Airport Committee

OPA's Airport Committee is dedicated to lobbying, on behalf of Ocean Park residents, to stop the frequent SMO flight traffic over Ocean Park.

We support solutions that work for all the neighborhoods surrounding the airport, short term and after 2015 when the FAA lease expires.

OPA Santa Monica Airport Survey
Presented by OPA Airport Committee at the OPA monthly meeting, May 7, 2012

Studies and Presentations
SMO Visioning Process and others

SM Airport in the News
Heart Attacks More Likely Where Traffic Is Louder
Fox News Site

What You Can Do
How to make a difference, and a contact list for emailing and telephoning your opinion.

Airport Links

Useful information from neighborhood groups and Airport organizations.

We want to hear from you!

Please write us your concerns
OPA Board


Upcoming events



Santa Monica Residents to Have a Say in Airport's Fate
Aero News Network

The Cats were There First

John Fairweather
Letter to Santa Monica Daily Press

Plane Exhaust Kills More People Than Plane Crashes

National Geographic Daily News

Airport Petitioners Claim to Have More than 12,000 Signatures
Santa Monica Daily Press

Aviation: Last Major Source of Toxic Lead in United States
Aviation Pros

Opposition Mounts to Santa Monica Airport Ballot Initiative
Santa Monica Lookout

Lawsuit filed against pro-SMO petitioners, City Hall
Santa Monica Daily Press

Council responds to AOPA SMO initiative
Santa Monica Daily Press

City Council Pushes for New Airport Initiative
Santa Monica Lookout

Voters ask City to remove their signatures from deceptive aviation industry petition

Proponents of Santa Monica Airport closure file lawsuit to block petition
Los Angeles Register

New Website Gathers Support for SMO.

Paid Pro-Airport Petitioners Hit the Streets
Santa Monica Daily Press

Santa Monica Airport Referendum Steeped in Controversy
Santa Monica Lookout

FAA Asks Court to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Santa Monica Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association

You can track flights as well as make complaints directly to the airport.

SMO pilots may get discount for installing mufflers
Santa Monica Daily Press

Special Report on Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica Mirror
Part One:
The Future of Santa Monica Airport:
Part Two:

Santa Monica Daily Press

Santa Monica Airport Commission Recommendations
The Ocean Park Association recently voted to endorse the Santa Monica Airport Commission Recommendations 2012-2 & 2012-3 because we believe they support the views of the people who participated in our survey.

Recommendation 2012-2
Recommendation 2012-3


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