FAA Rules In Favor Of Rogers City Airport In Windmill Study
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:36:12 EDT


The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled in favor of the Rogers City Airport in relation to a proposed windmill farm.

Airport Manager Al Stiller presented the news Thursday at a special workshop session of County Commissioners on topics related to the airport.

As reported earlier, officials were concerned that a proposed series of windmills would have negatively affected Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) due to height and obstruction, and that has now been modified. As a result there will be no de-activation or changes to the runway approach.

The FAA in a published study issued on Monday said in part that changes were made "Through negotiation with the sponsor", some proposals were "terminated" - meaning nine windmills were eliminated from plans - that would affect the airport's apprachway. That results in no effects to any Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) approaches into the airport.

Remaining Wind Turbines in the project were found to present no hazard to air navigation provided stipulated conditions are met. Those conditions include proper lighting and or obstruction markings.

11 letters of objection - with one duplicate - to the proposed windmills having an effect on the airport were reviewed and addressed in summary by the FAA, with most noting no adverse effects on the airport, provided the order and termination of some of the windmills is followed.


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The Rogers City Airport

   

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