CAMARILLO AIRPORT FLYING HIGH.Byline: Brent Hopkins Staff Writer
CAMARILLO - Pilots setting down at the Camarillo Airport Camarillo Airport (ICAO: KCMA, FAA LID: CMA) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) west of the central business district of Camarillo, a city in Ventura County, California, United States. will now enjoy swank new surroundings at Sun Air Jets' executive flight center.
The 50,000-square-foot facility, opened Friday, will offer hangar space for up to 12 small jets, as well as also handling larger craft such as the Gulfstream V The Gulfstream V and G-V SP are business jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace. They are also used by the US military under the designation C-37A. The G500 and G550 are improved versions. and Bombardier Global Express The Bombardier BD-700 Global Express is an ultra long range corporate and VIP high speed jet which has also been modified for military missions.
Bombardier began studies in 1991 and the aircraft was officially launched in 1993. First flight occurred on October 13 1996. . Known as a fixed base operation in industry parlance, the company invested special care in making the facility sparkle.
``There's never been any facility built like this in Ventura County,'' said Alex Fisher, Sun Air's vice president of operations. ``Many people are saying it's one of the finest FBOs in Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, . They're actually saying the world, but I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
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``It makes Camarillo an attractive and convenient alternative to the rigors of other Southern California airports, such as Van Nuys, Burbank and Santa Monica,'' Fisher said. ``We'll never be as big as them in terms of traffic, but we're a nice change. It bodes very well for us long-term.''
(1 -- color) Bryan Wullner, a charter coordinator for Santa Barbara Executive Jet, boards a Learjet outside the new Sun Air Executive Flight Center at Camarillo Airport.
(2) People inspect the new passenger lobby at the Sun Air Executive Flight Center during Friday's opening of the terminal
Michael Owen Baker/Staff Photographer