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.
“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.”
FAA has issued a final policy statement that permits general aviation airports to enter into residential through-the-fence (RTTF) agreements…
Bottom line, Neighborhood Watch seems to be a good program and I highly recommend it.
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.
The comment period on the FAA’s “Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property” (rTTF) has been extended to September 14, 2012.
The policy applies only to FAA-funded airports with rTTF access. It does not apply to privately-owned, non-obligated airports with rTTF access.
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.
“I’ve been told that insurance for an airpark is not required. Is this correct?”
Sam Graves (R-MO) led the charge for Residential Through The Fence access in the FAA funding bill.
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.
Idaho has enacted a statute Recreational Trespass – Landholder Liability Limited.
Listing the airstrip as private use only, prior permission required for landing might be more useful than not listing it all.
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.
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.”