Ryan Raffo, a native of Laguna Beach and 2010 graduate of Laguna Beach High School, has always loved planes. As a child, he “flew” toy jets, imitating the engine sounds. At 12 he got his own flight simulator. His dad, Coleman Raffo, recalls his son’s response to a call for dinner: “I’ll be right there, […]
Tag: "John Wayne Airport"
Editor, As I approached John Wayne Airport in the pre-dawn darkness, I reflected on how a later-built parking structure completely obscured any view of the stunning airport architecture. Once visible from MacArthur Boulevard, all that can now be seen is a looming multi-story concrete repository for automobiles. Not only is the parking lot a behemoth, it is […]
Editor, This is your pilot speaking. If you look out to your left, you can see we are now passing over the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. Flight crew, please prepare for landing. I read the letters in the paper a few months ago about the rash of planes flying over south Laguna and I […]