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It's Our Airspace, Too.

Glider enthusiasts floating over the Redlands airport to land at a
nearby brewery have a right to the airspace just as much as pilots of larger
aircraft, federal officials said last week, but safety should always be the
primary concern.

Pilots using Redlands Municipal Airport have been complaining of near misses
with paragliders, and a December letter to the Federal Aviation Administration
led the agency to hold a meeting to discuss the concerns and find solutions.

“Everybody has access to the airspace; we’re not saying you can’t come in here,”
Anthony Wood, a manager with the FAA, told the several dozen attendees on Feb.
14 at the airport.

FAA regulation 103.13 says ultralight vehicle operators must yield to aircraft
and cannot create a collision hazard, he said.
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