you will not find anybody certified to inspect an airplane for AIS at any airport in NM. That's my problem. Please tell me I'm wrong about that and we have inspectors at every body of water between here and there.
It just take one expecting quagga to spawn a million more..and then it's all over for us, while the plane flies off into the sunset.
watercraft owned by local residents which have never been out of state must get inspected, and these also spend most of their time out of water, yet we're waiting in line for an inspection on a busy weekend. I've already complained to the NMSP service that not only the boat, but the launch vehicle must be inspected and tagged.
This is in my opinion a bit of an overreach for well heeled aircraft owners who want to land directly on the lake for what purpose?
Oh right..you can't rent a car at the local airport here in t or c..but that's a whole other issue.
We're praying that aircraft owners will do the right thing and land at a facility we maintain for their pleasure. I've seen what happened at Lake Meade, I've paid the outrageous inspection fees at Lake Tahoe.
If these these critters get into the rio and spread further..and the lack of water won't be the only problem we have in the future.
sorry. Sorry, I just can't be in favor of this given the possible consequences. Call me narrow minded and selfish if you like, but please take a look in the mirror first.
Small airplanes haven't had the best of manners around here and a couple of years ago somebody practicing touch and go's here ended up crashing the water