Norton Property Management, which is owned by Milford Harrison and Scot Spencer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 7.
San Bernardino County, California
Million Air’s newest franchise FBO at San Bernardino International Airport in Southern California held a grand opening ceremony on August 6. The former Norton AFB closed in 1994, and growing industrial use of local land by companies such as Stater Brothers Markets, Mattel, Kohl’s and Pep Boys Auto stimulated the local airport authority’s desire to improve the airport infrastructure.
The planned closure of Rialto Municipal Airport, also known as Art Scholl Memorial Field, in southern California sometime next year means even fewer places for aircraft owners to base their airplanes and yet another community without the benefits of a vibrant airport. Plans call for Lewis-Hillwood Rialto to build a mixed-use housing and office development on the airport’s 453 acres.
Havasu Air Center near Arizona’s Lake Havasu has joined the Avfuel dealer network. The FBO is owned by brothers Dante and Darren Marinelli and features a 5,500-sq-ft terminal building, 100,000-sq-ft hangar and a new weather awning. The terminal building offers pilot snooze rooms and a private lounge plus a movie theater, complimentary coffee, ice and refreshments and concierge service.
Bell 412, Hesperia, Calif., Dec. 10, 2006–Bell 412SP N410MA, operated by LifeNet dba Mercy Air Services, crashed in the mountains near the top of Cajon Pass, killing the commercial pilot and two medical crewmembers. The helicopter was destroyed in the post-crash fire. VMC prevailed along the route from the Loma Linda University Medical Center to Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville. A company VFR flight plan was filed.