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Runway Lighted X's

Hello from FLL!! We looking for a general opinion from yall about Lighted X's and which typoes do you use. We currently have 4 of these and are looking for something maybe more compact and more portable. These are older and starting to be rundown. Possibly with LED's Thanks.
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Tech Stop

Would like input or information dealing with a Tech Stops and Customs and Boarder Patrol.  Simply can tech stops operations be allowed for international flights coming to the US with out clearing CBP.
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VPD Policy/Consequences

Good Evening, I am looking to expand and further develop our policies and procedures anytime there is a VPD occurrence on the airfield. I would like to hear what other airports are doing with regard to this type of incident and if you would be willing to share any of your procedures for response and action. Anything would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
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NFPA-407

Hello everyone. We are looking to improve our inspection program for our fuel trucks, fuel carts and fuel farm facilities. I have heard that some great specfic software programs have been developed and approved by FAA for use that can be used with ipad and have barcoding and photo capablities that allow the user to identify the violations and load them right into the inspection program. I would like to hear from any PART 139 certificated airport users that have and...
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Deice Chemicals on Runways - When to Apply Liquid vs Solid

Hello. Does anyone have a reference chart or guide to help their staff determine when to apply liquid and/or solid deice chemicals to runways? For example: If the forecast predicts freezing rain, and the temperature is (x), then apply liquid deice/anti-ice chemical (x) minutes prior to anticipated start of precipitation.  Currently, we use Potassium Acetate (Liquid) and Sodium Formate (Solid), sometimes with sand.  Thank you.  
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Supertugs on Movement Area

How do other airports handle supertugs? Do you treat them as taxiing aircraft? What about when the weather goes down?
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Surplus For Sale

Just trying to free up our storage areas. If interested make us an offer. If you can use it, we can deal. We are in a rather remote location in Eastern Montana. If you you know someone that could use this stuff for art projects or airport use please pass along.  Email: sidneymtairport@gmail.com    
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Mods to Standard in ACM

Has anyone ever heard of or seen verbiage anywhere requiring the inclusion of modifications to standard in the ACM? Looking through the ACM advisory circular, I think it vaguely eludes to this in section 204-b (exemptions). But I have not been able to find any clear statement requiring mods to standard in the ACM.   Asking because a state transportation (not FAA) inspector who recently visited our airport seemed to believe this is the case. Not trying to...
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Snow Removal Equipment

We have several pieces of snow removal equipment available at www.publicsurplus.com. Below are the links to the equipment. https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1967950   https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1967965   https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1967976   https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1967980     https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1967986        
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CM Test for 2017

Hi everyone, so I am looking for some study materials for the CM test.  My question is I have all of the modules but AAAE does not offer any sort of practice sample tests or test study materials besides the modules.  I see flashcards for the 2016 version but I dont see anything for the 2017 version..  Can anyone get me in the right direction for some practice test materials?  Thanks in advance!
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Reflective Light Markers

We are looking at adding reflective light markers to our runway edge lights to use during the snow season. Do any other airports use them? Do you have a brand you recommend?  I can't find any specific documentation from the FAA that says they cannot be used. 
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ASC/Operations Supervisor

Idaho Falls Regional Airport is now accepting applications for the position of Airport Security Coordinator/Operations Supervisor.  Job description and salary range can be found at https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/188/Current-Jobs      
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Rates and Charges

Hi all, I'm categorizing this as 139 only because other categories seemed just as inapplicable. We are trying to put together rates and charges for our airport as we are becoming bogged down with requests/issues because we are not charging for the services, (e.g. escorting, flat tire aircraft towing). We want to be fair and follow at least a broad community standard (with the full understanding that there will always be some differences for supply...
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Snow and Ice Plan

I need a little help, I need to revise my snow and ice plan. What I need is help from the southern airport that doesn't have lots of snow or ice. How do you comply with this requirement when you don't have the equipment.   Please if you can share your plan email me a copy and thank you so much for all your help. Gbarentine@cityhs.net   Thank you,  Glen 
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Water in Safety Areas

Here at Lake Charles Regional LCH we experienced heavy rain for Hurricane Harvey but were spared of any catastrophic flooding. On Monday we had unrelenting rainfall which caused flooding on the airfield and was getting close the our secondary R/W. Is there any actions that should be taken if water is present in the safety area? We are not talking about puddles of water in a low area, I am talking about complete inundation of...
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Communition platform Ops and Maintenance

Hello from JAX,   I was wondering what other airports are using for local communication between maintenance crews, custodial, and Operations?  Right now we are using a Push to Talk system that is failing miserably.  I love the concept of the PTT platform but a set of batman radios from Walmart would work better at this point.  We are leaning towards typical LOS radios, but there are some good and bad with those as well. ...
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FAA Grant Management

Hello all-  I recently started a new job at a GA airport and have taken over grant management. Currently, the airport uses multiple spreadsheets to manage the grant projects (i.e. invoices) to make sure the tally up to the requested amount. However, I find it a bit messy as I am trying to close out one of the open grants. I am wondering if anyone here has a clean and well-organized way of managing their grants...
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Fungicide for RWY Markings?

So we've got a bit of mildew/algae on some of our RWY markings, and we're 2-3 years out from a RWY rehab. As old as the markings are, I'd prefer to not use anything too abrasive (brushes, pressure washers, etc.) to clean them. So does anyone know of any fungicide that works well enough to remove algae just by spraying it on and hosing it off, or possibly just letting the rain wash it off?...
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Traffic Pattern Indicator

Need to replace the translucent corrugated panels at our traffic pattern indicator. These panels are backlit for nighttime visibility.      Is there a FAA spec for these panels? I looked thru the ACs and couldn't find anything.      
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Road and Airfield Sweepers

Looking to see what types of Sweeper trucks everybody uses. Currently we operate Johnson VT600 and VT650. We are having issues with the main or center broom on the truck coning and wearing out within two weeks and the side or gutter brooms lasting about a Month. Our Inhouse Mechanic tells us both brooms should last at least a month. We are up for replacementr/rebid of equipment and looking for opinions. Thanks in advanced. 
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