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Lantana (KLNA) Airport News - Allowing Jet Traffic Study
« on: February 11, 2021, 07:00:09 AM »
Well near and dear to me (4 mile final to the west)
It's been tried before (https://alanarmstronglaw.com/palm-beach-county-jet-ban-struck-down-for-the-second-time-by-the-faa/)
Now it's being revisited, again.

UPDATE:  Jets at Lantana Airport. Today, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to appeal the FAA ruling against the County‚Äôs ban on jets at the Lantana Park Airport.  Specifically, the county voted to:
1.  File an appeal to the FAA ruling;
2.  Suspend enforcement of the jet ban while the appeal process plays out;
3.  Consider alternate legal counsel to represent the county in the appeal process; and
4.  Pursue support from federal legislators.

The next related event will occur in the context of the current Part 150 noise study - public meetings of the Technical Advisory and Community Advisory Committee meetings to be held February 24th. See this link for more information:  www.LNAPart150.com/LNAPart150

Here's a little information for you history Buffs:
The first plane to land on the field was on August 20, 1941. On December 1, 1941, the Civil Air Patrol was formed and Lantana was one of three airfields chosen to host a unit, Coastal Patrol Base 3. In addition, the Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command stationed the 17th Antisubmarine Squadron at the airport during the early months of the war. The 17th AS flew overflights of the Florida coast as well as over the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits patrolling for U-boats until January 1943 when the unit moved to Key West.[5] When the Army Air Forces left, the CAP unit was transferred from Morrison Field (later to become Palm Beach International Airport) to Lantana for the remainder of the War.[4]


JW