Chapter 7.60
AIRCRAFT PARKING

Sections:

7.60.010    Long-term aircraft parking.

7.60.020    Transient aircraft parking.

7.60.030    Aircraft parking on leaseholds.

7.60.040    Aircraft impound.

7.60.010 Long-term aircraft parking.

A. No person shall park an aircraft, for the purpose of remaining indefinitely, in any area of the airport other than:

1. On the premises of a land lease where aircraft parking is authorized by the city and where the lessee has given the person permission to park the person’s aircraft; or

2. In an area designated by the airport superintendent for the long-term parking of aircraft of the size and type the person desires to park. These areas are defined as “light aircraft parking,” “intermediate aircraft parking,” “heavy aircraft parking,” “disabled aircraft parking,” “historical aircraft parking”; subject to:

a. Payment of the applicable required fee listed; and

b. Signing an aircraft parking permit issued by the airport superintendent.

B. Long-term parking of abandoned aircraft is not permissible and subject to impoundment after 90 days with the right of disposal at the sole discretion of the city after a 90-day impoundment period.

C. Long-term parking of derelict aircraft is not permissible and must be repaired within 30 days of notice, or must be removed from airport grounds.

D. Long-term parking of disabled aircraft must have a viable plan for repair and maintenance, approved by the airport superintendent, and at the discretion of the airport superintendent will have up to 12 months in which to remedy the disability or the aircraft will be re-designated as a derelict aircraft and must be removed from the airport within 30 days, except as outlined in subsection (A)(1) of this section.

E. A person using a city-operated long-term parking space shall properly secure their aircraft and shall be responsible for any property damage or bodily injury that results from the person’s failure to do so. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.60.020 Transient aircraft parking.

A. The operator of a transient aircraft shall park the aircraft only:

1. On the premises of a land lease where aircraft parking is authorized by the city and where the lessee has given the person permission to park the person’s aircraft; or

2. In an area on the airport designated by the airport superintendent for the transient parking of the size, type, or weight of the aircraft.

B. A person parking an aircraft in a city-operated transient aircraft parking area shall pay the required fee.

C. The airport superintendent shall require a person parking an aircraft in a city-operated transient aircraft parking area to sign a transient parking permit issued by the superintendent.

D. A person using a city-operated transient parking space shall properly secure their aircraft and shall be responsible for any property damage or bodily injury that results from the person’s failure to do so.

E. If a person who parks an aircraft in a city-operated transient parking area fails to pay transient parking fees prior to departure from the airport, the person’s aircraft shall be subject to impound under PMC 7.60.040 immediately or upon any future return to the airport.

F. For the purpose of this section, a “transient aircraft” is an aircraft that is brought to the airport on a temporary basis with the intent to remain at the airport for not more than 10 days. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.60.030 Aircraft parking on leaseholds.

No aircraft on the premises of a land lease on the airport shall be parked in a manner that results in a wing, tail, nose, or other portion of the aircraft extending outside the boundaries of the leased premises. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.60.040 Aircraft impound.

A. An aircraft parked in violation of these regulations may be impounded at the discretion of the airport superintendent by:

1. Affixing a seal or tag to the door of the aircraft;

2. Affixing a locking device on the propeller of the aircraft;

3. Moving the aircraft to an impound location determined by the airport superintendent; or

4. Enchainment of aircraft to a stationary object.

B. All aspects of the impound process, including any damage to the impounded aircraft and any inconvenience to the aircraft owner, shall be at the sole cost and risk of the aircraft owner.

C. The airport superintendent shall not release an impounded aircraft to the owner unless the owner redeems the aircraft by paying:

1. The impound fee required;

2. The daily impound storage fee; and

3. The city’s actual cost of towing or otherwise relocating of the aircraft, including legal and administrative costs.

D. An impounded aircraft that is not redeemed by the owner within 90 days after the date on which the aircraft was impounded shall be considered abandoned and shall be subject to sale by the city at public auction. Notice of any auction shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least once during each of three consecutive weeks. The first and last appearances of the published notice shall not be more than 30 days nor less than seven days, respectively, before the time set for the auction. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)