January ASD Safety Tip

Are you a pilot who has vehicle access to your local airport? Perhaps you are an aircraft maintenance technician or an airport employee who has to use vehicles or tugs on the airport movement area? Do you know what one of the major causes of Runway Incursions is? If you guessed vehicle/pedestrian deviations then you are correct!

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Blogger Lane Wallace writes that an article critical of general aviation in the Atlantic magazine was “overreacting with a sledgehammer to the relatively small risk that general aviation airplanes pose.” According to Wallace, fencing off small airports and requiring extensive security would “kill the magic itself.” TheAtlantic.com/James Fallows blog (Editor’s Note: Some worthwhile reading here)

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The 20-year Lompoc Airport Master Plan update, which is being reviewed by the FAA before being sent to the City Council for adoption, foresees a moderate increase in airport-based aircraft and in air traffic, said Richard Fernbaugh, the city’s aviation/transportation administrator. Lompoc Record.com Editor’s Note: That is good news for Lompoc. Many of California’s Airports…

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whp_rwy_picThere is a new building being built replacing and existing one in the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) for Runways 12-30 at the south end of the Airport just across the Street from the Approach end of Runway 30. The Photo of the area with the the existing building marked with a red square. The Building is being built in the City of Los Angeles and the the Airport is in Los Angeles County Property. CALPILOTS was told by people that attended the LA County Airport Commission meeting last month that they knew nothing about it and at this month’s Commission Meeting they had little more information.

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Notice Number: NOTC2781
Some confusion exists as to what a pilot is supposed to do when a “Cleared as Filed” clearance is issued by ATC from an airport, but no Departure Procedure (DP) is assigned in the clearance. ATC at some airports may not issue a Departure Procedure as part of the clearance.

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