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Failed Inspections

I'm looking for examples of failed inspections, I want to show my guys what a bad light looks like along with any other failures you may have had on the field. Anything you have or may have seen I would appreciate pictures!  Please send to gbarentine@cityhs.net  Thank you!!! 
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ARFF Training and NFPA Certification

I was reviewing FAA AC 150/5210-17C "Programs for Training of ARFF Personnel".  Although NFPA firefigther  certifcation is not required by Part 139 I am curious if other Part 139 certificated airports have their ARFF personnel certified under NFPA 1003.         If your ARFF personnel are or are not certified under NFPA 1003 I am interested in hearing from you.  What are the advantages and/or disadvantages?        Thank you.    
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Airport Improvement: Hi-Lite, The Next Chapter

  Exciting news is in your mailbox this week from Airport Improvement! In 2019, Hi-Lite celebrates 30 years in business. To mark this occasion, Hi-Lite is taking on bold new technologies to transform airfield maintenance. We are introducing Spec-Rite, the ONLY software in the world designed to manage specific maintenance obstacles for a safe and compliant airfield.   Recent changes in the FAA P-620 Specification for runway and taxiway markings have challenged airports in managing...
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Google Earth w/ Airport Surfaces Overlaid!!!

I am sure it's not a unique situation to run across some genius that thinks it ok to boom up a crane, use a concrete pumper or create any number of potential obstruction around our airport.   I wanted to share a great way to see your surfaces and pretty much anything overlaid onto an aerial and actually be able to use it in the real world and on the airfield. with little to no...
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NOTAM to restrict diversions

KRIC experiences numerous diversions annually due to our proximity to IAD, DCA, and other airports in the northeast.  We are currently under construction, expanding the A Concourse at the airport.  As a result, our hardstand parking availability is greatly reduced and the availability of parking at other gates is significantly constrained.  We are toying with the idea of issuing a NOTAM to restrict or eliminate non-scheduled diversions to our airport.  Have any other airports issued...
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Runway Friction Testing

Is runway friction testing a requirement at 139 certified airports? The AC says it's a recommendation. Wondering what other airports do.
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Ops Vehicle Lighting

What color warning lights are on your Operations Vehicles? AC 150/521-05D specifies "Airfield Service, Aircraft Support, Airport Operations, and Other Vehicles.  Yellow flashing light per the chromaticity requirements in Appendix B." However, recently I flew through PHX and noticied their Ops vehicles had flashing green lights. I believe the rational for this is that in a sea of yellow lights (as during a construction project) ATCT can tell immediately if there is an Ops vehicle...
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Quartz RWY Edge Lights

Looking to purchase GE EVV 120W 6.6A quartz lamps. Does anyone have a source?    
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New Technology Featured in Airport Improvement Magazine

Hello MAO, TUL and Sightline were featured in an article in Airport Improvement Magazine's Runway & Ramp Special Edition. You may want to look into doing this at your airport as part of your maintenance and/or preparation for you Part 139 FAA Inspection: https://airportimprovement.advanced-pub.com/?issueID=41&pageID=22 Mike Speidel Sightline
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Airfield Safety Training Instructor

ASSET LLC, is looking to hire an experienced aviation professional to specialize in Airfield Driver Safety Training and training program development. ASSET develops and implements airfield safety training programs from driver safety to construction safety to aircraft recovery operations. We are looking for someone with a well rounded knowledge of airport operations (medium to large hub prefered) with great "people skills" who enjoys teaching and sharing their experiences with students to promote airfield safety. Instructor...
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"Aviation Sand"

Hi community members, I am looking for FAA approved Sand to use as a teatment for ice conditions we may incounter on our Rwy. We are in S. Colorado and are having a difficult time finding vendors that sell materials that meet the specific FAA gradations. I am also considering NAAC, however I need to fully research the sand option before justifying the expense. Any thoughts or direction here is appreciated.  Thanks. G
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About Hi-Lite | Services | Contact Us Airfield Maintenance Services

Hi-Lite’s airfield maintenance services and products are available through competitively solicited cooperative contract #062817-HLA. Airports of all sizes in the United States and Canada benefit. Satisfy procurement requirements and hire the best in the industry.  Services include: Airfield Markings Assessments Runway and Taxiway Markings Runway Rubber Removal Friction Testing Additionally, airports can purchase consumable products including: AEROGREEN Cleaning Products Airport Traffic Paint Airport Glass Beads Stencils Graco Stripers  Click here to access contract documents.
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RWY Safety Area Mowing LOA

Hi all, I'm inquiring if anyone has any Runway Safety Area Mowing LOA's they can share?  AC 150/5210-20A and CertAlert 16-07 pointedly indicated as long as an LOA is used, limited purposes can allow vehicles in the RSA while Air Carrier operations are going.  I am attempting to create a Working Group with our local ATCT and Tech Ops to attempt defining what limitation/restrictions should be observed in a LOA for RSA mowing operations specifically....
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Airfield Management Shift Lead (AMSL)

Youngstown ARS, Vienna OH, 44453 Full Time, Contract, Criterion Corporation   Job Description: AMSL personnel must be able to represent the AFM during emergency response situations and during non-duty hours. The AMSL must provide professional customer service to the Youngstown ARS AFB flying community at all times. The AMSL will be expected to maintaining situational awareness of all airfield activities to ensure a safe and efficient airfield environment. Job Requirements: Contract personnel selected to fill...
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Snow and Ice Control Plans

Hello again all!   I was wondering if afy of you would be willing to share your Snow and Ice Control Plans with me? Here in Maine, we think about these sorts of thing all year (I'm learning)! We are looking to switch it up a bit and would like to consider the proven processes you all have in our quest to improve year over year. Please drop them by my email as you have...
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Assistant Airfield Manager

Assistant Airfield ManagerCriterion Corporation - Youngstown, OH Criterion Corporation is currently seeking candidates to fill the Airfield Manager & Assistant Airfield Manager positions at Youngstown ARS, OH. Position requires performance of a variety of Airfield Management services pertaining to pre-flight planning, coordination and maintaining liaison with military, federal, internal and local agencies concerning flight planning, training routes utilization, flight movement messages and search and rescue operations. Additional duties include but not limited to that of airfield inspections...
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BIRD CANNONS

Hello All. Just curious. Are you using bird cannons at your airport. I guess even moreso for those that experience hot / dry temps. I ask this... because at my airport , we have experience 2 bird cannon fires, whereas they sparked and caught fire to dry grass.  Have you seen this occur, and if so, what method did you use to remedy this. This is fresh in my head right now, because it occured...
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Maintenance Manager Retiring

Hello MyOps!   My Airport Maintenance Manager is retiring and I was hoping to get some ideas regarding what to look for and pay attention to while we search for our next manager. I am new to my position and have limited maintenance experience so any insight would be very much appreciated.    We are a small hub international airport with very tough Winters and presently have no 3rd shift. 
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on call / call back policy

Does any one have an on call policy i can look at? dlyons@sillwater.org
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Basic Snow Academy at PWM

Good Morning Ops!   Just wanted to let you all know that registration for the Basic Snow Academy Winter operations School is open. The training will be held July 25th and 26th at Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine and is a great way to get your staff dialed in to winter ops. Please follow the link below to register. Space is limited!   https://www.aaae.org/aaae/AAAEMemberResponsive/Training/Onsite/18/180728/CCO_Master.aspx
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