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Airport Advisories at Non-Towered Airports (2016)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Survey Interview Script ." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Airport Advisories at Non-Towered Airports. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23628.
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48 APPENDIX B Survey Interview Script Hello, my name is Dr. Daniel Prather and I am conducting research on behalf of the Airport Cooperative Research Program. ACRP is a program of the National Academy of Sciences funded by the FAA through aviation fuel taxes. Airport advisory practices at non-towered airports are being studied nationwide in hopes of discovering most effective practices. The results of this study will be available nationwide and widely distributed to non-towered airports. 1. Will you agree to participate in this 5–10 minute phone survey? a. Yes—(continue) b. No—Is there someone else at your airport, such as an FBO or flight school that I should speak with about this study? If yes, record name and number. [Document if speaking to someone other than airport manager.] 2. In what manner does your airport provide airport advisories to pilots (if the pilot requested “airport advisory”), i.e., wind direction and velocity, favored or designated runway, altimeter setting, known airborne and ground traffic NOTAMs, airport taxi routes, airport traffic pattern information, and instrument approach procedures in use? [Check all that apply.] a. Audible airport advisory i. What type of response? ii. Who responds? iii. What equipment, procedures, or information are utilized by those providing airport advisories? iv. Are there any special certifications (i.e., trained weather observer) or training required for those providing airport advisories? b. ASOS/AWOS c. Wind sock, segmented circle, etc. d. Pilots of other aircraft e. Observe other aircraft f. None of the above g. Other _________________________ i. If airport advisories were available, do you feel that pilots would take advantage of this service? ii. How would a departing pilot normally determine which runway to use? iii. How would an arriving pilot normally determine which runway to use? iv. Why are airport advisories not available at your airport? 3. Is there a difference between what is published and what is normally actually followed? 4. What procedure do airport operations/maintenance/ARFF vehicles follow at your airport to proceed safely onto the movement area and runway? a. Are any calls made? b. What frequency do they monitor? 5. Does the CTAF at your airport serve as UNICOM, MULTICOM, and/or FSS? a. What is the frequency? b. Is automated airport advisory information broadcast on this frequency (like ATIS)? If not, is there automated airport advisory information broadcast on another frequency? c. Is bleed over ever an issue with nearby airports sharing same frequency? d. Do pilots consistently communicate their intentions over the CTAF? e. Do you feel that pilots could do a better job of communicating intentions over the CTAF? 6. Does your airport have any of the following? [If so, how effective are they?] a. Local Airport Advisory (provided by FSS on field) b. Remote Airport Advisory c. Remote Airport Information Service 7. What are the hot spots on your airfield? Is there documentation of this? 8. What are you doing to minimize incidents/incursions at your airport? 9. How do you feel airfield safety related to airport advisories could be improved at your airport? 10. Do you feel changes to airport advisories would improve aviation safety? If so, what types of changes? 11. What lessons has your airport learned regarding the use, misuse, or absence of airport advisories? 12. Did your airport develop a contingency plan for possible tower closure? If so, would you be willing to share?

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 75: Airport Advisories at Non-Towered Airports documents the manner in which non-towered airports provide advisories to pilots regarding winds, traffic, and runways in use. Unlike with pilot advisories, there is little guidance available for airport operators in providing airport advisories. The objective of this report is to aggregate available guidance on this topic and document information from non-towered airports with at least 50,000 annual aircraft operations. The report includes a literature review and a telephone interview survey of 165 non-towered airports. Six case examples are included, documenting effective airport advisory programs in place at airports.


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