Pinyon Airport

There is a small airport – one grass runway and a single windsock – a few miles from my home (and ham radio station) here in Glade Park.  According to Google Maps (see graphic bel0w) this airport – Pinyon Airport – lies 5.586-km away as the crow, and presumably Piper, flies.  I’ve seen a small propeller plane land here after passing rather low over my house on approach.  A concern seeing as how I’ll be building ham radio antenna towers later this year.

I checked the FAA “TOWAIR” Website and plugged in the coordinates of my first likely tower location – 39.013949 N, 108.744371 W – and got the response “Structure does not require registration.”  Nevertheless I’ll be registering my towers with the Federal Aviation Administration so they appear in a NOA (Notice To Airmen) and appear on FAA maps.  I’ll also try to find out how owns the aircraft mentioned above and politely suggest they find a new approach or fly a bit higher.

Bill

Bill Hein, AA7XT, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Colorado, USA. He is co-owner of Force 12 and InnovAntennas. Contact him at [email protected].

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