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Santa Monica Battle Escalates: AvWebFlash

Discussion in 'Airport News, Talk & Discussion' started by Lord Leighton, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Santa Monica Battle Escalates
    By Russ Niles


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    Only a few days after losing yet another round in the legal slugfest that continues over Santa Monica Airport, opponents of the airport are turning up the political pressure on the city council, according to the Santa Monica Lookout. Municipal elections are coming this fall and the well-organized anti-airport forces are making it clear to potential candidates that they want nothing less than a full closure of the airport within two years. A motion to that effect will be considered at the Aug. 23 meeting of city council even though the FAA just turned down an appeal by the city that would allow such a closure. The FAA maintains that the airport must remain open until at least 2023 to fulfill the 20-year term tied to federal funding of the facility in 2003. Even though the legal decisions and precedents are well-established, the anti-airport groups are demanding action and are offering some suggestions.

    They will be asking the current council to halt fuel sales at the airport and to evict Atlantic Aviation, the major FBO, immediately. They’re also demanding that council ignore the legal consequences of those actions. “We know there are fears that getting rid of the tenants and fuel will produce lawsuits and FAA action,” anti-airport activist Kay Foster wrote to the council. “But failing to do so will endanger the health and lives of the people who voted you into office, as well as others who live in Los Angeles, and inflict untold damage on us all, including children, for years to come.”
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    “But failing to do so will endanger the health and lives of the people who voted you into office, as well as others who live in Los Angeles, and inflict untold damage on us all, including children, for years to come.”???? Typical Liberal whiner inventing a crisis where there is none. These idiots are no less than rich and corrupt 'refugee immigrants' as they moved into an established area and WON'T assimilate, trying to force their 'religion' on the host area. They are the ones causing 'Hot Air pollution'.
     
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    On the one hand, not enough professional pilots being trained. On the other, fewer facilities for pilot training. Problem?
     
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    John L. Sullivan Hangar Bronze Member II

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    Hard to do....but...

    Put on the No-Fly List those voting to close the airport and even those supporting the closure, for endangering the future of the flying public by not allowing adequate facilities for the training of new pilots.

    John L.
     
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    Good idea but then, wouldn't this just put more idiots on the road? :confused:
     
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    John L. Sullivan Hangar Bronze Member II

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    I feel safer in the air :)
    John L.
     
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