FAA Form 7480-1 Submitted!
By Mark Spencer
It took me a while, but finally got the completed FAA Form 7480-1 over to District Ranger Kelly Jardine a couple of weeks ago for re-charting Grapevine! Fire season is incredibly busy for USFS folks, but DR Jardine signed it and got it back to me quickly, and it is now in the hands of the FAA. This first step in re-charting the Grapevine Airstrip gives the FAA a chance to look at the airspace and identify any potential issues. Once approved, a process that can take up to 6 months, we’ll file the 5010 form passing pertinent information on to the FAA for the AFD publication. Once that’s approved, again up to 6 months, then the X’d out circle over the Grapevine airstrip will be replaced with the appropriate symbol. This last step will align with a chart update following the 5010 approval. The whole process can take over a year, but what an exciting accomplishment for Grapevine!