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Offline kb4tez

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FAA to Palm Beach County: Let jets land at Lantana airport
« on: March 28, 2017, 08:05:39 AM »
(I added the link at the end for your viewing pleasure)

The 44-year ban on jets at Lantana’s airport is over. The Federal Aviation Administration wrote Palm Beach County this month to say small jets now can land at the airport, though they’re limited to one of its three runways.

The agency “has concluded that permitting jet aircraft operations” on the one runway “will not affect safety or efficiency at LNA (Lantana) or surrounding airports,” FAA airport compliance specialist Deandra Brooks said in a March 17 letter to the lawyer for 76-year-old retired Eastern Airlines pilot Errol Forman of Hypoluxo.

Lantana, just 7 air miles from Palm Beach International Airport and officially named Palm Beach County Park Airport, is the subject of a 1973 agreement in which the FAA gave the county authority to ban jets. It’s the only one in Florida that formally forbids jets.

Forman had protested in April 2016 to the feds, arguing the rule is archaic and was instituted when small jets were far noisier than they are now.

“It looks like the FAA made a reasonable decision,” Forman said Monday.

https://skyvector.com/airport/LNA/Palm-Beach-County-Park-Airpot



Offline Rick108

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Re: FAA to Palm Beach County: Let jets land at Lantana airport
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 12:35:04 PM »
This is so ironic, now that Lantana Airport is closed nearly 3 of 7 days almost every week due to the Trump TFR's that go up each weekend he spends at his Mar-a-Largo resort.  Lantana falls within the 10-mile no-fly zone, so the airport is effectively shut down Fri-Sun...

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/03/07/trumps-frequent-florida-visits-are-putting-the-lantana-airport-out-of-business

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/march/16/lantana-airport-faces-new-tfr-shutdown
 

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FAA to Palm Beach County: Let jets land at Lantana airport
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 06:51:48 AM »
you are correct, and here we go again !!!

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_7_4952.html

Updated: 7:53 p.m. Monday, April 03, 2017 |  Posted: 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 03, 2017

PALM BEACH —
President Donald Trump should arrive sometime after 2 p.m. on Thursday for his summit at Mar-a-Lago with Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to a new Federal Aviation Administration advisory.

Xi, who is in Finland, will be arriving separately on Thursday for the first in-person meeting between the two leaders. Their schedule includes a Thursday night dinner at Mar-a-Lago and talks on Friday. A time for Xi’s arrival has not been announced.

The FAA issued an advisory Monday announcing flight restrictions for “VIP movement” in the Palm Beach area from 2 p.m. Thursday to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

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FAA to Palm Beach County: Let jets land at Lantana airport
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 06:51:48 AM »