Posted May. 7, 2013, 12:20 pm
The Venice Neighborhood Council held a forum regarding Santa Monica Airport on April 27.
Posted May. 3, 2013, 9:25 am
Amidst pleas by various camps in favor or against the landing fees at Santa Monica Airport (SMO), David Goddard, chair of the Airport Commission, spent five minutes speaking to the council about the agreements that govern one of the City’s most controversial pieces of real estate.
Posted May. 3, 2013, 9:24 am
The pavement at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is about to be upgraded, as the Santa Monica City Council approved at its Tuesday special meeting a contract for almost $700,000 to repave the airport’s runway and runway; parking lot improvements are also included in the expenditure.
Posted May. 3, 2013, 8:55 am
Landing at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) will be more expensive, as the City Council approved at a special meeting Tuesday night a resolution increasing the landing fee for all aircraft touching down at the airfield.
Posted May. 1, 2013, 10:30 am
Both planes that crashed into each other mid-flight above the Santa Monica Mountains on Monday afternoon took off from Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Apr. 30, 2013, 9:40 am
At least one of the two planes that crashed into each other mid-flight above the Santa Monica Mountains on Monday afternoon took off from Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 9:35 am
Anti-airport advocates are preparing for their first formal interaction with City Council members who will decide the fate of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) when its current contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expires on June 30, 2015.
Posted Apr. 11, 2013, 10:42 am
The Venice Neighborhood Council and the Mar Vista Community Council will hold a joint forum on the effects of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) on Los Angeles residents later this month.
Posted Apr. 3, 2013, 9:13 am
The first international museum exhibition of airport architecture, "Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight," opens to the public Thursday at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 22, 2013, 1:49 pm
The future of Santa Monica Airport’s air traffic control tower hangs in the balance despite it not being included in the list of 149 federal contract towers (FCT) that will close beginning April 7, according to the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Posted Mar. 8, 2013, 8:38 am
Two anti-airport groups have written to the area’s federal representatives in Congress to push for the closure of Santa Monica Airport’s (SMO) air control tower. The letter, dated March 3, written on behalf of the Citizens Against Santa Monica Airport Traffic (CASMAT) and Sunset Park Anti-Airport, Inc., (SPAA) also sought the cessation of FAA funds to the airport.
Posted Mar. 1, 2013, 6:42 am
With nearly $600 million in budget cuts pending due to this week’s sequestration in Washington, D.C., the air traffic control tower at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) may be shut down, according to a letter issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Posted Dec. 6, 2012, 12:38 am
The Santa Monica Museum of Flying has confirmed the filing of a flight plan for this Sunday, Dec. 9 by a pilot named Kris Kringle, otherwise known as Santa Claus, flying a vintage World War II bi-plane.
Posted Sep. 28, 2012, 1:17 am
Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is certainly a lightning rod of an issue for residents both within Santa Monica city limits and in neighboring communities such as Mar Vista, Venice, and Pacific Palisades. One thing is for certain: no matter the final verdict of the airport’s fate, there will be those who will be unsatisfied with the result.
Posted Sep. 21, 2012, 11:00 pm
An Aircraft Silencer Technology Seminar will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Museum of Flying today (9/22).
Posted Sep. 21, 2012, 1:56 am
Explore Santa Monica Airport at its second annual free Open House this Saturday (9/22) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will have free admission, parking, and bike valet.
Posted Sep. 21, 2012, 1:30 am
As the debate continues about whether Santa Monica Airport (SMO) should be shut down or continue operating as is, one thing is for certain: what happens in the next 30 months will determine whether or not City Hall may potentially be engaged in a litigious battle with the federal government.
Posted Sep. 14, 2012, 12:30 am
As residents and city leaders alike grapple with deciding the ultimate future for Santa Monica Airport (SMO), there is a maze of information to navigate before anyone can determine whether or not the aviation facility should remain open as is, be abridged into a smaller operation, or shut down completely.
Posted Sep. 13, 2012, 1:31 am
Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP) hold its fifth consecutive Santa Monica City Council Candidates Forum tonight, Sept. 13, with the focus solely on Santa Monica Airport and issues such as air pollution, noise, health, and safety.
Posted Sep. 13, 2012, 1:17 am
Explore Santa Monica Airport at its second annual free Open House next Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Posted Sep. 8, 2012, 2:08 am
The public, pilots, and aviation administrators are invited to a free Aircraft Silencer Technology Seminar on Sept. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying.
Posted Sep. 7, 2012, 1:43 am
This November, Santa Monica voters will have more at stake than deciding who is best fit to significantly alter the course of America’s economic, social, and political future for the next four years. With four Santa Monica City Council seats up for grabs and two council members not seeking reelection, who voters select to represent them at City Hall these next two years will directly influence the future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO).
Posted Sep. 4, 2012, 4:53 am
Issues focusing on Santa Monica Airport's air pollution, noise, health, and safety issues will be discussed when Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP) hold its fifth consecutive Santa Monica City Council Candidates Forum on Santa Monica Airport issues next week.
Posted Sep. 1, 2012, 11:00 pm
Dear Editor, If the Santa Monica Airport is finally closed down I propose it should be converted into an urban forest, the asphalt replaced ...
Posted Aug. 12, 2012, 4:34 am
The pilot who fatally crashed Friday night after taking off from Santa Monica Airport has been identified as 70-year-old Sean M. McMillan, an attorney at a large Century City law firm, according to according to Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.