Aviation Advisory Committee
February 17, 2010
The Aviation Advisory Committee met on the above date with the following members present: Chairman Carlos Diaz and members, Theodore Elbert, Wayne Nelms, Clay McCutchan, and Randy Roy. County staff present: County Administrator (Hunter Walker), County Engineer (Roger Blaylock), and Administrative Services Manager (Tammy Simmons).
Chairman Diaz called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Diaz stated the lease is currently under review by the county.
Roy stated there was an executive steering committee in New Orleans and next week they are having a working group meeting in Tallahassee. Roy talked to Mr. Greg Kessler, one of the leads for GRASI for Eglin Air Force Base and he will do a presentation on GRASI at the March 17, 2010 meeting.
Services at Peter Prince Airport
The minutes of the January 20, 2010 meeting were approved.
FBO Lease update
The FBO/tenant survey was moved for approval by Elbert and seconded by Nelms with the following changes: Helicopter training be added to flight training and light sport, tail wheel, and amphibian be added to aircraft/helicopter rental, and the following items to be added to the survey: airport café’, engine overhaul shop, paint booth, and propeller overhaul shop.
Diaz stated Commissioner Cole submitted a list of items he would like to be included in the survey, it was determined that these items with the exception of, "Do you see a need for another or a replacement FBO?" has already been addressed on the survey. The committee agreed the remaining question is a question of performance and the commissioners should do a performance survey if they wish.
Walker stated that the survey will be sent to the tenants, the people on the hangar waiting list, and asked that Flight Watch submit a list of their members to send the survey to.
Holbert stated you typically do not find more than one FBO at an airport unless it is an extremely busy airport. Holbert further stated in order for a second FBO to come to Peter Prince they would have to provide every service the current FBO does before they could come in.
TSA Security Survey
Blaylock stated we are not in the survey group but we did ask that we receive a copy of the results.
Diaz stated we issued a NOTAM that there is a crew at the south end of the Airport installing new runway threshold lights.
Glass stated the PAPI lights need a part and it has been ordered and one of the REIL lights is out and there is a part on order for that.
Pensacola Flight Watch, Inc., Issues
Holbert gave an update on Pensacola Regional, the Discovery Park, and Panama City Airport.
The next meeting will be at 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2010. Meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.