Santa Maria Company ArtCraft is Behind Colorful Airplane Paint Job 2014-01-11T01:00:00Z Brilliant mural Hawaii-BoundBen Miller/bmiller@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times In its first collaboration with Eugene, Oregon-based airplane artist and former aviator John Stahr, ArtCraft hopes to complete work on a mural for a Hawaii-bound tour plane on Monday.  The mural depicts Hawaiian goddess of fire, Pele, […]

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Crowd at SM Airport Welcomes First Returning Military Members of 2014 2014-01-05T00:55:00Z Veterans, civilians greet Vandenberg-based airmenBen Miller/bmiller@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times When Rich Theis was in the Air Force in the 1970s, he saw soldiers and service members come home to disgust.  “When a lot of the guys came home from Vietnam, they were met at […]

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I would like to thank all who made the idea of a Military Wall of Honor a reality. Thanks to the Santa Maria Public Airport District Board of Directors for setting aside a special area for this tribute. Thanks to the Airport’s General Manager Chris Hastert, the Chamber of Commerce President Bob Hatch, and Economic […]

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Capps Presents Flag to be Mounted on Airport Display An American flag that once waved over Capitol Hill now will make its home at the Santa Maria Public Airport, where the Wall of Honor has slowly been taking shape during the past few months. Congresswoman Lois Capps presented the flag Friday to Hugh Rafferty, the […]

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Santa Appears as Allegiant Air Holds Gift Drive at Santa Maria Airport Allegiant Air held a drive that brought in more than 35 donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Thursday at the Santa Maria Public Airport. The airline collected donations in the form of toys and travel items for children whose wishes involve traveling, said […]

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