Back in October 2020 General Aviation News published an article by William Walker on what it takes to build your own airport. Of the more…Continue readingWant to build your own airport?
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We hope there are other small airport experiences of developing airport/runway lighting and approach path indicators that may guide us in a more affordable plan.Continue readingLetter: Looking for affordable runway lighting
Does your privately owned, privately used airport have an instrument approach?Continue readingWanted: Data regarding private instrument approach
Located on 125-acre site, the airpark has 35 homesites and boasts a dozen homes already, with two more scheduled next year. Baldwin noted that there are 18 hangars on site with homes expected to follow in the future. The airpark was opened in 1996.Continue readingTroy Airpark complete runway rebuild
We have property on a gravel airstrip. The Board of Directors wants to chip seal the runway. Where can I find out about the strength, cost, endurance, upkeep problems, affect of temperature and any problems with chip seal?Continue readingWriter seeks info on chip-sealing gravel runway
Far too often maintenance and normal upkeep is put on the back burner during the winter months. That’s especially true in areas where the property gets buried in snow or other inclement weather. With that time situation, flying is often down and the net result is that problems with the runway and taxiway are missed.Continue readingSpring’s coming … airparks need work!
Illinois’ 18 airparks include four that opened in the 1960s and 1970s. The oldest of the group saw its first operations in 1966 with another one in 1969.Continue readingAirparks in Illinois
The runway in our fly-in community isn’t a separate legal entity or tax parcel. The lots on either side of the runway go to the center of the runway and each lot owner’s deed provides an easement across their private property for the runway.Continue readingQ&A: Runway legal/tax issues
California lays claim to 35 fly-in communities ranging in size from four lots to a reported 2,000 (Rancho Tehama).Continue readingAirparks info: California
The first of the seven airparks in Arkansas opened in 1962, according to the Living With Your Plane database. It was Valley Airpark at Cotter. Five of the listed developments have lots of an acre or more and the largest project has a total of 72 lots. A couple others have 40 or 45 lots and the others are 30 lots or less.Continue readingInfo on Airparks in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut & Delaware
We list 25 open airparks in Arizona and one under construction. The oldest listed airpark in Arizona was opened in 1958 – Moreton Airpark located at Wickenburg, AZ. However, six more claim to have started operations in the 1970s. Since the turn of the century, six more fly-in communities have opened for business.Continue readingInfo on airparks in Arizona
Turf runways account for 60% of all the runways in the U.S. with many, of course, being on airparks. Nationwide, they account for 44,165 acres of land.Continue readingGot turf? Study breaks ground on maintaining turf runway
Recently a subscriber asked about the limitations on hangars in his community, particularly those larger than 2,000 square feet.Continue readingHangar restrictions vary widely by local official
Making roads and taxiways accessible for both planes and road vehicles is a question that frequently comes up. Is it safe? is obviously the most common question. Will it work on airparks of all sizes? What kind of planes operate out of airparks with joint use of roads and taxiways?Continue readingHow safe are joint use taxiways?