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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : pns|
airport : npa
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller military : 9|
controller radar : 9
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
Navy pensacola and pensacola regional airport are located within 10 mi of each other. Navy pensacola's (npa) arrs on runway 25 conflict with pensacola regional's departure off of runway 17. Runway 17/35 is the longest runway at regional and the acrs prefer the long runway with the high temperatures and humidity in this area. Navy has adequate runways to use other than runway 25. The FAA controllers and supervisors have requested numerous times the navy to avoid using this runway when wind permits. We have explained the seriousness of the paths crossing and the potential hazards this presents. The military have shown on several occasions they do not care about this unsafe situation. Again today they are using this runway and on their WX report the wind is 070 degrees at 5 KTS and we called and requested a wind check. They reported the wind as 190 degrees at 7 KTS. Instead of being on the runway most nearly aligned with the wind, they are choosing to cause potential hazards and possible safety problems. Safety of the public is a major concern to the FAA, we would appreciate the military considering their safety (the public) also.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RPTR STATES THE APCH FOR NPA RWY 25 ARRS CONFLICTS WITH PNS RWY 17 DEPS. WIND RPTED AT NPA ALIGNED WITH ANOTHER RWY. RPTR ALLEGES THE PATH XING IS UNSAFE.
Narrative: NAVY PENSACOLA AND PENSACOLA REGIONAL ARPT ARE LOCATED WITHIN 10 MI OF EACH OTHER. NAVY PENSACOLA'S (NPA) ARRS ON RWY 25 CONFLICT WITH PENSACOLA REGIONAL'S DEP OFF OF RWY 17. RWY 17/35 IS THE LONGEST RWY AT REGIONAL AND THE ACRS PREFER THE LONG RWY WITH THE HIGH TEMPS AND HUMIDITY IN THIS AREA. NAVY HAS ADEQUATE RWYS TO USE OTHER THAN RWY 25. THE FAA CTLRS AND SUPVRS HAVE REQUESTED NUMEROUS TIMES THE NAVY TO AVOID USING THIS RWY WHEN WIND PERMITS. WE HAVE EXPLAINED THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE PATHS XING AND THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS THIS PRESENTS. THE MIL HAVE SHOWN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS UNSAFE SIT. AGAIN TODAY THEY ARE USING THIS RWY AND ON THEIR WX RPT THE WIND IS 070 DEGS AT 5 KTS AND WE CALLED AND REQUESTED A WIND CHK. THEY RPTED THE WIND AS 190 DEGS AT 7 KTS. INSTEAD OF BEING ON THE RWY MOST NEARLY ALIGNED WITH THE WIND, THEY ARE CHOOSING TO CAUSE POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND POSSIBLE SAFETY PROBS. SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC IS A MAJOR CONCERN TO THE FAA, WE WOULD APPRECIATE THE MIL CONSIDERING THEIR SAFETY (THE PUBLIC) ALSO.
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.