General Operating Rules for Wright’s Airfield
These amended and restated General Operating Rules, made on the date hereinafter set forth by the undersigned, shall supersede all prior General Operating Rules.
The primary purpose of this document is to establish the basic rules of operation for Wright’s Airfield. These rules are promulgated for the safety and protection of:
Aircraft operating on, to, or from the airfield,
All personnel and vehicles operating on the airfield and subdivision roadways,
The property of Airway, Incorporated, and
The property of adjacent landholders.
The secondary purpose of this document is to establish operating rules to formally document the desires of the members in regard to the procedures that are deemed acceptable for operation of Wright’s Airfield.
Lastly, to provide a reference for existing members, new members and guests regarding the Operating Rules of Wright’s Airfield.
The rules contained herein apply to activities at Wright’s Airfield governed by Airway, Incorporated and the airspace associated therewith.
Definition – Ground operations refer and apply to all movement of personnel, vehicles, and animals on the airfield that are not associated with flying activities.
The driving of trucks, cars, snow-machines, motorcycles, bicycles, all terrain vehicles, horses, or other conveyances on the runway for purposes other than approved runway maintenance.
Crossing of the runway by trucks, cars, snow-machines, motorcycles, bicycles, all terrain vehicles, horses, or other conveyances.
Crossing of the runway by pedestrians.
Activities listed in section (a), (b) and (c) above are prohibited regardless of the presence of aircraft.
Any other activity, except aircraft taxi, take-off or landing operations, unless prior written approved is obtained from the Board of Trustees.
The use of vehicles to maintain the airfield must receive prior approval from the Board of Trustees or the maintenance officer.
The use of vehicles to pack and smooth snow on the airfield must receive prior approval from the Board of Trustees or the maintenance officer.
The primary use of the taxiways shall be to conduct safe and unrestricted aircraft taxi operations. The following streets/roads shall be designated as taxiways:
Super Cub Lane
That portion of Flight Street located North of Airway Road
South Service Road (east extension of Airway Road)
The maximum speed for all vehicles using any street/road within Airway Subdivision, Airway Subdivision First Addition, and Airway Subdivision Second Addition is fifteen (15) miles per hour. This speed limit is to be strictly observed.
No vehicle or object shall be operated on or left in a taxiway so as to impede or impose a hazard to aircraft flight, taxi operations or storage.
There are no other restrictions to the use of motor vehicles on taxiways other than those covered by Alaska Statute, the covenants of Airway Subdivision, or other agency having jurisdiction.
Definition – Flight operations shall be defined as all operations of aircraft to, from, or on the airfield and in the airspace associated therewith. The procedures to be used at Wright’s Airfield are to be in accordance with the General Operating Rules for Wright’s Airfield and the regulations set forth in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s). In the event that any conflict exists between the General Operating Rules for Wright’s Airfield and the FAR’s, the FAR’s shall take precedence.
Traffic Pattern – The preferred traffic pattern for Wright’s Airfield is left traffic for runway 15 and right traffic for runway 33. Traffic pattern altitude is 1200 feet MSL.
Radio Communications – The standard advisory frequency for Wright’s Airfield is 122.9 MHz (VHF). All radio equipped aircraft shall make standard taxi, arrival and departure announcements.
Noise an Dust Abatement Procedures – In the interest of safety as well as to maintain harmonious relationships with residents near Wright’s Airfield, the following limitations to aircraft operations shall apply:
Low, high-speed passes over the airfield are prohibited (this limitation does not apply to passes over the airfield to assure safe landing conditions or as a result of a go-around decision)
No aircraft operator shall perform more than three (3) touch-and-go or stop-and-go operations per month.
Aircraft takeoffs are prohibited between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM without prior written approval of the Board of Trustees of Airway, Incorporated.
Aircraft landings and taxi operations between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM shall be made using minimum noise procedures.
Whenever dusty conditions exist, minimum thrust taxi operations and restricted takeoff/landing operations are recommended.
It is the responsibility of members and associate members to advise their guests of the General Operating Rules for Wright’s Airfield and to ensure compliance with the rules, applicable FAR’s and all other applicable regulations.
Areas of Special Caution – Hazards to Flight
KJNP Transmission Tower – The tower of KJNP radio (906 feet MSL) is located approximately 0.8 miles Southeast (165 degrees True) of Wright’s Airfield. The tower may NOT be lighted during periods of poor visibility and dawn/dusk. The tower is supported by an extensive guy wire system.
Bradley Sky Ranch – Bradley Sky Ranch is located approximately 1.8 miles Southwest (255 degrees True) of Wright’s Airfield. The traffic pattern at Bradley Sky Ranch may overlap the traffic pattern of Wright’s Airfield. The published traffic pattern for Bradley Sky Ranch is left traffic for runway 15, right traffic for runway 33, and the published traffic pattern altitude is 1500 feet MSL. Common summertime activities at Bradley Sky Ranch include skydiving, sailplanes and ex-military aircraft operations.
Ultralight Aircraft Operations – All operations of ultralight aircraft shall comply with the General Operating Rules for Wright’s Airfield.
Aircraft Parking – No aircraft shall be parked in such a way as to impede or impose a hazard to aircraft flight, taxi operations or storage. Parking of aircraft within 50 feet of the runway centerline is prohibited.
OBLIGATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS:
Membership Dues – The annual membership fees for Airway, Incorporated shall be established by the Board of Trustees.
Transient Aircraft – Aircraft operations on Wright’s Airfield by transient aircraft are prohibited.
Guests – Guests of members are authorized to utilize, either with a member’s aircraft or with their own aircraft, Wright’s Airfield for a period not to exceed 36 hours. Extensions to this time limit may be granted by the Board of Trustees.
Airfield Use – In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Airway, Incorporated, only regular members or associate members of the Corporation, and guests of such members, are authorized to use Wright’s Airfield.
Commercial Activities – The use of Wright’s Airfield for commercial, business or other revenue generating activities shall be prohibited. Such activities include, but are not limited to: guiding, outfitting, sightseeing, and transportation of passengers associated with a business related activity.
Construction Near the Runway – The Board of Trustees shall be the final arbiter in the event of a construction conflict or complaint. All construction within seventy-five (75) feet of the centerline of the runway shall meet the following requirements.
Must be in accordance with the runway easements as filed with the State of Alaska
Shall be limited to 24 inches in height
Shall not pose a hazard to flight or taxi operations
Failure of regular and associate members to comply with the Operating Rules for Wright’s Airfield may result in the loss of use privileges as determined by the Board of Trustees.
Failure of guests of regular or associate members to comply with the Operating Rules for Wright’s Airfield may result in the loss of use privileges for both members and guests as determined by the Board of Trustees.
Authority for such revocation of privileges is granted by Article X, Section 1 of the Bylaws.