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HYBRID - Parachute Drop Operations in Southern Arizona Airspace
Meet Contractors Using Southern Arizona Airspace for Parachute Jump Exercises (PJE) at Many of Our Non-Towered Locations.
Date and Time:
Friday, June 21, 2024, starting at 13:00 Arizona Download Calendar File
Dr. Thomas Cowan, Justin Hodge, Cary Grant, Matt Schorman, Cameron Mabry
Brief Description:

2-hour meeting where Representatives from Civilian and U.S. military contractors will be present and answer questions on their parachute training activities around Ryan, Marana, Pinal and possible other locations.This scheduled 1.5 hour meeting is directed towards awareness of flight training providers and all pilots who transit near and/or through parachute operation areas. Safety in this airspace goes beyond just having the NOTAMS for Parachute Jump Excercise PJE. Communicating with TRACON and/or Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) when in or near jump zones will promote safety for you and the jumpers.

The agenda will include discussions on:

1.    Military Parachuting Activities.

2.    HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) and HAHO (High Altitude, High Opening) Procedures.

3.    NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) and their significance.

4.    Radio Frequency Coordination when entering a Parachute Jump Area



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Location of Seminar:
Ryan Field Conference Room or Zoom
9698 W. Ajo Hwy

Tucson, AZ 85735
Directions to Venue:

Ryan Airfield (RYN) is about 14 road miles southwest of Tucson near the intersection of Ajo Way and West Valencia Road.  The conference room is in the terminal building next to the airport restaurant.
If flying in, for short-term aircraft parking the Restaurant Ramp allows for street side access.
The Tower Ramp is reserved for long-term parking only.

If attending virtually, register in advance for Zoom for this meeting:
When: Jun 21, 2024 01:00 PM Arizona
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If the link fails, please cut/paste it into a browser.

If there are specific questions ahead of time for Albuquerque or Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Centers please send them to Matt Schorman , P50 (FAA approach control in Phoenix) TRACON NATCA, who will work on getting answers before the meeting. Thank you Matt! Matthew.Schorman@faa.gov

If attending via ZOOM please do not register on this announcement.  Those seats are for in-person attendees only.  There will be a WINGS credit sign-in during the online Zoom meeting.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 18 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Lee Unger
Phone: 520-990-3792
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

A special thank you to Will Roosma of Tucson Airport Authority, Tim Amalong of Velocity Air for providing  tie downs and the conference room; Workgroup Members Sonny Durante, for coordinating the conference room; Tito Sanchez for AVQ Instrument Missed Approach safety; Speakers Dr. Thomas Cowan, Justin Hodge, Cary Grant,  Matt Schorman  P50 TRACON (FAA approach control in Phoenix) NATCA; Cameron Mabry, NATCA VP, U90 TRACON (FAA approach control in Tucson).
Thanks to the Scottsdale FSDO's  Ken Nettles, Office Manager; Tina Buskirk, Assistant Office Manager; Jeffrey Larson, Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office, Front Line Manager (Operations); Ernest R. Copeland, FAA Safety Team Program Manager (Airworthiness); Craig Tompkins, FAA Safety Team Program Manager (Operations) for their constant support of this, and endless other, aviation safety events and products.
Safety Products by Brian L. Stamper, Ph.D., FAASTeam Representative
KRYN Ryan Airfield Recommended NW Entries 
Greater Tucson Practice Areas https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2018/Nov/Tucson_Practice_Areas.pdf
This is of special importance as parachute operations have been reported in the Silverbell practice area.

"Know Before You Go!! Parachute Operations at Marana Regional Airport (KAVQ)" by Sonny Durante and the Parachute Operations Safety Workgroup .Linked here for reading and sharing  https://www.faasafety.gov/files/events/WP/WP07/2024/WP07127584/Parachute_Operations_at_Marana_Regional_Airport_240220.pdf This document may be used as a template for a flight planning document for other non-towered airports that have parachute operations.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
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