Warsaw, IN Flying Club Facing Eviction From Municipal Airport | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-

Airborne Unlimited-

AMA Drone Report-

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.12.18

Airborne-UnManned 02.13.18

Airborne 02.14.18

AMA Drone Report 02.15.18

Airborne 02.16.18


Airborne 02.12.18

Airborne-UnManned 02.13.18

Airborne 02.14.18

AMA Drone Report 02.15.18

Airborne 02.16.18

Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Warsaw, IN Flying Club Facing Eviction From Municipal Airport

Accused Of Violating Airport Rules During Recent Social Event

The Warsaw Flying Club in Warsaw, IN is being threatened with eviction from Warsaw Municipal Airport (KASW) following a social event held in September.

The Ink Free News reports that the activities were observed during the clubs regular barbecue on September 19th. Aircraft were dropping flour bombs, which is a normal activity for such an event, but airport manager Nick King said at a meeting on October 18 that he saw aircraft flying lower than 500 feet, tha people were too close to where the flour bombs were being dropped. He also said that the aircraft wre using a non-standard traffic pattern, which is only allowed for training purposes.

Club member Jayson Slabach represented the club at the meeting. He said he had called the FSDO office in Grand Rapids, MI, which has jurisdiction over northern Indiana, to explain the situation, and was told they had broken no FAA rules. He also outlined the safety steps the club had taken during the event. He said all pilots had attended a briefing, and all aircraft were in a specific pattern and reporting their positions.

Slabach and King disagreed about the capabilities of the radios in the aircraft participating in the event, and that there was a risk that an arriving aircraft might not be aware of the activity.

But Slabach also said that he did not know that the flour bomb event was happening until he arrived at the event. That caused concern for airport board president Jay Rigdon, who had said that the airport had not been notified of plans for the event.

King said that he had filed a report and the FSDO is investigating. He said that if FAA rules and grant assurance conditions were followed to the letter, the only option the airport has is eviction of the club.

Warsaw Flying Club president Kayte Fussle said King had never wanted the club to be based at the airport, and chastised King for going to the FAA before talking to the club's leadership.

A final decision on the matter was postponed until the next airport board meeting on November 14.

FMI: Original Report


More News

AMA Drone Report 02.15.18: AMA Expo East, Skydio R1, TSB Canada Report

Also: DJI Knowledge Quiz, GoFly Competition, Drone ID Rules Coming, FAA Unenthusiastic About Prosecuting? The Academy of Model Aeronautics will host the annual AMA Expo East at the>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 02.13.18: FAA UAS Symposium, Airbus Delivers, Manned EHANG 184

Also: UAS Pilot Code, FAA Drone Program, SkyWatch Funding, Quantix Hybrid UAS For Farmers The FAA and AUVSI will co-host the 3rd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposiu>[...]

Airborne 02.16.18: R66 Wire-Strike Protection, Elk v Helo, Trump Budget

Also: Red Bull Picks Hartzell, SNC Dream Chaser, CH-53K Demo's Vehicle Lift, Emirates Firms Up A380 Orders Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options l>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.18.18)

"As drones become more portable, intelligent and accessible, we expect to see more enthusiasts using this technology at home, on their travels and as a complementary tool for their>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.18)

Aero Linx: The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is a non-profit association formed in 1961 as Canada’s voice fo>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC