SMO in the News – March 2013

The following articles relating to SMO have appeared in the press during March 2013:

Staff Proposed Landing Fee Rate – fees doubled & charged to all! (, March 31, 2013)
Flight school fears higher landing fees at SMO (Santa Monica Daily Press, Mar 30, 2013)
‘Queen Bess’ recognized by SMO for Women in Aviation Month (SM Daily Press, Mar  26, 2013)
SMO Tower Decision Could Take a Year, FAA Officials Say (SM Lookout, Mar 25, 2013)

NOTE:Only ‘contract’ towers are being closed at this time.  SMO is not a ‘contract’ tower.

FAA Tower Closure List (, Mar 22, 2013)

SMO Control Tower To Stay Open For Now (Santa Monica Mirror, Mar 22, 2013)
About That City Council Election… Who … Won? (Santa Monica Patch, Mar 19, 2013)
Resident perception of Santa Monica slips (Santa Monica Daily Press, Mar 18, 2013)
Forum To Discuss Future and Effects of Santa Monica Airport (Venice Patch, Mar 12, 2013)
FAA to close 238 air traffic control towers [Updated] (LA Times, Mar 11, 2013) – SMO off list!Airport Commissioner Resigns (Santa Monica Dispatch, Mar 11, 2013) – Reprint of CASMAT post
Santa Monica – The Lunacy Continues (Cal Pilots, Mar 11, 2013)
Anti-Airport Groups To Congress: Close SMO Control Tower (Santa Monica Mirror, Mar 8, 2013)
Airport Commissioner Resigns After 12 Years (Santa Monica Patch, Mar 7, 2013)
Tower Power Could Go Out In April (Argonaut Online, Mar 7, 2013)
SMO Tower Could Close in Early April (Santa Monica Patch, Mar 6, 2013)
Playing Through – Photograph (Los Angeles Times, Mar 6, 2013)
Groups urge closure of airport tower (Santa Monica Daily Press, Mar 5, 2013)
FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7 (CNN, Mar 5, 2013)
Anti-Airport Activists Petition Congress Members to Close SMO Tower (SM Lookout, Mar 5, 2013)
Santa Monica “15 x 15” Climate Action Plan Approved (Santa Monica Mirror, Mar 5, 2013)
Santa Monica Airport Tower May Be Shut Down By Feds (Santa Monica Mirror, Mar 1, 2013)