A multi-million-dollar project at Flabob Airport in Riverside, Calif., will add new educational facilities, an aviation business park and a residential airpark to the historic airport.
Undertaken by the Thomas Wathen Foundation, the project starts with new facilities for the aeronautical department of San Bernardino Valley College, which plans to move to Flabob in the fall of 2007. The new educational center also will provide permanent space for Wathen Aviation High School, a charter high school that began operations in temporary quarters at the airport last year.
Flabob Airport recently bought land adjacent to the airport for the second component of the program, an aviation business park.
The Wathen Foundation also is working with a developer who plans 75-85 new homes on vacant land near the airport. The airport also plans to buy the now-vacant land between the airport and the residential development for the construction of new hangars.