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Construction flaggers - who do you use?


We normally include flagger's in the prime's scope of work.  They then hire the personnel and we help with the training.  Our contractor tries to find pilots around the airport who want to do the work.  As Richard said, there is usually good participation if paid and they are comfortable with radios and the movement area.

Take care,


Barry C. Bratton, A.A.E.
Director, General Aviation
Lee County Port Authority
(239) 590-6601

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM, <John.Lawson@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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?

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