For many people, Amelia Earhart is the take-off and landing point for their knowledge about the contribution of women to aviation. The Ninety-Nines, an international organization of licensed women pilots, has worked for 82 years to stretch those horizons, and its Santa Maria Valley chapter is developing a park to honor women in aviation history. […]

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As the airline industry recovers from the economic turbulence of the past three years, Allegiant Air will be increasing its flights from the Santa Maria Public Airport to Las Vegas in February. The added flight is a bit of good news in a mixed report airport General Manager Chris Hastert received from Mead and Hunt, […]

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More terminal improvements are on the agenda Thursday for the Santa Maria Public Airport Board of┬áDirectors. With paving of the 1,700-foot main runway extension complete, the board will begin considering other improvement projects, including what to do with the outdoor viewing area adjacent to the boarding terminal, when it meets at 7 p.m. at the […]

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