Have you given any thoughts to how your airpark relates to children? When my kids were growing up we lived on a residential airpark. The airpark owners association established some rules for what children who lived on the airpark could and couldn’t do. We also prepared some others that we considered to be important.
A couple issues have surfaced in recent months that might have considerable impact upon residential airparks. I’ve had several contacts about these situations so I’m bringing them to your attention and asking for your ideas and also what experience you’ve had with them.
Over all the years that we’ve been tracking residential airparks, one aspect about them is the excellent record of safety: safety between airplanes and people, safety between airplanes and cars, and safety between airplanes and structures.
At more than one meeting with city and county and airport authority representatives, the question of “safety”‘ has come up. Basically, the officials want to know if it is safe to live on or adjacent to an active airport.
Do you have any problems with cars speeding down a taxiway at your airpark?
What’s the safety record for residential airparks? That’s a frequent question I’m asked at forums and in other conversations.
In the aftermath of the incident, several issues came up, none of which the residents and owners of the airpark had previously addressed.
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.
If the matter is handled through the homeowners association, personality conflicts can be avoided best. In other words, the association is requiring the actions, rather than any individual.
No other residential airpark has been required to provide such equipment for a private facility.