Know Your Airports 21D and Others Tailwinds Flying Club Fall Safety Session - 2008
Know Your Airports Runway Incursions Pilots live to tell about dangers in the patternBy AOPA ePublishing staff Airplanes converging on final approach can find themselves in precarious spots. On a few occasions, they’ve flown so close they’ve gotten stuck together. On May 15, a Piper Cherokee landed on top of a Stinson at Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, Texas. The Piper was carrying a flight instructor and a student while only the pilot was aboard the Stinson. The Piper was apparently landing while the Stinson was starting its takeoff, according to press reports. The final approach path is obscured by trees. Luckily, no one was seriously injured. Photos by Rex Lake
Runway Incursions Know Your Airports • In September 2007, the FAA released its Runway Safety Report, examining runway incursions at towered airports between fiscal years 2003 and 2006. There were 1,306 runway incursions during the period. Although general aviation's contribution was proportional to its share of total flight operations, no incursion is acceptable. • While the FAA report notes that the rate of incursions has remained relatively constant, the November 2007 Aviation Runway and Ramp Safety report by the Government Accountability Office notes that preliminary FAA data for fiscal year 2007 indicate a disturbing upward trend. Article in April 2008 “Flight Training Magazine” By Phil Boyer, AOPA President
Airport Sign Quiz • Match the correct description of each sign or runway marking on the appropriate line. • Identifies runway approach area holding position. • Identifies the Instrument Landing System (ILS) critical area boundary. • Identifies the runway (or taxiway) on which the aircraft is located. • Do not enter. • Identifies boundary of the runway protected area. • Provides general taxiing direction to named runway, taxiway, or other airport destination. C F A D B E
Know Your Airports True or False The Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC) controls operations at these six (6) local airports; Anoka County-Blaine Crystal Flying Cloud Lake Elmo St. Paul Downtown-Holman South St. Paul Fleming False. South St. Paul Fleming declined MAC’s offer to become a reliever airport. Airlake is the sixth reliever airport.
Airport Diagrams Know Your Airports Get the most current diagrams and use them! http://www.avn.faa.gov/ or http://www.aopa.com or http://www.dot.state.mn.us/aero/
Know Your Airports 21D – Lake Elmo Airport • What is the AWOS frequency at 21D? • What is the Field Elevation? • Which runway has a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) ? • What are the ‘Special Operations’ at 21D? 120.075 (Tele: 651-779-5949) 933’ MSL Rwy 32 Ballooning
Know Your Airports 21D – Lake Elmo Airport • What class airspace is 21D? • Are you required to have a radio and/or mode C equipment to operate at Lake Elmo Airport? • Is Lake Elmo Airport under the MSP veil? Class E No Yes
Know Your Airports 21D – Lake Elmo Airport AIM 3-2-6 Class E Airspace, sub-paragraph b. Operating Rules and Pilot/Equipment Requirements; section 2. Equipment states: No specific equipment required by the airspace. AIM 3-2-3 Class B Airspace, sub-paragraph b, section 6. Mode C Veil, states; … must be equipped with automatic pressure altitude reporting equipment having Mode C capability. However, an aircraft that was not originally certificated with an engine-driven electrical system or which has not subsequently been certified with a system installed may conduct operations within a Mode C veil provided the aircraft remains outside Class A, B, or C airspace; and below the altitude of the ceiling of a Class B or Class C airspace area designated for an airport or 10,000 feet MSL, whichever is lower.
Know Your Airports 21D – Lake Elmo Airport
Know Your Airports KSGS – South St. Paul – Fleming Field
Know Your Airports KSGS – South St. Paul – Fleming Field Fleming Field has a “calm wind” and a noise abatement directive. Calm wind runway (wind less than __ knots) at SGS is runway 16. No turns until 500’ AGL departing runway 16. Base leg before I-494. I-494 is under the STP Class D airspace and enforced per FAR 91.129 http://www.dot.state.mn.us/aero/ 6
Know Your Airports 9WN2 – Voyager Village, Burnett County, WI
Runway Information Runway 04/22 Know Your Airports 9WN2 – Voyager Village, Burnett County, WI UNICOM / CTAF : 122.9
Know Your Airports NOTAM’s and TFR’s There are three Blanket NOTAM’s; 3/1862 - PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, COMMENCING ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TIME OF THE EVENT UNTIL ONE HOUR AFTER THE END OF THE EVENT, ALL AIRCRAFT AND PARACHUTE OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED AT AND BELOW 3,000 FEET AGL WITHIN A THREE NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF ANY STADIUM HAVING A SEATING CAPACITY OF 30,000 OR MORE PEOPLE IN WHICH A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, NCAA DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL, OR MAJOR MOTOR SPEEDWAY EVENT IS OCCURING. 4/4386 SPECIAL NOTICE... NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT PROCEDURES. AVIATORS SHALL REVIEW THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL (AIM) FOR INTERCEPTION PROCEDURES, CHAPTER 5, SECTION 6, PARAGRAPH 5-6-2. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN UNITED STATES NATIONAL AIRSPACE, IF CAPABLE, SHALL MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH ON VHF GUARD 121.5 OR UHF 243.0. 4/0811 ...SPECIAL NOTICE... THIS IS A RESTATEMENT OF A PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ADVISORY NOTICE. IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PILOTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO AVOID THE AIRSPACE ABOVE, OR IN PROXIMITY TO SUCH SITES AS POWER PLANTS (NUCLEAR, HYDRO-ELECTRIC, OR COAL), DAMS, REFINERIES, INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES, MILITARY FACILITIES AND OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES. PILOTS SHOULD NOT CIRCLE AS TO LOITER IN THE VICINITY OVER THESE TYPES OF FACILITIES. Remember to check “Special International” NOTAM’s if you plan to fly into and out of Canada.
Know Your Airports NOTAM’s and TFR’s Sampling of NOTAM’s at local airports; 21D NDB RWY 4, AMDT 4... CHANGE ALTIMETER SETTING NOTE TO READ: WHEN LOCAL ALTIMETER SETTING NOT RECEIVED, USE ST. PAUL DOWNTOWN HOLMAN FIELD ALTIMETER SETTING. KRNH KRNH APT 200809068BCV01 09/005 WIE / UFN RNH RWY 14/32 PAPI OTS KRNH APT 20080906362V01 09/007 WIE /08 26SEP2359 RNH RWY 14/32 CLOSED PARALLEL TWY 5503X35 AVBL TKOF/LDG NON-TSNT 4 HR PPR 715-246 7735 TIL 0809262359 KRNH APT 20080906218V01 09/004 WIE / UFN RNH RWY 14/32 RWY LIGHTS OTS KRNH APT 20080906216V01 09/003 WIE / UFN RNH AD PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT WORKING KRNH APT 20080906208V01 09/002 WIE / UFN RNH RWY 14/32 REIL OTS
Know Your Airports NOTAM’s and TFR’s NOTAM’s of interest at local airports; (cont’d.) KFCM KFCM APT 20080815C9AV01 08/067 WIE / UFN FCM TWY A2,A4,A5,A3 CLOSED KFCM APT 200808086ECV01 08/019 WIE / UFN FCM AD DIRECTIONAL GUIDANCE SIGNS UNLGTD. KFCM APT 20080808264V01 08/014 WIE / UFN FCM RWY 10L/28R CLOSED KSTP Too many to post.
Know Your Airports NOTAM’s and TFR’s It’s an election year, check TFR’s and NOTAMs!!!