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Old 08-06-2013, 09:57 PM
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Default Help save Buttonwillow Airport for model aviation use

As some of you may know, Buttonwillow Airport has been shut-down for RC use. The BARKs club have been working incredibly hard to speak with the county and have the airfield open. An online petition was created to get signatures to show support for the field to remain open. Please take a moment of your time to sign the petition. It's fast and the online signatures will go directly to the Kern County board of supervisors. Buttonwillow Airport is home to Best in the West, which is allowed to happen this year, but who knows about next year. Buttonwillow was the only jet friendly field for a lot of guys in California. It would be incredible to show your support, regardless of where you live. Thanks in advance.



Please join this campaign: http://chn.ge/1bb9jla
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:51 AM
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:30 AM
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I took care of it this morning.

I hope you guys don't loose this field it would be a shame if this happens as i am planning to come out for the first time to BITW this year.
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I just signed it. Hope it works out.
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Just signed.
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Done.

Make sure to send a letter as well....
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Strength in #s!!!!!!
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Done! Just out of curiosity. Why are they restricting models there?
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Originally Posted by Greg Wright View Post
I took care of it this morning.

I hope you guys don't loose this field it would be a shame if this happens as i am planning to come out for the first time to BITW this year.
This ban has no effect on BITW. Their dates are secure.
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I signed in. You guys need a good place to fly.
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why is it closed? are they going to remove the airfield?
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Done too!

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The way it's been explained to me that the Agency behind the restriction is Caltrans. They give grant money to the County for Airport Maintenance. Typical California Governmental Agency they want to restrict and control guys like us that they don't understand.

Caltrans? C'mon Caltrans let the taxpayers (and us jet guys pay lots of California taxes.) have their fun.

Here's the address for the snail mail if you don't have it. Send the Letter !!!

Kern County Board of Supervisors
c/o The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
1115 Truxtun Ave, 5[SUP]th[/SUP] Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Re: Cancelation of Lease to use the Buttonwillow Airport
Old 08-07-2013, 02:49 PM
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Yes with respect I thought the problem was with Caltrans? Can the Board of Supervisors actually "reopen" the field unilaterally?
Old 08-07-2013, 04:39 PM
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Done!

How is this going to affect "Best In The West"? I'm really looking forward to attending this year.

Lewis
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