Allegiant Air announced on Tuesday, June 12, it has obtained Extended-range Operations Certification and Flag Carrier Status from the Federal Aviation Administration, which clears the way for the company’s service to Hawaii and other overseas destinations.   The move is the final piece of a plan that began two years ago when the air carrier […]

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The Santa Maria Karting Association is announcing the re-opening of its SMKA track located on the Santa Maria Public Airport grounds after being closed on Sept. 1, 2010.   “The Santa Maria Go Kart track is one of the oldest tracks in the world — It has a rich tradition that dates back to the […]

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Even people who live in a paradise like the Central Coast sometimes want to go to Hawaii — and the Santa Maria Public Airport, other local officials and Allegiant Air have made that easier for us. Allegiant last week announced nonstop jet service from Santa Maria to Honolulu International, beginning in mid-November, which you could […]

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A crew member climbs out of the cockpit of the WWII B-17G bomber, “Sentimental Journey,” near its distinctive nose art of Betty Grable. The vintage airplane arrived Monday at the Santa Maria Public Airport is scheduled to be on display and available for rides and tours through Abit of history landed at the Santa Maria […]

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The B-17 Flying Fortress called “Sentimental Journey” will make a return visit to the Santa Maria Public Airport early this week.   The flying museum is set to land around noon Monday and remain in Santa Maria until Wednesday. It will be parked on the ramp behind the Santa Maria Radisson Hotel at the airport. […]

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