Project Description


Reading Airport Obstruction Removal
Reading, PA

This project is entitled Obstruction Removal – Phase I, Study Design.  This is the Study Design Phase of a project includes removal of tree obstructions located within the approaches to Runway 13-31 and 18-36.  This Phase of the Project will entail performing an Airports Geographic Information System (AGIS) Survey to determine obstructions to the Airport’s Approach Surfaces and Transitional Surface.  Based on the information obtained a mitigation plan will be developed to prioritize the obstructions.

The scope for this project is intended to cover the applicable and required elements as set forth in Table 2.1 – Survey Requirements Matrix, located on Pages 23 and 24 of AC150/5300-18B, for an Airport Obstruction Chart.  The guidelines established in Advisory Circulars 150/5300- 16A, 17C, and 18B for surveys, aerial photography, and digital mapping will be adhered to as applicable to this project.  In order to insure the safety of navigable airspace in the vicinity of airports the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT), Bureau of Aviation (BOA) regulate the protection of airspace in the vicinity of licensed airports.  The criteria for protecting this airspace are identified in Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 77, Safe, Efficient Use, and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace; FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5300-13, Airport Design, as well as the Pennsylvania Code, Title 67, Part I, Subpart B, Article IV, Chapter 479, Obstruction to Aircraft.

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