FAA Warns Pilots To Be Precise Or Else


“Only YOU can prevent pilot deviations,” says the FAA, and pilots who fly out of Teterboro (N.J.) Airport are being warned to comply precisely with “Teterboro 5” IFR departure procedures or risk a midair collision. There have been many altitude deviations by pilots flying this procedure, the FAA said in a notice posted Friday, and they are causing potential midair collisions with arriving traffic headed for nearby Newark International Airport. This is some of the most congested airspace in the country, so the FAA’s advice to “Please read, understand, and comply,” accompanied by bright red graphics showing the “HOT SPOTS!” is likely sensible. Teterboro Airport is a general-aviation reliever for northern New Jersey and the New York metro area, popular with bizjets.