FROM THE MANAGER
Springtime is here and that means a return to the skies for many local pilots! As the weather heats up, and the amount of flying increases daily, we would like to remind everyone about the dangers of FOD (foreign object debris), and what we can do to help keep the runway in excellent condition.
Airport staff perform FOD checks on the runway and taxiways every day. Our goal is to detect and remove any substance, debris, or article which could potentially cause damage. You would be surprised to see what we collect each day. I have seen tow-bars, wildlife, countless screws/bolts/rivets, iPads, trash, and even clothing out on the flight line! We will be collecting all the new FOD we find and showcasing it in the FBO, so you can see how real the threat is.
I want to take a moment and remind everyone that the first and best line of defense against FOD is YOU! A thorough pre-flight inspection, along with regular maintenance, is the best way to catch any loose ends before they (literally!) fall off. Securing your iPad, GPS, or other personal items inside the aircraft is another key way to prevent FOD. I have seen items left on the wing during pre-flight more than a few times, and when they hit the pavement, they end up not only breaking the item, but also creating an unsafe operating area for other pilots.
If you see something on the concrete, please do us all a favor - pick it up and dispose of it properly! That trash blowing across the ramp could end up in someone's engine! If you're unable to safely pick up FOD, please call the FBO so we can handle it immediately. When we work together to make the airport safer, we all win.
We also have a lost and found box in the FBO. If you think you may have left something behind, please stop by and check in with us!
AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SALE
Clover Acquisition Corporation currently has five parcels listed for sale. All parcels have airfield access. For more information, contact Kent Ballard with O'Farrell Realty at (281) 639-1275 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.