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Cover Story - September 21, 2012

Happy landings

Public invited to Palo Alto Airport Day on Sept. 22

by Bryce Druzin

On a Tuesday evening, Chuck Peterson parks his fuel truck next to a gas pump adorned with signs car drivers would find familiar: "Phillips 66," "Self Service," "Open 24 Hours."

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Freelance writer Bryce Druzin can be emailed at bdruzin@gmail.com.


Posted by Trentz, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 21, 2012 at 8:12 am

Nice article Bryce

Posted by Marco Schuffelen, a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

I assume most of the small planes buzzing by are just for the enjoyment of the flyers - but for me on the ground it's just a lot of unpleasant noise - I wish they would stay away from inhabited areas.

Posted by Nice, a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Sounds fun.

Posted by George, a resident of Palo Verde School
on Sep 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Are you saying that the Palo Alto Airport is busier than San José International? That's pretty hard to believe, even if the definition of busy means take-offs and landings without regard to passenger and crew numbers.

Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Aircraft operations per day average for calendar year 2011: Palo Alto 516, San Jose 375, SFO 1169, Oakland 597.