AOPA fights antenna in VFR practice area

February 22, 2008

AOPA fights antenna in VFR practice area

Plans to build a 3,770-foot-msl antenna tower near Marsing, Idaho, would disrupt a local VFR practice area and create a hazard for pilots, AOPA recently told the FAA. In a Feb. 19 letter, AOPA warned that the tower, which would reach 745 feet agl, would be within 10 miles of Nampa Municipal Airport (S67) and could disrupt flight training and glider operations. “Because of the structure’s planned height and location, the likelihood for a collision between aircraft is a concern for our members,” AOPA wrote. AOPA is asking that the FAA declare the antenna a hazard to aerial navigation unless it can be relocated.

February 22, 2008