Commenting Open on New Lake Hood Tiedown Regulations

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The tiedown regulations for Lake Hood Seaplane Base have recently been completely overhauled and are now open for public comments.

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The tie-down regulations for Lake Hood Seaplane Base have recently undergone a significant re-write and the draft is now out for public comment. The re-write has been headed up by some of the staff at Anchorage International Airport, working alongside a stakeholder advisory committee.

The overhaul is part of an effort that has been in the works since last April and the result is a new system which significantly changed the rules that dictate how to obtain a float slip or tie-down at the facility.

The original intent of the re-write is to clean up and simplify the current regulations and appears to have done so, by reducing their length by roughly 50%. There is no longer a requirement for a medical certificate, and the number of flight activities required to retain a tie-down has been decreased. Another big change is that documents provided to the airport no longer need to be notarized, but there are quite a few other small changes that one needs to carefully consider before submitting full agreement to the new regulations.

To view the public notice of the proposed new regulations check the full Alaska Public Notice.

To help pilots review changes and compare regulations, there are also quick links to some Frequently Asked Questions, and a link to the current tiedown regulations.

A public meeting is scheduled  to take place on Tuesday, December 12, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Coast International Inn at 2450 Aviation Avenue, Anchorage. If you can’t make it to that meeting you can also mail comments to Alex Moss, the AIAS Planning Manger at PO Box 196960, Anchorage, AK 99519-6960; or by email to [email protected].

The AOPA has also asked that you share your opinions on this matter with them by emailing them at [email protected].

The comment period is open until January 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.

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