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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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People are living in hangars at Shreveport Downtown Airport, FAA says

If you manage an airport or have hangars that are privately owned you really should read this articles. This is not a rare situation the FAA is looking into airports across the county to ensure airports are complying with their Grants and Assurances.  https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2018/05/24/people-living-hangars-shreveport-downtown-airport-faa-says/641529002/  
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Taxiway closure barricades

When closing a taxiway for temporary maintenance, I was wondering what other airports use as a guideline for spacing the barricades?  The AC references they must be spaced smaller than the wing span of the smallest aircraft to be excluded.  It also mentions 4 feet, when spacing to exlude vehicles is a consideration.
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Scheduling

Hey Ops!   I just wanted to reach out and see what the industry is doing in the way of schedules for employees. Primarily, Operations and Maintenance. We have an opportunity to make some changes and we're wondering what the standard is for the industry. Five 8hr shifts? Four 10hr shift? Splits? On call?   PWM is a 24/7 Small Hub airport with almost 2 million passengers annual and growing. We have a brutal Winter...
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General Aviation Supervisor

http://www.flymemphis.com/Areas/Admin/Images/Upload_2018245080711.pdf   MEM
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UAV Airport Operations

Hi everyone, We are now flying UAVs here at our airport. The Golden Triangle Regional Airport owns and operates the UAVs. We fly the UAVs in our Class D airspace under an approved FAA 107 authorization. Our UAVs are a really useful airport tool.     Here is a link to a new news article with more information. http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12413581/gtr-airport-uses-drones-for-airport-safety   Hopefully, many more airports will start utilizing UAVs in the future.       
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FAA Inspector Recurrent Training

As a heads up to my Fellow MAOians: Last month, I had the priviledge of presenting to all of the FAA Airport Certification Safety Inspectors in Orlando as part of their recurrent training. When asked what they were seeing as typical discrepancies during their airfield marking inspections, their issues were several and rarely the same. As you know, depending on which FAA inspector you have, you can get different opinions on whether your markings are...
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Hi-Lite Airfield Services

Hi-Lite Airfield Services, LLC Hi-Lite is a global leader in Airfield Markings Maintenance, Contracting and Consulting. We offer innovative and sustainable maintenance solutions to maximize airport operations, safety and meet the stringent requirements of FAA Part 139 and ICAO Annex 14.  Hi-Lite is a centralized source of solutions with a full range of services in airside safety. We offer innovative airfield assessment services as well as runway rubber removal, friction testing, and airfield markings application....
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Inspecting Approach Lights

On your inspection do you check the Runway Approach lights on every lighting inspection? Does your inspector require this? I have worked at a number of major airports and never had to do this.
Poll Are you required to check the Approach lights on your inspection Vote now!
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Front Brooms - Snow Removal

Anyone that uses front mount brooms for snow removal do you have problems with the wire and poly bristles breaking off?  It is a FOD issue for us.  Also our brooms are shedding full poly segments during snow removal operations.  Does anyone have thoughts on why this is occurring and how to remedy it? Thanks       
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VASI lights for sale or part out

Hi everyone we are trying to free up some storage and have these VASI lights for anyone whom is interested in part out or in full  can be reached via email   juan.arevalos@cityofwatsonville.org  or phone our admin people 831-768-3575  located watsonville CA 95076 
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