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DefinitionsPursuant to Section 330.27, FS, the following definitions apply to this section:“Airport” means an area of land or water used for, or intended to be used for, landing and takeoff of aircraft, including appurtenant areas, buildings, facilities, or rights-of-way necessary to facilitate such use or intended use.
“Private airport” means an airport, publicly or privately owned, which is not open or available for use by the public, but may be made available to others by invitation of the owner or manager.
You may contact the Private Airport and Finance Manager for additional information.
Site ApprovalPursuant to Section 330.30(1), FS, the owner or lessee of any proposed private aviation facility must receive written approval from FDOT prior to site acquisition, construction, or establishment of the facility. A site approval is subject to any reasonable conditions necessary to ensure safety for aircraft and protect public health, safety, and welfare. A private aviation facility applicant will first visit the Private Airport Registration and Site Approval section of the Florida Aviation Database (FAD). The FAD will generate logon credentials for the applicant to use throughout the process. All required supporting documentation detailed in Section 14-60.005(5)(a-m), FAC must be maintained by the applicant and made available to the FDOT for review upon request.
Site approval is granted only after it has been determined that all requirements set forth in Section 330.30(1), FSFS and Section 14-60.005, Florida Administrative Code (FAC), have been met. Site approval is valid for two years after the date of issue, unless revoked or a private aviation facility registration is issued. FDOT may revoke a site approval based on occurrences such as facility abandonment or the site becomes unusable for aviation purposes.
To apply for Private-Use Airport Site Approval visit Create an Account for a New Airport Site Approval
RegistrationPursuant to Section 330.30(2)(a), FS, a private aviation facility must register with FDOT prior to the operation of aircraft to or from the facility to ensure safety for aircraft and protect public health, safety, and welfare.
Pursuant to Section 330.30(2)(d), FS the private aviation facility will use their logon credentials to complete the self certification of operation and configuration data deemed necessary by the FDOT.
Pursuant to Section 330.30(2)(d)(2), FS, the registration of a private aviation facility shall be valid for 24 months unless the registration has been adjusted by FDOT. FDOT may revoke any registration based on occurrences such as facility abandonment or the site becomes unsafe or unusable for flight operations.
To register your Private-Use Airport visit Airport Registration Renewal.
Licensing Pursuant to Section 330.30(4), FS, registered private aviation facilities with 10 or more based aircraft may request FDOT to license their facility.
A license is issued after it is determined that the facility is in compliance with all requirements set forth in Section 14-60.007, FAC, and may be subject to any reasonable conditions that FDOT deems necessary to ensure safety for aircraft and protect public health, safety, and welfare. Each license issued shall expire no later than one year after the effective date of the license except when certain criteria are met. FDOT may revoke any license based on occurrences such as facility abandonment or the site becomes unsafe or unusable for flight operations.
InspectionPursuant to Section 330.30(2), FS, FDOT inspects registered private aviation facilities prior to licensing or license renewal. These facilities are inspected upon the request of the registered private aviation facility by the FDOT Central Aviation and Spaceports Office located in Tallahassee.
Registered private aviation facilities are inspected based on requirements set forth in Section 14-60.007, FAC. These requirements ensure safety for aircraft and protect public health, safety and welfare.
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