108 million airport modernization program is embarked upon, the most extensive project in the airport’s history, according to airport... Continue Reading →

BJC main runway reopens first week in July

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

By Babette André, AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer Runway 29R-11L at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (BJC) in Colorado reopens the first week in July after a $9- million project that reconstructed the entire 9,000-foot surface, upgraded lighting and signage and increased runway bearing capacity... Continue Reading →