Jan 23, 2018
The newly shortened runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) brings with it operational changes and challenges. With the underlying Settlement Agreement being challenged in court, this shortening is likely temporary because the City would need to restore the runway should NBAA and aviation stakeholders prevail. This recorded webinar, hosted by NBAA and sponsored by Atlantic Aviation, features industry experts addressing current operational, legal, compliance and advocacy issues at the airport.
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Part 1 – Introduction
NBAA Director, Airports & Ground Infrastructure Alex Gertsen provides an overview of the situation at SMO and presents an outline of the webinar segments.
Part 2 – Runway Excursion Mitigation
Ben Kohler, G650 captain and member of the NBAA Safety Committee, offers aircrews information and resources they can use immediately to reduce risk of a runway excursion. For more information, visit NBAA’s guide Reducing Business Aviation Runway Excursions.
Part 3 – Contaminated Runway Operations
Richard J. Boll II, Challenger 300 & Learjet 45 captain and chair of the ATC & Flight Technologies Sub-Committee of NBAA Access Committee, offers aircrews information on operations when the runway is wet or contaminated.
Part 4 – Business Aviation Perspective
Matt Daglish, chief pilot for Wonderful Aviation, offers aircrews information on unique aspects of operating at SMO from the business aviation perspective, covering the new layout and markings, noise abatement techniques and more.
Part 5 – Light General Aviation Perspe
PlaneMinderLLC President Liz DeStaffany offers information on unique aspects of operating at SMO from the light general aviation perspective, covering the new layout and markings, noise abatement techniques and more.
Part 6 – FBO Procedures
Gregory Wain, general manager for Atlantic Aviation, offers information on what to expect at Atlantic Aviation. The FBO continues to operate 24/7 and offers full service Jet A and 100LL among other services and amenities.
Part 7 – Legal Update
Jol A. Silversmith, partner at Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, LLP, offers the legal summary and background of past and current issues at SMO.
Part 8 – Airport Advocacy
Santa Monica Airport Association (SMAA) President Christian Fry presents an overview on the group’s advocacy efforts.