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Santa Monica Airport: Business asset or too close for comfort?




Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
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Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
Zach Corr lands a friend's plane at Santa Monica Airport on his way to San Diego.
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Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
Neighbors of Santa Monica Airport have complained about noise from the aircraft taking off and landing, and they post signs asking pilots to fly quietly.
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Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
Joe Justice in front of one of his many training airplanes at his flight school Justice Aviation.
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Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
Aircraft in the hangars at Justice Aviation flight school.
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Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
Simon Ray finishes a flying lesson with Daniel Valdez. They flew into Santa Monica Airport from San Diego.
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Zach Corr talks about recent flights with friends while stopped at Santa Monica Airport on his way from Hayward to San diego.
The Santa Monica Airport is being sued by the city of Santa Monica to close down.
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Last week, the city of Santa Monica sued the Federal Aviation Administration, seeking control over the Santa Monica Airport.

The city wants authority over the land, and, in two years, to end its obligation to keep the airport running. KPCC's Brian Watt has the story