FAA steps in to protect vital California airport
The Santa Monica City Council ruffled feathers last week when it voted to introduce an ordinance that would ban large aircraft from Santa Monica Municipal Airport. AOPA and the FAA are opposing the move. "Let me speak very frankly, ladies and gentlemen," FAA Associate Administrator for Airports D. Kirk Shaffer wrote to the Santa Monica mayor and council members. "What you are considering by this proposed ordinance is flatly illegal as drafted." Read more on AOPA Online.
December 7, 2007