By Samantha Yale Scroggin/Staff Writer sscroggin@santamariatimes.com Lt. Cmdr. Jason Fox, who is stationed at Point Mugu Naval Air Station, enjoys smaller air shows such as Santa Maria’s Thunder Over the Valley because the stationary planes get some attention.  At larger shows, a barrage of flashy air tricks soak up everyone’s focus.  “I love coming to […]

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Thunder Over the Valley air show takes off today at the Santa Maria Public Airport. The Santa Maria Museum of Flight is hosting the annual event which includes vintage and modern warbirds. This year’s event is saluting 100 years of Naval aviation. Gates to Thunder Over the Valley opened at 9:30 a.m. today and 10 […]

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On eve of local air show, Times publisher Cynthia Schur, takes to the air as passenger in vintage WWII plane. The sounds of early military aviation buzzed over the Santa Maria Valley on Thursday, thanks to a reconnection with a childhood friend and a pair of early arrivals for a weekend air show. The vintage […]

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The 2011 edition of Thunder Over the Valley this weekend at the Santa Maria Public Airport will salute 100 years of Naval aviation. The Santa Maria Museum of Flight event featuring vintage and modern-day warbirds occurs Saturday and Sunday. Entrance to the show area on the south side of the airport is accessible from Blosser […]

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The Santa Maria Pubic Airport District board of directors will consider a pair of contract amendments for a runway extension project tonight at its regularly scheduled meeting. The board meets at 7 p.m. in the Airport Administration Building. The first is a change order from Granite Construction, the general contractor in charge of the first phase […]

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The Santa Maria Pubic Airport District board of directors will consider a pair of contract amendments for a runway extension project Thursday night at its regularly scheduled meeting.  The board meets at 7 p.m. in the Airport Administration Building. The first is a change order from Granite Construction, the general contractor in charge of the […]

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Despite uncertainty at the Federal Aviation Administration, the Santa Maria Public Airport Board of Directors has authorized General Manager Chris Hastert to move forward with grant applications and bid awards for the airport’s runway extension project. The board voted unanimously to allow Hastert to apply for and accept an FAA Airport Improvement Project grant for […]

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By Brian Bullock/Staff Writer bbullock@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times | Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 Appointing a successor to Ted Eckert on the Santa Maria Public Airport Board of Directors could come down to the wire for the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors at its Sept. 6 meeting. The airport board couldn’t come to an […]

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By Brian Bullock/Staff Writer bbullock@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times | Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 Filling the vacant seat on the Santa Maria Public Airport Board now falls to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.  The four airport directors could not come to a decision about who should succeed Ted Eckert, who died in June, […]

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By Brian Bullock/Staff Writer bbullock@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times | Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Despite the political turmoil that has caused a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Santa Maria Public Airport District Board of Directors will address construction bids for the second phase of its runway extension project when it meets tonight. […]

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