602 Kar 20:120. Public Use Airport

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Published: 2015

      602 KAR 20:120.

Public use airport.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

183.090

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 183.024

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation sets forth the minimum

airport safety standards for classification as a public use airport.

 

      Section 1.

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.

      (2)

"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.

      (3) "Flight

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

night.

      (4)

"Landing area" also means runway when used in administrative

regulations relating to airports used for the takeoff and landing of airplanes.

      (5) "Landing

area designation" means a certificate of approval of the safety and

adequacy, of an airport facility by the Transportation Cabinet.

      (6) "Public

use airport" means an airport with a runway for airplanes which prior

permission is not necessary for the landing or taking off of aircraft.

      (7)

"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

centerline.

      (8) "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.

      (a)

"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.

      (b)

"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

planning document.

      (c) "Visual

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

authority.

      (9)

"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.

      (10)

"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.

      (2) This

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.

      (2) 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.

      (2) This

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

feet.

      (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.)
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