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Re: [TowerTalk] FAA & Private Airstrips

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] FAA & Private Airstrips
From: bob finger <>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 08:42:19 -0500
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Interesting stuff.  My tale involves much shorter towers.  I have a 40 
beam at 95 feet on the top of one and a WARC yagi at 80 feet at the top 
of the other tower.  I have a 200 acre field just beyond the tree line 
to the south and a 350 acre field about a 1/4 mile to the north.  Crop 
dusters are common here for pesticides/fertilizer and seed distribution. 
Right after I put up the towers one of the crop dusters obviously had 
not checked things out before he started on the field to the south.  I 
swear he was only inches from the 40 beam as he pulled up for the trees 
then dipped the nose a bit.  Scared the sh.. out of me, but since the 
tower was directly below him he probably did not see it on the first 
pass.  He learned quick tho. 

I immediately made telephone calls to all the area airports that support 
the crop dusters, and they spread the word to the private strip guys.  
Word got around fast.  No problems since, but I do make the phone calls 
every spring, just to be sure some new guy does not screw up.  73 bob de 

K1TTT wrote:

>When I first put it up it was really fun to be up my 150' tower and looking
>horizontally into the cockpit of an A-10 circling the tower.  

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