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FAA says Santa Monica Airport stays until 2023

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 […]

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1952 Mooney Mite Commuter Airplane Flies Again

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 […]

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Electric Aircraft At SMO? Join the next Airport Commission Meeting

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 […]

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Closing Santa Monica Airport: Something does not add up

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 […]

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Does Metroplex increase the amount of jets that land at Santa Monica Airport?

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), […]

Icon A5 Light Sport Takeoff at Santa Monica Airport

Icon A5 Takeoff from Santa Monica Airport

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. […]

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Harrison Ford Safely Lands on Golf Course

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 […]

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Learn About Santa Monica Measure LC

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 […]

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Santa Monica Airport Observation Deck Event Photos

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 […]

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Best Santa Monica Airport Tweets – May & June 2014

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 […]

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Santa Monica Airport News – June 2014

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, […]