[TowerTalk] tower restrictions

Richard Hill rehill at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jul 19 10:37:24 EDT 2008

Not quite on topic, but a developer in San Diego got a permit to build a
"sky scraper" in the path of an alternate landing pattern, just out of the
airport authority.  End result?  The developer had to remove two stories of
the building and project approval processes were changed (and there were
resignations from the planning department).

Includes developer's position and history.

http://www.sdairfields.org/SunroadLawsuit/tabid/95/Default.aspx  Pilot
perspective.  Includes animation of a plane's approach over the building.
Good history of the issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Bob Alexander
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 5:50 AM
To: Gregg Seidl
Cc: TowerTalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tower restrictions

I am fortunate to live in a city with what I consider the best of all
possible views about amateur radio towers.

I suffered some storm damage to my tower this spring and was concerned I
would have to at least partially take down and then reinstall it after
replacing a tower section.

It took nearly a week to get an answer from the city planning people but
the response was great....I was told the city had no regulations about
amateur radio towers but I should check with the FAA since I  am only 3
miles or so from DFW airport (I can see all the control towers from the
top of my 60 ft tower).

That does not mean some inconsiderate builder can't tack on a CCR

73, Bob, W5AH


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