Schwarzenegger May Lose His Easy Commute
Part of the problem is that the Santa Monica airport is an older, small airport that was not built to accommodate jets that land at fast speeds and there is just one runway. There hasn't been an accident involving a jet on the runway but there are homes located very nearby. The FAA which wants to use the airport to help relieve air traffic in the crowded skies over Los Angeles has offered to add a concrete-like material at either end of the runway that would slow runaway jets and to help the city buy homes to make more room for planes landing and taking off. There is also a possibility that Santa Monica may try to close the airport in 2015, when its agreement with the FAA expires although it seems unlikely that will occur. As for Schwarzenegger, it's likely he will circumvent any potential ruling by either traveling by helicopter or landing at another airport but Bobby Shriver is already anticipating some teasing complaints around family gatherings from his beefy brother-in-law.