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.

Learn to Fly – Orange County 99s

The Orange County Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots in conjunction with two of John Wayne Airport's premiere flight schools, Sunrise Aviation and Orange County Flight Center, sponsored their fourth Why I Want to Learn to Fly Essay Contest.

Aviation Legacy – Eleanor Todd

In 1989, the John Wayne Airport Tour Program started for those interested in learning more about the Airport and its history. John Wayne Airport invited The Ninety-Nines, Inc., the International Organization of Women Pilots, founded in 1929, specifically the Orange County Chapter, to be part of their inaugural tour guide program. This was quite a privilege and long-time member and pilot Eleanor Todd was among the first to jump in and help. In the long run, she created a great partnership with the Airport.