Part 16 - A Catalyst
Concerns about the proposed FBO were significant enough that the local pilots group filed a formal FAR Part 16 complaint with FAA, alleging it would bring with it an unfair competitive environment. FAA ruled in favor of Premier Jet. During this time, Sax had teamed with Ross Aviation, which brought additional investment money as well as FBO operations experience (see sidebar). The addition of Ross was the final piece of the puzzle, says Sax.
Says Drinkwater of the Part 16 experience, "The GA pilots wound up better off as a result of this development. That north side of the ramp didn't get the impetus for funding from FAA until the Part 16. It prompted them to move it up their priority list."
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously approved a plan to use federal grants to combine 10 smaller upgrades into a single large project.
As Chief Inspector, Crawford will be responsible for the enforcement of all regulatory and compliance issues with the FAA for the Part 145 Repair Station.
CARLSBAD -- A new study of McClellan-Palomar Airport says the sky may be the limit for future air service, but that has aroused concerns in a community where airplanes are a daily fact of...