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RULES AND REGULATIONS

GROSSE ILE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
RULES AND REGULATIONS

Effective September, 2007
9601 GROH ROAD
P.O. BOX 129
GROSSE ILE, MI 48138
(734) 675-0155

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 100 - GENERAL

CHAPTER 200 - USER RESPONSIBILITY

CHAPTER 300 - AIRFIELD OPERATIONS

CHAPTER 400 - AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 500 - NOISE ABATEMENT

CHAPTER 600 - FUELING

CHAPTER 700 - VEHICLES

 

FIGURE 1: AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC PATTERNS
FIGURE 2: ROTARY WING TRAFFIC PATTERNS
FIGURE 3: ULTRALIGHT TRAFFIC PATTERNS

 

CHAPTER 800 – RESERVED FOR FUTURE HOMELAND SECURITY PROVISIONS

 

CHAPTER 100

GENERAL

SECTION 100.1 - DEFINITIONS

The following definitions shall apply to these Rules and Regulations:

  1. Aircraft Movement Area means the runways, taxiways, and other areas of the airport, which are utilized for taxiing, hover taxiing, air taxiing, takeoff, and landing of aircraft.
  2. Aircraft Operating Area means the areas consisting of all restricted ground areas of the Airport, including taxiways, runways, loading ramps, and parking areas.  In other words, everything inside of the perimeter fences.  The Airport operating area is usually divided into two distinct areas: the movement area and the non-movement area.
  3. Airport means all property including easements and right of ways, belonging to the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport including areas not used for aeronautical purposes.
  4. Airport Manager means the manager of the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport or his/her designee, as appointed by the Grosse Ile Township Board hereinafter referred to as "Manager."
  5. Airport Traffic Pattern means that airspace in the immediate vicinity of the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport where certain procedures and altitudes shall apply.
  6. Free Lance Operator means any person, individual, business entity, or corporation providing business services, commercial services, or is conducting a commercial operation or activity as defined herein.
  7. Maintenance means inspection, overhaul, repair, preservation, and the replacement of parts, but excludes preventative maintenance.
  8. Movement Area means the taxiways and runways; see section 700.1.

I.         Non-Movement Area means the portion of the Airport not used for taxiing of aircraft to the runways; see section 700.1.

J.       Preventative Maintenance means simple or minor preservation, operation and the replacement of small standard parts not involving complex systems.

 

K.      Rules and Regulations means the established operating guidelines for operations at the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport, as enacted by the Grosse Ile Airport Commission, hereinafter referred to as "Rules."

 

  1. Unicom means the communication facility at an airport that provides airport information to pilots.

 

  1. User means any person who is on the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport Property.

 

  1. Vehicle means any device in which any person or property may be transported.

 

  1. Radio device that meets FAA standard for two-way communication on common aviation frequencies

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SECTION 100.2 - ABBREVIATIONS

Above Ground Level
Advisory Circular
Airman's Informational Manual
Airport Operating Area
Common Traffic Advisory Frequency
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Regulations
Mean Sea Level
Michigan Aeronautics Commission
Notice To Airmen
Visual Flight Rules

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AGL
AC
AIM
AOA
CTAF
FAA
FAR
MSL
MAC
NOTAM
VFR

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SECTION 100.3 - SCOPE

These Rules are established and adopted as a supplement to the FAR's and the Michigan Aeronautics Code, which govern the operation of the Airport.

User shall be governed by, and is responsible for compliance with these Rules and any supplementary documents pertinent to specific operations, as well as any codes and/or statutes adopted hereby, referenced and the same as they may be amended.

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SECTION 100.4 - AUTHORITY OF THE MANAGER

  1. To inspect aircraft to verify insurance documents and such certificates, special flight authorizations that are required by law to be in possession of the pilot or operator, or to be displayed on the aircraft while using the Airport.
  2. To stop the operation of any aircraft, airman or aircraft mechanic whose operation or actions might be detrimental to public safety, or is not properly licensed or equipped, or is not in accordance with Federal, State, Municipal Ordinance, or Airport Rules applicable thereto.
  3. To enforce those rules governing aircraft and the conduct of Users at the Airport as deemed necessary in the interest of safety, including suspending flying operations or closure of the Airport.
  4. To cause to be removed or evicted from the Airport any User who knowingly or willfully violates these Rules, or any rule or regulation in effect by the FAA, the MAC, or the Township of Grosse Ile, and may deny the use of the Airport and its facilities to any such User.

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SECTION 100.5 - LIABILITY

The Township, its agents and employees operating the Airport, assume no responsibility for damage, loss or injury to Users, by reason of fire, theft, vandalism, jet blast or turbulence, wind, flood, earthquake, faulty construction practice, design errors or omissions, or other natural causes.

User agrees to indemnify, save, protect and hold harmless the Township, its agents and employees operating the Airport from and against any and all actions, suits, claims, damages and charges caused by any act or omission, fault or negligence of the User, or anyone acting on his behalf.

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SECTION 100.6 - ACCIDENT REPORTS

User involved in any accident or incident occurring on the Airport that results in injury to any User or damage to property shall immediately notify the Manager.  This does not eliminate any obligation a User has to report accidents or incidents to any other agency.

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SECTION 100.7 - SAVINGS CLAUSE, SECTION TITLES

  1. If any section, sentence, or clause of these Rules is for any reason held void or inoperative, the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
  2. Section titles are for convenience and shall in no way affect or limit the content of any provision of these Rules.

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SECTION 100.8 - REVISIONS

The Township reserves the right to amend, add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify these Airport Rules and Regulations at its discretion in the interest of the public or due to changing business conditions by resolution with a majority vote of the Grosse Ile Township Board.

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CHAPTER 200

USER RESPONSIBILITIES

SECTION 200.1 - DISORDERLY CONDUCT

User shall not be or become intoxicated or be under the influence of any toxic substance, or commit any disorderly, obscene, indecent act, an act of nuisance or engage in any form of illegal gambling on the Airport.

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SECTION 200.2 - LITTERING AND SANITATION

User shall not dispose of garbage, papers, refuse, or other material on the Airport.  Restrooms shall be used in a clean and sanitary manner.

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SECTION 200.3 - PRESERVATION OF PROPERTY

User shall not destroy, injure, deface or disturb in any way any property or facility of the Airport.

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SECTION 200.4 - WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES

No User except peace officers, duly authorized Post Office employees, Airport employees, members of the armed forces of the United States on official duty, or persons with current concealed weapon permits, shall carry any weapon or explosive material on the Airport.  Properly cased sporting guns may be carried for transshipment.

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SECTION 200.5 - INTERFERING OR TAMPERING WITH AIRCRAFT

User shall not interfere or tamper with any aircraft or put in motion the engine of such aircraft or use any aircraft, aircraft parts, instruments, or tools without permission of the owner or by specific direction of the Manager.

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SECTION 200.6 - ANIMALS

User shall not allow personal pets in any building or other areas of the Airport without the approval of the Manager, with the exception of service dogs.

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SECTION 200.7 - LOITERING, VIOLATIONS, TRESPASSING

User shall not loiter on any part of the Airport or in any building on the Airport.  Failure to comply with a proper request to leave the premises shall be regarded as trespassing.  Proximity of Users to the landing areas shall be regarded as trespassing.

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SECTION 200.8 - SMOKING

User shall not smoke on the aprons, fuel storage areas, or in any building, room, or place on the Airport where smoking is specifically prohibited or within 50 feet of any fueling or de-fueling operation.

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SECTION 200.9 - TRASH

User shall dispose of trash and garbage only in designated containers.

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SECTION 200.10 - SPILLS

User shall immediately notify the Manager or Fire Department of any leak or spill involving oil, gas, grease or other chemical, petroleum or paint product.  User responsible for a leak or spill shall immediately clean up the leak or spill.  All spilled material shall be prevented from entering any section of the storm drain system.  Any material allowed to enter the storm drain system will be cleaned up at the cost of the responsible party.

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SECTION 200.11 - LIQUID DISPOSAL

User shall not dump or dispose of fuels, dopes, paints, solvents, acids or other liquids on the Airport.  User may dispose of oils and lubricating materials in the designated Waste Oil Disposal Tank.

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SECTION 200.12 - DAMAGE

User shall be held fully responsible for all damage or injury to any real or personal property of the Airport, including leased property, whether caused by intentional action or negligence of the User, User’s lessee, tenant, employee or guest.

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SECTION 200.13 - SIGNS

User shall not place on Airport property any signs without prior permission and authorization from the Commerce Park Commission and receipt of proper permits from the Township Community Development Department.

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SECTION 200.14 - FREE LANCE OPERATIONS

User shall not engage in a commercial activity at the Airport without an operating agreement from the Manager.

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SECTION 200.15 - AIR SHOWS AND AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS

User shall not schedule air meets, aerial demonstrations, banner towing, or other special activities to be held at the Airport unless prior permission is obtained from the Manager.

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SECTION 200.16 – T-HANGAR RULES

 

The International Building Code (IBC 2003) and the International Fire Code (IFC 2003) and all National Fire Protection Associations NFPA Codes, Standards and Guides currently adopted by Grosse Ile Township mandates that the primary use of all Hangars and T-hangars shall be storage of aircraft and aircraft related parts, supplies and appropriate tools.  Aircraft hangars and T-hangars are classified as (IBC) S-2 structures.

 

Additional motorized items stored in a T-hangar shall be limited to a maximum of one automobile and one boat (or any combination not exceeding two).  Storage of fishing boats, personal watercraft, and motorcycles is allowed, provided that the stored items are in a “winterized condition” (the battery has been removed and the permanently installed fuel tanks are full).  Storage of one of these recreational items counts against the two allowed vehicle or boat limit.  Storage of one recreational camper is permitted, but cannot exceed the maximum of two of any combination.  Camper shall not be plugged into any electrical outlet and shall not be used for any purpose while being stored in a T-hanger.

 

200.16-1.0

Portable fuel tanks for boats or personal watercraft must be completely empty.

 

200.16-1.1

Except as identified above, no other non-aircraft (i.e. personal, household or commercial) items may be stored in a T-hangar unless approved by the airport manager.  If no plane is housed in the T-hangar, storage of above items will not be allowed.

 

200.16-1.2

Items stored in addition to the aircraft shall be placed such that movement within the hangar is not restricted.  Passageways and access paths for hangar or aircraft use and egress shall not be restricted or encumbered.

 

200.16-1.3

Parking of tenant vehicle in the hangar is permitted while the aircraft is removed for flight. 

 

200.16-1.4

Storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids shall meet the following requirements: 

A.   A maximum of 2.5 gallons of gasoline may be stored in an Underwriter Laboratories, Inc. (UL) approved Type I safety container when needed to operate the following:

  • Gasoline powered tug or tractor.
  • Gasoline powered towing device.
  • Snow blower.

B. Up to forty-eight (48) unopened quart containers of aviation oil may be stored.

 

200.16-1.5

Storage of waste oil/hydraulic fluids is prohibited.  Oils and lubricating materials shall be disposed of in the designated waste oil disposal tank.  Waste oil, used oil filters, used fuel filters, cleaning liquids, oily rags and other used fluids and flammables shall not be stored overnight.  Such items and materials shall promptly be removed from the hangar for proper disposal as Hazardous Material.

 

200.16-1.6

Spray painting inside of a T-hangar is prohibited.  The use of flammable cleaners is prohibited inside the hangars.  No paint thinners, solvents, or other flammable liquids may be stored in a hangar unless in an approved flammable liquid safety cabinet.

 

200.16-1.7

Smoking is not permitted in any hangar. Open flames, flame-producing devices and other sources of ignition shall not be permitted in hangars. 

Exception:  Approved propane-fired engine heaters may be used only when the main hangar door is in a fully open position. Propane may not be stored in hangar. 

 

200.16-1.8

No open-flame space heating devices may be stored or used in a hangar (i.e. kerosene turbo space heaters and propane fueled space heaters).

 

200.16-1.9

Approved electrical devices for heating aircraft engines (i.e. engine block heaters) may be left operational in a hangar when not attended as long as the device is directly connected to one approved grounded extension cord directly connected to wall outlet provided.  Power strips and multi-tap outlets are not permitted.  Use of electrical heat tape for engine pre-heating is not permitted.

 

200.16-2.0

Storage and use of UL or FM approved electrical extension cords is permitted provided the cord is disconnected and stored when the tenant is not present; however, use of an electrical extension cord for an operating pre-heater or battery charger is permitted.  The extension cord shall be disconnected and stored when the pre-heater or battery charger is not operating.  Electrical devices requiring more than a maximum of 15 amps shall not be plugged into electrical receptacles.  Service cords shall match requirements.  No extension cords may be fastened or routed through hangars walls or framing.  Temporary wiring is prohibited.

 

200.16-2.1

Use of light bulbs for heating aircraft interiors is prohibited.

 

200.16-2.2

The use of electrical space heaters for heating aircraft interiors shall meet the following requirements:

  • Heater shall be UL approved.
  • Heater shall be equipped with a thermal cut off.
  • Heater shall be equipped with a tip safety device.
  • Heater shall not exceed 1000 watts output.
  • Heater shall not be placed on aircraft seating.

 

200.16-2.3

Aircraft maintenance is permitted in the hangar provided the area is kept neat, orderly and clean.

 

200.16-2.4

An operational refrigerator may be maintained in a hangar for the tenant’s convenience, if it is connected to a wall outlet.  No extension cords allowed in conjunction with refrigerator.

 

200.16-2.5

No wooden lofts or permanent wooden shelving are allowed in a hangar.  Furniture to be used for a lounge area will be permitted only if inspected and approved by the Fire Department.

 

200.16-2.6

The aircraft operating area (AOA) and related areas shall be kept free from combustible debris at all times.

 

200.16-2.7

All buildings are subject to regular and/or unannounced inspection by the Grosse Ile Fire Marshall (or his designee) for Fire Code Compliance with the Michigan Fire Prevention Code PA 207, as amended, the International Fire Code section 104, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 409 Standard for Aircraft Hangars (NFPA) 407 Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing and (NFPA) 410 Standard on Aircraft Maintenance.  Except for emergencies, Fire Department inspector shall be accompanied by the Airport Manger (or his designee).

 

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CHAPTER 300

AIRPORT OPERATIONS

SECTION 300.1 - AERONAUTICAL ACTIVITIES

All aeronautical activities at the Airport and all flight operations in the airspace above the Airport shall be conducted in conformity with the current applicable rules and regulations of the FAA, the MAC, and the Township.

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SECTION 300.2 - AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION

  1. User leasing space for aircraft storage, parking or tie-down shall provide a current list of aircraft and the ownership thereof to the Manager's office.
  2. The Manager will maintain a transient pilot log and a sign in sheet in the weather room, encouraging transient pilots to record their visit to Grosse Ile Municipal Airport.

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SECTION 300.3 - DAMAGED OR DISABLED AIRCRAFT

  1. The aircraft owner, his pilot, or authorized agent shall promptly remove disabled aircraft and its parts, to avoid interference with Airport operations, unless specifically directed by the Manager, Township, State Police, or approved federal agency and as necessary for investigation purposes.
  2. When no delay is necessary and the owner or operator abandons or otherwise neglects or fails to move an aircraft or parts as directed by the Manager, the aircraft or parts may be removed by the Manager at the owner's or operator's expense, and without liability for damage which may result in the course of, or after, such removal.

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SECTION 300.4 - ENGINE STARTING AND RUN UP

  1. Aircraft run up or other operations at the Airport shall not be performed in any area that would create a hazard to other aircraft, hangars, buildings, persons, or property.
  2. An aircraft engine shall not be started or run unless a competent User is in the aircraft attending the engine controls, unless otherwise defined by the aircraft-operating manual.
  3. An aircraft engine shall not be started or run inside a hangar, nor shall an aircraft be taxied into or out of a hangar.

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SECTION 300.5 - AIRCRAFT PARKING

  1. Pilots shall park aircraft only in areas having concrete or asphalt hard surfaces and designated by the Manager for aircraft parking.
  2. Except for special events or with prior permission form the Manager aircraft shall not be parked on unpaved areas.
  3. The aircraft owner or operator must make suitable arrangements with the Manager for payment of current parking or tie-down charges in effect.  Aircraft operators in arrears in excess of three (3) months shall be subject to having such aircraft rendered immobile by the Manager until full payment is made, and the Airport may have a lien on that aircraft and may foreclose upon said lien as allowed by law.

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SECTION 300.6 - AIRCRAFT CLEANING

The Airport cleaning area is available on a first come first served basis.  Cleaning materials shall be biodegradable and nontoxic.  Violators of this provision shall be financially responsible for cleanup of the storm water system. User clean up of the area and disposal of all materials and debris must be complete and thorough.

 

SECTION 300.7 – SPECIAL EVENTS

The Township may schedule special events on the airport property.  Pilots are reminded of their responsibility to monitor AWOS and observe any restrictions that these activities may impose.

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CHAPTER 400

AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES

The procedures outlined in this chapter are recommendations that shall be followed in every case except emergency conditions.

SECTION 400.1 - TRAFFIC RULES

  1. Back taxiing on runways shall be allowed only when traffic conditions allow for safe execution.  Unpaved surfaces are to be used for emergency purposes only.
  2. The engine of single engine aircraft must be stopped while passengers are planing and deplaning.
  3. Before taxiing on any part of the Airport, the pilot shall be sure that there is no danger of collision with other aircraft taking off, landing, or taxiing.  The aircraft shall then be taxied at no more than a walking pace in the near proximity of hangars, aircraft, vehicles, other buildings or persons.

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SECTION 400.2 - FIXED WING AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC PATTERN PROCEDURES (FIGURE 1)

Aircraft entering the traffic pattern shall exercise caution and courtesy so as not to cause aircraft already in the pattern to deviate from their course.  Pattern altitude for all runways is 1600 ft. MSL.

  1. Runway 17.  Left hand pattern.  Crosswind leg shall be made south of Hickory Island; downwind leg reference over Sugar Island and between Elba Island and Fox Island; base leg shall be made north of Elba Island.
  2. Runway 22.  Left hand pattern.  Crosswind leg shall be made south of Hickory Island; downwind leg reference east shore of Sugar Island; base leg shall be north of Elba Island.
  3. Runway 04.  Right hand pattern.  Crosswind leg shall be made north of Elba Island; downwind leg reference east of Sugar Island; base leg shall be south of Hickory Island.
  4. Runway 35.  Right hand pattern.  Crosswind leg shall be made north of Elba Island; downwind leg between Fox Island and Elba Island over sugar Island; base leg shall be south of Hickory Island.

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SECTION 400.3 - ROTARY WING TRAFFIC PATTERN PROCEDURES (FIGURE 2)

 

Pilots of rotary wing aircraft may follow fixed wing traffic pattern procedures or use traffic pattern procedures specific for rotary wing aircraft.

 

Rotary wing patterns have been established to contribute to safe operating procedures while mixing with fixed wing and ultralight aircraft.  All routes are based on weather permitting.

 

A.      Route 1.  Approach and departure shall be made to and from the center of the Airport, passing overhead of Celeron Island and Horse Island at a minimum of 1,500 feet MSL.

 

B.       Route 2.  Approach and departure shall be made to and from the center of the Airport, passing west of Meridian Elementary School at a minimum of 1,500 feet MSL and on a heading of approximately 3550.

 

C.      Route 3.  Approach and departure shall be made to and from the center of the Airport passing overhead of Stoney Island and the shoreline north of Elba Island at a minimum of 1,500 feet MSL.

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SECTION 400.4 - ULTRALIGHT PROCEDURES (FIGURE 3)

 

TRAFFIC PATTERNS

Ultralight patterns have been established to contribute to the safe operating procedures while mixing with fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.  All routes are based on weather permitting.

Ultra-light operators shall conduct operations in the area described in FIGURE 3.  Entry / Exit shall be conducted through and below the Base and Crosswind legs of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in the pattern,

  1. Pilots / operators shall obey all applicable FAR's under Part 103 and Part 91 when operating in and out of the Airport.  This includes familiarization of the AIM (AC-103-7) and FAR 103.11 restricting flight to the hours between sunrise and sunset.
  2. Ultralight operators shall yield the right-of-way to fixed and rotary wing aircraft.  (FAR 103.13)

C.   Arrivals and departures shall be to the north of the Airport following Meridian Road at a height of no more than 200 feet AGL while south of Meridian Elementary School.

D.   Ultralight traffic shall avoid low altitude flight over hangars and residential areas.

E.   Powered parachutes and powered para-gliders shall not use or fly over runways.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ULTRALIGHT FLIGHT

  1. Ultralight flight instructors shall be certified by a governing body such as the United States Powered Parachutes Association, Aerosports Connection, or the Experimental Aircraft Association.  A current copy of said certificate, Aircraft Registration, Exemption to Train, and Certificate of Liability Insurance shall be maintained with the Airport Office.
  2. Ground school, relative to airport operations and flight patterns, shall be completed by ultralight operators prior to their first flight at the Airport.
  3. A completed operator registration form and a $25 registration fee shall be provided to and accepted by the Manager before an Ultralight engine is started on the Airport.
  4. Ultralight operators shall wear a helmet while flying.
  5. Ultralights shall be equipped with an altimeter.
  6. Ultralights shall be equipped with a red or white strobe light.
  7. Operators shall park and set up Ultralights in the middle of the Airport, a minimum of 250' from runways and 100' from taxiways.
  8. Operators shall comply with Chapter 700 and use flashers during travel on the field.  Right of way shall be given to aircraft.
  9. Operators shall comply with Section 400.5. 

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SECTION 400.5 - RADIO PROCEDURES

A.  Any aircraft, (including ultralight aircraft) that are utilizing runways or the traffic

pattern at Grosse Ile Municipal airport shall be required to have and utilize a two-way radio that meets FAA standards for  two-way communication on common aviation frequencies.  Exception by prior request to the Airport Manger.

 

B. Pilots of aircraft arriving, departing or operating in vicinity of the airport and equipped with two-way radios shall maintain communications with other aircraft by monitoring and reporting on the Airport CTAF (123.0).

C. Pilots operating aircraft in conflict with the runway in use shall declare their intent on the CTAF (123.0) and maintain two-way radio communications with other aircraft in vicinity of the Airport.

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CHAPTER 500

NOISE ABATEMENT

SECTION 500.1 - SCOPE

Noise abatement is an important responsibility of Airport users.  Noise abatement is achieved through predetermined flight patterns as outlined in FIGURE 1FIGURE 2 and FIGURE 3 and techniques described in this chapter. Although noise intensity is reduced by the prescribed flight patterns, maximum use of over-water flight and procedures will reduce the noise heard by residents.

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SECTION 500.2 - GENERAL PROCEDURES

  1. Run-up operations for all fixed wing aircraft shall take place at the runup pads.
  2. All engine testing and maintenance runups will be limited to the hours of sunrise to sunset.  These activities will take place at a runup pad.

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SECTION 500.3 - FIXED WING PROCEDURES

  1. No turn shall be made after takeoff until the Airport boundary has been reached and the aircraft has attained an altitude of at least 1,200 feet MSL.
  2. Pilots intending to remain in the traffic pattern shall continue to climb to a traffic pattern altitude of 1,600 feet MSL consistent with safe operations.
  3. Constant speed propeller aircraft should avoid high RPM settings as much as possible, consistent with safe operations.
  4. Pilots shall reduce to climb power as soon as safe and practical after liftoff.
  5. After liftoff climb at best angle of climb speed until crossing the Airport boundary, and then climb at best rate of climb.

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SECTION 500.4 - ROTARY WING PROCEDURES

Rotary wing pilots shall climb within airport boundaries before crossing populated areas and to continue climb until the aircraft has attained an altitude of at least 1,500 feet MSL.

 

SECTION 500.5 – ULTRALIGHT PROCEDURES

Ultra vehicle flight shall not pass over residences adjacent to the airport or fly along the airport property boundaries.

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CHAPTER 600

FUELING

SECTION 600.1 - FUELING OPERATIONS

All fueling and defueling operations shall conform to the provisions of NFPA 407 Standards for Aircraft Fueling Servicing, NFPA 410 Standard on Aircraft Maintenance and the following:

A.                  During the fueling of any aircraft:

1.       Aircraft shall not be fueled while in a hangar or enclosed space.

2.       Aircraft fueling shall begin only after the grounding cable has been connected between the aircraft and the fuel dispensing system.

3.       Fueling shall cease if the grounding cable becomes disconnected.

4.       User shall ensure there is no smoking within fifty feet of fueling.

5.       User shall not operate any radio (including cell phone) or operate any electrical appliance in or near aircraft being fueled.

6.       User shall not use any material or equipment that is likely to cause a spark or ignition.

7.       User engaged in fueling shall have a suitable fire extinguisher available.

8.       Unless authorized by the FAA, an aircraft engine shall not be started, running, or warmed by application of exterior heat during fueling.

9.       Unless authorized by the FAA, persons shall not be in an aircraft while it is being fueled.

 

B.                  During the defueling of any aircraft, ALL above safety restrictions apply, including:

1.       Prior to defueling an aircraft, the User shall inform the Airport Manager and the Grosse Ile Fire Department.

2.       User shall provide the time, location, and estimated amount to be defueled.

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CHAPTER 700

VEHICLES

SECTION 700.1 - RULES OF OPERATION

  1. The Airport Operating Area (AOA) is a restricted area.  The AOA is divided into two distinct areas, the movement area, and the non-movement area.  Only Users authorized by the Manager may operate in the movement area.  A User found in the movement area without authorization is subject to arrest and prosecution for criminal trespassing.  

The non-movement area consists of the parking areas, loading ramps, and maintenance area.  The majority of vehicle operations on the AOA occur in this area and most drivers on the AOA are authorized to operate only in the non-movement area.  Generally, Users in this area include hangar tenants, tie down tenants, passengers, mechanics, flight instructors, student pilots, invited guests, and visitors.

The movement area consists of the taxiways and runways.  Vehicle operators approved to be in this area shall make themselves familiar with the procedures and information outlined in Chapter 700.  Police, Fire and Airport Personnel vehicles are exempt from seeking approval for each incident.  Other Users shall obtain a one-time approval from the manager for each incident of driving in the movement area.

  1. During times of an emergency, no private vehicle other than those operated by emergency personnel shall be allowed on the Airport unless specifically authorized by the Manager or the Township.  The Manager shall determine when normal operations may be resumed.
  2. No vehicle, except Airport or authorized emergency vehicles, shall exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour on any ramp, apron, or other aircraft parking area.
  3. User shall not operate a vehicle in a reckless or negligent manner, or in excess of posted or designated speed limits, other than emergency vehicles responding to an emergency.  User shall not operate a vehicle in such a manner or condition as to endanger persons or property.

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SECTION 700.2 - VEHICLE PARKING

  1. User shall not park a vehicle for loading, unloading or any other purpose on the Airport other than in the areas specifically established for said purpose by signs, lines, or other means.
  2. Employees of firms engaged in business at the Airport shall park in the areas designated for employee parking.
  3. Vehicles that are parked on the Airport in violation of this Section will be towed at the Managers direction and at the operator's expense and without liability for damage that may result in the course of such towing. Vehicles left in any particular location for a period of seven days shall be subject to storage charges and towing.
  4. Tie-down Users may park their vehicles on their tie-down spots except as directed by the Manager.

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SECTION 800 – RESERVED FOR FUTURE HOMELAND SECURITY REQUIREMENTS