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Type: Local Air Safety Information
Notice Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7827
KSFF Departures to the West / KGEG Arrivals to Runway 21
This posting will be removed on
Monday, October 1, 2018

There has been an ongoing area of concern in the number of operational events involving aircraft departing Spokane Felts Field (KSFF) westbound when Spokane International Airport (KGEG) RWY 21 is the active runway.  The arrival course for KGEG RWY 21 is just above the outer shelf of the Class C airspace.  This sets up a situation where aircraft are in close proximity in the arrival and departure stages of flight. (SEE Attached Map) As summer heats up, there will be more aircraft operations in the vicinity of KGEG and KSFF.  Departing KSFF westbound without flight following can place small aircraft in close proximity to larger, potentially wake generating aircraft.  To help alleviate this, it is strongly recommended that VFR departures from KSFF to the west request flight following prior to departure.

For additional information regarding this issue please contact:

Stephnie Anason
Air Traffic Manager
Spokane Terminal Radar Approach Control/Airport Traffic Control Tower (GEG)

Office: (509) 742-2501
Email:
Stephnie.L.Anason@faa.gov

or

Hyrum Wadsworth
Air Traffic Manager
Felts Field Federal Contract Airport Traffic Control Tower (SFF)

Office: (509) 353-2946
Email: Hyrum.Wadsworth@serco-na.com