Unless you have a deep hatred for airplanes and people who fly them......please
contact the owner/operator of the airstrip and inform them of the position and
hight of your tower.
73 Ed KB3TOX
On 29 Dec, 2011, at 7:56 PM, William Hein wrote:
> My family and I recently moved to a wonderful house in beautiful Glade Park
> CO (on the other side of Colorado National Monument from Grand Junction. The
> house itself is an ultra-energy efficient Earthship (Google "Glade Park
> Earthship" for more info). We have 35 rural acres of land around our house
> in a low population density rural area. All in all it's going to be a great
> place for ham radio.
> The FAA Website TOWAIR indicated that "Structure does not require
> registration"after I plugged in my coordinates along with elevation (6840-ft
> ASL approx.). There are no airports within 8 kilometers (5 miles) of the
> coordinates you provided." TOWAIR went on to caution "TOWAIR's findings are
> not definitive or binding". Since "Pinyon Airport" (a rather pretentious
> designation for a grass airstrip with a windsock) is 5.5 km away I am guess
> it is either not registered with the FAA or somehow doesn't count as a real
> I have a 142-foot Big Bertha tower which I previously had installed in
> Vermont which I intend to reinstall here along with at least one other 100-ft
> + tower and a few smaller structures. For many reasons I'd hate to see a
> airplane run into Bertha.
> So what should I do now? Contact the FAA for an opinion? Find out who owns
> the airstrip and give them a verbal or written heads up on my tower plans and
> also request they avoid flying low over my house? Something else?
> William Hein, AA7XT
> (ex-AA4XT, NT1Y, AA6TT, KC6EDP)
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