January 4, 2008
Pilots who fly in and around West Palm Beach will have the opportunity to hear from the FAA about plans to consolidate the West Palm Beach Tracon into the Miami facility. Under the plan, West Palm Beach is slated to receive a new air traffic control tower when the tracon moves, likely in 2010. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) will host the meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Clay Hutchison Agricultural Center, 559 North Military Trail, in West Palm Beach. AOPA members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the FAA’s plans and express any concerns they may have about the consolidation. “This is the best opportunity for local pilots to get firsthand information about planned changes and provide their input,” said Heidi Williams, AOPA director of air traffic services, who will attend the meeting. At the urging of AOPA, the FAA is holding similar meetings at locations nationwide where tracon consolidations are planned.
January 4, 2008
FAA Procedures and Services,
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.
The GACE Flying Club, which grew from a club for Grumman employees, prides itself on offering members low-cost, safe flying and social events.
Question: Is there a visual aid to help me understand notams that change the configuration of an airport during construction?