PAUL J. YOUNG
City News Service
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - An iconic flying club at March Air Reserve Base may be permanently grounded because of financial and operational concerns that came into focus following an airplane accident that happened a year ago Saturday, Sept. 12, but the club's administrators and supporters say it's an asset to aviation and deserves another chance.
"I hate to see the club go. A lot of people want it,'' March Aero Club Manager Bob Pearce told City News Service. "We were going like gangbusters until we got shut down.''
The club, which has been part of the base since March 1960, was placed on indefinite suspension immediately after the Sept. 12, 2019, accident at Hemet-Ryan Airport.
Brig. Gen. Melissa Coburn, commander of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing and ov