Friday, July 12, 2013

Still a no fly zone

Reservation of airspace for the proposed CTA (then the Colorado Riverland Ranch Airport) was first granted in 2007. The airspace was renewed in 2009 and again in 2010. But in 2011 the FAA refused another request for renewal.

StopCTA has stayed in contact with the FAA by phone and email to see if there have been any developments on the CTA’s airspace approval since then. The answer has always been that they had not heard from the developer or his agents. Just to be sure, a FOIA for any communications between the developer, his agents and the FAA was submitted at the end of May 2013. The response was that the Southwest Region Airports Division “found no responsive documents”.

If this FOIA is accurate, it looks like the CTA airspace status is still in limbo. That seems rather odd in light of the recently issued permit from the USACE. It’s a bit of a head-scratcher.

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