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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.
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.