Airport path causes delay for water tower
by Alan Reed
Apr 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A map on the FAA’s website shows the proposed location of Barkley Lake Water District’s proposed new tank in relation to the Lake Barkley Airport. District Engineering Consultant Ricky Oakley noted that the tower is not in the flight path of aircraft landing or launching from the airport. The map shows the tower to be in a direct line with the southern end of the airport’s runway.
A map on the FAA’s website shows the proposed location of Barkley Lake Water District’s proposed new tank in relation to the Lake Barkley Airport. District Engineering Consultant Ricky Oakley noted that the tower is not in the flight path of aircraft landing or launching from the airport. The map shows the tower to be in a direct line with the southern end of the airport’s runway.
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The Federal Aviation Administration said that the delay with the Barkley Lake Water District’s proposed replacement of a water tank on Pete Light Hill comes down to a difference of 26 feet.

FAA Spokesperson Kathleen Bergen said, “We sent the district a notice of presumed hazard as the tower reaches 746 feet above mean sea level. It will be a presumed hazard unless the structure is reduced in height to not exceed 720 feet.”

Though the district has considered the tank for over two years, the FAA received notice of the structure on January 8 of this year, while rendering a decision on February 26. According to an FAA form found on the Internet at https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=556570. The form said that the proposed tower would stand 3,728 feet from Lake Barkley Airport.

Bergen said that when the FAA has identified a hazard, the agency accepts public comments to discuss the issue. She said that the period for public comment began on March 13 and concluded April 19. “Upon review of the comments, we will make a determination on the structure. We evaluate the proposal based on an aviation safety standpoint.”

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