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Posted on: January 25, 2012

[ARCHIVED] January Newsletter

These warmer temperatures are certainly fooling the wildlife out here. We’ve seen an increase in bird activity out here so exercise extreme caution. Small birds have been spotted using the airfield’s neatly trimmed, grassy environment for roosting. Additionally, Turkey Vultures have been spotted soaring near the approach ends of the runways. We will be implementing
Please be careful!

1. An Airport Advisory Committee has been formed in order to help the City Council in matters pertaining to the airport. The first meeting was held Wednesday January 25th, 2012 at City Hall. These meetings are open to the public and you are all highly encouraged to attend. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 21, 2012.

2. Air Methods has officially moved out of 54J and found a new residence at CEW on the North end of the ramp with Quest. We are all sad to see them go, but if you see them out and about in your travels, say hello for us!

3. Beacon: Procuring the beacon tower is taking much longer than anticipated and will control the schedule for that portion of the project. But, TCA (the beacon contractor) can come to the site and set the pole as soon as the new account for the Beacon/AWOS is established. Someone from the City will need to contact Gulf Power regarding establishing this account. (See the email below from TCA). Once it is in place then TCA can set the utility service pole and the AWOS project can proceed.

4. AWOS: The AWOS equipment is about 8 weeks from delivery. The contractor is tentatively planning on being on site in early February to begin the site preparation and clearing. This is dependent upon the service pole being in place. Also, we are still waiting on FAA approval for the AWOS site. (See my previous email regarding this topic.) So, the actual equipment will not be installed until that approval is in place.

5. FAA Wings Participants: A FAASTeam Seminar will be held at Headland Municipal Airport, Alabama (0J6) on Saturday February 11, 2012 form 0900-1100 local time . 1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3 will we awarded and there will be CFI’s volunteering for anyone wishing to complete a flying portion (in your aircraft). The topic will be Accident Review and Mr. Bill Castlen and Charles David Miller will be the presenters. For more information please view or contact Charles David Miller at: (334)693-0705

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