Chapter 2.42


2.42.010  Airport purpose.

2.42.020  Airport regulations.

2.42.030  Ground rules.

2.42.040  Tenant rules.

2.42.050  Enforcement.

2.42.010 Airport purpose.

A.  The Wilbur Municipal Airport shall be conducted as a public municipal airport for the promotion and accommodation of general aviation and recreation flying.

B.  All commercial business conducted at the airport will require the use of general aviation.  (Ord. 338 (part), 1999)

2.42.020 Airport regulations.

The following rules shall govern all aircraft using the Wilbur Municipal Airport:

A.  This is a nontowered airport.  All pilots shall monitor runway use carefully and show consideration for all others using the airport.

B.  A left-handed traffic pattern shall be used by all aircraft (unless it is a student training situation), with a forty-five-degree approach from a one-thousand-foot pattern altitude.

1.  Exemptions.

a.  Agricultural aircraft will identify with smoke and may fly a nonstandard pattern.

b.  Ultralights will use a standard left-hand rectangular traffic pattern with a five-hundred-foot pattern altitude.

C.  CTAF is 122.9.

D.  This airport has two fixed base operators in agricultural spray services.  All pilots using the airport must be aware of the spray pilots, the frequency of their flights, and nonstandard patterns between April and October.

E.  There shall be no aircraft parked or tied down within one hundred twenty-five feet of the centerline of the runway for the runway safety area and no buildings or aircraft closer than forty feet of the edge of the taxiway.

F.  All fixed base operators and airport tenants, other than owners of aircraft who are merely hangaring or storing their aircraft at the airport, shall carry comprehensive general liability thereby protecting the general public and city from any and all lawful damages, claims or liability.

G.  All aircraft left unattended shall be properly secured for the safety of the aircraft and those around it.  (Ord. 338 (part), 1999)

2.42.030 Ground rules.

A.  No motorized vehicle (except aircraft) shall be operated on runways and taxiways.  All motorized vehicles shall be operated on designated roads and/or parking areas.

1.  Highway vehicles on all other parts of the airport shall always yield the right-of-way to aircraft on the ground or in the process of landing or taking off.

B.  City airport property shall not be used for non-aviation activities without the consent of the airport board.

1.  No pedestrian activities shall be engaged in on the city airport runway or taxiways, including but not limited to running, walking, bicycling, jogging, marching, skateboarding, skating or standing.

C.  No smoking shall be permitted within fifty feet of any aircraft while it is being fueled, or any fuel carrier when being used for fueling or defueling.

D.  No material of any nature shall be stored in such a manner as to constitute a fire hazard.

E.  No boxes, crates, rubbish, paper or other litter shall be permitted to accumulate on the airport or in any hangar or other building and all oil, paint, dope and varnish containers shall be removed from hangars upon being emptied.  (Ord. 338 (part), 1999)

2.42.040 Tenant rules.

A.  As of December 1, 1998, all tenants wanting to construct a hangar shall choose a marked lot on the southeast section of the airport.  All hangars shall be placed in the center of the one-hundred-foot frontage allowing a fifty-foot tiedown space between lots for visiting aircraft.

B.  All personal items being stored at the private hangar must be stored within the hangar.  There is to be no outside storage.

C.  All hangar plans must be approved by the airport board and the Wilbur building inspector before construction begins.  All hangars must be built to code.  A construction period of six months will be allowed.

D.  If a pilot seeks to park an aircraft on one of the fifty-foot tiedowns on a permanent basis, application may be made to the airport board who will then make a recommendation to the city council for a lease.

E.  Pilots may park their cars next to their hangars off the roadway.  Roadways must be kept open at all times.  (Ord. 338 (part), 1999)

2.42.050 Enforcement.

The town and its duly authorized employees and representatives shall have the power and authority to enforce this chapter and all parts thereof, and may, in its discretion to protect the safety and welfare of the public, prohibit the use of the airport to any person, firm or corporation violating or having violated any rule, regulation or provision of this chapter, such prohibition to continue until such time as it may reasonably appear to the town that such violations will not recur.  The town, or its representatives, may summarily eject or remove any such violators, together with personal property of the violators, from the airport premises, whether or not the violation occurred upon leased premises on the airport.  (Ord. 338 (part), 1999)