AOPA seeks to end development threats to California airports
The threat to Upland's Cable Airport is just the latest example of why AOPA has made a formal request to work cooperatively with the California Department of Transportation (DOT) to sponsor a bill in the 2006-2007 legislative session that would better protect the state's airports from residential encroachment, noise complaints, and safety hazards. "AOPA has been actively involved in protecting California airports from threats of operational restrictions, or even closure, for many years," AOPA Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn wrote to the California DOT. "California has several laws already in place to protect its airports, but competing pressures for housing development and airport operation at the local level have created new threats that we need to address."
August 18, 2006