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Holstein appointed to Fallbrook Airpark Advisory Committee

Jeffrey Holstein has been appointed to the Fallbrook Airpark Advisory Committee.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors ratified Holstein’s appointment October 14. He will replace Tom Cooper, who resigned after moving to Ventura County, on the advisory board. Holstein’s term will expire on January 3, 2011.

It’s a privilege to be able to participate in the process and be on the board,” Holstein said. “Hopefully we’ll continue a good relationship with the community and the airpark.”

Holstein and his parents own California Aero Marketing, LLC, which provides maintenance, flight instruction, and aircraft sales. He has been with the family business for eight years, and while his parents still maintain the operation at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Holstein opened a branch at Fallbrook Community Airpark in Spring 2006. “I’ve got an avid interest in the airpark,” he said.

That interest is as a pilot as well as a business owner. “I’ve been flying pretty much all my adult life,” Holstein said.

Holstein was 11 years old when he began flying in 1973. He grew up in the northern New Jersey town of Mendham but moved to Mission Viejo with his family in 1979. He graduated from Capistano Valley High School and went into the Navy, where he was an aviation mechanic.

Holstein was in the Navy from 1981 to 1993 and was discharged as a Petty Officer First Class. He has worked in general aviation since 1993, spending time at various businesses as a mechanic and avionics installer before joining his parents at John Wayne Airport.

Although Holstein himself does not own any aircraft, his father owns a Cessna 310 based at John Wayne Airport and Holstein is a member of the Orange County Flying Club. Holstein primarily flies a Cessna 172 when renting aircraft from the flying club, and at Fallbrook Community Airpark he has access to a Cessna 172 and a Cessna 150.

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