Chapter 14.04


14.04.010    Application of regulations.

14.04.020    General principles.

14.04.030    Aeronautical use.

14.04.010 Application of regulations.

All aircraft, pilots, operators, companies, business organizations, governmental agencies, and all persons coming upon airport property for any purposes are subject to the regulations set forth herein. It is the responsibility of instructors to fully acquaint their students with all relevant rules and regulations and make sure they are complied with during periods of dual instruction. When a student pilot is flying solo he or she is responsible for abiding by these rules and regulations. [Ord. 2016-14 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

14.04.020 General principles.

A. Conduct of Business. No person shall engage in any business or commercial activity of any nature whatsoever on the airport except with the approval of and under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Airport Manager.

B. Charges. Any guarantees, percentages, fees, and charges of any nature prescribed by the City or the Airport Manager shall be charged and collected under the authority of this title. The payment of monthly fees is due and payable in advance on the first day of the calendar month, except as may otherwise be specifically provided by the City in writing. Payment of daily parking fees shall be made prior to departure of aircraft, unless arrangements have been made and approved by the Airport Manager.

C. Unleased Property. All areas within the boundaries of the airport not specifically leased shall be used only by permission of the Airport Manager, and no company, corporation, person, or agency shall hold any vested rights in the same, or exercise authority over the same, except as specifically granted.

D. Solicitation. Soliciting of funds for any purpose is prohibited on the airport.

E. Advertisements. No person shall post, distribute, or display signs, advertisements, circulars, or any other printed or written matter at the airport except with the written approval of the Airport Manager unless permitted by the terms and conditions of a lease.

F. Commercial Photography. No person shall take still, motion, or sound pictures for commercial purposes on the airport without the written approval of the Airport Manager.

G. Use of Roads and Walks. No person shall travel on the airport other than on the roads, walks, or places provided for that particular class of traffic. No person shall occupy the roads or walks in such a manner that could hinder or obstruct their proper use or the movement of others.

H. Use of Movement Area. No person shall walk, drive, or otherwise travel on the areas defined as aircraft movement areas without the explicit permission of the Airport Manager.

I. Public Demonstrations and Shows. No person shall walk in a picket line as a picketer or take part in any labor or other public demonstration on any part of the airport except in those places that are specifically designated by the Airport Manager for such use. No person shall engage in any show, act, demonstration, contest, commercial or otherwise, or shall invite or urge others to participate, consent, attend, or work at such type of activity at the airport without specific approval of the Airport Manager and proof of insurance covering all hazards, damages, or claims that might result from such activities and holding the City and its officials thereof harmless from any such claims.

J. Waste Collection and Disposal. Collection and disposal of waste shall comply with all applicable State and federal laws and City ordinances; including but not limited to Chapters 8.28 and 9.34 SMC. No person shall collect waste from the airport for a fee except by written authorization of the City.

K. Contamination. No fuels, oils, dopes, paints, solvents, or acids shall be disposed of or dumped in drains, on the ramp areas, catch basins, ditches, or elsewhere on the airport.

L. Safety and Security. All operators at the airport have an obligation to assure that gate chains, gates, and other public safeguards are continually and conscientiously used in a manner so as to protect all persons and property. It shall be the duty and privilege of any and all aviation operators to report any person attempting to board or operate an aircraft illegally, or while such person is physically irresponsible by virtue of intoxication, impairment, incompetence, or announced intent to commit a dangerous or illegal act.

M. Weapons, Explosives, and Inflammable Materials. No persons, except members of the armed forces of the United States, or authorized State, City, or County law enforcement officers, shall carry any weapons, concealed deadly weapons, or explosive or flammable materials on the airport without permission from the Airport Manager. When traveling with said weapons, registered owners of legal weapons may bring them onto the airfield if emptied of munitions and appropriately stored.

N. Animals. All animals are prohibited within the boundaries of the airport except Seeing Eye dogs on duty or dogs or other domesticated animals that are properly restrained by leash or properly confined.

O. Use of Shop Areas. All shops, garages, equipment, and facilities are expressly for the conduct of the City’s or tenants’ business and operations. No persons other than employees of the City or tenants shall make use of these facilities or loiter around such premises without individual and specific permission of the City or tenants. This section applies to City equipment and facilities, as well as the facilities and equipment of other governmental agencies.

P. Construction or Alteration. No construction work or alterations or addition of electrical or other equipment affecting the use of power or other utilities, airport maintenance obligations, or permanent construction or plan of airport or airport-owned buildings, rooms, or areas shall be done, except by written permission from the City or by reason of contractual rights and pursuant to a permit issued by a proper authority.

Temporary or permanent construction activities require concurrence by the Federal Aviation Administration through the 7460-1 and 7460-2 process before ground disturbing activities to ensure the intended activity does not pose a hazard to airspace and aircraft operations. The applicant shall provide concurrence from the Federal Aviation Administration to the Airport Manager before proceeding with construction. The 7460-1 and 7460-2 process shall be complete for all temporary or permanent construction activities:

1. Any construction or alteration that is more than 200 feet AGL at its site.

2. Any construction or alteration that exceeds an imaginary surface extending outward and upward at any of the following slopes: (a) 100 to one for a horizontal distance of 20,000 feet from the nearest point of the nearest runway.

3. Any construction or alteration within the airport boundary.

4. Any construction or alteration for which notice is required by any other FAA regulation.

Q. Right of Entry. The Airport Manager, or his or her authorized representative, shall have the right of entry at all reasonable times for repair, maintenance, modification, or inspection of all records, rooms, areas, and buildings on airport property, whether or not such is provided in the lease agreement.

R. Exceptions and Amendments. Special permission to act contrary to or in a broader sense than these regulations provide may be obtained from the Airport Manager; provided, that each and every exception is petitioned for, jointly or separately, and that permission for such exception is obtained in writing from the Airport Manager. Such written permission shall state definitely the exception for which permission is granted, the reason therefor, and the time of duration or number of instances for which such exception is granted. [Ord. 2016-14 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]

14.04.030 Aeronautical use.

A. All aeronautical activities at the airport and all flying of aircraft departing from or arriving in the air space above the airport shall be conducted in conformity with the current FAA regulations and any orders issued by the Airport Manager.

B. Safety of Persons on Operational Areas. It shall be the responsibility of all operators upon the field areas to insure the safety of all persons coming upon these areas and to warn, direct, or restrain the uninitiated and unauthorized persons from trespassing upon flight operations areas.

C. Information Regarding Aircraft and Pilots. Pilots of all aircraft using the airport shall submit information when requested by the Airport Manager or his or her authorized representative to identify pilots, crew members, aircraft owners and/or operators while the aircraft remains at the airport. Such information may include, but is not limited to, the following: name or names, government-issued photo identification, evidence of licenses or ratings held, certificate of ownership of aircraft, operational limitations of aircraft, airworthiness of aircraft, waivers for the use of aircraft, addresses, and telephone numbers. [Ord. 2016-14 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016.]