FLORIDA – Tall trees cause turbulence as pilot sues Spruce Creek Fly-In

CCFJ.NET:  Tall trees cause turbulence as pilot sues Spruce Creek Fly-In

Article Courtesy of The Daytona Beach News-Journal

By Frank Fernandez

Published February 15, 2016

 

It is a neighborhood quarrel unlike any other, pitting some pilots’ love of flying against some of their Spruce Creek Fly-In neighbors whose allegiance is rooted in the ground.

Melvin Stanley, a pilot and homeowner at the plane-centric community with a private runway, has filed a lawsuit against the Spruce Creek Property Owners Association to force it to do what the suit claims its obligated to do: trim and cut trees that create a hazard for pilots flying in and out of the community.

Stanley and his lawsuit said the trees have grown dangerously tall near the end of the Runway 5. But the association has voted against going Paul Bunyan on the oaks and pines even though the timber triggered the FAA to strip the airport of its night GPS approach.

“There are folk who are more interested in a tree farm than they are an airport,” Stanley said in an interview.  Read more:

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