11.03.01.02

.02 Aircraft Rules.

A. Negligent Operations Prohibited.

(1) Operating an aircraft in a careless or negligent manner or in disregard of the rights and safety of others, or without due caution and circumspection or at a speed or in a manner which does or is likely to endanger persons or property, is prohibited.

(2) Operation of an aircraft that is so constructed, equipped, or loaded as to endanger or is likely to endanger persons or property is prohibited.

B. Compliance with Orders.

(1) All aeronautical activities at the Airport shall conform to the current applicable provisions of the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and Orders, applicable State law, regulations, and orders issued by the Administration or an air traffic controller on duty in the Control Tower.

(2) All aircraft operated from the Airport, except aircraft specifically exempt from these requirements by law, shall be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration and shall have a Federal Aviation Administration certificate of air worthiness.

(3) The owner of any aircraft based or hangared at the Airport may not operate or allow the operation of that aircraft without a liability insurance policy in force which covers the owner and the pilot for claims by passengers or other persons for injuries to them and their property which might arise out of the operation of the aircraft.

(4) The liability insurance policy shall provide coverage for at least $50,000 bodily injury per individual and $100,000 bodily injury per accident, and $50,000 property damage protection.

C. Payment of Aircraft Fees. All aircraft operators, upon landing or before take-off, shall register with the Airport Director's office at the terminal building or with the fixed base operator to pay the commercial fees established by the Administration and to receive receipt of payment. Operators of scheduled air carriers operating under special lease contracts or those operators who have established other payment arrangements with the Administration are exempt from these requirements.

D. Denial of Use of Airport. The Airport Director may deny the use of the Airport to any pilot in violation of these regulations and shall have the authority to close the Airport or any portion of it to air operations or to any specific aircraft or class of aircraft, if in his opinion the use of the Airport by the aircraft might endanger persons or property or jeopardize the operational efficiency of the Airport.

E. Aircraft Accidents.

(1) Any person operating an aircraft who is involved in an accident on the Airport resulting in injury to any person or damage to any property, shall stop the aircraft at the scene of the accident, notify the Control Tower and the Airport Director, and comply with applicable provisions of Part 430, National Transportation Safety Board Regulations.

(2) Aircraft operators who are involved in accidents on the Airport, and the owner of the aircraft, if other than the operator, shall make a full written report of the accident to the Airport Director within 24 hours after the accident, or as soon as possible, and shall include the names and addresses of the individuals involved, the registration and license number of the aircraft involved, the name of the insurance company shown on the liability insurance policy, the binder or policy number, and all other information relevant to the accident.

(3) An aircraft involved in an accident may not be removed from the scene of the accident until clearance to do so has been granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Administration.

(4) Damage to any airfield lighting equipment or fixtures by means of contact with an aircraft shall be reported immediately to the Airport Director by the individual involved who is fully responsible for damage as covered in F of this regulation.

F. Damage to Airport.

(1) In the event of damage to Airport property from any type of accident, crash, or fire, or resulting from any malfunction or operation, the owner or operator of the aircraft involved is responsible to the Administration for the damage, the amount of which is to be ascertained by the Executive Director who shall require payment by the owner or operator.

(2) If the owner or operator fails or refuses to pay the amount of the claim for damage, a full report of the circumstances on which the claim is based and a copy of the claim shall be forwarded to counsel for the Administration, who may institute all necessary legal proceedings for collection of the claim.

G. Removal of Disabled Aircraft.

(1) Aircraft owners, operators, and Airport tenants promptly shall remove disabled aircraft and parts of disabled aircraft from the Airport unless required or directed to delay removal by the Administration or a federal agency.

(2) Disabled aircraft may not block the air operations area unnecessarily. When a disabled aircraft is blocking or delaying the opening or use of any portion of the air operations areas, the owner or operator of the aircraft shall make immediate arrangements to have the aircraft moved. If removal of the aircraft is not initiated as soon as is reasonably possible or is not progressing at a reasonable rate, the Airport Director may have the aircraft moved at the expense and risk of the owner.

H. Enplaning and Deplaning.

(1) Passengers and cargo shall be enplaned and deplaned only in areas designated by the Administration. If an aircraft is loaded or unloaded at ground level, passengers shall be channeled through established routes across the aircraft apron area under the direction and supervision of the aircraft owner or operator or designated representatives of the aircraft owner or operator.

(2) General aviation and noncommercial aircraft operators using the terminal apron facilities for loading or unloading passengers and cargo shall obtain prior permission from the Airport Director. The operator also shall make prior arrangements for ground and passenger services including sky cap services for passenger luggage.

I. Cleaning and Maintaining Aircraft. Aircraft cleaning, painting, washing, polishing, or other maintenance shall be conducted only in the areas and under the conditions designated by the Administration's representative according to NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code.

J. Refusal of Clearance. The Airport Director may prohibit aircraft operations when, in the Director's judgment, conditions are such that continued operations would be unsafe or unwise. The Airport Director has the authority to issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to close or open the Airport, or any portion of it.

K. Radio Communication. Operating aircraft shall be equipped with functioning two-way radio, tunable to and capable of operating on the appropriate frequencies for Tower and Ground Control. Persons who land in emergencies without radio equipment shall obtain departure approval from the Airport Director and the Control Tower.

L. Aircraft Equipment. Fixed wing aircraft operated on the Airport shall be equipped with a tail or nose wheel, and wheel brakes.

M. Landing and Taking Off.

(1) Operators taking off an aircraft from the Airport shall do so only on the runway or helipad assigned by, and after clearance has been obtained from, the Control Tower.

(2) Operators landing an aircraft shall comply fully with the air traffic control instructions and runway assignments given by the Control Tower.

(3) Locked wheel turns are prohibited.

(4) All persons operating aircraft in the Airport control zone as described in the Airman's Information Manual shall comply with current established traffic control procedures and shall operate within established traffic patterns as promulgated jointly by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Airport Director, unless specifically authorized to do otherwise by the FAA Control Tower.

(5) Simulated emergencies which require special handling by the Control Tower are prohibited within the Airport control zone as described in the Airman's Information Manual.

N. Airport Marking and Lighting. All aircraft operations shall obey all Airport lighting and pavement marking signals.

O. Motorless Aircraft. Landing at or taking off from the Airport in a motorless aircraft is prohibited except in cases where prior permission has been granted by the Airport Director and clearance has been obtained from the Control Tower.

P. Student Pilots.

(1) Student pilots who operate aircraft on the Airport shall be accompanied by a certificated flight instructor unless they are certified as competent to conduct solo operations by the chief instructor of any flight school based at the Airport under a formal lease agreement with the Administration. Student pilots who conduct solo flight operations are required to give prior notice of their student status to Air Traffic Control (e.g., "Cessna 1234--Student pilot requesting landing clearance").

(2) A student pilot may not make his initial solo flight at the Airport.

Q. Airport Operational Restrictions.

(1) The following types of operations may be conducted at the Airport only with the prior authorization of the Airport Director:

(a) Training flights;

(b) Experimental or demonstration flights;

(c) Air shows involving stunt flying or aerobatics.

(2) Equipment demonstrations on the ground also require the prior authorization of the Airport Director.

R. Starting and Running Aircraft Engines.

(1) Starting, running, or operating an aircraft by persons other than licensed pilots, licensed mechanics, or student pilots, is prohibited.

(2) It is prohibited to start an aircraft engine unless blocks or chocks are placed in front of the wheels or unless parking brakes are in the applied position.

(3) Aircraft engines may be operated only in places designated by the Administration. Unnecessary engine running is prohibited.

(4) Run-up of jet or turboprop engines (for purposes other than take-off preparation) is prohibited except in areas and at times designated by the Airport Director.

(5) It is prohibited to leave an aircraft unattended with engines running.

S. Radio Ground Control. Any person who taxis or tows an aircraft within the movement area shall monitor the ground control frequency being used by the Control Tower and remain in direct communication with the Control Tower at all times.

T. Propeller Slipstream and Jet Blast. Any person who positions, starts, or runs-up engines or who taxis an aircraft is required to exercise due care to assure that propeller slipstream or jet blast will not cause injury to persons, scatter debris, or damage property on the Airport or in areas adjacent to the Airport.

U. Pushing, Towing, Backing and Taxiing of Aircraft. Pushing, towing, backing, and taxiing of aircraft shall be done at a safe and reasonable speed and with due care to assure that there is no danger of collision with any person or object in the immediate area. Aircraft may be pushed, towed, backed, or taxied into or within a movement area only under the control and instructions of the Control Tower.

V. Aircraft Parking.

(1) Aircraft may be parked at a gate position only for the purpose of enplaning and deplaning passengers.

(2) When an aircraft gate position on the unleased portion of the terminal apron is not needed for other aircraft, an aircraft operator, following assignment to that gate, may park at the gate position for as long as he chooses subject only to the rate schedule established by the Administration.

(3) When an aircraft gate position on the unleased portion of the terminal apron is needed for other aircraft, an aircraft operator to whom the gate position is assigned may park at the gate position only for the maximum allowable turnaround time established by the Administration or permitted by lease for his aircraft type. Failure of the aircraft operator to remove the aircraft from the gate position within the allotted maximum time shall subject the aircraft owner, in addition to any other penalties prescribed by these regulations, to a ramp penalty charge of $50 for each additional 30 minutes or less of parking, or removal of the aircraft from the gate position at the owner's risk and expense, or both.

(4) Operators of private, itinerant, nonscheduled, or military aircraft may use the terminal apron only for enplaning and deplaning passengers and cargo. Operators desiring to use the terminal apron for any other purpose are required to obtain the prior authorization of the Airport Director.

(5) Only with the approval of the Airport Director is an operator of a private, itinerant, nonscheduled, or military aircraft permitted to use an aircraft gate position assigned for scheduled air carrier use.

(6) Aircraft may be parked at the Airport terminal building only in positions and orientations established by the Administration or permitted by lease.

(7) Aircraft may be double-parked at a terminal gate position only with prior approval of the Airport Director.

(8) Aircraft may not be parked anywhere on the Airport in a position blocking access through hangar doors, unless permission to do so has been obtained from the Airport Director or the operator having jurisdiction over the hangars.

(9) Aircraft may be parked and stored at the Airport only in designated areas. Aircraft found to be in violation of this regulation will be removed by the Airport Director at the risk and expense of the owner.

(10) Any person parking an aircraft on a public aircraft parking area shall comply with the procedures established by the Administration. Fees for aircraft parking are governed by the Administration's rate schedule.

(11) Any person parking and leaving an aircraft is required to assure that it is properly tied down and that the landing gear is chocked with wheel blocks or other approved devices.

(12) Cargo may be loaded on or unloaded from an aircraft only in designated areas.

(13) Except in a public parking area in compliance with the procedures established by the Administration, an aircraft may not be parked on any portion of the Airport without the express permission of the Administration. Upon instruction from the Airport Director, the operator of any aircraft parked or stored on the Airport shall move the aircraft to any other designated place on the Airport. If the operator refuses to comply with the instruction, the Airport Director may order the aircraft towed to a designated place at the operator's risk and expense.

W. Aircraft Lights. Operators taxiing or towing an aircraft during periods of low visibility shall keep the aircraft's navigational lights fully illuminated.

X. Removal of Passengers from Aircraft. At the request of the owner or operator of an aircraft, Airport law enforcement officers may use reasonable force to remove from the aircraft any person who creates a nuisance or a threat to persons, property, or aircraft operations.

Y. Derelict Aircraft.

(1) Abandoning aircraft anywhere on the Airport is prohibited. The Airport Director may remove derelict aircraft from the Airport at the sole risk and expense of the owner or operator.

(2) Storage and retention of aircraft parts or components being held as inventory is permissible only in enclosed facilities that have been approved by the Administration for that purpose and in accordance with NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code, Chapter 10 and Chapter 34.

Z. Based Aircraft. It is prohibited to base an aircraft at the Airport unless a written agreement has been obtained from the Administration or a fixed base operator.