The U.S. Forest Service is close to re-establishing a full-time federal air tanker base at the Santa Maria Airport during fire season, but the details need to be fine-tuned, county officials said Tuesday. The movement came at a meeting Tuesday — attended by representatives from the offices of Reps. Elton Gallegly and Lois Capps, Los […]

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Santa Barbara County officials have continued a push to reinstate the federal air tanker base at the Santa Maria Airport to full-time status by writing a letter to the U.S. Forest Service, but 4th District county Supervisor Joni Gray said Monday that there has been no response yet. The Forest Service air tanker base was […]

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At the recent airport show, Thunder over the Valley, the community once again provided financial support by their participation in sponsoring the corporate tents along the taxiway. We would like to recognize those corporations for their past and continuing support for the Museum of Flight’s annual air show. The sponsors were Toyota-Honda of Santa Maria, […]

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