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April 12, 1987 | GARY WONACOTT, Gary Wonacott lives in a noise-affected area and has been involved in the noise issue for several years
For decades, the San Diego Unified Port District, city officials, the Chamber of Commerce and the Airline Transport Assn. (ATA) have built an invisible shield of myths and misconceptions around Lindbergh Field. However, data from a new study is shedding light on these myths and misconceptions. The State of California required the port to perform an FAA-funded study and to develop a noise abatement program for Lindbergh Field.
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March 17, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Four baggage handlers at Lindbergh Field have been indicted on charges of smuggling cocaine and methamphetamine aboard planes set for destinations across the country. Federal officials said it is believed to be the first drug prosecution of employees at Lindbergh Field, the region's international airport. The four, current or former employees of Delta Global Services, worked in tandem with seven drug couriers who were also indicted, officials said. The baggage handlers would take backpacks of drugs from the couriers and then, using their security badges, place a backpack aboard a plane, which the courier would then pick up when the plane reached New York City, Nashville, Detroit, Baltimore, Hawaii and other locations, according to the federal indictment.
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January 17, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The outbreak of war in the Persian Gulf has triggered new airport security procedures that will likely mean additional delays for people using Lindbergh Field and other U.S. airports, authorities say. The so-called Level IV "threat level"--imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration after U.S. bombing strikes in Iraq and Kuwait early today--will affect all facets of airport operation nationwide, including parking, check-in and the screening of passengers, officials said.
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August 13, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego pays tribute to San Diego International Airport's recent upgrade and Charles Lindbergh's stay at the hotel in 1927 -- all in one tidy little deal. In honor of the aviation events from two different centuries, guests who book a suite at the Grant may stay a second night for $19.27. The deal: The Lindbergh Legacy, as the offer is called, offers the second and fourth nights in a suite for $19.27 a night plus tax. It requires a two-night minimum stay, and reservations may be made online or by phone.
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April 20, 1989
The Board of Port Commissioners has awarded a $1.5-million contract to a local construction company for the resurfacing of the roads around Lindbergh Field. The upshot is that traffic will be even slower than usual while construction takes place from May to September. The R. E. Hazard Jr. company plans to start construction May 1. The repair and resurfacing will include installing stronger pavement to handle the increasing traffic. Although most of the construction work directly in front of the airport terminals will be done between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., some work on surrounding side streets will be done during the day, Hazard representatives said.
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September 4, 1988 | HAL SPROGIS, Hal Sprogis is an airline captain who has been flying into Lindbergh Field for 30 years. He is also an aviation accident investigator and is chairman of the air safety committee for the Los Angeles chapter of the Air Line Pilots Assn. He flies for United Airlines. and
From time to time, I've been asked, "What's it like to land a large, heavy jet at Lindbergh Field?" Almost always, those who asked have been fellow pilots--not passengers, most of whom seem to assume that Lindbergh is a routine airport. Lindbergh is by no means routine, as the pilots who ask know. Because of the city's steep terrain, it has never been among pilots' favorite airports.
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October 15, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
A special team of Federal Aviation Administration safety experts wrapped up a two-day inspection of Lindbergh Field and will now consider recommendations to improve the safety and operation of the center-city airport, an FAA spokesman said Friday.
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November 28, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bracing for traditional out-of-town crowds and holidaytraffic, San Diegans are already contending with inclement weather that has snarled some plans for the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. Air travelers scheduled to leave San Diego Tuesday night kicked off their holiday with a five-hour delay when Lindbergh field was socked in by fog. Scores of stranded travelers bunked down on benches and on the carpet in Lindbergh Field's terminals as low visibility kept flights grounded.
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December 22, 1989 | G. JEANNETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of an expected crunch of people and traffic, Lindbergh Field authorities are urging travelers, families and friends to say their farewells at home instead of at the airport. About 37,000 holiday travelers are expected to pass through the airport today and again on Saturday. On an average day, about 30,000 fliers use the airport.
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February 25, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
San Diego Unified Port District officials are considering a multimillion-dollar proposal by USAir to expand the airline's terminal space at Lindbergh Field by building a second story to house modern gate ramps and a new passenger club. USAir--which subsumed hometown Pacific Southwest Airlines in a corporate merger in April, 1988--is pushing its plans to pay for a $9.
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January 24, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - A recruit who made a perilous dash across the runway at San Diego's Lindbergh Field in an apparent attempt to flee Marine boot camp is no longer in the Marine Corps, authorities said Thursday. Benjamin Yi, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., has been separated from recruit training and the Marine Corps, officials said. Last week, Yi was detained by airport police after being spotted dashing across the runway from the adjacent boot camp. Yi's pants were torn off when he climbed two fences, including one topped with razor wire.
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March 6, 2009 | Associated Press
A Southwest Airlines jet's wingtip clipped the tail end of another Southwest plane as it left its gate Thursday. No one was injured when the Boeing 737s touched on the ground about 3:45 p.m. at Lindbergh Field, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. Both planes were taken out of service and customers were moved to other aircraft. The plane that left the gate was headed for San Francisco. The plane that was hit in its gate was destined for Kansas City, Mo.
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May 15, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
In describing the economic and social relationship between the Navy and the San Diego region, the secretary of the Navy last week reached for a business comparison. "The Navy has been the anchor tenant of the city and county of San Diego for many, many years," Donald Winter said. If so, the two sides seem headed for the biggest landlord-tenant dispute in their history, over the issue of a new civilian airport.
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April 27, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As regional airport planners ponder the demise of the El Toro airport plan, officials here are hip deep in the latest chapter of a decades-old struggle to replace the city's tiny international airport. The controversy over building an airport at the former El Toro Marine base in Orange County was intense. But it was a flap-come-lately compared to the debate about Lindbergh Field.
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July 22, 1997
Chicago has O'Hare, New York, its La Guardia and JFK, Rome has Leonardo da Vinci and San Diego its Lindbergh Field. Just about every major city in the world has named its airport after a famous person, a war hero or politician. Even Orange County has named its airport after a well-known portrayer of heroic deeds. Los Angeles International Airport has not always been LAX. In the early days of aviation it was called Mines Field. I remember my dad taking me out to Mines Field to the National Air Races in 1932.
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April 17, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before the 1978 midair collision of a Pacific Southwest Airlines jet and a small private plane killed 144 people, San Diego's cramped downtown airport, Lindbergh Field, had been denounced by the Air Line Pilots Assn. as an accident waiting to happen. Just last week, the 42,000-member pilots group intensified the decades-old debate over what to do about the airport by calling it unsafe, overcrowded and fraught with "inadequacies (that) are insurmountable."
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September 1, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN and TOM FRIEND, Times Staff Writers
Goose Gossage saw the familiar faces and screamed, "Hey, guys!" His wife and three kids then ran into his arms as dozens of people at Lindbergh Field crowded near to get a glimpse. He had returned, making his first public appearance in San Diego since Padre President Ballard Smith suspended him Friday without pay for "repeated public attacks" on the front office. And Gossage got--what else?--an ovation. Now the people waiting in the airport terminal were screaming. "Hey Goose! . . . Hey Goose!"
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March 19, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Public debate on the decades-old controversy of whether to build a new international airport in San Diego County took a new turn Wednesday with the release of a 15-page booklet designed to spark public discussion on a series of airport options. "We want to get back to some common sense and thoughtfulness. We want to create the space for public discussion. . . .
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April 12, 1994 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Air Line Pilots Assn. called Monday for the closure of Lindbergh Field, saying San Diego's downtown airport is unsafe, overcrowded and fraught with "inadequacies (that) are insurmountable." The statement comes at a time when the future of the airport has again become a hot local issue, dividing local residents and the business community. Some groups advocate that the airport be moved to the site of Miramar Naval Air Station. Others, including two U.S.
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December 9, 1992 | CAROLINE LEMKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A respite from the blustery Alaskan storm that brought record rainfall, waterspouts and snow to the county earlier this week will be short-lived, as a second storm is expected to push in Friday, the National Weather Service said. The strength of this second storm cannot be estimated, but it is expected to last at least through Saturday, said Wilbur Shigehara, senior meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
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