Military Aircraft may be Absent at Thunder Over The Valley Thanks to federal budget cuts, the forecast for the 2013 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show looks partly cloudy with a chance of rain. The Santa Maria Airport district Board of Directors will hear a report on the air show and the airport’s 10-year Capital […]

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Sequester Could Impact Thunder Over the Valley The Santa Maria Public Airport air traffic control tower is not among the more than 200 towers targeted for closure by the Federal Aviation Administration due to the $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. The F.A.A. released the list of airports that would be […]

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Board Moves to Make Airport More Competitive The Santa Maria Public Airport District Board of Directors likes having the U.S. Forest Service’s air tanker base here and showed it Thursday when it cut the tanker landing fees in half. The board amended its contract with the Central Coast Jet Center to include collection of landing […]

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