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Tenants and Users of Winter Haven Airport, KGIF

This web site is dedicated to the the Tenants and Users of Winter Haven Airport, KGIF.

Effective Monday, 1/22/2018 until Friday, 2/2/2018 for 2 weeks, runway 5-23 will be closed for the taxiway construction. Runway 11-29 will remain in operation. When landing on RW 29, keep in mind that west of RW 5-23 is "back taxi".

Taxiway B3 & C3 are closed. Taxiway C and Taxiway B will remain open.  This work is to facilitate the new taxiway construction process. Please check NOTAMS. Should be completed by May 2018.

The NO-WIND Runway at KGIF is Runway 5.

The Aeronautical Information Manual section 4-1-9(g)(1) states:

Pilots stating traffic in the area, "please advise" is not a recognized self-announce position and/or intention phrase and should not be used under any condition.

If we all follow the recommended AIM procedures, that is - when inbound call 10 miles out, entering downwind, turning base, turning final and clear of the runway - there is plenty of opportunity to know who is in the pattern. Of course, there can always be no-radio traffic and a plane on the wrong frequency, so let's all use the recommended procedures but still keep a sharp watch for traffic. If someone has a better idea, get it into the AIM and we will all use it.

FAR 91.126 and 91.127 state in part:

(b) Direction of turns. When approaching to land at an airport without an operating control tower in Class G airspace--
(1) Each pilot of an airplane must make all turns of that airplane to the left unless the airport displays approved light signals or visual markings indicating that turns should be made to the right, in which case the pilot must make all turns to the right; and
[(2) Each pilot of a helicopter or a powered parachute must avoid the flow of fixed-wing aircraft.]

Although a straight-in approach to a non towered airport is legal under the FARs, the straight-in approach must be started some considerable (but undefined) distance from the runway and the traffic pattern, and it must not interfere with aircraft in the traffic pattern or on an instrument approach.

From the Winter Haven Pilots Association...

Wednesday Fly Out

 Hi All,

 Wednesday, 1/24, we will fly to Flagler Airport (KFIN) and have lunch at Hijackers Restaurant. Be there for 11:00.

 *** Per request, Jeff McDonald, from Mac Avionics, will be performing transponder checks in the future at Winter Haven Airport. VFR check is $125 and IFR Check is $395. If you are interested, please let me know. I will need your name, phone number, hangar number and month required so that Jeff can coordinate the checks.***

 Fly Safe,

 Ron Ferraiuolo
 Winter Haven Pilots Association

WHPA Contact Ron at ronferr@tampabay.rr.com.
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