June 6, 2008
Nine months after AOPA put the city of Venice, Fla., on notice for airport safety and operational issues, the FAA has gone on record with the same message. In a May 30 letter to city officials, the FAA warned that the city cannot shorten the runways or restrict the size of aircraft using them at Venice Municipal Airport. The letter, which came in response to the city’s draft plan to modify the airport, notes numerous inconsistencies between federal requirements and the city’s proposal, including the size and location of runway protection zones, object free areas, and runway safety areas. Read more on AOPA Online.
The board of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will wait 120 days before making a final decision to close Braden Airport, citing community concerns.
Question: Is there a visual aid to help me understand notams that change the configuration of an airport during construction?
It’s a familiar refrain, an effort by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to close a valuable airport. AOPA is again speaking up.