The Santa Maria Public Airport’s runway extension project is being extended. The project had been scheduled for completion by April 5, but because of delays the full 8,000-foot runway won’t be open to air traffic until May 3, and it won’t be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration until May 31, according to General Manager […]

Continue Reading >

The Vapor Trail Vettes of the Santa Maria area are hosting a low speed autocross on Saturday, April 7 at the Santa Maria Airport on Terminal Drive.  All makes and models of cars are welcome. Drivers must be at least 18 years old.  A registration form can be downloaded from the Vapor Trail Vettes website […]

Continue Reading >

Santa Maria Public Airport District Director Hugh Rafferty has been appointed to two California Special Districts Association committees. Rafferty will serve on the Education Committee and the Elections and Bylaws Committee for 2012. The California Special Districts Association provides legislative advocacy, education and member services for the approximately 900 special districts in California. Rafferty also currently serves as […]

Continue Reading >

Thunder Over the Valley will be a little louder this year, thanks to the Santa Maria Public Airport Board of Directors. The board voted to contribute an extra $12,000 to the annual air show this year to bring in more aerobatics attractions, which have yet to be booked. That money is in addition to its […]

Continue Reading >