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Lead Pollution from Single Engine Piston Aircraft Leaded Fuel

Leaded gasoline was fully phased out 25 years ago with the passage of the Clean Air Act with one exception – it is still used by piston-engine airplanes and helicopters.  Flight Schools and Flight instructors are training student pilots, using aircraft from the 1960s, 70, 80s and 90s buring leaded fuel. Lead fuel using piston engine airplanes now makes …

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Proposed Teal Club Residential and Commercial Development

The City of Oxnard is planning a residential and commercial developmentproject on land currently used for agriculture, north of the OXNARD AIRPORTat Ventura Rd. to Teal Club Rd to Patterson Rd, to Doris Ave.It will be 990 residential units, with single(220) and multi-family(770) units,and some commercial and light industrial use areas. https://www.oxnard.org/city-department/community-development/planning/environmental-documents/ The TCSP Specific Plan would involve development on …

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New Oxnard and Camarillo Airport Voluntary Noise Abatement Procedures

The Ventura County Department of Airports has a brand new website: https://vcairports.org/ With the updated website are also updated Oxnard and Camarillo Airport Voluntary Noise Abatement Procedures. New animated maps are now included to assist pilots in visualizing the recommended traffic patterns and the location of noise sensitive uses. Says Deputy Director Dave Nafie, “We …

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Contra Costa executive Keith Freitas named to oversee Ventura County airports

Keith Freitas, 55, the airports director for Contra Costa County, was appointed late last week as Ventura County’s director following a national search. He will start as the top administrator at the county’s Department of Airports on Nov. 8 at a base salary of $192,211, officials said Friday. Freitas is taking over a few months after former director Kip Turner …

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