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04-09-2004, 12:07 PM
Does anyone know if there are special permits to have a runway in your back yard if you have the space to do so. In a few years I will be moving out of the close house area and wanted to buy something with some acreage and have a little air strip to fly my gyro in and out of.
Do you need FAA approval or anything like that? :cool:
04-09-2004, 12:16 PM
Depending on your location, there may be local zoning restrictions. The FAA
wants to be notified and will give you suggestions regarding any airspace conflicts, recommended traffic patterns etc, but they can't prevent you from putting it in unless you are in controlled airspace that prohibits you from flying over your propsed runway
04-09-2004, 01:39 PM
go to this link and searc for your topic. I think there is a PDF showing how to build an airport.
04-09-2004, 01:53 PM
ChukP I think that is more for someone who wants to build a public airport rather than private use one.
04-09-2004, 06:13 PM
Your local laws will govern a private strip in most states. Here in San Diego county, which is huge, the county requires that you own at least 60 acres before they will grant a permit. The FAA is the least of your worries in a lot of areas.
04-10-2004, 05:15 AM
I seen Ken's point on zoning in large population county's. I believe that where I am at the best thing is to just build and ask permission later if anyone says anything. Besides were I am at no one could use it other than gyros and ultralights. It will lay on a ridge top and it is half a mile off road so no one can see it from the highway or township gravel road. The north end goes off over national forest and the south goes over around 2,000 acres of wooded private lands before getting back over national forest again. Soooooooooooo
I believe that as long as I dont make too much noise no one will say a word here, but as Ken said there is areas that are zoned and noise is always a issue too for the neighbors.
04-10-2004, 09:34 AM
Your two big potential/immediate obstacles are, zone restrictions and your neighbors.
04-12-2004, 01:38 PM
Don't want to p... off the neighbors I guess. Won't be moving for a few years anyway so I guess I will just make sure that is a stipulation with the realter before I look at property.
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