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How can I contact Federal Airways & Airspace?
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How do I get airport analysis information onto the FAA Form 7460-1?
Where can I find airport identifiers?
Why doesn't the Airport Report show, in every case, the distance to the nearest point of the nearest runway?
Who provides training on FAA procedures and software?
What is TERPS?
My 7460-1 Form does not print properly, how do I fix it?
What are my state's Filing requirements?
Where can I find help on using Airspace, TERPS or Airspace Survey?
  How Can I Contact Federal Airways & Airspace?
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  How Do I Get Airport Analysis Information Onto The FAA Form 7460-1?
Open the analysis module from the toolbar in Airspace 2008
Enter information specific to your site (latitude, longitude, elevation data, etc.)
After you have completed the information, select the Check Mark icon from the Analysis toolbar.
After the nearest city information and all corrections have been made, select the Analysis icon from the Analysis toolbar.
Observe the series of lights in the upper right of the form. These lights represent the reports being generated by Airspace.
When analysis is complete, the lights will turn white.
Close this form and select the US Department of Transportation icon (FAA Form 7460-1) from the toolbar in Airspace.
When the FAA 7460-1 form opens, select the left most icon (New) from the 7460-1 form toolbar.
An "Open File" window will appear. Select the file name you gave this analysis in the Analysis form.
Blocks 4 and 5 will now reflect the results of the analysis.
  Where Can I Find Airport Identifiers

Airport identifiers or "Idents" are code words for airports. Idents, like "ORD," represent airports. In this case ORD means Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

The first report produced during an analysis is the Airport Report. This reports discovers the landing facilities that are near your proposed site.  This report should be the first report you review after an analysis. It provides information on Federal Aviation Regulation 77.13, "Notice Criteria." It lists the distance to the nearest point of the nearest runway.

The identifier or Ident is listed in the left most column of the report. If you need additional information about this airport go to the Terps program and open an airport using this 3 or 4 alphanumeric code. A window will open providing you will additional information such as Airport Reference Point data and Magnetic Variation.

 
 Why Doesn't The Airport Report Show, In Every Case, Distance To The Nearest Runway?

For many years now the Federal Aviation Administration has had a program to survey all airports (and runways) in the National Airspace System (NAS). This program is ongoing. They increase the number of surveyed runways every 56 days. The average number of new runways added to the data is approximately 10 to 20 every two months. This data is checked by our staff for accuracy (we have found mistakes) before we accept the data into our data base. We research and fix errors. If we can not verify the data, we do not use it.

If an airport does not have data for its runways Airspace uses an algorithm to predict potential penetrations of the Horizontal and Conical surfaces. If the actual runway data is not available Airspace enters the distance to the Airport Reference Point (ARP) on the FAA Form 74601-1 in nautical miles.

 
 Who Provides Training On FAA Procedures And Software?

Our instructor has almost 30 years of service with the FAA and has been involved in the obstacle evaluation process for over half of that time.

Federal Airways & Airspace, the creators of Airspace and Terps, provide training to individuals, companies, and state governments, if requested. We come to your place of business and provide training to your entire staff for one fee. We believe in training as many individuals as possible in a company so they can work together to develop your sites as fast as possible by making site selections early in the design stage. Please contact us via E-Mail if your would like additional information.

 
 What Is TERPS

TERPS stands for Terminal Instrument Procedures. Terminal Instrument Procedures or Terps surfaces are constructed from the electronic signals transmitted by ground and space based air navigation electronic equipment. These are the instrument procedures that aircraft pilots use to fly between airports and land on runways.

TERPS surfaces are different than FAR Part 77, sub-Part C, imaginary obstacle surfaces that surround airport. These instrument surfaces can extend 10 nautical miles from a runway, where as, obstacle surfaces normally extend only 10,000 feet.

Our TERPS Professional software displays the airport runway configuration, your proposed site, existing obstacles, and ground based electronic air navigation facilities (VOR, NDB, ILS, etc). To visually see the effects of a Terps surface, select the procedure from the Map menu (Draw Procedures), locate, click and hold on the runway end. Now drag the mouse cursor in the opposite direction of the approach course and the Terps trapezoid will be drawn on the screen to scale when you release the mouse button. This capability is not available in the standard version of Terps.

 
 My 7460-1 Doesn't Print Properly.  How Do I Fix it?

If the 7460-1 does not print properly it is most likely the printer resolution that needs to be adjusted.  This can be resolved in five simple steps. (View a Step by Step Video)

Open the 7460-1 form
Select "Options" tab
Select "Printer Resolution"
Select the applicable resolution in Dots Per Inch "DPI"
  300 DPI is the program default
  600 DPI is appropriate for most laser printers
  1200 DPI is used when printing to Adobe Acrobat Distiller
 What Are My State's Filing Requirements?

The individual State's Department of Transportation (aviation division) along with local zoning boards are the ones responsible for outlining the state and local construction notification requirements.

The following link will help you determine the requirements imposed for each state.

Links to State DOT

 
 Where can I find help on using Airspace, TERPS or Airspace Survey?

We have are constantly adding new software how-to's to our resource page. If there is a feature you would like to see online please email us. We would be happy to add it. email us