Texas airpark wins appeal in court battle

The Dallas Morning News recently reported that Collin County-based Air Park Estates, at Air Park-Dallas Airport (F69) shut down an attempt to turn the airpark over to a real estate developer.

Question about fuel tanks on the property

“I have three tanks in my back yard. When I purchased the new home in 2002, I was told that the tanks in the yard were for my personal use.”

AIN: “FAA Outlines Residential Through-the-fence Policy”

FAA has issued a final policy statement that permits general aviation airports to enter into residential through-the-fence (RTTF) agreements…

Two ‘Neighborhood Watch’ examples

Bottom line, Neighborhood Watch seems to be a good program and I highly recommend it.

Anyone using ‘Neighborhood Watch’?

Our air park is in a rural community in Colorado and we are considering signing up for a neighborhood watch type program sponsored by the local county sheriff.

FAA extends rTTF comment period

The comment period on the FAA’s “Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property” (rTTF) has been extended to September 14, 2012.

FAA releases rTTF policy interpretation

The policy applies only to FAA-funded airports with rTTF access. It does not apply to privately-owned, non-obligated airports with rTTF access.

Recreational Use Statute follow-up

RAF has been working for the last several years to encourage local state volunteers and pilot associations to revise each state’s recreational use statute to include operation of aircraft.

Airpark insurance… is it required?

“I’ve been told that insurance for an airpark is not required. Is this correct?”

Residential Through The Fence Protection in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Sam Graves (R-MO) led the charge for Residential Through The Fence access in the FAA funding bill.

Can’t see the forest for the trees

General Aviation News blogger Jamie Beckett (Politics for Pilots) points out we still have some work to do as he relates sitting through a recent webinar. The moderator, near the end of the session, makes it known that he feels airports and residential development are incompatible. Not so. Stay tuned.

Question: Landholder limited liability, really?

Idaho has enacted a statute Recreational Trespass – Landholder Liability Limited.

Letter: Landowner liabilities?

Listing the airstrip as private use only, prior permission required for landing might be more useful than not listing it all.

New hangar one step closer

In June 2009, the supervisors denied a request for a special-use permit from [Mark] Meyer that would have allowed construction of 16 houses with private airplane hangars at the airstrip — an $8 million project.

Planehook takes issue with FAAs TTF proposal

From the white paper, “this FAA policy proposal contradicts previously established national policy and bears no evidence of having been coordinated through the Aviation Government Coordinating Council and the Aviation Sector Coordinating Council.”