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Contra Costa County Seeking Residents For Openings On Aviation Committee

by CLAYCORD.com
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Contra Costa County (County) is accepting applications for two upcoming Airport Neighbor position openings on the Aviation Advisory Committee (AAC). One position is designated for someone who works or resides in the unincorporated community of Pacheco. The second position is designated for someone who works or resides in Byron, Brentwood, Knightsen, or Discovery Bay. Upon appointment by the Board of Supervisors the new appointees would serve a term expiring on February 28, 2027.

The AAC serves as an advisory group to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors (Board) to provide advice and recommendations to the Board on aviation matters related to the Contra Costa County Airports.  The AAC typically meets once per month at either Buchanan Field or Byron Airport.

Application forms can be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by calling (925) 655-2000 or at:  https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/3418/Appointed-Bodies-Committees-Commissions.  Applications should be submitted online or returned to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, County Administration Building, 1025 Escobar Street, 1st Floor, Martinez, CA  94553, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023.  Applicants should plan to be available for public interviews in person or via Zoom, currently scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2023, at 11:00 am at the County Administration Building, 1025 Escobar Street, Conference Room 110 A & B, Martinez, at the Airports Committee Meeting.

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For more information on the Contra Costa County Airports or the AAC visit us at www.ContraCostaCountyAirports.org or by calling (844) Fly-ToUs or (844) 359-8687.

18 comments


TPC September 8, 2023 - 2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

My father was a WWII veteran and an air traffic controller who worked all over the country, including Buchanan Field, before he was laid off during the FAA strikes in the 80s. I remember when we were kids flying out of Buchanan in my dad’s Cessna to go camping in the Sierra’s. He let us take the yoke and taught us how it worked.
I have fond memories of Buchanan and have watched it grow over the years to include JetBlue and private jets which come in over my house every day.
I hope whoever is selected as a community contributor will keep our communities’ best interests at heart.

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S September 8, 2023 - 4:45 PM - 4:45 PM

I nominate “TPC” for Airport Neighbor position on the Aviation Advisory Committee (AAC).
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Seems TPC’s heart is in the right place.

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THE BLACK KNIGHT September 9, 2023 - 12:44 AM - 12:44 AM

TPC, S, RICARDOH, DOH, and LOU,
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It’s unfortunate, but the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, much like the Concord City Council and other City Councils in the Claycord area, only want to appoint individuals who think as they do, because they don’t value the diversity of thought, which may cause descension, they only value monolithic thinking!!!

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domo September 9, 2023 - 8:16 AM - 8:16 AM

BK … agree… only “yes men” apply

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ClayDen September 9, 2023 - 4:27 PM - 4:27 PM

Just like virtually all of the universities.

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Old Otis September 8, 2023 - 3:37 PM - 3:37 PM

Does anyone remember Sherman field airport in Pleasant Hill?
It was where Sherman Acres houses are now.

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nytemuvr September 9, 2023 - 2:49 AM - 2:49 AM

@OLD OTIS….The runway was next to the PH Drive-ins where 680 runs now.

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Ricardoh September 8, 2023 - 4:25 PM - 4:25 PM

Not sure what someone without knowledge of aviation could be of help. Would be curious what political bent they are looking for.

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DOH September 8, 2023 - 5:26 PM - 5:26 PM

Would they have to know how to fly? Any qualifications besides the mentioned residencies?

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Lou September 8, 2023 - 5:38 PM - 5:38 PM

I just hope they pick someone that supports the best interests of the airport.

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Angry American September 8, 2023 - 6:01 PM - 6:01 PM

originally there was the airport where West street between Concord blvd and Clayton rd (WW1 army) till 1940..first commercial flight Sept 1 1927. Boeing 40-B2
then Sherman field in Pleasant hill and after then Buchanan field 1942.
No I am not this old I just like local history.

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THE BLACK KNIGHT September 8, 2023 - 8:40 PM - 8:40 PM

ANGRY AMERICAN,
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There was also Mahoney Airfield near downtown Concord, which was located between Railroad Avenue (BART tracks today) and Oakland Avenue and between Atlantic Street and Pacific Street (east side of BART, drop-off and center parking lot, today).
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There’s also the former CNWS airfield that can still be seen from East Olivera Road, next to the former USCG housing site.

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Angry American September 9, 2023 - 12:23 PM - 12:23 PM

Very cool BK.! Thank you

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THE BLACK KNIGHT September 9, 2023 - 3:23 PM - 3:23 PM

Angry American,
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I found this video of the former CNWS Airfield area. Adjust your volume down.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dqqv1zYSnMY&pp=ygUmQ29uY29yZCBuYXZhbCB3ZWFwb25zIHN0YXRpb24gYWlyZmllbGQ%3D
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The following contain repetitive information, but each also contains bits of different history.
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https://cowellian.wordpress.com/concord/buchanan-field/
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https://pioneerpublishers.com/concords-mahoney-field-steeped-in-aviation-history/
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http://4vfr.com/?goto=view_article&section=articles&article_key=261
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https://www.militarymuseum.org/ConcordAAF.html
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan_Field_Airport
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I wasn’t aware that a scene from American Graffiti was filmed at Buchanan Field.

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Angry American September 10, 2023 - 12:01 PM - 12:01 PM

Once again “Thank you!” they used it last for helo during desert storm in 91. I love the history around us.
American Graffiti, yup Buchanan field, Modesto for the cruise and Petaluma for the A&W drive in.

Reasonable September 9, 2023 - 11:23 AM - 11:23 AM

I watch drone racing on TV. Would that give me enough experience and expertise?

Ricardoh September 9, 2023 - 12:57 PM - 12:57 PM

If you are sober when you watch it you qualify.

Dorothy September 10, 2023 - 10:43 AM - 10:43 AM

I don’t fly so maybe I should apply? Oh, don’t live in those areas.


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