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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | August 22, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — Brand Boulevard will turn into an open-air hangar filled with planes, helicopters and other aircraft for one day next summer. Glendale-based nonprofit Friends of Aviation, which will organize the event, works as an umbrella for charities such as Angel Flights — whose volunteer pilots fly cancer patients to treatments — and Challenge Air, which arranges flights to lift the spirits of terminally ill children and their parents. A pilot since his youth, Friends of Aviation President Nick Rahkonen said he founded the nonprofit to "let people know what aviation is all about.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and nearly a dozen other members of Congress this week asked for an update from the Department of Defense on sending surplus military aircraft to the U.S. Forest Service, aircraft that could assist in fighting wildfires. Congress had made the allocation for the transfer in its 2013 military spending plan after the Air Force indicated it was planning to get rid of the C-27J transport aircraft, which could be used as a support platform in fighting forest fires.
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June 7, 2013
As has frequently happened, another letter appeared in this paper decrying the shortcomings of Bob Hope Airport (“ Why LAX is successful ,” June 5) re: the lack of non-stop flights, as well as the ticket prices offered and the cost of parking. All nothing new, but has anyone thought about some of the practicalities involved? Consider the reason for not offering many non-stop flights. It depends on the size of the aircraft. Larger aircraft have greater fuel capacities which means longer distances can be flown.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 2, 2010
GLENDALE — As the summer heat leads to increased fire danger, fire officials are anxiously awaiting the arrival of two Canadian aircraft, expected to touch down in September. Supervisor Mike Antonovich renewed a five-year contract with the Quebec government to lease two CL-415 "Super Scoopers" during Los Angeles County's fire season, officials said. The turboprops are expected to reach Los Angeles County on Sept. 1 and will remain until Nov. 31, officials said. The aircraft, which can be airborne in five minutes and fly for three hours without refueling, has been used countywide to battle stubborn blazes in rough terrain.
NEWS
April 27, 2000
Darrell Satzman GLENDALE -- State Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) announced Wednesday he will ask California to split costs associated with two noise studies. Schiff is asking for a total of $310,000 in the state budget, including $200,000 for assistance in building a "hush house," a noise-insulated hangar where small aircraft could be warmed up prior to takeoffs and during diagnostic tests. Schiff said Wednesday that he was introduced to the idea of a hush house at Burbank Airport during a meeting with residents following an airport summit he hosted in March, 1999.
NEWS
July 12, 2005
Mark R. Madler Commercial aircraft using Bob Hope Airport already meet new federal rules for noise reduction enacted last week by the Federal Aviation Administration, airport officials said. The rule, issued on July 5, requires aircraft built after Jan. 1, 2006, to be 10 decibels quieter than many commercial aircraft now in use, Airport Executive Director Dios Marrero told the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority's Legal, Government and Environmental Affairs Committee.
NEWS
August 3, 2002
HELEN BETHEL ELLIS-ALBERTSON KEENE Helen Bethel Ellis-Albertson Keene, 91, a longtime resident of Glendale and Thousand Oaks, died Tuesday in Oxnard. She was born March 2, 1911, in San Dimas. During World War II, she worked for Vega Aircraft Corp. in Burbank. Prior to retiring in the 1970s, she worked at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. She is survived by her sons, Roger Albertson of Thousand Oaks and Richard Albertson of Palm Springs; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
NEWS
April 27, 2000
Joe Santos Can it be possible the city that was the home to such a distinguished organization as the Skunk Works has no -- yes, I said no -- interest in preserving its aviation heritage? Burbank, the same city that has seen the majestic Lockheed Constellation and the brilliant P-38 Lightning leap into its sky, has no well-funded aircraft museum for this community! The same skies that have lovingly embraced some of the most advanced aircraft in the world.
NEWS
March 16, 2007
On Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley will present historian and adventurer Pat Macha. Macha will introduce the world of aviation archeology, bringing to life once-majestic planes and the men and women who flew them. "Airplane wrecks that remain undisturbed for years provide us with a sobering opportunity to consider the power of nature and the mistaken judgments of man," Macha says. Teaming up with forensic experts and aviation authorities, Macha goes inside crash sites and pieces together the puzzle behind the twisted metal.
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June 11, 2013
As has frequently happened, another letter appeared in this paper decrying the shortcomings of Bob Hope Airport (“ Why LAX is successful ,” June 5) re: the lack of non-stop flights, as well as the ticket prices offered and the cost of parking. All nothing new, but has anyone thought about some of the practicalities involved? Consider the reason for not offering many non-stop flights. It depends on the size of the aircraft. Larger aircraft have greater fuel capacities, which means longer distances can be flown.
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NEWS
May 3, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and nearly a dozen other members of Congress this week asked for an update from the Department of Defense on sending surplus military aircraft to the U.S. Forest Service, aircraft that could assist in fighting wildfires. Congress had made the allocation for the transfer in its 2013 military spending plan after the Air Force indicated it was planning to get rid of the C-27J transport aircraft, which could be used as a support platform in fighting forest fires.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
An 18-year-old North Hollywood man has been indicted under a recently approved law that makes it a federal crime to deliberately point a laser at an aircraft. Adam Gardenhire was arrested this morning at his North Hollywood home after allegedly pointing a laser at a private Cessna aircraft on approach to Bob Hope Airport on March 29. He then allegedly pointed the laser at a police helicopter that had been called in to find the source of the flash. Gardenhire was named in a two-count indictment filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under a statute signed by President Obama that makes such laser incidents a federal crime.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 31, 2011
GLENDALE — A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of flashing a laser three times at a police helicopter crew, officials said. Erick Medina of Glendale was taken into custody in his Elk Avenue apartment in connection with discharging a laser at an aircraft, according to Glendale Police Department reports. It was the second arrest connected to pointing a laser at a police helicopter in less than a week, prompting officials to re-issue warnings about the dangers the lights pose to pilots.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | May 24, 2011
BURBANK — A 30-year-old Burbank man was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly pointed a laser at a Glendale police helicopter crew as they were preparing to land at Bob Hope Airport. Rafael Torosyan was arrested on suspicion of discharging a laser at an aircraft, Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen said. He allegedly flashed the laser at the Glendale air crew four times before he was followed and eventually arrested, police said. The air crew had just completed a patrol of the skies and were returning to the airport about 10 p.m. when a green light suddenly lit up the helicopter’s cockpit, police said.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 6, 2011
Mail received by students in the third-grade class at St. James Catholic School in La Crescenta has a distinctly international flair. Cards and letters are postmarked from Malaysia, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. But as exotic as the locations are, what most fascinates the students are the men and women who author them. Five months into a pen-pal project with United States sailors stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, students are enhancing their writing skills while also getting to know members of the Armed Services.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | August 22, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — Brand Boulevard will turn into an open-air hangar filled with planes, helicopters and other aircraft for one day next summer. Glendale-based nonprofit Friends of Aviation, which will organize the event, works as an umbrella for charities such as Angel Flights — whose volunteer pilots fly cancer patients to treatments — and Challenge Air, which arranges flights to lift the spirits of terminally ill children and their parents. A pilot since his youth, Friends of Aviation President Nick Rahkonen said he founded the nonprofit to "let people know what aviation is all about.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 2, 2010
GLENDALE — As the summer heat leads to increased fire danger, fire officials are anxiously awaiting the arrival of two Canadian aircraft, expected to touch down in September. Supervisor Mike Antonovich renewed a five-year contract with the Quebec government to lease two CL-415 "Super Scoopers" during Los Angeles County's fire season, officials said. The turboprops are expected to reach Los Angeles County on Sept. 1 and will remain until Nov. 31, officials said. The aircraft, which can be airborne in five minutes and fly for three hours without refueling, has been used countywide to battle stubborn blazes in rough terrain.
BUSINESS
By Jason Wells | November 12, 2008
BURBANK — Passengers and crew aboard the 9:30 a.m. Southwest flight came upon an unusual sight Tuesday as they landed at Bob Hope Airport: dozens of people in bright yellow T-shirts walking down the middle of Runway 826. They were searching for “foreign object debris,” otherwise known as trash — a potentially costly pest when sucked into jet engines. A plastic bag, screw, loose pebble or stick can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to aircraft engines or tires.
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