Developer seeks to lease public land for airpark homes

Called “Paerodise,” the residential airpark is being planned for a 40 acre tract of land that is part of Bolton Field in Southwest Columbus.Continue readingDeveloper seeks to lease public land for airpark homes

Big Arizona project planned

Developer Douglas Johnson said the planned 2,000-acre subdivision near this tiny desert oasis will have about 2,500 lots, including 427 with taxiway connections to the airport’s runways.Continue readingBig Arizona project planned

Runway Classification Q&A

How are the runways on most residential airparks classified by the FAA? Public, private, restricted, etc.?Continue readingRunway Classification Q&A

Got a fuel tank on your property?

During the early 1970s and even in the 1980s it was quite common for people to obtain a fuel tank of 500 to 1,000 gallons, dig a hole and bury the thing to keep it out of sight. Back then the fuel dealers were happy to sell fuel to individuals and and dump it into those tanks. Pumps were relatively inexpensive and the installation of an individual systems was real easy to set up.Continue readingGot a fuel tank on your property?

Arizona, Wisonsin projects

More and more people in the last year or so seem to be discovering the advantages of living on a residential airpark.Continue readingArizona, Wisonsin projects

Lots of questions in buying / living on airport

If you are considering buying a house or lot on a residential airport, or even if you already are associated with such a project, there are several issues that are somewhat different than the ones associated with a regular housing development.Continue readingLots of questions in buying / living on airport

Pilot Country Estates planning paid off

Pilot Country Estates is a 74-lot development on Pilot Country Airport located between Tampa and Brooksville, Florida.Continue readingPilot Country Estates planning paid off

Planning for Airpark

Our airstrip has existed for over 30 years and approval looks good. We have about 203 areas and anticipate about 30 – 4-acre building sites.Continue readingPlanning for Airpark

Sporty’s Real Estate Shop

You can already buy charts, fuel strainers, and other supplies for your airplane from him. Soon, you may be able to buy a homesite on which to park it from Hal Shevers, too. Shevers, founder of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, is negotiating to buy 100 acres adjacent to Claremont County Airport, where the Sporty’s empire is based, to create a residential fly-in community.Continue readingSporty’s Real Estate Shop

Use of roads and taxiways

Going back to my discussion last year in the 3rd Quarter issue about the public versus private roads, I thought I would bring everyone up to date on what happened here at the Flying-N-Estates in Luthersville, GA.Continue readingUse of roads and taxiways

Taxiing across roads

I cannot recall any special warnings or control other than “cars must yield to crossing airplane traffic” or some similar warning.Continue readingTaxiing across roads

Through the fence

Bill Cheek of Prescott, Arizona is working on a “through the fence” arrangement on a public airpark and is interested in obtaining information from anyone who has information about taxiing across a public road or highway.Continue readingThrough the fence

Who paves the street?

I was very interested to read your newsletter and feel it has great value to property owners in a residential airport community.Continue readingWho paves the street?

Approach aids

The article lists “approach aids” which I assume to be various things such as some sort of VASI systems, lights, beacons, etc. but not necessarily FAA approved instrument approach procedure. Is this correct?Continue readingApproach aids

Low Passes Precautionary

Since we have three runways, it is sometimes necessary to check all three to ensure the right choice is being made. (Yes, very much tongue in cheek.)Continue readingLow Passes Precautionary