TRB Webinar: Protecting your airspace – Implementing obstruction management plans

April 23, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airports develop and implement obstruction management plans to protect airport airspace from encroachment by tall objects. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 23 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss resources to help practitioners recognize obstructions, obstacles, and hazards. Presenters will also identify critical areas for airspace protection, and explain how to use airport obstruction data and management tools. They will also discuss imaginary surface composite maps and describe community outreach and conflict resolution tools that may help airports develop and implement a comprehensive obstruction management program.

The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 195: Best Practices for Airport Obstruction Management Guidebook and Web Resource 7: Best Practices for Airport Obstruction Management Library.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Susan Zellers, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
  • Ken Scarborough, Planning Technology, Inc.
  • Julie Quinn, QuinnWilliams, LLC

Moderated by: Kyle Williams, AECOM

 Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of airport obstruction management
  2. Demo of tools and templates
  3. Airspace imaginary surface composite maps and community outreach and conflict resolution tools
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Identify objects, obstructions, obstacles and hazards as defined by regulations and standards, and identify the critical areas for airspace protection of your airport
  2. Identify airport obstruction data sources and list obstruction management tools and airport sponsor responsibilities
  3. Describe composite map development
  4. List available community outreach and conflict resolutions tools

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits 

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. 
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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.