“Aerodrome reporting officer” is the term used to describe the person responsible for regularly inspecting the aerodrome and advising users of its condition.  All aerodromes are required to have at least one trained reporting officer, one of only a few positions required by legislation to operate an aerodrome.

The officer must be competent in inspecting the physical characteristics and condition of the   airfield runway strip and runway, lighting systems, obstacle limitation surfaces , initiating a NOTAM, using an air-band radio, and supervising aerodrome works.

It is a big responsibility.  Lives at stake.

I came here to fade obscurely into old age.   Am I too old for this kind of thing?  It is bad enough knowing that the restaurant or food outlet one has just inspected could kill someone any time with just a minor lapse.  Amoebic meningitis is a real risk here in the pool in summer.   Now I am to be responsible for the flying doctor and assorted plane loads of miners landing safely.


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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3 Responses to ICAO: YKNG / IATA: KNI

  1. Alan says:

    And some fade into obscurity….


  2. DaveB says:

    Sometimes life just won’t let you go , me old mate. You are obviously destined to be someone and do stuff.
    cheers to that!


  3. Pilgrim says:

    “Some men are born to greatness, some achieve greatness,
    and some have greatness thrust upon them.”


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