2020-03-14-adres-c-ktnt email

Hi Jack (and UCAP team),

First of all, thanks so much for the podcast. I really look forward to every episode!

I wanted to write in briefly regarding KTNT. I figured you and the team might want to hear a PIREP from a local as to the relevance of TNT for our flying community.

The Dade Collier Training and Transition Airstrip is well-known to most pilots that have trained in the area. Anyone that learned to fly out of Tamiami, Opa Locka, North Perry, Homestead or Naples airports probably spent a good bit of time there and logged a bunch of take-offs and landings.

It is notable as a great runway to work on takeoff and landing technique and emergency procedures. You can do a full stop landing and takeoff out of that runway with no need to talk [taxi?] around and no other traffic around that could cause issues.

It is also often used to shoot approaches for IFR currency...

Perhaps most memorably for me, TNT is the airport where most of my PPL check-ride pattern work was completed. 😃

Best regards,

Andres

[Update from Andres:]

Also... found a part on the original email that I don’t think was that clear.

One of the best things about TNT is that you can reliably do “stop and go” landings there without a need to taxi around. Land, get to a full stop, re-configure right there, and take off again. Plenty of space and usually no other traffic to worry about...


[Jack's reply:]

On Mar 14, 2020, at 10:41 AM, Jack wrote:

Andres,

Thanks for the feedback.

Can you confirm that there are no services available on the field? Not even a porta-potty?

And how do you pronounce your first name? ANN-ders? ANN-dress? something else?

// Jack


[Andress' reply]

On Mar 14, 2020, at 11:37 AM, Andres wrote:

Hi Jack!

It is open from 8:30 - 5:30pm daily. There is a small office that is attended and they monitor CTAF frequency when the facility is open.

I don’t know of anyone that has ever gone into the office. It is a training facility, not a place to visit. If you have a bio need, I am guessing they will let you in...

And thanks for asking about pronunciation! 🙂 Most folks would not bother... It is Spanish pronunciation, so “ann-DRESS” (accent on the second syllable) is the closest one.

Stay safe during the quarantine! My kids are home until the 30th and my work has instituted a work from home policy thru the end of the month...

Best regards,

Andrés

Sent from my amazing iPhone 11 Pro!