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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 28, 2012
Bob Hope Airport will host a public workshop Wednesday to gather input from nearby residents about aircraft noise. Residents can also learn about the study the airport is conducting to analyze the current and five-year forecast for aircraft noise at the airfield. The primary purpose for the study is to continue receiving federal funding for the airport's ongoing residential sound-proofing program, which has provided new window and doors, as well as other sound insulation measures, to more than 2,220 residences and four schools around the airport at a cost of more than $100 million since the early 1990s.
THE818NOW
June 27, 2013
Recently spared from closure, the popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport will receive a $25,000 donation this weekend to establish a scholarship fund for low-income students. The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation will present the donation during ceremonies Saturday evening at Clay Lacy Aviation, which is near the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center. North Dakota "is home to one of the nation's top collegiate flight training programs and we're honored to show our support for one of the nation's top aircraft mechanics schools," said Larry Martin, board chairman of the foundation.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
A North Hollywood man this week became just the second person to plead guilty under a new federal law that makes it a crime to point a laser beam at an aircraft -- in this case, a jet and police helicopter near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, officials announced Tuesday. The man, Adam Gardenhire, 19, pleaded guilty Monday to deliberately pointing a commercial-grade green laser beam in March at multiple aircraft, including a Netjet-operated aircraft and Pasadena Police Department helicopter, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Veronica Rocha | October 1, 2008
The spirit of TWA returned to Burbank on Saturday. The 1937 Lockheed Electra 12A landed at Atlantic Aviation, on Sherman Way, after a nine-day, round-trip flight from California to New York that mirrored TWA’s original coast-to-coast route for passengers. The trip wrapped up in Burbank, the city in which the TWA aircraft was built. “We really do this to keep the spirit of TWA alive,” said Ruth Richter-Holden, who owns the aircraft. Richter-Holden, daughter of TWA co-founder Paul E. Richter Jr., believes fate drew her to the airplane.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | April 20, 2012
An 18-year-old North Hollywood man has been indicted under a new law that makes it a federal crime to deliberately point a laser at an aircraft. Adam Gardenhire was arrested early Wednesday at his North Hollywood home for allegedly pointing a laser at a private Cessna aircraft on approach to Bob Hope Airport on March 29. He then allegedly pointed the laser at a police helicopter that had been called in to find the source of the flash. Gardenhire was named in a two-count indictment filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under a statute signed by President Barack Obama in February that makes such laser incidents a federal crime, according to a joint announcement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorney's Office.
NEWS
July 13, 2005
Mark R. Madler Commercial aircraft using Bob Hope Airport already meet new federal rules for noise reduction enacted last week by the Federal Aviation Administration, airport officials said. The rule, issued on July 5, requires aircraft built after Jan. 1, 2006, to be 10 decibels quieter than many commercial aircraft now in use, Airport Executive Director Dios Marrero told the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority's Legal, Government and Environmental Affairs Committee.
NEWS
October 27, 2001
This letter is regarding general news reports about the discovery of a World War II bomber crash site. On the network news , they spoke of a Lockheed Ventura bomber crash site rediscovered on Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Once again, an aviation product designed and built here in Burbank has made international news. The aircraft was built by our families and neighbors in a beige factory in Burbank, sent to our Allies overseas and flown by a crew of very young men who didn't want to have to fight and whose lives ended suddenly on a cold and deadly mountaintop in a foreign country.
NEWS
October 10, 2001
Here are a few reasons why I voted no on Measure A. The 66.7% vote requirement is of registered voters, not of those who actually cast a ballot. The definition of aircraft operation brings under the onerous umbrella of restrictions of all aircraft of any nature and may severely limit or eliminate the use of the airport by small, private planes that were never subject to manufacturing requirements, curfews and the like. The language contains vague phrases such as "need not apply" and "fair share of all costs related to infrastructure improvements and maintenance."
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | September 28, 2008
BURBANK — The spirit of TWA returned home to Burbank on Saturday. The 71-year-old 1937 Lockheed Electra 12A landed at Atlantic Aviation, on Sherman Way, after a nine-day round trip from California to New York that mirrored the TWA’s original coast-to-coast route for passengers. The trip wrapped up in Burbank, the city in which the TWA aircraft was built. “We really do this to keep the spirit of TWA alive,” aircraft’s owner Ruth Richter-Holden said.
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THE818NOW
June 27, 2013
Recently spared from closure, the popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport will receive a $25,000 donation this weekend to establish a scholarship fund for low-income students. The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation will present the donation during ceremonies Saturday evening at Clay Lacy Aviation, which is near the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center. North Dakota "is home to one of the nation's top collegiate flight training programs and we're honored to show our support for one of the nation's top aircraft mechanics schools," said Larry Martin, board chairman of the foundation.
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NEWS
By Adam Schiff | June 7, 2013
As firefighters struggle to contain the Powerhouse fire that is raging between Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, we are reminded of the terrible devastation that fire, wind and dry fuel can bring. We are also seeing the tremendous utility of night flying aircraft that can continue the fight when temperatures drop, attack hot spots that threaten containment efforts, or help develop tactical plans for morning. And for the first time in decades, the U.S. Forest Service has a night flying helicopter of its own ready and equipped to aid the fight.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
A North Hollywood man this week became just the second person to plead guilty under a new federal law that makes it a crime to point a laser beam at an aircraft -- in this case, a jet and police helicopter near Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, officials announced Tuesday. The man, Adam Gardenhire, 19, pleaded guilty Monday to deliberately pointing a commercial-grade green laser beam in March at multiple aircraft, including a Netjet-operated aircraft and Pasadena Police Department helicopter, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
THE818NOW
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 28, 2012
Bob Hope Airport will host a public workshop Wednesday to gather input from nearby residents about aircraft noise. Residents can also learn about the study the airport is conducting to analyze the current and five-year forecast for aircraft noise at the airfield. The primary purpose for the study is to continue receiving federal funding for the airport's ongoing residential sound-proofing program, which has provided new window and doors, as well as other sound insulation measures, to more than 2,220 residences and four schools around the airport at a cost of more than $100 million since the early 1990s.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | April 20, 2012
An 18-year-old North Hollywood man has been indicted under a new law that makes it a federal crime to deliberately point a laser at an aircraft. Adam Gardenhire was arrested early Wednesday at his North Hollywood home for allegedly pointing a laser at a private Cessna aircraft on approach to Bob Hope Airport on March 29. He then allegedly pointed the laser at a police helicopter that had been called in to find the source of the flash. Gardenhire was named in a two-count indictment filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under a statute signed by President Barack Obama in February that makes such laser incidents a federal crime, according to a joint announcement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorney's Office.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | April 5, 2011
Only a handful of Southwest Airlines flights out of Bob Hope Airport have been cancelled since one of the airline’s planes ripped open mid-flight in route from Phoenix to Sacramento. The airline voluntarily removed 79 of the 171 Boeing 737-300 aircraft in its fleet from service on Saturday to complete full inspections. The inspections resulted in eight cancelled flights from the Burbank airport. Boeing’s 737-700 model, a different version of the plane, is in primary use there.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | February 8, 2011
Bob Hope Airport is launching its first-ever study of wildlife in an effort to reduce the odds of potentially dangerous collisions between birds and aircraft. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority this week approved a $126,000, yearlong study of wildlife to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements, which were spurred by concerns of so-called bird strikes, according to airport executive director Dan Feger. Since 1990, 273 bird strikes have occurred at Bob Hope Airport, according to the FAA. Airport spokesman Victor Gill said none has proven to be serious.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | November 12, 2008
BURBANK ? Passengers and crew aboard the 9:30 a.m. Southwest flight came upon an unusual sight Tuesday as they landed at Bob Hope Airport: dozens of people in bright yellow T-shirts walking down the middle of Runway 826. They were searching for ?foreign object debris,? otherwise known as trash ? a potentially costly pest when sucked into jet engines. A plastic bag, screw, loose pebble or stick can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars? worth of damage to aircraft engines or tires.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Veronica Rocha | October 1, 2008
The spirit of TWA returned to Burbank on Saturday. The 1937 Lockheed Electra 12A landed at Atlantic Aviation, on Sherman Way, after a nine-day, round-trip flight from California to New York that mirrored TWA’s original coast-to-coast route for passengers. The trip wrapped up in Burbank, the city in which the TWA aircraft was built. “We really do this to keep the spirit of TWA alive,” said Ruth Richter-Holden, who owns the aircraft. Richter-Holden, daughter of TWA co-founder Paul E. Richter Jr., believes fate drew her to the airplane.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | September 29, 2008
BURBANK — The spirit of TWA returned to Burbank on Saturday. The 1937 Lockheed Electra 12A landed at Atlantic Aviation, on Sherman Way, after a nine-day, round-trip flight from California to New York that mirrored TWA’s original coast-to-coast route for passengers. The trip wrapped up in Burbank, the city in which the TWA aircraft was built. “We really do this to keep the spirit of TWA alive,” said Ruth Richter-Holden, who owns the aircraft. Richter-Holden, who is the daughter of TWA’s co-founder Paul E. Richter Jr., believes fate drew her to the airplane.
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