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Imperial Beach - Why Not For San Diego?  
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

I can't say I know too much about San Diego or the problem with the airport there and finding a replacement, but I was looking at the area on Google Earth earlier and noticed Imperial Beach NOLF on the southern edge of San Diego. Has the idea of this being the basis of San Diego's new airport ever been floated?

It seems to not be very busy and although currently the airfield is nowhere near the size needed to handle jets, there appears to be a huge amount of undeveloped land to the south as well as land to extend the current runway. Also it is right near the intersection of I-5 and 905... easy highway access.

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User currently offlineStudeDave From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Yes, that idea has come up. That field is used by the NAVY for training helo pilots. One other thing to notice is how close the field is to the airport just to the East of it (Brown Field), and the other one just across the border.
Most of that open land you see is PROTECTED. It's a bird sanctuary...

Classic planes, Classic trains, and Studebakers~~ what else is there???
User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3155 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Imperial Beach NOLF has been looked at and did not make the latest first-cut. There are houses nearby, the Mexico border is near as is Brown Field and the TIJ airport. Here's some further information from the Airprot Authority:

The Salt Marsh Communications location just north was also considered.

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