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Remote Control Aircraft Ops
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- Subject: RE: CAA: Mutual Help List, Remote Control Aircraft Ops
- From: RStein@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:43:33 -0600
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When I worked at Ellington Field, we had a policy against RC aircraft. EFD
has a tower and military/civilian traffic. Also, when we did permit a
one-time RC exhibition of a RC B-17, radio frequency interference caused
the scale aircraft to go out of control. RC operators need to consider the
RF interference problem when operating at a busier airport.
On the other hand, Aztec airport, (about 7 miles east of FMN), a lightly
traffic'd GA facility with no tower, encourages RC aircraft. They use the
short, cross-wind runway for the RC operations.
Here in Farmington, the Parks Department has built an RC "airport" in town.
Because of the scale airport, I haven't had any requests from RC hobbiests
to use the "full scale" airport.
For me, it has always seemed to be a cost/benefit choice to allow RC
aircraft on the airport.
Let me know if you need any additional information.
Richard M. Stein, A.A.E.
Four Corners Regional Airport
800 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401-2663
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help-owner@xxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: CAA: Mutual
Help List, Remote Control
viation.org Aircraft Ops
08/04/03 09:51 AM
Please respond to help
I have a gentlemen wanting to use our airport for a remote control airplane
competition. My FBO has already spoken out against it, however I would like
know how some of you dealt with this issue and what references (AC's??)
you discovered/used for this stance.
Travis McQueen - Manager
Dubois County Airport Authority
Integrity - doing the right thing when no one is looking.
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