From Inger Fahmi on 18-Apr-2011
We spent the weekend of 4/16--4/17/11 with Western Cardinal. We had reserved a Hertz car at a really good rate, and the car was brought out to us by the WC staff before we'd even shut the engine down. (They were monitoring the tower frequency, heard us land, and brought the car out without us even asking, which was great.) Their pilot shop is huge -- one of the best I've seen. Their flight planning lounge is also comfortable and nicely designed. Be aware that they do close at 6 pm on Sundays, so if you need a bathroom pit stop before departing on a Sunday evening, you'll need to drive over to Avantair. However, WC will give you the gate code to access your aircraft. Note that self-serve fuel is near the control tower, not near WC's facility, but the price was great -- $5.19 on 4-17. When we return to CMA we'll definitely park with Western Cardinal again.