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Subject: [TowerTalk] FAA and Private Airports
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Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 12:32:17 -0700
For example: is a general search
engine address for the Code of Federal Records (cfr)
 I used the string: cfr47 part 17
and got a list of possible matches, one of which is the heading
table of contents for part 17

You would have to do other searches for each subsection
( 17.50 for example).


On Jun 12,  2:54pm, k3lr wrote:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] FAA and Private Airports
> I noticed that WL7E mentioned that the FAA has required marking of a
> tower that is less than 200 feet and only close to a PRIVATE airport.
> My experience has been that the FAA does not give any protection to
> PRIVATE airports, only pulic use air facilities (including
> The state department of transportation does try to get tower owners
> mark towers that are close to private airports, but they can only
> suggest marking, as only the FAA has the regs to tell tower owners
> what to do.
> I am interested to learn if anyone else has been required to mark or
> light towers (Upon filing of a FAA 7460) by the FAA for Private
> airports.
> Remember if you are close to a public use airport you are required to
> file a 7460-1 with the FAA and a 854 with the FCC.
> Close normally means less than 4 miles from the nearest point of the
> runway, but there are exceptions. If you want to learn the whole
> story, obtain FCC Rules Part 17. It is not very long and it contains
> all of the information you need.
> I once applied for a 190 foot tower some 6 miles from the airport and
> the FAA said it could be no higher than 12 feet above ground! The
> proposed tower was in a instrument approach.
> As filing the FCC and FAA forms are free, I suggest anyone who is
> building a tower submit them. They are easy to do and will give you
> the assurance that your tower is not a hazard to air traffic.
> Maybe TOWER TECH will provide Part 17? It could also be available on
> the WEB.
> 73! and Be Safe!
> Tim
> K3LR
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