Pilots want Oceano airport kept open
February 25, 2010
The 59-acre general aviation facility apparently looms on the development radar. Pilots claim an unknown developer has retained the law firm of Chevalier, Allen & Lichman–“lawyers who specialize in shutting down small airports,” said one local pilot.
Attorney Steven M. Taber of the law firm is scheduled to speak at a public meeting on Wednesday, March 17, at 5 p.m. at the Rabobank Community Room, 899 Grand Avenue in Grover Beach. Taber will be discussing airport closures at the meeting, which is being hosted by controversial Los Osos developer Jeff Edwards.
The pilots declined to discuss their strategy about trying to keep the airport open, but said one pilot, “I’d hate to see them close the Oceano Airport. It’s such a special place and it’s a shame that we keep losing our general aviation airports.”