- Over Congested Areas – when over any city, town or settlement, a pilot shall maintain 1000’ above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of 2000’
- Over other than congested areas – 500 AGL is the minimum altitude and must not get within 500 feet to any person, vessel or vehicle
- Anywhere a plane is flying, he must have time to land if he has engine failure”
Posts Tagged ‘faa’
Flat-Hatting, 94129 – Flying So Close to the Presidio, People Could Read Your Registration Number, Except You Don’t Have OneTuesday, August 18th, 2015
Our Changing Presidio: A Military Observation Tower Located Just North of the Richmond Replaced by a Communications TowerWednesday, June 24th, 2015
First, it was all like this:
Get all the deets here.
You see I’m six-foot-one and a ton of fun, so things were a bit wobbly on the staircase going up, back in the day. Empty beer cans are what you’d find up there.
But now the Presidio isn’t a military base – there’s no need to have an observation tower for training recruits anymore.
Radio communications, that’s the present need on this ridge, and it’s The Future as well.
Here’s how things look these days:
This scene makes me think of the Old Days.
A Man In His Forties
Click to expand
If you want, Follow Sutro Tower on Twitter – perhaps that will inspire it to Tweet more than once per year.
(Thank you, Sutro Tower, for broadcasting the recent World Cup for free at 1080i.)
Progress Report at SFO: Goofy New ATC Tower, Unsafe Old ATC Tower, Tower Crane, AA Jet – Pukao Mounted!Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
You see, first the new air traffic control tower was all like this.
But now it’s all like this:
Click to expand
“Pukao are the hats or topknots formerly placed on top of some moai statues on Easter Island. They were all carved from a very light red volcanic stone scoria, which was quarried from a single source at Puna Pau.”
“Law prohibits private pilots from profiting from passengers so you only pay for your share of the cost of the flight plus a 20 percent fee to AirPooler”
UH, THE PILOTS _ARE_ PROFITING FROM PASSENGERS, ARGUABLY.
The Federal Aviation Administration also bars private plane pilots from advertising flights, which is why AirPooler is careful to never promote any specific flights.
THIS IS STARTING TO READ LIKE A PRESS RELEASE, TECH-CRUNCH!
It’s hired as its general council the former assistant chief council of regulation of the FAA to make sure it doesn’t break the law.
ALTHOUGH OF COURSE IT’S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT AIRPOOLER WILL BE FOUND TO BE OUTSIDE OF THE REGULATIONS – OF COURSE HIRING ANY PARTICULAR PERSON DOESN’T CHANGE THIS FACT. ALSO, “assistant chief council” SHOULD BE “COUNSEL,” AS THE DUDE COUNSELS PEOPLE – THAT’S HOW YOU REMEMBER THE DIFFERENCE
So why the hell would you want to get in a stranger’s airplane? Because the alternatives, namely driving and commercial air travel, can be a nightmare.
OF COURSE CRASHING AND BURNING CAN BE A GENERAL AVIATION “NIGHTMARE” AS WELL, RIGHT?
It says to fly from Palo Alto to Tahoe using AirPooler it would take about an hour and cost $50.
ABOUT AN HOUR _AND SOMETHING_, MORE CORRECTLY, RIGHT?
Fifty-five percent of pilots in a small survey in Boston said they’d even add additional flights to take AirPooler passengers.
UH, THIS IS STARTING TO SOUND LIKE AN AIR TAXI TO ME
Lewis admits the core challenge will be gaining consumer mind share and convincing them AirPooler is safe and simple, which it might not be.
WELL, HOW REFRESHING. YES, GENERAL AVIATION ISN’T ALL THAT SAFE, INDEED. PLUS FIVE FOR GRYFFINDOR!
Luckily, prop planes are relatively safe compared to other transportation methods, and the planes can glide back to the ground in case of an engine failure.
WTF? MINUS 20 FOR GRYFFINDOR HOUSE! PROP PLANES ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT SAFE COMPARED WITH OTHER TRANSPORTATION METHODS. IN MOST GA MISHAPS, THE AIRPLANE AINT “GLIDING” WHEN IT TOUCHES GROUND. GENERAL AVIATION IS AT LEAST AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE _LESS_ SAFE THAN DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY*
Still, accidents are most common with pilots with fewer than 100 hours of experience.
WRONG! IRL, ACCIDENTS ARE MORE COMMON WITH PILOTS WITH _MORE_ THAN 100 HOURS OF EXPERIENCE.
As more of our formerly prized possessions like albums and photos get digitized, society is putting a higher and higher value on experiences.
ALL RIGHT, THAT’S MOST OF IT.
*OF LOVE, IN A PINK CADILLAC.
SFO Update: Old Air Traffic Control Tower, New Air Traffic Control Tower, Under Construction, TelephotoThursday, March 6th, 2014
In my day, ATC towers were symmetrical, AND THAT WAS THE WAY WE LIKED IT!
These days, IJDK, IJDK:
Click to expand
They’ve made some progress the past five months:
Click to expand