Wingin' It - Arlington Municipal Airport Newsletter Wingin' It - Issue 3 - December 2014

Wingin’ It Arlington Municipal Airport Newsletter Issue 3—December 2014 Airport Development Plan Update Work on the Airport Development is progressing. The Development Plan study has the land use planning components of a Master Plan, but forecasts facility needs, etc. for ten years instead of the twenty-year horizon used for Master Plans. The scope also allows for a broader range of planning services. Drafts of the first three chapters, Analysis Of Existing Conditions, Aviation Demand Forecasts, and Facility Requirements are availa- ble online for viewing here plan/. Consultants are now working to develop alternatives to meet the future facility needs, and analyze the financial requirements for future improvements. The Plan will also provide:  An environmental evaluation, including a noise contour study, and  An Airport Layout Plan - the set of drawings, approved by the FAA, that form the basis for federal and state grant funding of Airport construction projects 5000 S. Collins Street Arlington, TX 76018 Ofc: 817-459-5570 Fax: 817-466-8653 Rick Stout’s Retirement Reception December 30th Rick Stout, Arlington Airport Operations Supervisor, will be retiring December 31st, after 34 years with the City. Please join us at the Airport December 30th from 2-3:30 p.m. as we bid him a fond farewell. Hangar Inspections In addition to the Development Plan, updates to Airport governance documents, includ- ing the Airport Rules and Regulations and the Minimum Standards for Commercial Aero- nautical Activities are also underway. Drafts of those documents will be available in the future. The next Plan Advisory Committee meeting will be held in January, in conjunction with the first public workshop. The development alternatives are scheduled to be online in early January, and comments will be accepted from any interested party. Annual hangar fire inspec- tions will be conducted the week of January 26th. Info will be sent to tenants re- garding the inspection, and fire extinguisher roundup in the next couple of weeks. Dumpster Issues Inclement Weather Preparations at GKY We all remember the ice storm that struck last December, and the resulting cobble- stone ice that was a nightmare to drive over. GKY remained open, through round-the- clock efforts of Operations staff, but we noted some improvements needed in our response. Please remember airport dumpsters are for refuse generated at the Airport, and not intended for home/ yard refuse. This year, in anticipation of icy weather, Bruce Hollander, Assistant Airport Manager, procured equipment that will allow the airport to make brine, a salt water solution. Brine prevents the ice from adhering to paved surfaces and works best when applied and allowed to dry before the storm strikes. Operations will spray the drives one or two days before an approaching winter storm. Trash should be placed in- side the dumpster, not to the side of it, and at no time should be placed in the waste oil area. The Airport has also purchased an additional snow plow attachment. This second plow will increase our ability to keep the runway and taxiways open during winter storms. If you have a large amount to dispose, contact Airport Operations for assistance. Thank you. (continued page 4)