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Mutual Help List, Construction flaggers - who do you use?
- From: "Ostrom, John" <John.Ostrom@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:59:06 -0500
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Here at MSP, we have the contractor hire the people who are used as "crossing
guards" on the Movement Area. The crossing guards take direction from the
Radio Car Operator who is also hired by the contractor, and has a Movement Area
License which authorizes them to operate on the Movement Area. The crossing
guards have minimal training as their only purpose is to stop or let
construction traffic pass. It's the Radio Car who is in contact with ATCT and
Airside Operations and maintains situational awareness around construction
vehicles and aircraft movement. We've found this method to be very effective,
safe and acceptable to the contractors.
Manager, Airside Operations
Metropolitan Airports Commission
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
4300 Glumack Drive, Room LT-3000
St. Paul, MN 55111-3010
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Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:35 AM
Subject: CAA: Mutual Help List, Construction flaggers - who do you use?
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
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
What do the assembled multitudes do?
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