Here at DTW and YIP we have multiple construction projects that require flaggers for crossings at movement areas (taxiways). We currently use flaggers who are trained by us, with an airfield operations specialist supervising each flagging point.
Needless to say, this gets expensive when we have as many as four or five crossing points, plus it cuts down specialist availability for training.
How do you staff crossing points? We've discussed replacing the specialists with seasonal workers who have appropriate airport/aviation backgrounds and experience (retired air traffic controllers, retired airline/military pilots, students in college-level flight programs, etc). The idea of replacing the flaggers with mobile, wireless remotely-controlled crossing gates has also been brought up.
What do the assembled multitudes do?
Find past Mutual Help topics in the CAA Help Forum
- Construction flaggers - who do you use?
- From: John.Lawson
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