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46 minutes | Jul 23, 2017
Ep. 2: What's the value of SMO?
This podcast explores the benefits of KSMO’s Airspace and it’s “Imaginary Surface” and the value of the Current Land Use as an airport. LA and SMO Airspace Description / 00:35 - 08:10 • How Aircraft Depart SMO / 8:15 - 13:10 The FAA’s “Imaginary Surface” / 14:05 - 16:12 • Limiting Building Heights /16:15 - 19:50 • Limits Crossing Aircraft Altitudes / 20:08 - 26:55 Value of the Current Land Use as an Airport • Very efficient land use / 27:20 - 29:05 • Cost vs. Benefit Equation / 29:15 - 30:42 • Preserving Transportation Infrastructure for the Future / 30:44 - 36:28 • City wanted this airport and it’s Future / 36:38 - 39:07 • Better as a Park? / 39:10 - 46:10 Links • How Air Traffic Control Works - http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/air-traffic-control2.htm • FAA TV: How Air Traffic Control Works - https://www.faa.gov/tv/?mediaId=1428 • Santa Monica Airport’s Airspace Protections - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG4x69Kd43s The theme music for this episode was composed by Mark Kelton - https://soundcloud.com/mark-kelton-681996760
41 minutes | Jun 13, 2017
Ep. 1: Introducing "RNWY 21"
• Welcome to the Santa Monica Airport Association’s (SMAA) podcast. If you’re a pilot or a resident of the Westside of LA interested in learning more about the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) and our City’s efforts to close and redevelop this100 year old facility, this podcast is for you! • Episode 1: The inaugural episode is a round table discussion around some of the issues related to SMO with SMAA Board Members, Christian Fry, David Peters, Mark Smith and Bill Worden. • SMO’s history (1:38) , how humans get around & the value of our airport (21:35), does the airport represent a real hazard? (26:00), “Willful Ignorance” (43:33) Music for today's episode was created by Mark Kelton -https://soundcloud.com/mark-kelton-681996760
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