Month: February 2005

More Socal Airport Closures

Continuing on the airport closure theme, the Low Pressure System That Will Not Die has brought so much rain to Southern California that it’s shut down a couple of major general aviation airports, possibly for quite some time. To wit: Corona Airport is once again under water. They just got done cleaning up the mud, repainting the taxiway and runway… Read more →

Airport Closures

Over the past few years, I’ve had discussions with various people — many of them pilots — on the subject of airport closures. I see these closures as the biggest threat to general aviation. Even worse, they’re a sign of an ever more homogenized society in which anyone who has the temerity to want to fly must be either a… Read more →

How Long Can You Tread Water?

The Experimental Aircraft Association reported today on the mounting damage totals at Corona Airport. Tenants and businesses at the Corona (California) Municipal Airport are now four weeks post-flood and while the floodwaters have receded, the west end of the field is still without electrical power, reports EAA member Patrick Brunner. “Many of the businesses are still not operational, having lost… Read more →

Never Rains, But it Pours

As if the first round of rains weren’t enough, another storm is on the way to Southern California. Normally this wouldn’t be bad news, as Socal seems to be in a perpetual state of drought. But the water from the first series of storm systems has not had a chance to receed. As of this morning, the water level behind… Read more →

More Corona Airport Disaster Photos

I’ve added some new photos of the Corona Airport flood. These are great aerial shots that really show the extent of the damage. I don’t know who took these pictures. I’ve just been saving copies of anything and everything to my hard drive in an attempt to preserve a record of what’s happened. I know these images are available in… Read more →


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