Hangar Safety Part II
As our summer season brings lots of activity to the airpark, here is a quick reminder for everyone regarding the overall safety while at Northeast. Please remember to check your fire extinguishers making sure they are in date, and indicate fully charged tank if they have a site gauge. Make sure your hangar has at least one extinguisher as required by our local fire code. It may not seem like a big deal, but it could be the difference between a small inconvenience and a major catastrophe if you have an induction fire while starting your airplane on a hot day or a fire while doing maintenance on your aircraft.

If you're doing maintenance on your aircraft and need to run up your engine please remember to taxi out to the run up pad by runway 15. We have had damage done in peoples hangars by the prop blast of an aircraft being run up, and we also need to be good neighbors remembering right behind the airpark is a residential area, as run ups in the airpark produce noise complaints that would not happen otherwise.

The airpark has truly become a professional and courteous group. During the summer season, this leads to bbqs and get togethers and with these gatherings, please think safety first, if you have guests at your hangar. Even more so if you are entertaining children as ultimately you are responsible for their behavior at the airpark. In some cases, what most pilots understand regarding safety, may not be understood by all. Please speak up if something looks unsafe and lets not assume everyone is capable. Last but not least please do not drive on the grassy areas especially on the south side of the taxiway leading into the airpark. The car tires crush the sprinkler heads, and they are very expensive to replace.

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy summer flying season,

Scotty Gerber
Northeast Airpark