Collision Avoidance

KSFM is a non-towered airport. As such, the primary method of collision avoidance is “see and avoid”. This document also contains procedures that are intended to de-conflict our operations with the other operations at the airport.

While gliders technically have right of way over most powered aircraft, we understand that gliders can be difficult to see. As such, our procedures are designed specifically to avoid the conflicts that might force us to assert our right of way.

When a glider is equipped with a radio, it is strongly recommended that the pilot monitor and broadcast on the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF).

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