|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Locale Reference||airport : 05c|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 255|
agl bound upper : 255
|Function||oversight : airport manager|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||other physical facility|
The radio tower located 1/2 mi northeast of griffith airport are unlighted. Numerous phone calls to the radio station, reports to the FAA and the FCC to the best of my knowledge have gone unanswered, or the radio station has not complied with their directives. This situation creates a hazard to air navigation during the period of dusk to dawn. We have received numerous complaints from pilots of aircraft using our facility about this safety hazard, since the towers are located very close to the traffic pattern. This problem has been ongoing for a period of approximately 2-3 yrs and we would like to bring this issue to a close. Thank-you in advance for any help you can give us.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: COMPLAINT RECEIVED CONCERNING UNLIGHTED RADIO TWR OBSTRUCTION NEXT TO ARPT. RPTR CLAIMS THEY CREATE A HAZARD.
Narrative: THE RADIO TWR LOCATED 1/2 MI NE OF GRIFFITH ARPT ARE UNLIGHTED. NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS TO THE RADIO STATION, RPTS TO THE FAA AND THE FCC TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE HAVE GONE UNANSWERED, OR THE RADIO STATION HAS NOT COMPLIED WITH THEIR DIRECTIVES. THIS SITUATION CREATES A HAZARD TO AIR NAV DURING THE PERIOD OF DUSK TO DAWN. WE HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS FROM PLTS OF ACFT USING OUR FACILITY ABOUT THIS SAFETY HAZARD, SINCE THE TWRS ARE LOCATED VERY CLOSE TO THE TFC PATTERN. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR A PERIOD OF APPROX 2-3 YRS AND WE WOULD LIKE TO BRING THIS ISSUE TO A CLOSE. THANK-YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE US.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.