California airport to ground gliders permanently

09/28/2009 | North County Times (Temecula, Calif.)

A sailplane operator who has been towing gliders to the sky at Hemet-Ryan Airport, in Southern California, is going out of business, meaning glider airplanes will no longer be able to launch from the airport, beginning Oct. 1. Riverside County, which owns the airport, prohibited future use of the airport by sailplanes when a state inspection raised concerns about safety. Glider pilots are protesting the decision, saying the county is pushing them out in order to bring more development to the airport.

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North County Times (Temecula, Calif.)

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