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letter of agrrement w/the tower
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- Subject: Re: CAA: Mutual Help List, letter of agrrement w/the tower
- From: John Lawson <jlawson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 08:01:28 -0400
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Can you go into more detail about the situation you're dealing with?
Unless I'm missing something, it's not the control tower's
responsibility to deal with overweight aircraft. Pilots are responsible
for ensuring that their aircraft can operate safely at your airport;
that includes the requirement to know about and observe weight-bearing
limitations for aircraft operating areas. If they want to operate an
aircraft that exceeds the limitations at your airport, they should
contact the airport for permission to do so. It's then a judgment call
by airport management as to whether or not to allow it. I don't see how
the tower could have anything to do with administering or enforcing the
limitations, except that the controllers should know what the
limitations are and should not direct aircraft to areas that cannot
handle their weight.
Take a look at the first few pages of the FAA's Airport/Facility
Directory that covers the region your airport is in. One of those pages
(don't remember which) has some guidance for pilots regarding
weight-bearing limitations. You should also consult your airport's
project engineers for additional guidance. There's probably an Advisory
Circular that addresses this (can't remember which one at the moment).
John Lawson, A.A.E.
Grosse Ile Municipal Airport
> any1 have a good letter of agreement w/their control tower that deals
> w/overweight aircraft?
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