Aviation and Spaceports Office
Aaron N. Smith
State Aviation Manager
605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Florida is fortunate to be served by one of the most comprehensive and progressive airport systems in the country. The Aviation and Spaceports Office develops the Florida Aviation System Plan, promotes the development and improvement of Florida’s airports and spaceports, regulates airports and protects airport approaches. Major activities include aviation system development, aviation grant program, airport regulation, intergovernmental coordination, aviation outreach and aviation emergency operations management.
FDOT ASO Webinar Notice - Florida Statute 333, Airport Zoning
The Florida Legislature has amended Florida Statute 333, Airport Zoning (F.S. 333), effective July 1, 2016, which will impact the airport zoning regulations of almost all airport zoning authorities and require amendments to existing regulations by July 1, 2017. F.S. 333 requires that every political subdivision having an airport hazard area (any area where an airport hazard/obstruction might be established) within its territorial limits shall adopt, administer, and enforce in the manner and conditions prescribed in F.S. 333, airport zoning regulations. This encompasses almost every political subdivision in Florida.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Aviation and Spaceports Office (ASO) will be presenting a webinar on the dates and times identified below to inform zoning authorities of the requirements and possible impacts of the changes to F.S. 333 on airport zoning regulations and processes. F.S. 333 (2016) is not a rule or regulation of the FDOT but state law which must be complied with to prevent adverse impacts to your permitting processes.
Click PowerPoint Presentation to access the webinar powerpoint presentation.
The webinar will be presented on the following dates and times.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Access the webinar here: Join Skype Meeting or join by phone at 866‐691‐4535 – conference id # 84991562
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM ‐12:00 PM Access the webinar here: Join Skype Meeting or join by phone at 866‐691‐4535 – conference id # 1824572
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Access the webinar here: Join Skype Meeting or join by phone at 866‐691‐4535 – conference id # 58590451
Presenter: Greg Jones, Airspace and Land Use Manager, FDOT ASO
Aviation Project Update
FDOT’s Aviation and Spaceports Office (ASO) has updated the Florida Aviation Project Handbook. In addition to incorporating relevant to policies and procedures, we have added new sections, including:
1. JPA compliance and project-specific considerations (CCNA, reporting/compliance/certification requirements, invoicing, etc.)
2. Special appropriations
3. Grant assurances
4. Program timelines
5. More detailed discussion on work program development, scheduling (5-year, new 5th year, etc.), coordination w/Districts, changes to the adopted work program, etc.
6. An airport-specific list of key FDOT and FAA staff contacts
Click here to download the Aviation Project Handbook. FDOT ASO will no longer be printing the Handbook. As such, we now have the ability to make changes on an as-needed basis. If you have any comments, suggestions, or thoughts related to the Handbook, please contact Jim Halley, ASO’s Aviation System Manager, at (850) 414-4505 or Jim.Halley@dot.state.fl.us.
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