~ GET INVOLVED and FIND OUT ALL THE FACTS ~
On October 10, 2018 - the San Diego Board of Supervisors approved expanding McClellan-Palomar Airport from a FAA Design Class B-II Airport (small aircraft airport) into a modified D-III Class Airport (large commercial jet airport). in doing so, the Palomar's runway will be extended from its present 4897 feet to 5697 feet (or more). 5697 is ONLY 4 feet shorter than John Wayne Airport's runway.
Remember that saying - "If they build it, they will come." That is exactly what we have here. Just think about FedEx's new 300,000 foot Oceanside and UPS's Vista distribution centers. Both of these facilities are less than 10 miles from the Palomar Airport which HAS NO CURFEWS; and because of the Federal Runway Act of 1990 --- PALOMAR CANNOT IMPLEMENT A CURFEW.
Today, John Wayne has an 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM curfew and still FedEx and UPS 757's operate out of John Wayne. BUT, Palomar CANNOT IMPLEMENT a CURFEW, if FedEx and UPS cannot make the John Wayne airport schedule, they can be quickly transported those packages to Palomar and still make next day delivery schedules.
Furthermore, on May 28, 2019 - the City of Carlsbad and the County of San Diego signed an "Airport Settlement Agreement" that seemingly gives San Diego County full power over the Palomar Airport expansion, including being able to buy additional land to allow further expansion of the airport.
Consequently, after years of trying to negotiate with both the County and the City, c4fa was left with no choice but to sue both parties to protect Carlsbad and its surrounding communities residents' health, quality of life and property values.
"c4fa" filed its lawsuit on June 4, 2019, against both the County and the City of Carlsbad.
~ YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION AND IF POSSIBLE BECOME INVOLVED. ~
There are a number of way for you to become involved:
Click on the "Citizens for a Friendly Airport" logo
to become involved in protecting your future.
Talk to your local Home Owners Association Board about your airport and flight path concerns and the best action for your community to undertake.
Register an aircraft noise complaint with the airport - Click Here
Read Mr. Raymond Bender's Blog in the in the Carlsbad Patch - Click Here
Mr. Bender has been writing his since October 2012 and questioning actions taken
by elected officials and Palomar Airport.
Attend the Palomar Airport Advisory Committee (PAAC) meetings to see firsthand what is coming and how you will be impacted. Click Here for PAAC website
2019 - PAAC Meeting Schedule
January 17 | February 21 | April 18 | May 16 | June 20 | August 15 | September 19 | November 21
~ CONTACT YOUR OFFICIALS TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT HOW YOUR LIFESTYLE WILL BE IMPACTED. ~
WHEN THE AIRPORT EXPANSION HAPPENS:
CARLSBAD RESIDENTS WILL LOOSE THEIR POWER TO CONTROL THE AIRPORT - THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO AND THE FAA WILL HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL
NO MORE QUIET NIGHTS
NO MORE SLEEPING WITH YOUR WINDOWS OPEN AT NIGHT
NO MORE ENJOYING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE FOR RECREATION
NO MORE USING YOUR PATIO FURNITURE WITHOUT FIRST WASHING IT DOWN TO GET THE BLACK JET SOOT OFF.
THEN THERE IS THE FINE JET EXHAUST PARTICIPANTS THAT DESTROY CHILDREN AND YOUR LUNGS.
You only have to go 30 miles south to see how the residents (within a 14 mile radius around San Diego International Airport) are suffering. THIS WILL BE OUR FUTURE!
To see our future, click the above photo.
In the Palomar D-III approval October 10, 2018, San Diego County Board of Supervisor meeting, three of the Board of Supervisors agreed with the statement - Palomar will become an airport that will take pressure off of San Diego Airport. That statement is FAA speak for - Palomar will become a "Reliever Airport" for San Diego International. Click here to see and hear the statement.
FAA Reliever Airport Definition:
Reliever Airports are airports designated by the FAA to relieve congestion at Commercial Service Airports and to provide improved general aviation access to the overall community. These may be publicly or privately-owned.