General Aviation Improvement Plan Moves Forward

After years of extensive environmental planning and community outreach, the Orange County Board of Supervisors awarded long-term leases to two full-service Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) at John Wayne Airport; Clay Lacy Aviation, Inc. for the Northwest Full-Service FBO, and Aviation Consultants, Inc., doing business as ACI Jet, for the Northeast Full-Service FBO. Jay’s Aircraft Maintenance was awarded the limited-service FBO lease located on the Southwest parcel.

New Noise Event Collection and Management System

Viewpoint, a user-friendly platform for submitting noise events, was recently launched at John Wayne Airport, replacing the more labor-intensive email system. The new portal system, which is fully integrated with the Airport’s Noise and Operations Management System (ANOMS), has already proven to be a success. The streamlined system automatically submits noise events, improving consistency and facilitating more efficient data collection.

The Ninety-Nines are 90!

Submitted by Cathy Prudhomme, International Secretary Of the more than 9,000 pilots in the United States in 1929, only 117 of them were women. That November, the 117 U.S. women pilots were invited to assemble at Curtiss Field in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York to provide “mutual support, advance aviation, and maintain historical records …

Soaring Above

Hang gliders suspended over Baggage Claim Have you ever been at Baggage Claim in Terminals A or B and looked up? If so, you may have noticed a new addition to the hang glider exhibit. A Wills Wing T3 now floats over Carousel 2 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. The Wills Wing joins another …

30th Annual Student Art Contest

John Wayne Airport invites Orange County public and private school students, grades K-12, to enter the 30th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest. Students can tap into their imagination, grab their favorite set of crayons, markers, pencils or paints and create artwork depicting this year’s theme “FLYING: YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW.”