blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3445 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
I thought it was an FAA requirement that every passenger airport in the US be totally fenced in with some form of access control at every ingress point, and yet the BBC reports that some users of Apple's navigation system have driven onto taxiways and even a runway at FAI because their iPhone sent them literally to the middle of the airport rather than say, the car park or the terminal.
Am I wrong, or does FAI somehow have an exception?
roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9132 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
14 CFR Parts 121 and 139 Certification of Airports have exemptions for airports in Alaska. You can read the CFR to see what the requirements are. In general there are big exceptions in the state of Alaska all over the CFRs.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29509 posts, RR: 59 Reply 2, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
As far as I know FAI has a perimitter fence.ntherefore may been an exception on the edge of the float pond but I don't know.
A lot of times these cars are punching their way through gates or the fence itself. Hell, I know ANC has a perimitter fence but usually once or twice a winter they have to call the wildlife guys to haze a moose off the field. I have also seen black bears in the fence here too.
A lot of time the fence iis there more for animal control rather that people control,
Rose flyer is right, there are a lot of Alaska specific exemptions, which is why flying is so much more sane up here.
I think MCO down in Florida used to not have a perimitter fenc, but that was because they had live alligators providing a roving patrol in the swamp pond that encircles the airport.
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