More than 15,500 signatures were filed with the Santa Monica City Clerk on June 10 in support of a charter amendment that would let voters decide the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport. According to a report at AOPA.org, the “Santa Monica Voters Decide Initiative” collected approximately 6,000 more signatures than needed to win a place on the November ballot.
TERRELL, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has named Terrell Municipal Airport “General Aviation Airport of the Year.”
In its continuing fight to save Ocean Ridge Airport (E55) near Gualala, Calif., the Bower family has launched a campaign on Smallknot, an online crowdsourcing site for small businesses. According to a report on AVweb, the family needs to raise $60,000 to put an asphalt slurry coating on the runway. The California Department of Transportation has ordered that the crumbling runway be fixed.
CARTHAGE, N.C. – The Moore County Airport (SOP) has been preparing for the influx of an estimated 4,000 flights that will arrive and depart from the airport during the two weeks of the U.S. Open Championships.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has provided grant authority to proceed with the design for the reconstruction of runway 8-26 at the Lake in the Hills Airport (3CK).
This $5 million project will reconstruct and widen the existing runway to bring it up to current FAA standards, airport officials said.
MINDEN, Nevada — The Wings of Freedom Tour, honoring World War II veterans, including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” and P-51 Mustang fighter will arrive at Minden-Tahoe Airport at noon on June 2 and will be on display until noon on June 4.
Ground tours and display hours will be held from 12- 5 p.m. on Monday, June 2; 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3; and from 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4.
Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out. World War II Veterans can tour through the aircraft at no cost. The regular price for tours is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Discounted rates for school groups are also offered.
Visitors also can experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a 30-minute flight aboard either the B-17 or B-24 for $450 per person. The P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924
The Nationwide Wings of Freedom Tour is celebrating its 25th year and visits an average of 110 cities in over 35 states annually.
For more information about the tour stop at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, e-mail Chris Johnson, Airport Operations Supervisor at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-782-9871.
The tour is organized by the Collings Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing “living history” allowing people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Construction on Runway 06/24 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) is coming into its final phase, which will include cutting grooves into the new asphalt to improve braking action.
This work will take place during normal business hours during the week of May 29 through June 1. The runway is expected to return to normal operations by Friday, June 6.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) will hold a roundtable policy discussion this week on opportunities for aviation and P3s.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Long Beach Airport Association (LBAA) — a collaboration of Long Beach Airport businesses, private aircraft owners and community supporters — has launched a new effort to promote business diversity and preserve aviation as a vital contributor to the Southern California economy.