Do you need FAA Certification for a private 800ft grass landing strip?
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
If your strip falls under a),b) or c) in 14 CFR 157.1, you are not required to do any thing as far as the FAA is concerned. You would be remiss if you did not check with and if necessary,obtain approval from your local zoning authority and you state aviation authority(DOT) for any applicable state regulations
.§ 157.1 Applicability.
This part applies to persons proposing to construct, alter, activate, or deactivate a civil or joint-use (civil/military) airport or to alter the status or use of such an airport. Requirements for persons to notify the Administrator concerning certain airport activities are prescribed in this part.
This part does not apply to projects involving:
a) An airport subject to conditions of a Federal agreement that requires an approved current airport layout plan to be on file with the Federal Aviation Administration; or
(b) An airport at which flight operations will be conducted under visual flight rules (VFR) and which is used or intended to be used for a period of less than 30 consecutive days with no more than 10 operations per day.
c) The intermittent use of a site that is not an established airport, which is used or intended to be used for less than one year and at which flight operations will be conducted only under VFR. For the purposes of this part, intermittent use of a site means:
(1) The site is used or is intended to be used for no more than 3 days in any one week; and
2) No more than 10 operations will be conducted in any one day at that site.
§ 157.3 Projects requiring notice.
Each person who intends to do any of the following shall notify the Administrator in the manner prescribed in §157.5:
a) Construct or otherwise establish a new airport or activate an airport.
b) Construct, realign, alter, or activate any runway or other aircraft landing or takeoff area of an airport.
c) Deactivate, discontinue using, or abandon an airport or any landing or takeoff area of an airport for a period of one year or more.
(d) Construct, realign, alter, activate, deactivate, abandon, or discontinue using a taxiway associated with a landing or takeoff area on a public-use airport.
e) Change the status of an airport from private use to public use or from public use to another status.
(f) Change any traffic pattern or traffic pattern altitude or direction.
g) Change status from IFR to VFR or VFR to IFR.
Activation of New Private-Use Landing Areas. The airport proponent of all proposed, new private-use airports should contact the FAA Regional Airports Division or ADO and prepare a FAA Form 7480 1, Notice of Landing Area Proposal, Proponents should submit to the appropriate FAA Regional Airports Division or ADO. This is usually the first information available to the FAA about proposed, new private-use airports.
When the FAA receives the FAA Form 7480-1, it will initiate an aeronautical study. Once it completes the aeronautical study, the FAA issues an airspace determination letter to the proponent. There are three airspace determinations: (1) no objection, (2) no objection with conditions, and (3) objectionable. In addition to notifying the airport proponent of the results of the FAA aeronautical study, it also includes a blank Form 5010-5. The letter advises the proponent to fill out the form and submit it to the FAA when the airport becomes operational
3-2-2. When the Form 5010-5 is received from the proponent, the FAA Regional Airports Office or ADO will assemble and provide to AAS-100 an electronic “5010 package” containing, at a minimum, a copy of the airspace determination letter, a copy of FAA Form 7480 1, and the original Form 5010-5.
3-2-3. AAS-100 will review the completed FAA Form 5010 5 for reasonableness and accuracy. When necessary, AAS-100 may seek clarification from the proponent or the appropriate FAA Regional Airports Division or ADO.
3-2-4. AAS-100 then assigns a site number to the landing area and transmits the original FAA Form 5010 5 to Air Traffic. Air Traffic will enter the airport into the FAA’s National Airspace System and assign the permanent location identifier.
***!!!! When establishing a new private-use landing area, the proponent should contact the State Aviation Agency for guidance on State aviation requirements.!!!!****
FAA Form 7480 1, Notice of Landing Area Proposal
- Anonymous5 years ago
If you build a "landing strip" and have the permits, it is an airport! Yes you can land there. Just check the number of private use airports there are in the US. There are lots of ranches with private runways and private hangars. Getting permits inside a city is probably not going to happen these days. The state DOT usually must approve the plans as well as any local entities.
- call2flyLv 410 years ago
There are restrictions on how close to another airport/runway you can be, mine was 10 miles. You have to notify all your neighbors within a one mile radius and they have to ok it. You have to name it so FAA can chart it. And yes FAA has to approve it.
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- Howard LLv 710 years ago
Only if a commercial carrier will use it with aircraft carrying more than 9 passengers.
- 10 years ago
Depends on what aircraft you plan on using on it.
- Warbird PilotLv 710 years ago
You will need to check with your state, the neighbors have a say.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Yes, and your county zoning codes apply.