Chapter 7.90


7.90.010    Engine maintenance tests.

7.90.020    Certification.

7.90.030    Equipment.

7.90.040    Runway and taxiway use.

7.90.050    Helicopters.

7.90.060    Aircraft repair.

7.90.070    Boundary crossing.

7.90.080    Noise abatement.

7.90.010 Engine maintenance tests.

A. An aircraft engine shall not be warmed up or run in engine test operations in any area of the airport or in any manner that would result in a hazard to other aircraft, persons or property.

B. Under no circumstances shall a person engage in an aircraft engine test operation, unless:

1. A competent operator is at the controls of the aircraft;

2. The test takes place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., prevailing local time. If engine testing needs to take place after 10:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. a permit must be issued 72 hours prior to the effective time of the permit. Permit applications shall be submitted to the chief of police on forms prescribed by the city;

3. It is a required preflight check on a nonmaintenance flight and is required for the safe operation of the aircraft. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.90.020 Certification.

All aircraft operating on the airport shall be in conformity with the requirements of the FAA. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.90.030 Equipment.

No aircraft shall be operated on the airport unless it is equipped with main gear wheels, tail or nose wheel, and wheel brakes, or skis when conditions permit, except with the permission of the airport superintendent. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.90.040 Runway and taxiway use.

A. The normal maximum CMGTW for aircraft landing on RW 9/27 is 12,500 pounds and unlimited on RW 16/34.

B. A pilot taxiing an aircraft on the airport shall use the taxiways established for that purpose, subject to such aircraft size, type, or weight restrictions as may be established by the airport superintendent.

C. Upon landing a fixed wing aircraft, the pilot shall taxi the aircraft ahead down the runway and exit at the first available taxiway. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.90.050 Helicopters.

A pilot operating a helicopter carrying a sling load to or from the airport shall fly a course away from residential areas, golf course, and areas congested with buildings or parked aircraft. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.90.060 Aircraft repair.

A. No person shall commercially maintain, modify, or repair an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller or other aircraft equipment on the airport runways, taxiways or parking aprons.

B. A person may perform the maintenance, modification or repairs described in subsection (A) of this section as outlined below with adequate spill prevention measures and equipment available on site:

1. On the premises of a land lease that authorizes the operation of an aircraft; or

2. In an area designated or approved by the airport superintendent for that purpose; or

3. As specified in a formal commercial operating agreement as defined in PMC 7.130.040 for a non-FBO; or

4. By a mobile mechanic that has a current city of Palmer business license; prior to commencing work they must receive instructions regarding safety, security and environmental protections from the airport superintendent; or

5. Is the owner of a noncommercial aircraft on a rented tie down space from the city of Palmer and is performing routine maintenance on that aircraft. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.90.070 Boundary crossing.

No person shall taxi or tow an aircraft onto the airport from property outside the airport unless authorized to do so in writing by the airport superintendent and in strict accord with the directions and requirements of the airport superintendent. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.90.080 Noise abatement.

In an effort to reduce aircraft noise over adjoining neighborhoods, all pilots utilizing the airport shall endeavor to adhere to the following fly friendly practices. The airport is not encouraging unsafe flying practices, but encouraging a more thoughtful approach to help alleviate aircraft noise.

A. Utilize the entire length of the runway; do not depart at intersections;

B. Follow the established traffic pattern; do not make an early cross wind turn on departure;

C. Maintain the lowest propeller RPM setting necessary for safe flight; do not over power your aircraft. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)