FAA Announces Tower Closures

(editor's note: insert sad face emoticon here...) The FAA has released its closure list which is due to take effect on April 7th. What does that mean for SoCal flyers? Several Class D airspace areas depicted on the chart will not be accurate. Please remember to double check NOTAMS, listen to the ATIS/AWOS/ASOS and polish untowered airport skills when navigating among these uncertain airspace areas. The airports affected around LGB are FUL - Fullerton OXR - Oxnard RAL - Riverside RNM - Ramona SDM - Brown Field, San Diego VCV - Victorville WHP - Los Angeles Whiteman WJF - William J. Fox / Lancaster A noticeable omission from the list is Santa Monica. Conversations about it being closed abound but it has survived at least the first round. Read the press release from the FAA here: http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=14414