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 Posted: Tue Jan 24th, 2017 11:45 pm
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odwyerpw



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At the moment the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California has no commercial flights, only private flights.

California Pacific Airlines is a re-startup based in Carlasbad, California. Their plans in 2016 were to operate 3 Embraer ERJ-135 planes (a 37 pax plane, probably good to start the Tucson/Guaymas route) and later add an Embraer 170. Check out FlyCPAir.com for scheduled commercial airline service. Maybe this is the one.

Now the letter mentioned a CRJ700.. It it's a typo and they meant to say Embraer-170, well that could refer to the bird that was leased by Version1 of California Pacific Air that had to be returned back to it's lessor (it still bears the livery, so it's a possibity). So maybe CPAir v2 is getting it back and that's what is being referred to. If Frank is certain on the CRJ700 and it's not a typo.. well that destroys that theory and we can dispose of the two paragraphs I just typed. LOL. ;) 

United was the last commercial airline operating out of Carlsbad, pulling out in April 2015.

Found this article interesting about McCleelan-Palomar Airport (the Carlsbad, California airport).

http://www.seasidecourier.com/business/runway-length-remains-biggest-challenge-for-mcclellan-palomar-airport/article_df406fd2-f49a-11e4-8445-537fb4a14e63.html

Basically states when Skywest (the affiliate who operated the UA flights) upgraded it's fleet from props to jets, it could not continue in Carlsbad as they would be removing the EMB120 (prop)  from service and the regional jets could not operate out of the 4700 ft runway.

The next two other articles are again about CPAir, the airline trying to restart in Carlsbad. 

http://www.thecoastnews.com/2016/03/...ine-expects-to-begin-flights-soon/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...0/california-pacific-airlines-faa/

The 95 year old owner has been trying for years. They are having to reapply to the DOT for their airworthiness certificate as well as other obstacles.

Frank wrote the letter about an airline out of Carlsbad... these are the only facts I could dig up so far..

Last edited on Thu Jan 26th, 2017 12:31 am by odwyerpw