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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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Zodiac Aerospace EMAS Production Ending

Just in case anyone missed it, Zodiac Aerospace is ending production of their existing EMAS product.  It was in AviationNews.net last month, but reposting here as well. I am hearing that there is supposed to be a FAA webinar this Friday regarding this issue.   
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UAS Operations

I have a quick question, has any airport concerned the use of drones on their airport. For taking pictures for grants, development, inspections (not daily) or any way?  I have been thinking about using them in lieu of aerial photography of the airport and for part 77 inspections.  If anyone is using them please let me know and please email me any policies you may have.  Thank you,  Glen  Gbarentine@cityhs.net
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Crous/Hinds parts suppliers

Hello all, Does anyone have a good supplier of Crouse/Hinds-Eaton in ground pavement light suppliers other than Eaton themselves? Thank you for any input.
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Helicopter Training at your Airport

Hi, Everyone: I am looking to poll other airports that have a helicopter training school or function at your Airport.  I recently banned practice autorotation skid landing on my movement area.  If you are not familiar with this practice, it is a FAA required test of a student helicopter pilot's ability to do an emergency landing from a relatively low altitude.  I have found gouges and deep skid marks on the asphalt pavement surface where...
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Self-Service Fuel at Corporate Hangar

I expect this to be an ongoing discussion. What regulations cover Self-Service Fueling at Corporate Hangars? More specifically, the fuel systems that are attached to individual hangars?
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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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