That’s the word from Amy Sanzobrin, scheduler for Volkswagen of America. Sanzobrin reports that in scheduling a recent flight from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to Los Angeles, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) in Los Angeles approved an overflight direct to Los Angeles. But, being cautious, Sanzobrin contacted the San Diego customs office and was told that by no means would they give their approval.
Two pilots and two other crewmembers were killed when their UC-35, a military version of the Citation 560, crashed and caught fire March 10 about half a mile short of the runway while on the approach to Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. Reported visibility was five miles in mist. The crew was returning from a “proficiency training” mission intended to help them maintain their flying skills.
Jet Source, a Part 145 avionics installation and airframe maintenance facility at McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) in Carlsbad, Calif., has completed installing law enforcement equipment in the second of four San Diego Police Eurocopter AS 350B-3s, according to the company. The package is night-vision goggle capable and includes a Max-Viz infrared enhanced-vision system, Avalex moving map and a custom-designed radio command suite.
San Diego’s city council voted unanimously to extend the lease on its fire helicopter for six months. The Bell 212HP is operated by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, but paid for by the county.
Two nonbinding referendums on opposite coasts of the U.S. allowed voters to register their opinions about airport projects, and both referendums failed to win approval. In Jacksonville, Fla. voters were asked to support a plan to return Cecil Field to the U.S. Navy, which gave most of the airport to the city in 1999.
Two non-binding referendums on opposite coasts of the U.S. allowed voters to register their opinions about airport projects, and both referendums failed to win approval. In Jacksonville, Fla., voters were asked to support a plan to return Cecil Field to the U.S. Navy, which gave most of the airport to the city in 1999 under a Base Realignment and Closure program.
The FAA recently concluded a study that compares the productivity and cost-effectiveness of select U.S. terminal ATC facilities in 2002 with those of similar private or quasi-government-operated non-U.S. facilities. On average, U.S.
According to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the city of San Diego was out of line when it tried to take over the FBO concession at Montgomery Field by not considering renewing the existing FBO’s lease.
Early last month the San Diego Regional Airport Authority board voted seven to two to put to a county-wide vote this November whether to obtain land for a new civil airport at MCAS Miramar. The Strategic Planning Commission looked over many possible sites and finally chose a 3,000-acre tract at Miramar as the best option for serving San Diego’s air-transportation needs.
The events bring business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and others in the industry together for day-long networking and learning experiences
at FBO and airport locations. The 2007 forum dates are: January 25, Scottsdale, Ariz.; February 9, Nagoya, Japan; March 15, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; April 26, White Plains, N.Y.; and June 8, St. Louis, Mo.