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.