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Santa Barbara,CA (SBA) Will Lose ILS For Some Time  
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Due to a runway shift of 800 feet to the west, the Santa Barbara airport will be without its only Instrument Landing System for runway 7 for a good part of 2008. SBA is socked in with fog frequently, and this should delay and cancel a very large (in relation) percentage of flights into or out of the airport. SBA sees circa 400 a/c operations a day. Some days, we see heavy fog long periods of time (48 hours). This should make operations at the airport pretty hard and inconsistent. If you are planning on leaving or coming to the area, maybe a different airport would be a better idea to minimize your fairly large chance of having a delay or cancellation.


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

http://flysba.com/pdf/News%20Release%20-%202008%20ILS.pdf


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineAEroc From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Wow...I did some TDY there with American Eagle and there were a few times A/C returned to LAX due to the fog. This could be trouble for the pax and employees there, Iam glad Iam not returning there anytime soon and have to deal with that! Good luck SBA!

User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2167 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Went searching and appears the FAA has not open any method for certification of a temporary ILS for situations such as this. Neither has the Canadians. While these systems have existed for years with various military operations nothing appears to have been certified for civilian use in North America. As developing new airports is far less likely than renewing and upgrading existing one would think that the FAA would have at least one temp system approved for these situations. Further, any thought of any additional/improved service during this outage...especially during late night/early morning time frames is pretty much toast. There will be money to be made in bus service/rental car.

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 6):

Just for the info: There are a few services.

www.santabarbarairbus.com They are the cheapest and have full size coaches.

www.centralcoastshuttle.com They are a bit more, and on vans, but go about 70 miles more north than the airbus.

But this is just for LAX pax. SBA also has nonstop flights from SFO (24), SJC (8), DEN (4), PDX (2), SEA (2), DFW (4), SAN (4), SMF (4), LAS (4), PHX (10), and SLC (4). The numbers in ( ) is the number of t/o's + landings per day to and from that airport.

Other airports in the area (driving time)

OXR- 40 min south
SMX- 1 hour north
SBP- 2 hours north


EDIT- Added Salt Lake to my list.

[Edited 2007-12-06 12:21:52]


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

Why isn't there a way to just calibrate the ILS to a new location temporarily? Calibrate it for the 800 feet exactly in the right direction.


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