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ATC: establishing a "mutually agreed upon operating procedure"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kennedye, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. kennedye

    Aug 20, 2015
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    Seattle/Everett area
    One of the revisions in last year's updating of AC 91-57 talks about what to do if you regularly fly within an airport's radius (for instance, if you live there). This is different from the previous rule which required notification every time:

    Has anyone talked to their nearby tower about setting up such a thing and how did the conversation go? What did they want from you, how do they want to be notified, etc.
  2. rcheing

    Feb 29, 2016
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    I spoke with the airport manager at Boca Raton Airport in South Florida and he said they don't do agreements. The excuse was that the tower is not run or owned by the airport, but instead a contractor. He did tell me that the tower was in the process of changing managers and that agreements would be discussed when the new manager is in place.

    In the meantime, I should just continue notifying the tower AND airport security as stipulated in their home webpage.