NextGen at Snoopy’s Airport

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by

The FAA has posted several NextGen Performance Snapshots, including one about Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in California that agency officials thought our readers would find interesting. So, what do the names Woodstock, Lucy and Pigpen bring to mind? For pilots flying into STS,... Continue Reading →

Washington state asks for input on aviation system plan update

Posted on January 17th, 2014 by

Pilots and others in aviation are being encouraged to comment on the upcoming Washington Aviation System Plan update. Last updated in 2009, the plan is a statewide strategy to maintain and improve Washington’s air transportation system to meet current and future... Continue Reading →

Blower1

Polar Vortex impacts general aviation

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

You would have had to be living in an ice cave to miss all the media hype about the unusual cold weather gripping the United States in the first week of January. The weather phenomenon known as the “Polar Vortex”... Continue Reading →

Grant County Regional Airport launches new website

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

JOHN DAY, Oregon  — The Grant County Regional Airport (GCD) has launched its new logo and website. Continue Reading →

Contract awarded for site work at MYR

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by

Beaufort Engineering Services (BES) was recently awarded a contract for Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), the second busiest airport in the state. Continue Reading →

Resolution endorses protection measures for BVS

Posted on January 12th, 2014 by

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Skagit Regional Airport’s future seems reassured with a new resolution from the Port of Skagit Board of Commissioners reaffirming the port’s commitment to maintaining the airport as “a safe and vital element of Skagit County’s transportation infrastructure.” Continue Reading →

Five-year plan pays off for M08

Posted on January 11th, 2014 by

BOLIVAR, Tenn. — Year-end 2013 revenue figures just released from the Hardeman County Airport in Bolivar (Whitehurst Field/M08) demonstrate the benefit of defining a community airport as an asset. Continue Reading →

Judge denies more time to FAA in SMO lawsuit

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by

A federal judge has denied the FAA’s request for more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by the city of Santa Monica to close Santa Monica Municipal Airport. According to a report in the Santa Monica Lookout, Judge John F.... Continue Reading →

A battle GA must win

Posted on January 5th, 2014 by

An in-depth story on AOPA.org about the embattled Santa Monica Airport in Southern California notes that its fate could have implications for airports across the country. The subject of a lawsuit by the city to close the airport, SMO “should... Continue Reading →

GMU1

Cessna 310 now on approach to GMU park

Posted on January 1st, 2014 by

A Cessna 310 is now “flying” into the aviation-themed park at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. Continue Reading →