Naples Airport projects
It looks like this will actually be the final
report on the runway 14-32 project. Final grading and sod installation
are in process. The north end is slightly ahead of the south
end as grading on the north end is complete. Pilots should take
note that taxiway G is being removed to simplify entrance to
the GA ramp. Once sod installation for the runway is complete,
all connector taxiways will be milled and resurfaced. This should
all be completed by the end of May. The final striping is expected
to be added sometime in June. Runway 14–32 continues to
be usable on weekends and during windy conditions when needed.
Some of you may want to visit the West quad pond area at the
end of this month. It is getting quite a facelift and will have
approximately 2250 indigenous plants around it. The purpose
of all this has been twofold. One is to improve filtering and
clean up of airport runoff that goes into the Gordon River.
The other is to eliminate the canal next to the grass strip.
This wet canal has been attracting excessive wildlife. For those
who are curious, rip rap rock will border the pond. (Can you
say that three times!) When all is complete, there will be a
lookout gazebo at the west end of the boardwalk. Project still
expected to be completed by the end of May.
For one to the airport:
On April 6th and 7th, the annual FAR Part 139
airport inspection was conducted. Staff spent several weeks
prior to the inspection getting all the records together and
ensuring the airfield was in full compliance for the inspection.
Very successful inspection! No write ups!
For another to management:
Executive Director Ted Soliday was named the
2015 AAA E Southeast chapter aviation professional of the year!
A new safety protocol:
Due to the upcoming rainy/lightning season,
the airport authority has added a new safety measure to help
inform pilots of the potential for lightning during inclement
weather. The airport has been using the ThorGuard Lightning
Prediction System for the last year and this new enhancement
adds an additional strobe and sign on the ramp side entrance/exit
of the GA Terminal, when the system has been activated.
Not for glider pilots:
For future planning purposes, the next noise
compatibility committee meeting will be Thursday, June 25 at
9:00 AM in the airport office building. Pilots are encouraged
to attend if they are able.
New badges this summer!
Security staff of Naples Airport has finalized
the design for the 2015 ID renewals and will begin in August.
The 2015-2016 Ramp Access sticker color will be bright yellow,
with black writing. (I wonder where they got their inspiration!)
|Many tenants bring their ‘furkids’
to the airport with them when they have things to do in
the hangar, or are getting the aircraft ready for a flight.
The dogs are typically able to run around near the hangar.
This is a very serious safety hazard, not only for anyone
driving on the ramp, but also for the dogs. All dogs are
required to be leashed when on the airfield to avoid any