Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Council approves Eureka Municipal Airport name change

The Eureka City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution officially changing the name of the Eureka Municipal Airport to Samoa Field to help distinguish it from nearby Murray Field, commonly referred to as Eureka or Eureka Murray.

Two U.S. Coast Guard Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay officers spoke at the council meeting, stating that safety concerns prompted the request for a name change. Operations Officer Brian Edmiston noted that the close proximity of the two airfields with similar names causes confusion for pilots. The name change would have no financial impact on the city and has been approved by Caltrans Division of Aeronautics, the oversight agency of the Eureka Municipal Airport.


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