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Welcome to the new and improved version of the Van Nuys Airport e-newsletter - Flight Tracks. In this edition, you will find news and information about the airport and airport-related events as well as an upcoming calendar of local community events.   [more]

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In 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully landed a commercial airliner on New York’s Hudson River that had sustained engine failure after striking a flock of geese upon takeoff.  Remarkably, all 150 passengers and five crew members survived. This incident continues to draw public attention to the threat of bird strikes faced by airports across the nation.

Don Schultz, a long-serving member of the VNY Citizens Advisory Council (CAC), has retired from the volunteer advisory committee after 31 years of dedicated service. On December 1, the Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) recognized Schultz for his dedication, and Airport Manager Flora Margheritis presented Schultz with a certificate of commendation on behalf of Los Angeles World Airports and local elected officials during the CAC meeting on October 6.

Santa Is Off to a Flying Start - 12/7/2016 04:30:50 PM

Santa is checking his list twice for nearly 400 students at Gault Street Elementary School in Van Nuys who are eagerly awaiting his arrival on December 15!  Santa and his ground crew, featuring a lively snowman and reindeer, will arrive in style on the school playground in a convoy of classic cars to spread holiday cheer and distribute surprise gifts to the student audience.

Have Questions? Ask a VNY Expert! - 12/7/2016 04:30:08 PM

Do you know the difference between general aviation and commercial airports? What happens behind the hangar doors at the world’s busiest general aviation airport? What famous flyers and record-breaking flights are found in VNY’s 88-year history?   

In an effort to further address and mitigate concerns of airport safety, LAWA and VNY tenants have laid the foundation for the creation of a Safety and Security Committee for members of the VNY aviation community.

The Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) Los Angeles County Group 1 recently honored three members of the VNY-based Hawker Senior Squadron 128 for excellence. The squadron houses a specially-equipped Cessna 182 Skylane on the airfield to maintain mission readiness.

On November 18, Clay Lacy Aviation hosted a celebration of life event honoring famous military test and aerobatic stunt pilot Bob Hoover.  More than 1,000 guests shared fond remembrances and viewed flyovers honoring Hoover, who died on Oct. 25 at age 94. Hoover was a friend of VNY and made an indelible impact on the global aviation industry. A member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, he flew over 300 aircraft types and flight tested or flew nearly every type of fighter aircraft.

Last September, Clay Lacy Aviation announced that will merge with Key Air, an aircraft management and charter company based in Oxford, Connecticut. Their combined resources will benefit new and current clients with expanded support services and access to a nationwide charter fleet.

Reaching Out to Reduce Early Turns - 12/7/2016 04:23:25 PM

Van Nuys Airport urges pilots to comply with its “No Early Turn” policy to proactively reduce the impact of airport operations on the community. With 24-hour monitoring, this noise mitigation program detects pilots who turn too early after departure and fly over adjacent residential areas.

FAA to Provide Upgrade to Electrical Lines In the interests of maintaining the continuing standard for operational safety at VNY, the FAA has announced that it will be implementing an improvement project which involves upgrading the electrical lines that support the airport’s navigational aids and air

  Mid Valley YMCA to Honor VNY Public & Community Relations Director at Annual Gala Diana Sanchez, VNY’s Public & Community Relations Director, is an active community partner and a leader in local outreach and educational initiatives. In recognition of her efforts, Sanchez will be an honored recipie

A Message from the Airport Manager - 8/18/2016 01:43:02 PM

A Message from the Airport Manager On June 28, Flora Margheritis was appointed interim manager of Van Nuys Airport (VNY). During her nearly 25-year tenure with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), her career has included extensive, varied and progressively challenging assignments.  Margheritis arrived at