|NTAP||Published by ATA-10|
ANNOUNCEMENT: Pilots should be alert for possible last minute changes to previously issued or anticipated procedures and/or clearances.
In anticipation of the large number of aircraft operating to and from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport during the EAA Convention, the following procedures will be used to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.
AIRPORT MANAGER'S SPECIAL NOTICE
a. The control tower will be open and the Class D airspace will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
b. Special procedures will be in effect ONLY from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Local) on April 7th thru 15th, 2000.
c. DO NOT operate in the Class D airspace SOUTH of the airport. This area is reserved for use by aircraft using other authorization and procedures.
d. Student training flights are highly discouraged during this event. This includes student solo cross country flights, touch-and-go landings, low approaches, and practice instrument approaches.
e. Limited grass-field operations can be accommodated. For "Special Grass-Field Authorization and Procedures," contact: Sun 'n Fun (EAA) Fly-In, Inc., P. O. Box 6750, Lakeland, Florida 33807, telephone (863) 644-2431.
f. Tie Downs required.
g. South side of Airport closed from 1945 until 0630, April 7-15, 2000.
[Beginning April 9, 2000]
a. Lakeland Linder Regional Airport will be closed daily, April 9th thru the 15th as indicated by the Aerobatic Demonstrations table.
b. Arrivals and departures are not permitted during periods of AEROBATIC DEMONSTRATIONS. *
c. Due to the large number of departures after Aerobatic Demonstrations the airport reopens each day, arrival traffic is not routinely accepted until 1900 LCL.
* The only exception is when prior permission has been granted by the Airport Manager, Sun'n Fun, and ATC.
The Air Show Operations Area is from the surface to 10,000 feet MSL, within a five (5) statute mile radius of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
|AIR SHOW HOURS (EDT)||AIR SHOW DURATION (HOURS)||AIR SHOW DATE|
|1400-1800||4.0||APRIL 9, 2000|
|1400-1800||4.0||APRIL 10, 2000|
|1400-1800||4.0||APRIL 11, 2000|
|1900-2200||3.0||APRIL 11, 2000|
|1400-1800||4.0||APRIL 12, 2000|
|1400-1800||4.0||APRIL 13, 2000|
|1400-1800||4.0||APRIL 14, 2000|
|1400-1800||4.0||APRIL 15, 2000|
a. Runway 5/23 will be closed from April 6th thru 18th. Several taxiways are closed, as indicated by orange cones.
b. The ILS and NDB/GPS Runway 5 will be shut down April 6th thru 18th.
c. VOR Runway 9 Approach NOT AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 6th thru 18th.
|Lakeland Arrival ATIS||135.15|
|Lakeland Departure ATIS||118.025|
|Lake Parker Arrival||124.5|
|Lakeland Ground Control||121.4|
|Lakeland IFR Ground Control||121.7|
|Sun'n Fun EAA Ground Advisory||126.4|
|Warbird Parking Advisory||119.25|
|Lakeland Tower North||127.7|
|Lakeland Tower South||135.9|
|Plant City Tower |
April 7-12, 8a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT
Plant City Unicom and CTAF (Other times)
+ DO NOT make unnecessary radio transmissions where procedures clearly state MONITOR THE FREQUENCY ONLY.
+ Rock your wings with "gusto" for airborne acknowledgements.
+ Be observant for red-shirted air traffic controllers giving hand signals for takeoff clearances and exiting runways.
+ After landing, DO NOT STOP ON RUNWAYS; expeditious clearing of the runway is essential.
+ DO NOT STAND ON, NEAR, OR WALK ACROSS RUNWAYS.
* Please submit any comments, suggestions, or changes to:
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER
TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33607
VFR ARRIVALS AT LAKELAND LINDER REGIONAL AIRPORT
SUN 'n FUN-LAKE PARKER ARRIVAL PROCEDURE
ALL AIRCRAFT ARE EXPECTED TO USE THE SUN 'n FUN-LAKE PARKER ARRIVAL PROCEDURES.
Tampa and Orlando Class B airspaces are in effect. Remain clear of Class B airspace unless authorized by ATC. See Veil Rule exemption.
+ IMPORTANT: Monitor your fuel status. If critical advise immediately.
+ Leave lights on within 30 miles of Lakeland.
+ If Lakeland Linder Regional Airport is IFR, taxiing for departure is prohibited for all except those with IFR clearance.
+ Select 121.5 prior to radio shutdown to detect inadvertent activation of ELT.
+ All departures avoid the Lake Parker Arrival area, Lake Hancock, and Sky Diving activity at the South Lakeland Airport (Mulberry).
OUR GOAL IS YOUR SAFE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
VFR ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
( see Graphic)
When you are twenty (20) to thirty (30) miles from Lakeland, listen to the ATIS, 135.15 MHz, for landing and special information. When volume exceeds the airport's acceptance rate, VFR holding will be required prior to, or over Lake Parker. As you approach Lake Parker (Lakeland VORTAC 040/7), turn your TRANSPONDER "OFF," MONITOR Lake Parker Arrival on 124.5, and fly westerly over the power plant smokestack with white strobe lights, which is located at the north end of Lake Parker. Expect heavy air traffic, some without radios, in this area. All aircraft should maintain 100 kts, at 1,200 feet MSL, approaching Lake Parker. Aircraft unable to safely slow to this speed should maintain 150 kts at 1700 feet.
Controllers located on the ground at Lake Parker will contact you, using your aircraft "color" and "type" to provide sequencing and other arrival and traffic pattern information. They will contact you in the vicinity of the north power plant and may ask you to "rock your wings" as an acknowledgement for instructions.
From the power plant, stay single file with safe spacing on the aircraft ahead. You will be over a highway flying westbound. You will cross Interstate 4 on this heading and ahead, you will see strobes on lighted towers. Prior to reaching the strobes on the towers, at a point about 5 miles north of the Lakeland Airport, you will see a line of flashing strobes on your left that will lead you southbound directly to the airport.
IMPORTANT: REMAIN IN TRAIL to the Airport - no side-by-side separation.
( See Graphic)
If VFR holding becomes necessary, the Lake Parker holding pattern will be used. A lead aircraft will be instructed to turn left and proceed southbound over the west shore of Lake Parker, continuing counter clockwise around the Lake. All other aircraft will be instructed to follow the leader in single file. Traffic in the Lake Parker holding pattern will be monitored by controllers located on the west side of Lake Parker. DO NOT PROCEED past Lake Parker without a clearance to do so. Aircraft maintain 1,200 feet MSL/100 knots or 1,700 feet MSL/150 knots.
IMPORTANT: Be alert for SEA PLANE ACTIVITIES operating, in and out of Lake Parker.
( See Graphic)
If VFR holding prior to Lake Parker becomes necessary, instructions will be issued on 124.5 MHz. Aircraft will proceed to Lake Hancock remaining well clear of Lake Parker and well east of the Lakeland Airport. Aircraft are to hold counterclockwise around the lake shore.
Aircraft capable of operating safely at 100 kts or less are to hold at 2000 feet MSL. Aircraft not capable of operating safely at 100 kts are to hold at 2500 feet MSL at 150 kts. Stay in trail, DO NOT PASS. A lead aircraft will be designated on 124.5 MHz and instructed to depart Lake Hancock to follow the Lake Parker arrival procedure.
All arriving aircraft enter the Class D airspace only via the Sun 'n Fun-Lake Parker Arrival Procedure. Only left traffic for Runway 9L or right traffic for Runway 27R will be used with downwind leg entry close to the airport over Airport Road.
If landing 9L you may be instructed by the tower controller to land on either the runway threshold, spot one or spot two.
9L/27R is a narrow strip 75 feet wide, which is usually a taxiway.
DO NOT land on the main, wide, Runway 9R/27L, unless specifically instructed by the Control Tower. Use caution for special events and fly-by aircraft using the main runway with opposite-direction base leg entries. All landing traffic must remain alert for possible wave-offs, either by, radio, RED SMOKE, OR HAND SIGNALS from red shirted air traffic controllers located near the approach end of the runway. Plan landing so as to clear the runway as soon as possible on a hard surface.
Pay close attention to the location of the DISPLACED thresholds on Runways 9L/27R and 9R. (See illustration below). They will be identified by a flashing strobe and light bar located on each side of both runways.
Aircraft landing on Runway 9L, turn off to the left; on 27R, turn to the right.
CAUTION: Remain on hard surface at all times unless specifically directed by the tower or flagman to do otherwise. Expeditious clearing of the runway is Absolutely Essential because of continuous arriving and departing aircraft behind you. On the south side of 9R/27L EAA ground personnel will direct you to the parking area. Flashing arrows are also used to indicate taxi route.
In order to help the Sun 'n Fun parking crew to direct you to the parking area that you want to go to, it will be very helpful for you to have a sign prepared before you arrive. The sign should be of a light color with LARGE dark lettering that can be read from at least 50 feet. Please display this sign in the left side of your windshield. If you want to use abbreviations, please use the following for the different areas:
|ACC||Antique Classic Contemporary (Even if you plan to camp there)|
|GAC||General Aviation Camping Area|
|GAP||General Aviation Parking Area|
|HB||Homebuilt Parking Area|
|SP||Seaplane Parking Area|
|WB||Warbird Parking Area|
Exercise extreme caution when taxiing due to the high volume of aircraft, vehicles, and personnel.
When south of Runway 9R or 27L you may contact Sun 'n Fun EAA ground advisory on 126.4 for additional parking information.
Park only where directed by Sun 'n Fun EAA personnel. Due to congestion, you may be asked to temporally stop your aircraft.
DO NOT leave your aircraft until you have reached your final parking spot and have tied your aircraft down.
Before taxiing, monitor Lakeland Departure ATIS on 118.025 MHz for taxi information and follow the flagman's directions and other traffic to the advertised active runway. Radio-equipped aircraft should monitor Ground Control on 121.4 MHz while taxiing, and contact the controller ONLY if you need further information. After departure, proceed straight out for three (3) miles before proceeding on course. Be very alert for numerous aircraft departing (particularly after 6:00 p.m.), for special flight activity south, parachute jumping at the South Lakeland Airport, and for arrival traffic from the north. Monitor 121.4 MHz, but DO NOT CALL unless an EMERGENCY exists.
A waiver has been issued, reducing arrival and departure separation standards for category 1 and 2 aircraft (primarily single-and light, twin-engine aircraft). Departing pilots are reminded to pay close attention to the red shirted air traffic controllers at the runway for hand signals.
All pilots flying an aircraft WITHOUT A RADIO into Lakeland, SHALL follow the Sun 'n Fun - Lake Parker Arrival Procedures. When approaching Lake Parker, be alert for other aircraft inbound to Lakeland and follow that traffic to the Airport. Land ONLY on Runways 9L or 27R. See the preceding paragraphs, with emphasis on:
+ VFR ARRIVALS TO LAKELAND LINDER REGIONAL AIRPORT
+ TRAFFIC PATTERN
+ AFTER TOUCHDOWN
If RED SMOKE is being emitted near the approach end of the landing runway, or if a RED LIGHT is observed from the Control Tower located on the north side of the Airport, nonradio-equipped aircraft are to LEAVE the traffic pattern, proceeding straight out for five (5) miles, and RE-ENTER over Lake Parker. Be extremely alert for numerous aircraft operating in the vicinity of Lakeland.
If there is any possibility that you might be coming to Sun 'n Fun in an aircraft WITHOUT A RADIO, it is important that you place your: "Name/Aircraft Type/Identification Number/Address" and the word "NORDO 2000" on a postcard, and mail it to:
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER
TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33607
The receipt of the card will validate your authorization to operate without a radio from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local, April 7 through April 15, 2000, EXCLUDING LOCAL FLIGHTS, WHICH REQUIRE A BRIEFING. The card also indicates that YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE ABOVE PROCEDURES. It is suggested that you sign and fill in the following, and carry this "NONRADIO-EQUIPPED Procedure page with you while exercising this authorization:
This ATC authorization is issued to:
|Date card mailed:|
This ATC authorization is valid at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida, beginning April 7, 2000 through April 15, 2000.
In anticipation of a large number of aircraft traveling to and from the Lakeland AREA, for the Sun'n Fun Fly-In, the following procedures will be used to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.
Effective daily, April 6, 2000 through April 16, 2000, a special IFR traffic management program for nonscheduled IFR arrivals and departures will be in effect for the Lakeland, Florida area from 1100 UTC (0700 Local) through 2259 UTC (1859 Local).
For the purpose of this special traffic management program, the Lakeland Florida area includes the following airports:
|LAKELAND LINDER REGIONAL AIRPORT||LAL|
|PLANT CITY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT||PCM|
|BARTOW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT||BOW|
|LAKE WALES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT||X07|
|WINTER HAVEN GILBERT AIRPORT||GIF|
Slot reservations will be available beginning April 3, 2000 at 0700 LCL (1100 UTC) and will not be assigned more than seventy-two (72) hours in advance.
To obtain a slot reservation, Pilots may call the Computerized Voice Reservation System (CVRS) at 800-875-9755, or by personal computer with modem at 800-875-9762. Pilots should be prepared to provide the arrival or departure airport and the UTC arrival or departure date and time. Upon confirmation of a slot reservation, CVRS will provide a five (5) digit reservation number. The slot reservation confirmation number must be included in the remarks section of the flight plan. Aircraft must arrive or depart within +/- 10 minutes of their slot reservation time. If a flight plan requires cancellation, pilots are instructed to call CVRS as early as possible in order to release the slot reservation for another flight. The reservation system will be available twenty-four (24) hours a day. For information on how to use CVRS see a current edition of the Aeronautical Information Manual.
If you experience difficulty completing a slot reservation, pilots may contact the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), Airport Reservation Office (ARO) at 703-904-4452. The ARO telephone number is for reservation only, not for general information concerning the STMP.
When this program is in effect, Aircraft departing the Lakeland airport IFR, will be instructed on the departure ATIS to contact Lakeland ground on 121.7 or 121.4 at least twenty (20) minutes prior to the assigned slot.
Airfiles and changes to destination from airborne flights to LAL, OCM, BOW, X07 and GIF will not be accepted except for emergency situation while this program is in effect.
Due to the expected increase in the volume of traffic generated by the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, some delays may be encountered for IFR arriving and departing traffic. Be familiar with the Sun 'n Fun - Lake Parker Arrival and Departure Procedures (2000).
With the anticipated increase in overflight traffic along the southeastern coast and ARTCC radar limitations, effective April 7-15, 2000, southbound traffic filed over CHS via V1 should request 8000' or above. V1 traffic at 6000' and below will be rerouted via V437.
Be prepared to discontinue your approach and to enter a VFR traffic pattern for landing sequence. When the ceiling and visibility at Lakeland is reported at or above 3000 feet, and five (5) miles, expect a vector to the vicinity of Lake Parker for a visual approach, following the published Sun 'n Fun - Lake Parker Arrival Procedures. Be extremely alert for a high volume of traffic with a wide variance of performance characteristics operating in the vicinity of Lakeland. Pilots who retain their IFR clearance until landing must notify Tampa Approach on 120.65 after exiting the runway to cancel their IFR clearance.
File your Flight Plan at least one (1) hour prior to proposed departure time. (Four  hours when CT procedures are in effect.) IFR flight plans which have not been used will be cancelled ninety (90) minutes after the filed, proposed departure time. Contact Lakeland Ground Control on 121.4 MHz for your clearance. DO NOT TAXI until receiving your enroute clearance. If you have not received initial departure instructions prior to reaching the runway, attempt to taxi your aircraft to a position so that other VFR aircraft can pass you for departure. In any case, DO NOT accept the FAA flagman's instructions to enter the runway or take off unless you have received departure release from Ground Control.
Approach Control/ARTCC Frequencies
CENTRAL FLORIDA FSS FREQUENCIES
LAL RADIO 127.1
Complete flight services will be provided 24 hours daily through the St. Petersburg Automated Flight Service Station. Pilot briefing and flight planning services are available by telephoning St. Petersburg AFSS at 1-800-992-7433. (1-800-WX-BRIEF).
A temporary nonautomated Flight Service Station will be located at Lakeland Airport in the FAA/FSS building from April 8th thru the 15th. Pilot briefing and flight plan services available from 0600-1900 local, daily, during the Fly-In.
Pilots are requested to include an additional 30 minutes to their ETE to allow for unexpected delays. Pilots are also encouraged to ensure the color of their aircraft is included in the remarks section of their VFR flight plans.
To contact St. Petersburg AFSS, pilots are asked to use the frequencies shown on the preceding illustration. (When transmitting 122.1 and listening to the VOR, please check volume up.) Due to the large number of aircraft in the area, it may be a good idea to close your VFR flight plan while approaching your destination airport, as up to 30-minute parking delays could be encountered.
In all cases, please advise the St. Petersburg AFSS which frequency you are listening to and provide your complete call sign.
Due to frequency congestion, airfiles and full-route weather briefings are discouraged between 0600-1900 EDT on St. Petersburg AFSS frequencies.
REMEMBER TO CLOSE YOUR FLIGHT PLAN AT FAA BUILDING LOCATED ON THE FIELD
LAKELAND RADIO ON 127.1
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
Arriving and departing helicopters shall enter and exit the area from the southeast, at or below 500 feet, keeping the large airport buildings to the left. Be alert for ultralight activity in the area shown on the Helicopter and Ultralight graphic, and for special fixed-wing aircraft activity in closed traffic south of the airport at and above 700 feet MSL. MONITOR Lakeland Tower on 135.9 until crossing the east/west road on the south airport boundary, then contact Sun 'n Fun Helo operations on 123.05 for parking instructions. These procedures have been developed to minimize air taxiing over parked aircraft and in close proximity to people. They will also minimize the mixing of fixed-wing and rotorcraft operations.
All arriving and departing ultralight vehicles shall enter and exit from the south-southwest of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and shall remain below 500 feet above the ground. Be alert for helicopters arriving and departing at the same altitudes just to the east of the area set aside for ultralight operations.
FOR WARBIRDS TO BE ON DISPLAY (ONLY)
This procedure shall ONLY be used by aircraft that will be on DISPLAY in the Sun 'n Fun Warbird area:
Warbird aircraft, using this procedure, shall report to Lakeland Tower on frequency 135.9 MHz when ten (10) miles due south of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. This report should state: "Warbird south arrival, color and type aircraft, position;" for example:
LAKELAND TOWER, WARBIRD SOUTH ARRIVAL, SILVER, MUSTANG, 10 SOUTH
Aircraft are expected to approach the airport from the south for a mid-field downwind leg entry to either Runway 9R or 27L, as instructed. Remain at or above 2500 feet MSL until turning a wide base leg to at least a three (3)-mile final.
Be aware of the displaced threshold for arrivals. If you should need the full length, advise the tower.
CAUTION for aircraft in the fly-by pattern, ultralights, and other operations up to 2000 feet MSL south of Runway 9R/27L.
Expect a high volume of traffic entering the final approach for either 9L or 27R from opposite-direction base legs. Be alert for traffic entering final approach for landing out of the fly-by pattern or for grass-field operations to the south of Runway 9R/27L.
Warbirds shall monitor LAL ground 121.4 MHz while on taxiways/Routes unless otherwise instructed by ATC. EAA Warbird parking advisory 119.25 is responsible for the Warbird parking area.
In response to increased air traffic at Plant City Municipal Airport (PCM) during the Lakeland Sun n'Fun Fly-In, the following procedures will be used to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.
a. The hours of operation of Plant City Tower shall be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., EDT, daily, April 7 through 12, 2000.
b. Plant City Tower airspace will be in effect from the surface to 1,600 feet MSL, within a three (3) nautical mile radius of the Plant City Municipal Airport.
c. Tower frequency will be 127.6.
Unicom frequency is 123.0
CTAF when Tower closed is 123.0
d. Traffic pattern will be left traffic for runway 9 or runway 27 unless otherwise advised by ATC. Plan to approach the airport from the North or South to avoid Tampa Class "B" airspace and Lakeland high density traffic.
e. Unless otherwise advised by ATC, departures turn North or South 1 mile after takeoff to avoid Tampa Class "B" and Lakeland high density traffic.
MODE C TRANSPONDER REQUIRMENTS EXCLUSION
TAMPA CLASS B MODE C VEIL
(DO NOT USE FOR NAVIGATION - NOT TO SCALE)
Effective April 4 through April 19, 2000.
Operators of aircraft that are not equipped with Mode C transponders may operate within the Tampa Class B Mode C veil to attend the 2000 EAA Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport along the following ATC-designated route:
That airspace at and below 2,500 feet MSL east of Highway 39.
Remain outside of the lateral boundary of the Tampa Class B airspace.
Caution: This notice does not constitute authorization to enter the Tampa Class B airspace.
Aircraft must follow the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport arrival and departure procedures established for the 2000 Sun'n Fun Fly-In.
MODE C TRANSPONDER REQUIREMENTS EXCLUSION
ORLANDO CLASS B MODE C VEIL
(DO NOT USE FOR NAVIGATION - NOT TO SCALE)
Effective April 4 through April 19, 2000.
Operations of aircraft that are not equipped with Mode C Transponders may operate within the Orlando Class B Mode C veil to attend the 2000 EAA Sun 'n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport along the following ATC-designated routes.
That airspace at and below 2,500 feet MSL along a route that passes over the city of Deland, Lake Apopka, and the City of Clermont. Remain northwest of V152.
That airspace at or below 2,500 feet MSL south of V441 along a route over the center of Lake Hatchineha and east of the City of Winter Haven. Remain outside of the lateral boundaries of the Orlando Class B airspace and outside R-2901E.
Section 91.215 of the Federal Aviation Regulations states that aircraft without electrical systems, balloons, and gliders are excluded from the Mode C transponder requirement when operating within the Orlando and Tampa Mode C veil. ATC authorizations are not required.
Requests to operate along other than the Northwest and Southern routes specified above must be submitted to the Orlando ATCT in accordance with Section 91.215. Such requests will not be considered approved unless you receive an express written authorization signed by the Orlando ATCT Manager or his designee.
Operations conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in this notice must remain outside the Orlando Class B airspace unless otherwise authorized by Orlando ATCT.
DateStamp: 14 FEB 2000