Monday, June 19, 2006 | Regarding “More Possibilities,” letter to the editor, MCAS Miramar is neither big enough to accommodate all the training done at MCB Pendleton nor beachfront to accommodate amphibious training. Too, it is surrounded by development, unlike Pendleton.
Further, MCB Pendleton does not have useable space to provide for a regional airport. (The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s ridiculous plan at Pendleton would effectively end the Marines’ air ops and considerable training on base.)
Both military installations are crucial to the Navy and Marine Corps and must be left intact.
The airport answer is to improve Lindbergh Field, starting with eliminating the Laurel parking garage to regain the 1800 feet of landing runway now lost because of it.