MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closing at 1:45 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 9.
July 14, 2006
A request to amend the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan to allow residential development within the traffic pattern envelope would compromise the safety of pilots and residents. AOPA is opposing the amendment and has pointed out to John J. G. Guerin, senior planner for the Riverside County Airport Land Use Commission, that the safety requirements that prevent homes from being built too close to airports are based on scientific research of accidents at and near airports - they should not be altered. Plus, it would be a matter of time before the new residents started complaining about noise and safety. Such a move also would violate the California Public Utitilies Code, the state's airport land use laws, and the Caltrans Airport Land Use Planning Handbook.
July 14, 2006
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The new owners of a privately owned, public-use airport in an enviable New Jersey location have big plans, and vacant hangars.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.