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December 4, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
In the courtyard of Palm Springs International Airport, Irene Dignon leans back in her chair, soaking up the sun at an open-air wine bar as she waits to begin a trip back to Scotland. Palms and desert flora form a soothing botanical cocoon around her. A half-finished glass of chardonnay is on the table, a small indulgence at the end to her vacation. "I consider myself very well-traveled," she says in a Scottish brogue. "This is my favorite airport. " Dignon is among a steady stream of visitors from around the globe who have helped turn this former military base into one of the fastest-growing commercial airports in the West and an increasingly popular alternative to Southern California's larger, more congested aviation hubs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
In the courtyard of Palm Springs International Airport, Irene Dignon leans back in her chair, soaking up the sun at an open-air wine bar as she waits to begin a trip back to Scotland. Palms and desert flora form a soothing botanical cocoon around her. A half-finished glass of chardonnay is on the table, a small indulgence at the end to her vacation. "I consider myself very well-traveled," she says in a Scottish brogue. "This is my favorite airport. " Dignon is among a steady stream of visitors from around the globe who have helped turn this former military base into one of the fastest-growing commercial airports in the West and an increasingly popular alternative to Southern California's larger, more congested aviation hubs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Palm Springs International Airport has received $6.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve airport operations and runway safety. About $6.5 million will go toward renovating the taxiways at the airport, officials said. An additional $350,000 will go toward replacing signs and other markers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Palm Springs International Airport has received $6.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve airport operations and runway safety. About $6.5 million will go toward renovating the taxiways at the airport, officials said. An additional $350,000 will go toward replacing signs and other markers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Riverside County District Attorney filed seven criminal counts Thursday against Michael Broderick, the man who drove his pickup onto two runways at Palm Springs International Airport on Sunday. Broderick remains hospitalized at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after police officers shot him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The bodies of two Coachella Valley men were found Monday in the wreckage of a small private airplane in a remote canyon less than five miles southwest of the Palm Springs airport, authorities said. Gerald Miller, who owns a construction company, and Timothy Jessup, a car dealership general manager, had planned a trip to the beach and were en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Sunday when their plane went missing, said Sgt. John Booth of the Palm Springs Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2005 | Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writer
The bodies of two Coachella Valley men were found Monday in the wreckage of a small private airplane in a remote canyon less than five miles southwest of the Palm Springs airport, authorities said. Gerald Miller, who owns a construction company, and Timothy Jessup, 37, a car dealership general manager, had planned a day trip to the beach and were en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County Sunday morning, said Sgt. John Booth, spokesman for the Palm Springs Police Department.
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January 8, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Marine Corps has agreed to install a battlefield radar system as a temporary solution to air traffic control problems at Palm Springs International Airport, where the faulty radar system has been shut down since Dec. 19, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday. "The Marines have landed," said Curtis Warren, local representative of the National Air Traffic Controllers Assn., which has complained about dangers posed by the lack of radar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
An experimental plane crashed near Palm Springs International Airport, killing its two occupants, officials said Saturday. The Air Force alerted Civil Air Patrol officials late Friday that the home-built Rutan VariEze had disappeared from its radar on approach to the airport. The plane had taken off from Chino. The wreckage was found Saturday in percolation ponds at the north end of Palm Springs. The plane's two occupants were killed on impact, officials said.
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September 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who crashed his pickup through a gate and drove across two active runways at Palm Springs International Airport remained in critical condition at Desert Regional Medical Center on Monday after being shot by police. Michael Broderick, 39, faces multiple counts of attempted murder of a police officer after the incident early Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Riverside County District Attorney filed seven criminal counts Thursday against Michael Broderick, the man who drove his pickup onto two runways at Palm Springs International Airport on Sunday. Broderick remains hospitalized at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after police officers shot him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The bodies of two Coachella Valley men were found Monday in the wreckage of a small private airplane in a remote canyon less than five miles southwest of the Palm Springs airport, authorities said. Gerald Miller, who owns a construction company, and Timothy Jessup, a car dealership general manager, had planned a trip to the beach and were en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Sunday when their plane went missing, said Sgt. John Booth of the Palm Springs Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2005 | Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writer
The bodies of two Coachella Valley men were found Monday in the wreckage of a small private airplane in a remote canyon less than five miles southwest of the Palm Springs airport, authorities said. Gerald Miller, who owns a construction company, and Timothy Jessup, 37, a car dealership general manager, had planned a day trip to the beach and were en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County Sunday morning, said Sgt. John Booth, spokesman for the Palm Springs Police Department.
NEWS
January 8, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Marine Corps has agreed to install a battlefield radar system as a temporary solution to air traffic control problems at Palm Springs International Airport, where the faulty radar system has been shut down since Dec. 19, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday. "The Marines have landed," said Curtis Warren, local representative of the National Air Traffic Controllers Assn., which has complained about dangers posed by the lack of radar.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2002
Here's a ticket to hog heaven that you can find right in the airport: motorcycles for rent. EagleRider Motorcycle Rental, which rents Harley-Davidsons in more than 20 cities including Los Angeles, its headquarters, and in Spain, claims its new motorcycle rental outlet at Palm Springs International Airport is the only one at any U.S. airport. These are not cheap thrills. Renting a full-size motorcycle costs $166.88 per day, or $136.57 during the current special, through Jan. 31.
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September 19, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man drove his truck across two active runways at the Palm Springs International Airport, broke a lock on a plane door and tried to run over an officer before police were able to arrest him early Sunday. Even after the man crashed his truck and had been shot by police, he still refused to surrender until a police dog subdued him, police spokesman Sgt. John Booth said.
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