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News, Santa Monica Airport, Airport Park, Mark Rios

The Future of Airport Park

Posted Jul. 1, 2016, 11:11 am

On Saturday morning, Santa Monica residents gathered at Santa Monica’s Airport Park to learn about and give feedback on the park’s future expansion and how it might affect the city. Mark Rios, who founded his own design firm in 1985, is spearheading the project. The event began with a comprehensive presentation by Rios outlining his priorities as well as three proposed plans for what the completed park might look like. The project aims to incorporate 12 acres of non-aviation land adjacent to the existing park, practically tripling its size.

Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Santa Monica Airport Private Aircraft Crash

Posted May. 23, 2016, 12:24 pm

Sunday afternoon saw a private Aircrasft crash at the east end of the Santa Monica Airport Runway.

The City of Santa Monica is obligated by grant assurances to operate Santa Monica Airport until Aug. 27, 2023.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

VIDEO: FAA To Santa Monica: Airport Must Operate Through 2023

Posted Dec. 12, 2015, 10:15 am

The City of Santa Monica is obligated by grant assurances to operate Santa Monica Airport until Aug. 27, 2023.

The above illustration shows the overall “airport” property of three distinct parcels, and enlarges a portion of the runway adjacent to the “non-aviation” parcel (containing the existing 'Airport Park'). The two former aviation tie down lots on the “non-aviation” parcel will be converted to  more parks and playfields, and in 2016 the City will begin the planning process in earnest for this conversion, only possible with the mandate of Measure LC.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation To Host Fundraiser BBQ This Sunday

Posted Nov. 9, 2015, 10:12 am

The Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will hold a fundraiser barbecue this Sunday, Nov. 15, to commemorate the first anniversary of the passage of Measure LC by voters of Santa Monica.

The City of Santa Monica received this notice from the FAA on Friday, Oct. 16.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown: FAA Delays On SMO Again

Posted Oct. 17, 2015, 8:51 am

The FAA on Friday sent the City of Santa Monica the (above) attached notice. They are again postponing a decision on the crucial matter of grant assurances expiration that encumbers the land we own at the airport. The City stopped taking grants in 1994. Grants come with 20-year obligations.

The plane, piloted by actor Harrison Ford, crashed at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Harrison Ford Crash Near Santa Monica Airport Caused By Loose Carburetor Jet

Posted Aug. 6, 2015, 12:23 pm

A loose carburetor jet caused Harrison Ford's vintage aircraft to lose power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport in March, leading to the actor's crash-landing in a golf course near the airfield, federal investigators said today.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Kevin McKeown.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo, Smp

Mayor McKeown To Ted Lieu: Thanks For Comments At FAA Meeting

Posted Jul. 13, 2015, 9:49 am

After arriving home in Santa Monica last week after a trip to Washington D.C. to discuss Santa Monica Airport with the FAA, Santa Monica Mayor McKeown wrote a letter of thanks on behalf of himself, Mayor Pro Tempore Tony Vazquez and Councilmember Sue Himmelrich to Congressman Ted Lieu (33rd District) and his staff.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Latest Santa Monica Airport news.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

FAA Workshop In Santa Monica On Metroplex Project Approaches

Posted Jun. 13, 2015, 9:05 am

The City of Santa Monica is distributing this advisory as a follow up to notify and encourage members of the community to attend one of the upcoming public workshops scheduled by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to review and receive public input on the FAA’s Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex (SoCal Metroplex) Project.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Latest Santa Monica Museum of Flying news.

Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Four More Aviation Giants To Be Honored At Santa Monica Museum Of Flying

Posted Apr. 21, 2015, 9:27 am

Santa Monica-based Museum of Flying will host the induction into the California Aviation Hall of Fame of Iris Cummings Critchell, Lt. Col Fitzhugh “Fitz” Fulton, Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland, and Burt Rutan this Saturday, April 25.

In 2015, the City of Santa Monica's settlement agreement with the FAA concerning the airport expires.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Op-Ed: Clearing The Air Around Santa Monica Airport

Posted Apr. 13, 2015, 9:40 am

When pro-aviation advocates brought forward Measure D to preserve Santa Monica Airport (SMO), they tried to trick Santa Monica residents into believing if SMO were to close there would begin a massive Century City-type development.

Latest Santa Monica Airport news.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Ted Lieu, Karen Bass Suggest Facilitating Meeting Between City, FAA In Washington, D.C.

Posted Apr. 5, 2015, 8:56 am

Dear Mayor McKeown and City Councilmembers: As Members of Congress for California's 33rd and 37th Congressional Districts, we represent constituents living directly adjacent to the Santa Monica Airport (SMO). Over the years, we have met with neighborhood groups and individuals near and around SMO, and we are deeply troubled by the effects that operations at the airport are having on our constituents. As you know, Santa Monica voters expressed their disapproval of the airport by emphatically rejecting Measure D to keep the airport open, despite massive corporate spending in support of that measure.

Anti-Santa Monica Airport supporters crowded City Hall’s front steps on Tuesday evening while pro-airport supporters opted to fill most seats inside Council chambers.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Coexisting At Santa Monica Airport: Three Year Aviation Leases, New Parks

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:08 am

More than 300 people descended on Santa Monica City Hall Tuesday night as the much-debated issue of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) tenancies and land use hit City Council’s discussion agenda.

More than 300 people descended on Santa Monica City Hall Tuesday night as the much-debated issue of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) tenancies and land use hit City Council’s discussion agenda.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

VIDEO: Santa Monica Protestors Crowd City Hall’s Front Steps

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 12:06 pm

More than 300 people descended on Santa Monica City Hall Tuesday night as the much-debated issue of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) tenancies and land use hit City Council’s discussion agenda.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Harrison Ford Crashes Into Santa Monica Airport Issue

Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 8:46 am

People are often inclined to notice that something that has long needed fixing finally gets attention when either a celebrity or a person with other kinds of power is impacted by the issue. Even Dick Cheney softened in 2013 when his daughters went public with a disagreement over gay marriage.

Brock on your Block host Phil Brock speak with Neil Carrey about the newly formed Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation.

Video, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation

Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 9:15 am

Brock on your Block host Phil Brock speak with Neil Carrey about the newly formed Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk Returns This Saturday, March 14

Posted Mar. 12, 2015, 8:42 am

The public is invited to explore the more than 60 artist studios and multiple creative venues that occupy the airport’s converted airplane hangars during the 9th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk this Saturday, March 14.

The plane, piloted by actor Harrison Ford, crashed at 2:25 p.m. Thursday shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Federal Authorities Confirm Harrison Ford's Aircraft Lost Power After Takeoff

Posted Mar. 10, 2015, 9:40 am

Federal authorities today confirmed that Harrison Ford's vintage aircraft crashed last week after it lost power, which forced him to land at Penmar Golf Course in Venice shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport.

The plane, piloted by actor Harrison Ford, crashed at 2:25 p.m. Thursday shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

News, Opinion, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Harrison Ford Made Beautifully Executed Forced Landing

Posted Mar. 7, 2015, 9:43 am

Dear Editor, Actor and pilot Harrison Ford is good condition and resting comfortably after losing engine power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport on Thursday, March 5.

A fatal crash claimed four lives at Santa Monica Airport at about 6:20 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2013. The victims were Mark Benjamin, 63; his son Lucas Benjamin, 28; Lucas' girlfriend Lauren Winkler, 28; and Mark's girlfriend Kyla Dupont, 53.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

A Look Back On 45 Years Of Aviation Accidents/Incidents At Santa Monica Airport

Posted Mar. 7, 2015, 9:27 am

Friends of Sunset Park, a City of Santa Monica-recognized neighborhood organization, has compiled a comprehensive list of aviation accidents/incidents connected with Santa Monica Airport (SMO)

The plane, piloted by actor Harrison Ford, crashed at 2:25 p.m. Thursday shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Harrison Ford Recovering After Plane Crash Next To Santa Monica Airport

Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 8:12 am

"Battered, but OK," actor Harrison Ford was hospitalized today with injuries he suffered when the World War II-era single-engine plane he was piloting lost power and crashed on a Venice golf course shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport.

The plane, piloted by actor Harrison Ford, crashed at 2:25 p.m. Thursday shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Harrison Ford In Single-Engine Plane Crash At Penmar Golf Course Next To Santa Monica Airport

Posted Mar. 5, 2015, 3:26 pm

Actor Harrison Ford crashed a World War II-era single-engine plane today on a Venice golf course just west of Santa Monica Airport and was taken to a hospital in fair to moderate condition.

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