WHITEMAN OPPOSITION GROUPS NEED A BETTER CRYSTAL BALL!
LOS ANGELES, CA – Whiteman Airport is the key to Pacoima’s economic future. Some of the airport closure advocates present during CAC presentations say that they want representation and justice for a neighborhood that deserves better. For them, closing a valuable enterprise that provides jobs, education, and community services, in the Pacoima area is their answer. Recently their airport noise concerns were not substantiated by the now-concluded study. The future is greater than presently addressed and has been ignored. Whiteman airport may be the most important gateway to the next generation of neighborhood development.
“Washington, DC, Oct. 18, 2022 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed President Biden’s signing into law this week of the Advance Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, which will promote policies, procedures, and programs to support the integration of this emerging aviation sector into America’s transportation infrastructure.
Advanced air mobility (AAM) is an air transportation system that moves people and property by air between places using electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, in local, regional, intraregional, rural, and urban environments.
AAM utilizes aircraft ranging in size from single-passenger vehicles to large shuttles to make cities, underserved communities and geographically distant regions more accessible.” – Dan Hubbard, NBAA
NASA, Major Airlines, our Armed Forces, and big business have invested millions of dollars toward this next-generation air travel potential. Contracts and plans for eCTOLs and thousands of eVTOLs are inked and scheduled. Private industry and government planning agencies are in motion. The question is, do the organizations that feel Pacoima deserves better, also feel that they deserve to be left behind? Should Pacoima erase the already existing Whiteman Airport pathway to the future that will allow their neighborhood to join with the rest of LA, and participate in the transportation and blossoming economic future?
Those that don’t recognize the onset of the sustainable transportation era, and the support for and the benefits of future economic development need to seriously consider shopping for a new crystal ball.
Recommended reading might include this Aviation Today Magazine article focused on developments at the recent NBAA-BACE convention. Panelists at NBAA Discuss Certification and Infrastructure for Advanced Air Mobility – Avionics International (aviationtoday.com) – To find out more you are invited to join us at www.scauwg.org