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Santa Monica City Council Votes, Once Again, To Close Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO)

On August 23, 2016, the Santa Monica California City Council unanimously approved a resolution to reduce flights and close the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) by July 1, 2018. This is not the first time the City Council has taken … Continue reading

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FAA Rejects Santa Monica’s Appeal of Grant Violations

Closing the administrative process, the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday denied the City of Santa Monica’s appeal of the FAA’s December 2015 inital decision. Monday’s decision has the effect of requiring the city’s airport to remain open at least until … Continue reading


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FAA Issues List of Air Traffic Control Towers Slated to Close Because of the Sequester

The Federal Aviation Administration today, March 22, 2013, issued the list of the 149 contract towers it will close over a four week period beginning on April 7, 2013, as part of the FAA’s effort to deal with the effect … Continue reading

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When Is An Airport Owner Not An Owner? When The FAA Determines It To Be A “Nonproprietor.”

In a decision that may have repercussions in areas not considered by the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAA published a legal opinion on March 2, 2011, indicating that an entity that owns the “property” upon which an airport sits, is … Continue reading

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Tiny Kentland Indiana Underlines Two Issues With Airports: Difficulty in Closing Airports and Conflicts with Wind Farms

Tucked away in the Northwest corner of the state, tiny Kentland, Indiana, has an airport.  According to AirNav.com, Kentland Municipal Airport is home to 20 airplanes and averages 26 flights per week, although according to FAA records, it only reported … Continue reading

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Considering Closing an Airport? Be Careful! The FAA Has Set Many Pitfalls to Trap You.

Your local airport is becoming a drain on the local economy. Sure, it provides a few jobs, adds a certain cachet to the area and provides a hobby for the few people who can afford to purchase and maintain aircraft. But the … Continue reading

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