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Thank you to the 100+ people the joined us for this event! The Douglas DC-3 ...
Thank you to the 100+ people the joined us for this event! The Douglas DC-3 monument at the Museum of Flying will be rededicated after undergoing an extensive refurbishment project. The rededication ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM. As part of the ceremony, two DC-3 aircraft will […]
The FAA ruled on December 4th that the Santa Monica Airport can operate until at least 2023 due to federal grant obligations. Santa Monica Daily Press says: The City of Santa Monica is required to operate the Santa Monica Airport until 2023 according to a ruling by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued a […]
The Mooney M-18 “Mite” is a low-wing, single-place monoplane with retractable, tricycle landing gear. The Mite was designed by Al Mooney and was intended as a personal airplane marketed to fighter pilots returning from World War II. (Wikepedia) A young Santa Monica Airport pilot recently restored this 1952 Mooney Mite M18-LA. Some stats about the […]
A local Santa Monica Resident (Dave Hopkins) will be presenting the benefits of electric aircraft at the Santa Monica Airport Commission meeting on Monday, November 23rd at 7:30pm. Please feel free to come out and join the meeting at city hall to learn about (and support) electric aircraft at Santa Monica Airport. Here are some […]
Opponents of Santa Monica airport, including all seven members of the Santa Monica City Council and a tiny minority of Santa Monica households, .0001%, from August 2015 airport reports, are working to close the airport, they claim, on the grounds of noise, safety and pollution. Their arguments make no sense and don’t add up. Let’s […]
Last year, Angel Flight West held its very first Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign, hoping to raise funds to provide an additional 200 flights for sick children to get the medical treatments they so desperately need. The Campaign was a success: raising $58,000, which was enough to fund over 230 flights!
What is the FAA’s Southern California Metroplex project? …The SoCal Metroplex project is intended to improve the efficiency of the airspace in Southern California by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures at a number of airports, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Ontario International Airport (ONT), […]
Pilots, residents and aviation enthusiasts: Join us as we network with everyone that loves aviation at Spitfire Grill on Monday, November 16th from 7-8:30pm.
Today an Icon A5 Amphibious Light Sport aircraft took off from Santa Monica Airport. Learn more about Icon Aircraft. About the Icon A5 The ICON A5 is an American amphibious light-sport aircraft being developed by ICON Aircraft. A concept aircraft was first flown in 2008, and creation of the production tooling began in December 2012. […]
Bring your kids to the Santa Monica Airport Observation Deck to meet a real pilot and sit inside of a real airplane. These events are perfect for the whole family.
In the summer of 1929 there was great interest in aviation. There were major strides that had been made and were being made almost daily. The men’s races were becoming de rigueur, but the idea of a women’s only race had marvelous PR appeal. Will Rogers, looking at all the pilots, some beautiful, some just […]
Earlier today, Harrison Ford completed a perfectly executed forced landing. He chose the Penmar Golf Course, an unpopulated area and no one on the ground was injured. This skillful landing can be attributed to his many years of pilot training at Santa Monica Airport. The airplane is registered to Harrison Ford and is a “Ryan […]
Measure LC gives the city council full authority (without voter approval) to close and redevelop the airport. Learn more about Santa Monica Measure LC I’m a mom living in Downtown Santa Monica. I chose to live in Downtown Santa Monica and I’m voting YES on D and NO on LC. The Office of Emergency Management […]
Santa Monica Airport ballot measure news is heating up. In an effort to bring you the latest information about the ballot measure and local issues, we have put together this blog post with much of the pressing Santa Monica Airport News we could find. We’ll try and keep updating it until the end of August. […]
Thank you to the 304+ families that visited the Santa Monica Airport on July 5th and 6th to put their kids in a real airplane. This on Saturday and Sunday we introduced 480+ kids to aviation! Download all of your family photos using these links: Google Plus Santa Monica Airport Photos (1,100 photos) Facebook Album […]
Here are 38 of the best Santa Monica Airport Tweets and Instagram posts in May and June 2014. Have some photos you want us to include? Tag @SantaMonicaAir on Instagram or Twitter. You can be my wingman any day. pic.twitter.com/cYrmKu1xFE — Santa Monica Airport (@SantaMonicaAir) June 11, 2014 Santa Monica Airport Pic: Look who's making […]
Santa Monica Airport news is a hot topic these days. In an effort to bring you the latest information about the ballot measure and local issues, we have put together this blog post with much of the most pressing Santa Monica Airport News we could find this month. If you think we have missed anything, […]
This video shows how 17 kids took flight with SMO Young Eagles. On Saturday, June 21st, 2014, Santa Monica Airport volunteer pilots took 17 kids and 2 parents on an introductory Young Eagles flight. They flew seven flights, some over downtown Los Angeles and others over the ocean and up the coast to Malibu. The […]
This is a video shot by RobWhollandCA that we thought was a great overview of a Santa Monica Airport family flight. The video starts off by watching planes land at the airport observation deck. You get to see several small planes takeoff and land. Then, you follow a father and his daughter + son as […]