602 KAR 20:120.
Public use airport.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 183.024
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation sets forth the minimum
airport safety standards for classification as a public use airport.
Definitions. (1) "Airplane" means an engine-driven fixed-wing
aircraft heavier than air, that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction
of air against its wing.
"Approach surface" means that area extending from the end of the
primary surface in an inclined plane and increasing in elevation at a given
ratio of horizontal to vertical fee.
visibility" means the average forward horizontal distance from the cockpit
of an aircraft in flight at which prominent unlighted objects may be seen and
identified by day and prominent lighted objects may be seen and identified by
"Landing area" also means runway when used in administrative
regulations relating to airports used for the takeoff and landing of airplanes.
area designation" means a certificate of approval of the safety and
adequacy, of an airport facility by the Transportation Cabinet.
use airport" means an airport with a runway for airplanes which prior
permission is not necessary for the landing or taking off of aircraft.
"Primary surface" means a surface longitudinally centered on a
runway. When the runway has a specially prepared hard surface, the primary
surface extends 200 feet beyond each end of that runway; but when the runway
has no specially prepared hard surface, or planned hard surface, the primary
surface ends at each end of that runway. The elevation of any point of the
primary surface is the same as the elevation of the nearest point of the runway
means the surface of an airport used for landing and taking off of aircraft as
depicted on the airport zoning map and airport master plan, and Federal
Aviation Administration form 7480-1 Notice of Landing Area Proposal.
"Nonprecision instrument runway" means a runway having an existing
instrument approach procedure utilizing air navigation facilities with only
horizontal guidance, or area type navigation equipment, for which a straight-in
nonprecision instrument approach procedure has been approved or planned, and
for which no precision approach facilities are planned, or indicated on a
Federal Aviation Administration planning document.
"Precision instrument runway" means a runway having an existing
instrument approach procedure utilizing an instrument landing system (ILS), or
a precision approach radar (PAR). It also means a runway for which a precision
approach system is planned and is so indicated by a Federal Aviation
Administration approved airport layout plan or any other Federal Aviation Administration
runway" means a runway intended solely for the operation of aircraft using
visual approach procedures, with no straight-in instrument approach procedure
and no instrument approach procedure and no instrument designation indicated on
a Federal Aviation Administration approved airport layout plan, or by any
planning document submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration by competent
"Segmented circle" means a circle formed of separated segments designed
to draw visual attention to an airport wind indicator located within the
circle, and forming a basis for a system to provide visual traffic pattern
information at airports without operating control towers.
"Taxiway" means a defined path, from one part of an airport to
another, selected or prepared for the taxiing of aircraft.
Section 2. For
an airport to be classified as public use, it shall meet the criteria set forth
in this administrative regulation and those of 602 KAR 20:030.
Section 3. An
airport classified as a public use airport shall have a runway length of at
least 2,500 feet and width of at least sixty (60) feet.
Section 4. (1) A
paved runway shall be marked in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration
Advisory Circular 150/5340-1F, effective October 22, 1987.
advisory circular relating to the marking of paved areas on airports is
incorporated by reference.
Section 5. (1) A
public use airport which has an operative runway lighting system installed
subsequent to March 14, 1978 shall be governed by the Federal Aviation
Administration Advisory Circular 150/5340-24, with change 1, effective March
14, 1978. However, a public use airport which had a landing area designation
current on July 1, 1989 may continue to use the lighting system in place on
July 1, 1989. Modifications of an existing lighting system or installation of a
new lighting system at a public use airport shall be in compliance with this
advisory circular relating to a runway and taxiway edge lighting system is
incorporated by reference.
Section 6. (1) A
public use airport shall maintain a segmented circle in conformance with
Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular 150/5340-5B, with change 1,
effective February 25, 1985.
advisory circular which relates to the segmented circle airport marker system
is incorporated by reference.
Section 7. The
person who owns or controls a public use airport shall have control over a land
area and a primary surface area at least 250 feet wide centered on the landing
area for a visual runway; 500 feet wide centered on the landing area for a
nonprecision instrument runway with visibility minimums greater than
three-fourths (3/4) statute mile; and 1,000 feet centered on the landing area
for a precision instrument runway or a nonprecision instrument runway with
visibility minimums three-fourths (3/4) statute mile or less.
Section 8. (1)
The approach surface for a visual runway shall be at a ratio of twenty (20) to
one (1) for a minimum horizontal distance of 5,000 feet from the end of the
primary surface. The inner width of the approach surface shall be the same as
the primary surface and shall extend uniformly to a minimum width of 1,250
(2) The approach
surface for a nonprecision instrument runway shall be at a ratio of twenty (20)
to one (1) or greater for a minimum horizontal distance of 5,000 feet from the
end of the runway for each runway constructed for and intended to be used by
propeller driven aircraft of 12,500 pounds maximum gross weight. The inner
width of the approach surface shall be the same as the primary surface and
shall extend uniformly to a minimum width of 2,000 feet. For nonprecision
instrument runways designed for nonpropellor driven aircraft or aircraft with
gross weights exceeding 12,500 pounds the approach surface shall be at a ratio
of thirty-four (34) to one (1) for a distance of 10,000 feet from the end of
the runway and the width will extend uniformly from the end of the primary
surface to a minimum width of 4,000 feet.
(3) The approach
surface for a precision instrument runway shall be at a ratio of fifty (50) to
one (1) for a horizontal distance of 10,000 feet plus an additional ratio of
forty (40) to one (1) for an additional 40,000 feet. The inner width of the
approach surface shall be the same as the primary surface and shall extend uniformly
to a width of 16,000 feet.
Section 9. The
approach and primary surfaces shall be free of obstructions and hazards. The
Transportation Cabinet may issue a written waiver for an obstruction determined
to be nonhazardous.
Section 10. All
material incorporated by reference may be obtained from the U.S. Superintendent
of Documents, Washington, D.C. or viewed at the Transportation Cabinet, Office
of Aeronautics, Ann Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. (16 Ky.R. 447; eff. 11-4-89.)