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.

Pilot Country Estates planning paid off

Pilot Country Estates is a 74-lot development on Pilot Country Airport located between Tampa and Brooksville, Florida.

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.

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.

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.

Taxiing across roads

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

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.

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.

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?

Any woes if HOA gets runway?

A LWYP member says the developer of the airpark on which he has a home must soon deed over the runway and taxiways and certain other parts of the property to the homeowners association.