K4XS:> It happens time and time again in Florida and other states.
The 7th or 8th building person I spoke with in my FL county told me I needed
to include a "letter of tower approval" from the FAA in my 50' tower permit
application packet, even though I have a tree in my yard that is taller than
I'm about 6 miles from TIA, but I didn't realize that approach angles were
I asked the building chap how others went about getting this "FAA approval"
letter; what language should it contain, and who to write to.
His response: "I have no idea..... We never get any ham tower
applications. I guess people just build them [towers]."
That was all I needed to hear in order to evaluate my situation.
p.s. I'm still open to suggestions on how to get an FAA tower approval
letter. I'll be sure to post it at the top of my new tower.