Let there be an El Toro airport
I'm for the decision to extend the standing, present agreement as to
the John Wayne Airport. I am also for having an airport developed or to
continue to develop an airport at El Toro, as an airport to alleviate us
down here since we are taking the flack from the carbon monoxide
distribution that's being dropped all over the place as they are. So I am
for an airport at El Toro. Thanks very much. That's my opinion.
V-plan could create an El Toro airport
"Newport heartened by response to JWA mailing" (Dec. 6) made me think
of a sad story. Remember the story about the Dutch Boy who put his finger
in a hole in the dike? He saved the day by doing so. It seems to me there
can be all the restrictions put on John Wayne Airport, but JWA can't
handle large aircraft.
Therefore, restrictions, like the Dutch Boy's finger, is a temporary
fix. Down the road, JWA will expand. That's sad when you have enough land
to have an international, first-class airport at El Toro, and with the
proper planning such as the V-plan, citizens can live in harmony with an
El Toro airport. JWA could continue as it started out, to be
accommodating smaller aircraft and private aircraft. What's so hard to
figure that out? Most likely, the other crowds will call it a no-brainer.
But then they won't be around to see the mess they've made.
Santa Ana Heights
Restrictions should not be lifted nor extended
As a resident of Balboa Island, I am very concerned regarding the
extension of the flight restrictions at John Wayne Airport. It might seem
as if I am against the proposed increased flights due to the fact that I
am under the flight path. This is partially true.
As a taxpayer, I feel it is crazy for any city to have a flight path
over the most expensive homes in its tax base. Also, if we go back to
when the flight restrictions were initially imposed, under no stretch of
the imagination was it envisioned that the restrictions would ever be
increased or lifted, but at the time they were a temporary stopgap