Links to Other Websites

El Toro reuse websites - pro- and anti-airport
Airport Community Groups
Airport City Websites
Government Sites
Watchdog Groups
Area Airports

El Toro reuse websites
(We aren't afraid to list the competition.)


El Toro Info Site. The original El Toro airport website, founded in 1996 and funded entirely by its volunteer staff and viewers. The principal source for all the news and research, both good and bad for the airport and park. Has a stated anti-airport editorial policy.

The El Toro Chronicles.  A lively long-running volunteer message board frequented by anti-El Toro activists and brave members of the pro-airport camp.

City of Irvine Great Park.  Webpages on the city's site. Provides the latest maps, documents, and general information about the development and the activities of the Great Park Corporation.

Great Park. The website of the public Great Park CorporationSee also for information on balloon rides.

Orange County Great Park. The website of the the private Great Park Conservancy.  Click here for the Conservancy's financial reports.

ETRPA.  The El Toro Reuse Planning Authority website is archived on the El Toro Info Site. The old is gone.

The Open Water Plan.  A humourous jab at Newport Beach and its efforts to shift their airport onto others. Not updated for years.


Airport Working Group  Updated website of the AWG which opposes expansion of John Wayne Airport.  Old AWG "El Toro Now" site was
Click here for the AWG's financial reports.

AWGPAC. An out-of-date anti-park website from the Airport Working Group. Posted selected news on a monitored message board, especially anything that is critical of Larry Agran and the City of Irvine. A website created by pro-airport groups, expressly for the March 5, 2002 campaign against Measure W -  the OC Central Park and Nature Preserve initiative. (Out of date and redirects to AWGPAC)

Eltoronow.  Website of the Newport Beach-based Airport Working Group. Strictly pro-El Toro airport spin.  Links to pro-airport sites only. Funding and direction is the same as for the site. (Out of date.)  Click here for the AWG's financial reports.  CharlesGriffin and Russ Niewiarowski's site promoting an alternate V-plan airport which they contend is superior to the County's plan. (Out of date since 2003.)  The TNMG, Inc. offspring of The New Millennium Group created by Griffin and Niewiarowski. (See above.) Ann Watt, Bill Turner and others in Newport Beach are promoting El Toro for commercial aviation to prevent greater utilization of John Wayne airport. (out-of-date)

OCRAA. The Orange County Regional Airport Authority, a group of North County cities, is promoting El Toro airport.  (Out of date. The site is now the City of Garden Grove's) For more current information check this website's page about OCRAA..

Coalition for a Truly Regional Airport Plan. El Segundo-run group seeks to limit the expansion of LAX by building airports elsewhere and particularly at El Toro. (Out of date.)

AirFair.  Newport Beach area group focused on blocking future grow of John Wayne Airport. Motto: "10.8 and lock the gate."

Orange County El Toro Master Development Program. The pro-airport county website was taken off line in 2001. The abandoned URL was later registered by the Airport Working Group. Some of the old county El Toro and AWG pages are archived by and can be searched at this link.

Airport Community Groups

U.S. Citizens Aviation Watch.This is the contact for a nation-wide organization of airport community groups.

Website of a group concerned with the impact of civilian airport use of the former March AFB.

Regional Commission on Airport Affairs (RCAA) This group has been fighting the expansion of Seattle-Tacoma Airport for over 10 years. Extensive library of research reports on environmental, social and economic impacts of airports, plus lots of political and organizational experience dealing with airport issues.

Seattle Council on Airport Affairs SCAA is primarily in the Seattle area, and its purpose is to educate citizens, gather information, and help communities on issues related to the negative impacts of airports and aviation in the Puget Sound region

Alliance of Residents Concerning O'Hare (AReCO) Group fighting expansion of Chicago's O'Hare. Leadership group in the nation-wide Citizens Airport Watch.  Excellent information on airport related pollution.

UPROAR  San Francisco Bay area, CA  -- A group concerned by airport impacts on residents' way of life.

PANIC  Website of the Peninsula Aircraft Noise/Safety Information Commitee concerned with LAX departures over the Rancho Palos Verdes, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach area.

Aviation Conspiracy Newsletter - Bill Mulcahy brings an investigative reporting style to examining the aviation industry.

Citizens for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise (CAAN) This site deals with noise problems at Washington's National and Dulles airports.

No More Noise! A coalition opposing expansion of air cargo traffic at Oakland International Airport. Good list of e-mail and website links to other groups, aviation law.

Heathrow Airport - West London Friends of the Earth.  Opposes expansion of Heathrow Airport and construction of Terminal 5. Covers several environmental issues.

Click here for a complete world-wide list of airport groups.  (Out of date.)

Airport Cities

City of Irvine

City of Laguna Hills

City of Laguna Niguel

City of Lake Forest

City of Mission Viejo

City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Newport Beach

Other Government Sites

County of Orange County statistics, Supervisors' agendas, minutes, and meetings audio on-line.

OCTA. Website of the Orange County Transportation Authority.

BRAC - Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Base closure and environmental cleanup information.

South Coast Air Quality Management District

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)   Studies transportation issues including airports in the region..

Southern California Regional Airport Authority (SCRAA)  New website for the regional group in process of being reconstituted.

California Economic Diversification and Revitalization (CEDAR) State site includes a section of useful data on military base reuse.

California Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Aviation Administration Home Page.  

FAA Western-Pacific Region. Information more specific to this area.

Federal Environmental Protection Agency

San Diego Airport Site Selection Program

Watchdog Groups

Natural Resources Defense Council Concerned with air pollution caused by airports and aircraft.

Noise Pollution Clearing House Concerned with all types of noise including aviation. Contains summaries of lawsuits against airports.

California First Amendment Coalition Information on the Brown Act, Public Records Requests, open government and freedom of information.

Area Airports

Los Angeles World Airways
Master Plan - LAX
San Diego International (Lindbergh Field) and San Diego Regional Airport Authority

John Wayne Airport
Ontario International Airport

Long Beach Municipal Airport

Norton Air Force Base Reuse
Burbank Airport
San Francisco International
March Inland Port
Southern California Logistics Airport

Miscellaneous Sites of Interest

Heritage Fields The Lennar/Heritage Fields website.

Flight Tracker - LAX Shows the aircraft overhead in the LA region in almost real time. Identify who just flew over and the plane's altitude.

Flight Tracker - SNA
 Similar to the LAX flight tracker above though centered on John Wayne and identifies SNA departures and arrivals.

Federal Election Commission Info Site Information on campaign contributors, including California's 200 largest campaign donors.

University of California, Irvine

Orange County Business Council  A business group which actively supported the El Toro aiport proposal.

South Orange County Chambers of Commerce  A business group that actively opposes the El Toro airport proposal.

OrangeLine Development A joint powers authority for high speed Maglev connections to Orange County.

El Toro Airport Info Site