Curfew at Bob Hope Airport would burden Van Nuys

June 13, 2008

Banning nighttime traffic at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., from 10 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. would force more aircraft to fly into Van Nuys Airport, the busiest GA airport in the United States. On June 10, AOPA wrote to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, expressing its concerns about the impact the curfew would have on Van Nuys. “Offsetting noise at one airport at the expense of another nearby and adjacent airport community is not acceptable,” said Heidi Williams, AOPA senior director of airports, “and should be the basis for an FAA denial of the proposed restrictions.” Read more on AOPA Online.