UPDATE Feb 2, 2017: As a result of the City’s recent agreement with the FAA to close the airport by 2028 and shorten the runway immediately, JetSuite-X has cancelled all flights and is now refunding money to those who have bought tickets.
Think jets at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) are bad now? “Scheduled” flights from SMO to West Coast cities will begin on February 6, with flights to Las Vegas in Embraer 135 jets (see photo above) beginning February 10. These 30-passenger Embraer jets will only add to the on-going increase in SMO jet traffic, turning SMO into an even more unsafe “commercial” airport. Help us say NO!
Everyone needs to attend! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to show that we are unified in opposing this increase in noise and air pollution. Bring your children; it’s their future we’re fighting for.
SANTA MONICA AIRPORT PROTEST
Saturday, February 4 – 11 AM to 1 PM
Congressman Ted Lieu
Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer
Los Angeles Council member Mike Bonin
LOCATION: north-side of Donald Douglas Loop North, between 2950 31st and 2951 28th Streets
FREE PARKING: Cars may enter the surface parking lot from either Ocean Park Blvd. between 28th and 31st (near Wells Fargo) or from the west side of 31st Street (just south of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf). The parking gates will be up and you may park in any unreserved parking space.
EVENT ORGANIZER: Martin Rubin, Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution
Contact: (310) 479-2529 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Friends of Sunset Park, Airport2Park, CASMAT, No Jets Santa Monica Airport, North Westdale Neighborhood Association, SMO Future, and Venice Residents Against SMO
Associated News Links:
Airport Comm. Chair … Commercial Flights ‘Alarming Precedent’ (SM Lookout, Jan 27, 2017)
Disruptive Aeronautics (The Argonaut, Jan 25, 2017)
Private Jet CEO sees huge business opportunity at SMO (SM Daily Press, Jan 25, 2017)
City Illegally Attempt Air Commerce Regulation, JetSuiteX … (SM Lookout, Jan 13, 2017)
City Rejects JetSuiteX application for Part 135 Charter (Aviation Impact Reform, Jan 12, 2017)
Scheduled Charter Jets at SMO: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’ (Aviation Impact Reform, Dec 23 2016)
No Need for Permit to Operate at SMO, JetSuiteX Official Says (SM Lookout, Dec 21, 2016)
JetsuiteX Affordable Flights at SMO Not Yet Approved (SM Lookout, Dec 21, 2016)
Promise of ‘Affordable’ Flights from SMO Angers Activists (SM Lookout, Dec 19, 2016)