FROM THE MANAGER
The long, hot days of summer have arrived and will certainly bring dangerously high temperatures. If you are working on your aircraft in the sun, or spending hours inside a hot hangar, make sure you take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. We want to remind everyone how important it is to stay hydrated and prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke. You should be able to recognize the symptoms and determine what steps to take QUICKLY if you find anyone struggling with the heat!
Excessive heat can lead to sunburn, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion - the most common heat-related condition. Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale or flushed skin, heavy sweating, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, and/or exhaustion.
Heat stroke, while less common, is life threatening.Symptoms include hot, red skin which may be dry or moist, changes in consciousness, and/or vomiting. If you or someone around you is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please move the person to a cooler location and call 9-1-1 immediately.
The best way to avoid both heat exhaustion and heat stroke is to take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. You're always welcome to take a break in the FBO, enjoy the AC, and grab a bottle of water.
QUICK TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT
- Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The inside temperature can quickly reach 120 degrees.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun's rays. Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
- Use a buddy system when working in sweltering hangars. Take frequent breaks if working out on the ramp in the direct sunlight.
- Work early in the day, or late in the evening to avoid the hottest temperatures.
- If you need help, or see anyone that does - EVERY SECOND COUNTS! Act quickly and get the help you need.
As always, our first priority is the safety of our pilots, students, and residents. I'm proud of the work we do together and the way we all look out for each other. That is what makes our airport unique and exceptional. Enjoy your summer flying and stay cool!
TXDOT APPROVES GRAND FOR PEARLAND AIRPORT
Story originally published by Pearland.com on May 31, 2017.
The Pearland Regional Airport will be getting some much-needed upgrades now that a $500,000 grant from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has been approved. Even though the grant is federal, TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) actually approves who gets it and how it is spent. The money will go towards safety and security improvements at Pearland Regional Airport, including new entrance gates, signage, striping, electrical and lighting. The main focus will be helping reduce the chance of vehicles from entering the runways and taxiways, as well as enhancing the visibility of markings for pilots flying to and from Pearland Regional.
"The enhancements the airport is going to receive will help to make sure aircrafts can navigate the airport and move safely alongside their four-wheeled counterparts," said Stephen Alexander - Texas Aviation Partners.
"Over the past eighteen months, Pearland Regional Airport has seen explosive growth, including nearly forty new hangars, new commercial businesses arriving, and a substantial increase in full time employment."
According to TXDOT, arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.
The work in and around Pearland Regional Airport will start this summer and take two to three months to complete.
"Pearland is truly a small city now, and this grant will go a long way to ensuring that the airport is set to safely and efficiently continue its robust development," added Alexander. "We are excited for what the future holds for Pearland Regional Airport as it continues to become a stronger and stronger contributor to the greater Pearland community."
Texas Aviation Partners manages and operates Pearland Regional Airport on behalf of the airport owner, Clover Acquisition Corporation. For more information or to sign up for the airport's monthly newsletters, please visit www.flypearland.com.
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.
BAY AREA AERO CLUB'S POKER RUN
A big thank you to all who attended the Bay Area Aero Club (BAAC) Aviation Poker Run on Saturday, May 27. The event was a great success. Participating airports included Bay City Municipal (KBYY), Texas Gulf Coast Regional (KLBX), Galveston (KGLS), with the start and finish right here at Pearland Regional (KLVJ).
You are invited to join the BAAC for their next Poker Run in 2018! Contact BAAC to join future events, get all your flying questions answered, or sign up to learn to fly today. Visit www.BayAreaAeroClub.org for more information.
COMMUNITY HANGAR SPACE AVAILABLE
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Visit from a Challenger 300