AIRPORT RULES & REGULATIONS & MINIMUM OPERATION & USE STANDARDS FOR LAGRANGE-CALLAWAY AIRPORT
DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
Unless from the context a different meaning is apparent as used in these regulations, the terms hereinafter used shall be defined as follows:
AIRPORT shall mean the LAGRANGE-CALLAWAY AIRPORT located in Troup County, Georgia.
AIRPORT MANAGER’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE shall mean an advisory committee established by the Airport Manager for the purpose of providing public input and advising the AIRPORT MANAGER on airport matters.
AIRPORT MANAGER shall mean the officer or representative of the TROUP COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY (TCAA) having immediate charge of the airport.
FAA shall mean the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION.
FULL SERVICE FIXED BASE OPERATOR shall mean a commercial enterprise providing aircraft flight instruction and training, aircraft maintenance and repairs, aircraft sales and services, on-demand charter, and other essential support services, authorized to operate on the airport by virtue of a valid lease with the TROUP COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
LIMITED FIXED BASE OPERATOR shall mean a commercial enterprise providing limited products and services, authorized to operate on the airport by virtue of a valid lease with the TROUP COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
LESSEE, or TENANT, shall mean any PERSON using the airport by virtue of a valid lease and agreement with the TROUP COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
NTSB shall mean National Transportation Safety Board.
PERSON shall mean an individual, group, partnership, fixed base operator, firm, association, or corporation.
TROUP COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY (TCAA) shall mean that body created by State of Georgia Legislative action to operate and govern the AIRPORT.
TSA shall mean Transportation Security Administration.
1.20 Airport Manager
The Airport Manager or the manager’s designated representative shall at all times have the authority to take such reasonable action as may be necessary to enforce these regulations and to efficiently manage the airport and its operations. In any contingencies not specifically covered by these rules and regulations, the airport manager, with approval of the TCAA, shall be authorized to make such reasonable rules, orders, and decisions as may be necessary and proper.
The TCAA has the right to and does hereby regulate all commercial enterprises using the airport as a base of operation, whether such operation is aeronautical or non-aeronautical in nature. No commercial operation of any kind or type shall be conducted on the airport unless specifically approved by the TCAA.
1.40 Flying clubs
A flying club is recognized as an organization for the joint ownership of aircraft and the fair distribution of the cost of maintaining and operating such aircraft. Such flight instruction by club members for other club members is not considered to be commercial in nature so long as there is no profit or for-hire motive involved in the operation of a flying club or other such organization. If determined to be commercial, the club shall conform to the requirements set forth herein for commercial fixed base operators.
1.50 Conditions for usage
The use of the airport, its property and facilities by the public is a privilege and no right is hereby granted. The use of the airport or any of its facilities in any manner shall create an obligation on the part of the user to obey all the regulations herein provided and adopted by the TCAA. The privilege of using the airport and its facilities shall be contingent upon the further condition that any person, persons, corporations, co-partnership or others desiring to use the same shall furnish a policy of indemnity against personal injury and property damage in a reasonable sum as the TCAA shall require. TCAA further reserves the right to charge reasonable fees for any and all uses of the airport. Considering the obligation of the TCAA to keep the airport open to the public for aeronautical purposes, the airport facilities will not be used for non-aviation events that would conflict with its aeronautical use.
1.60 Violations of airport rules & regulations
Any person violating any of the airport rules and regulations may be punished as provided by law or ordinance or, at the discretion of TCAA, may be deprived of the use of the airport facilities for such a period of time and to the extent as may be necessary to be effective.
No person shall solicit funds for any purpose, and no signs or advertisements may be posted at the airport without the permission of the TCAA.
1.80 Airport grounds
Garbage, refuse, and other waste materials shall be placed in receptacles provided for such purpose and no person shall damage, remove, or disturb in any way, buildings, signs, equipment, markers, lighting devices, or other property on the airport.
1.90 Waste disposal
Waste materials, including petroleum product waste, will not be emptied into any airport drain or otherwise disposed of upon the airport grounds except for proper disposal in containers provided for such purpose. The TCAA may impose a clean-up charge on any airport user failing to properly dispose of waste products.
By entering airport property, all persons, vehicles, and containers on airport property, including aircraft and automobiles, are subject to search by law enforcement personnel (based on applicable Federal, State, and Local laws). All airport users are subject to applicable TSA and/or FAA security regulations.
TCAA reserves the right to regulate any and all permanent or temporary signs erected or installed on airport property (including signs on buildings and free-standing signs). Furthermore, any signage on airport property is subject to current signage ordinances of the City of LaGrange.
1.120 Spray painting
Application of paint using any spray device with a liquid capacity in excess of 11.5 ounces is not allowed on airport property without the express written approval of the airport manager.
DIVISION 2. MOTOR VEHICLES
2.10 General regulations
No vehicle (including but not limited to skates, skateboards, golf carts, bicycles, motorcycles, “four-wheelers”, all-terrain vehicles, trucks, and automobiles) or device in repose by which any person or property is, or may be, transported or drawn upon the surface shall be operated within the airport fence unless authorized by the airport manager. Any such authorized vehicles shall be parked in a manner prescribed by the Airport Manager and as indicated by posted signs while on the airport. Any vehicle improperly parked on airport property (both inside and outside the fence) in violation of these rules and regulations shall be subject to towing or moving and fines as appropriate at the expense of the vehicle owner and without liability to TCAA for damage resulting from such towing or moving.
2.20 Regulation and control
No surface vehicles shall be permitted on runways, taxiways, aprons, or ramps without the express permission of the Airport Manager or manager’s representative unless the operation of such vehicle is in accordance with a prior agreement to accomplish a necessary airport purpose, service, or inspection.
2.25 Gate access
All vehicles and/or persons entering airport property through gated access must ensure that gate is closed after transit.
2.30 Safe operation
No person shall operate a vehicle in a careless or negligent manner or in disregard for the safety of others, or in excess of posted speed limits. All taxiing aircraft have right-of-way over all surface vehicles.
2.40 Visual displays
All vehicles operating within the apron, runway, and taxiway areas shall display an international orange and white checkered flag of not less than three feet square with one foot squares or be equipped with operating warning light systems.
2.50 Non-aircraft accident reporting
Every accident or incident involving injury or property damage shall be reported to the airport manager or manager’s representative immediately. (For aircraft accidents see 3.80.)
DIVISION 3. AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS
3.10 Adoption of FAA air traffic rules and regulations
Federal Aviation Regulations governing the operation of aircraft in effect as of the date of adoption of this document and all future additions or revisions thereto are made a part of these airport rules and regulations as fully as if set forth herein.
3.20 Reporting hazards
The operator/owner/pilot who becomes aware of any hazard to safe operations on the airport will report the condition to FAA AFSS via CTAF frequency or by telephone. An immediate report to the Airport Manager or his representative will also satisfy this requirement.
3.30 Engine use limitations
Aircraft engines shall be started and run up only in the places designated for such purposes. At no time shall engines be run when hangars, automobiles, shops, airplanes, or any building or persons are in the path of the propeller stream and/or jet exhaust.
3.40 Aicraft parking and storage
No aircraft shall be parked or stored at the airport except in the areas designated for such purpose
The performance of aircraft and engine repair and maintenance is considered an aeronautical service regulated by the TCAA except where such service or repairs are performed by the aircraft owner or their full-time employees, as evidenced by documented proof of employment. The TCAA reserves the right to designate reasonable areas where such aircraft owners may perform services on their own aircraft. If such areas are designated, the TCAA may prohibit the performance of such services in tie-down areas and T-hangars and prescribe rules and impose fees for the use of such owner type aircraft maintenance areas.
3.60 Manager's authority to move aircraft
At the direction of the Airport Manager, the operator, owner, or pilot of any illegally or improperly parked aircraft on the airport shall move the aircraft to a legally designated parking area on the airport. The TCAA, through the airport manager, may cause the aircraft to be moved to such a place at the operator's expense and without liability to TCAA for damage that may result from such moving.
3.70 Moving damaged aircraft
In the event of an accident, the TCAA, through the Airport Manager and in compliance with FAA, NTSB, and other governmental regulations, may remove the damaged aircraft from the landing areas, ramps, aprons, or other areas at the expense of the aircraft owner and without liability for damage resulting from such moving.
3.80 Aircraft accident reporting
The pilot of an aircraft involved in an accident on the airport causing personal injury (at least a broken finger, toe, or nose) or property damage shall report the accident to the FAA, NTSB, and Airport Manager or manager’s representative. In the event that the pilot is unable to do so, the owner of the aircraft or their agent shall make such report.
3.90 Liability for destruction of airport property
Airport property damaged or destroyed by accident or otherwise shall be paid for by parties responsible. This includes, but is not limited to, damage to buildings, airport lighting, shrubs, trees, and grass and lawn areas.
3.100 Manager's authority to detain aircraft for nonpayment of charges
The Airport Manager shall have the authority to detain any aircraft for nonpayment of any charges due.
3.110 Visual inspection
No person shall taxi an aircraft until they have determined by a visual inspection of the area that there will be no danger of collision with any person or object in the immediate area.
Aircraft shall be taxied at a safe and reasonable speed with due respect for other aircraft, persons, or property.
3.130 Takeoffs and landings
Any takeoff or landing other than those conducted from operational runways, or any movement of aircraft other than those conducted on operational hard surface areas shall be at the sole risk and liability of the aircraft owner or operator.
3.140 Limited access
No person, except duly authorized personnel, passengers going to and from aircraft, or persons being personally conducted by airport attendants shall be permitted to enter the runway, taxiway, or apron areas. This permission does not give any person so excepted the privilege of unrestricted use of the airport. These privileges are confined to the necessary use of the airport in connection with flights, inspections, and routine duties.
3.150 Glider operation rules for LGC (approved by TCAA resolution December 15, 2003)
The following rules and regulations shall apply to the operation of gliders at the airport. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in loss of airport privileges and / or other sanctions issued by federal, state or local government agencies and bodies.
ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS AS TO GLIDER OPERATIONS DECEMBER 15, 2003
(With June 21, 2004 TCAA resolution clarifying rule 5 by adding the words “on the ground”)
Each day glider operations are planned, the glider club shall contact the Macon Flight Service Station to file a local NOTAM for glider operations to be conducted in the vicinity of KLGC. The glider club shall provide the following information to both Flight Service and the FBO at the airport:
- before the day's first glider flight the anticipated time of the first glider flight takeoff; and the estimated highest altitude gliders may attain that day in the NOTAM area.
- if the day's glider flying ends before sunset, notification that glider operations have ended early.
- Glider operations will not be conducted when the ceiling is less than 2,000 feet AGL and/or the prevailing visibility is less than 3 statue miles, as reported by the AWOS system installed at the Airport. If the AWOS system is not available, a pilot report from the local area may be used.
- Glider operations shall normally be launched and recovered on Runway 03/21. When returning for landing, gliders shall utilize the same traffic pattern as do powered aircraft, except that gliders shall use right turns allowing for spacing and traffic pattern altitude as described in the AIM. Whenever reasonably possible, all glider landings shall come to a full stop prior to the intersection of 03/21 and 13/31.
- The use of Runway 03/21 for glider operation is not exclusive to that category of aircraft.
- During glider operations, an agent of the glider operation shall be positioned on the ground so as to be able to see an aircraft along the entire length of runway 13/31 and the approach and departure path of aircraft operating to or from either end of that runway. This agent shall hold at least a FAA Private Pilot certificate. The agent must observe and determine that there will be no apparent traffic conflict prior to a glider launch. The agent shall then advise the tow plane and glider by radio, on the CTAF, that no apparent traffic conflict will be involved during their departure. The tow plane and glider shall not depart on that runway until they receive the advisory from the agent. Conversely, powered aircraft holding for sequential departure will allow both the tow plane and glider to clear the intersection of runways 03/21 and 13/31 before beginning their departure roll.
- No glider operation shall be launched from runway 03/21 if known powered traffic is established on final for Runway 13/31 within 5 miles of the airport or sequentially ready for departure on that runway.
- A maximum of two ground vehicles may be used to move gliders to and from the glider launch and recovery areas, all in accordance with the TCAA Rules and Regulations. Drivers of such vehicles shall be equipped with a radio capable of transmissions on the CTAF frequency and the driver will monitor this frequency. Drivers shall not cross any runway or taxiway until they are assured that no interference exists with any airborne traffic on, to, or from those runways, taxiways or operational areas. The drivers must hold a valid driver's license.
- All gliders, towplanes, persons, vehicles, equipment, and other items necessary for the operation must remain outside of the Runway Safety Zones, taxiways and runways except for the actual staging takeoff and retrieval process of the gliders.
- Only passengers and authorized personnel necessary to accomplish the staging, takeoff and retrieval process are allowed within the Runway Safety Zone and on runways and taxiways.
- Gliders will not thermal or loiter in the following areas: On the runway 13/31 extended centerline (1 mile either side) from the near shore of Lake West Point on the northwest end of runway 13/31 to Interstate Highway I-185 (not I-85) on the southeast end of runway 13/31 to an altitude of 3500 feet MSL (700 feet above the minimum vectoring altitude of 2800 feet MSL). Any glider airwork thermaling, or other loitering flight up to, but not including, 2800 feet MSL will be done north of Lukken Industrial Blvd (but not less than 1 mile from the centerline of runway 13/31).
- When on the runway or other area for launching or recovery, pre-and post-flight activities must be kept to a minimum (but safety must not be compromised) so as to keep the runways, taxiways, and launch/recovery areas as clear as possible for other traffic.
- All staging, takeoff and recovery activities must not, when safely possible, exceed five (5) minutes total time, or such activities for that operation will immediately cease and the runways, taxiways, and Runway Safety Zones will be cleared of gliders, towplanes and person. However, this time limit shall not include holding delays for coordination with powered traffic.
- All glider and towplane pilots, as well as the required ground crew entering the Runway Safety Zones for staging, takeoff and recovery activities must have operable communication radios, turned on and tuned to the airport CTAF frequency. They will monitor any transmissions and/or airport radio traffic. All towplanes and gliders shall transmit standard position calls on the airport CTAF frequency in accordance with the AIM.
- It is the glider operator’s responsibility to remove the glider from the runway, taxiway(s) and out of the Runway Safety Zone as soon as possible after coming to a stop during the landing phase. Only authorized personnel may enter the Runway Safety Zone, runway or taxiways(s) to facilitate the retrieval process after the glider has come to a complete stop.
- Winch and automobile tow ground launches may not be performed. Gliders will be launched only by aerotow.
- Gliders should be rigged and assembled in the grass area north of the hanger line on the west side of runway 03/21 so as to avoid congestion and blockage of aircraft operating from the shade port area and the gas pumps. The shade port ramp can be an alternate for assembly if conditions are too wet for use of the grass area.
DIVISION 4. AIRCRAFT FUELING
No aircraft shall be fueled or de-fueled while the aircraft engine is running, while the aircraft engine is being warmed by external heat sources (preheated), or while the aircraft is in an enclosed area.
4.20 Radio device operation
No person shall operate any radio transmitter – receiver or cell phone within 50 feet of a fueling operation.
During all fuel operations, the aircraft shall be grounded by an approved method.
4.40 Smoking prohibited
Smoking or lighting of an open flame shall be prohibited within fifty feet of any fueling operation.
4.50 Fueling Location
Fueling operations shall be conducted at least fifty feet from any hangar or building.
4.60 Fuel storage
Unless authorized by the Airport Manager, no person will be permitted to store petroleum products on, or transport petroleum products over, airport property or property leased by the airport for aeronautical purposes.
4.70 Engine starting
No person shall start the engine of any aircraft where there is any spilled fuel on the ground under the aircraft
4.80 - 4.100 Reserved
DIVISION 5. FIRE & SAFETY
5.10 Smoking Prohibited
Smoking or lighting of an open flame is prohibited at places with posted signs, or within fifty feet of any aircraft or hangar, fuel trucks, fuel loading stations, or fuel tank farms.
5.20 Prohibition on open flame or fire
No person shall start an open fire any place on the airport without permission of the Airport Manager.
5.30 Storage of flammable materials
No person shall store material or equipment, use flammable liquids or gases, or allow their premises to become in such condition so as to violate, in any manner, the fire code in force in the area of the airport. The storage of solvents, fuels, or other hazardous or flammable materials in aircraft storage hangars is prohibited.
5.40 Fire equipment
Tenants of all hangars shall provide suitable fire extinguishers, which shall be kept in good operational condition as directed by the local fire department, including annual inspection by trained personnel.
5.50 Cleaning and upkeep of premises
Tenants are required to keep their premises clean and clear of rubbish, debris, derelict aircraft and vehicles, and unsightly objects. If, after warning by the Airport Manager, the area is not cleaned, cleaning will be directed by the Airport Manager and billed to the tenant.
5.60 Hazardous materials
No person shall bring upon the airport, in a surface vehicle or aircraft, hazardous materials, or any other articles or substances which are noxious or capable of endangering persons or property without the express approval of the Airport Manager.
5.70 - 5.100 Reserved
DIVISION 6. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR FIXED BASE (FBO) OPERATORS
All fixed base operations at the airport shall be full-time businesses with offices at the airport open during normal business hours. No person shall be allowed to operate on the airport without a fully executed lease and agreement with the TCAA.
6.20 Airport owner's rights
The TCAA reserves unto itself the exclusive right to provide sales of aviation petroleum products, storage of aircraft, and other services not specifically granted to fixed base operators or to provide aviation petroleum products, storage of aircraft, and services to airport users through non-exclusive fixed-base operator agreements or other non-exclusive contractual means. No person may exercise a privilege, offer to sell a product, or offer to provide a service, unless the right to exercise that privilege or provide that product or service has been specifically granted to them in writing by the TCAA. Nothing herein provided shall, however, preclude the TCAA from assuming any right to the provision of any aviation product or service as an exclusive right when that action is in the best interest of the airport.
All fixed base operators may engage in such aeronautical services as they may qualify themselves for subject to their lease and agreement. Only the TCAA or qualified full service fixed-base operators (as defined in Division 6 of this document) who have satisfied all of the requirements of the TCAA may be considered eligible to sell or distribute fuels and oils.
6.40 Financial solvency
Fixed base operators must show financial solvency and business ability to the satisfaction of the TCAA. The TCAA may cause the books and records of any person doing business upon the airport to be audited and the TCAA may require third party verification of any or all information provided by that person.
6.50 Substantial conformance with standards
The TCAA shall determine substantial conformance to these standards for all fixed base operators.
6.60 Minimum liability insurance
The minimum liability insurance which a fixed base operator shall carry is $1,000,000.00 for bodily injury and property damage, and $1,000,000.00 hangar keeper’s liability, and $1,000,000.00 finished goods and products. All certificates of insurance issued under this part shall name the TCAA and the airport as additionally insured.
6.70 Performance bond
Fixed Base Operators may be required to furnish the TCAA a performance bond assuring the completion of all construction or capitol improvements.
6.80 Construction and design standards
All construction required herein shall be in accordance with design and construction standards established and approved by the TCAA for the facility involved. Persons desiring to erect or construct any building or related facility on the airport shall be required to submit detailed plans and specifications on a form and in a manner approved by the TCAA. Prior to commencement of any construction, all required licenses, insurance, and permits must be obtained by the entity desiring to do the subject construction and copies of those documents provided to the TCAA.
Land available for aviation related activity is a valuable and limited commodity. It is the policy of the TCAA that no land areas in excess of present requirements will be leased to any person. Additional areas that may become available will be made available to persons on the basis of demonstrated need and the submission of a comprehensive plan developed by a qualified airport engineering consultant.
6.100 Fuel and oil sales
The TCAA has reserved to itself the exclusive right to provide all fuel and oil sales on the airport in compliance with this section. Should the TCAA renounce that exclusive right and permit fuel and oil sales through non-exclusive fixed-base operators (FBO) or other non-exclusive contractual means, the provider(s) must also meet the requirements of this section.
The FBO shall provide a concrete ramp area accessible by taxiway with electric pumps and aboveground tank storage having a capacity equal to the minimum tank truck-load deliverable for aviation grade fuel and standard jet fuel. The provider will have mobile and/or fixed pumping equipment of sufficient capacity to refuel aircraft on the airport within two hours of customer’s request. All metering devices shall be calibrated and certified by the State of Georgia, Department of Agriculture or that state agency charged with such calibration.
Properly trained line personnel shall be on duty at least twelve hours of every day, seven days a week and on call by readily accessible telephone for emergency services.
Line personnel shall have demonstrated ability and proper equipment for repairing and inflating aircraft tires, servicing oleo struts, changing engine oil, washing aircraft, aircraft windows and windshields, and for recharging batteries or energizing aircraft starters.
The FBO shall provide a conveniently located, air-conditioned lounge or waiting room, with sanitary rest rooms and public telephones for passengers and crews of itinerant aircraft.
The FBO ramp shall have parking and tie-down area and adequate towing equipment to safely and efficiently move aircraft and store them in all reasonably expected weather conditions.
The FBO shall keep an adequate inventory of generally accepted grades of aviation engine oils and lubricants.
In conducting refueling operations, the FBO shall install and use adequate grounding facilities at fueling locations to eliminate the hazards of static electricity and shall provide approved types of fire extinguishers or other equipment commensurate with the hazard involved in refueling and servicing aircraft.
The FBO shall maintain adequate fire detection and/or fire fighting equipment and employee participation in approved annual fire, rescue, and emergency training.
6.110 Aircraft maintenance and repairs
All persons providing aircraft maintenance and repairs shall provide the following items.
Sufficient hangar space to house any aircraft upon which service is being performed.
Suitable storage space for aircraft awaiting maintenance or delivery after repair and maintenance has been completed.
Adequate shop space and equipment (machine tools, jacks, lifts, and testing equipment) to perform tests, inspections, and repairs as required for FAA certification and repair of all single engine land and light multi-engine land general aviation aircraft.
At least one FAA certified aircraft and powerplant mechanic on-site or available at least eight hours a day, five days a week.
The ability to screen all non-airworthy aircraft from public view and the ability to properly dispose of non-airworthy aircraft.
Separately partitioned space with adequate exhaust fans and fire protection for spray painting if this type of work is to be performed. Any space on airport used for the application of paint to aircraft must meet all applicable federal, state, and local environmental and fire codes (whether said painting is associated with a maintenance operation or not).
The ability to remove promptly from runway and taxiway areas any disabled aircraft (as soon as such movement is permitted by FAA and TCAA authorities after their notification). Available equipment shall include suitable tractors, tow bars, jacks, dollies, and other equipment as might be needed to remove the largest general aviation aircraft normally using the airport.
Proof of insurance in a form and quantity satisfactory to the Airport Manager.
Itinerant maintenance operations will not be allowed on airport property without the express written consent of the airport manager.
6.120 Flight training
All businesses conducting flight training activities shall provide the following items.
At least one full-time properly certificated flight instructor available on site or by appointment at least eight hours a day, six days a week capable of providing flight instruction in single engine land aircraft.
At least one dual equipped single engine land aircraft properly equipped and maintained for flight instruction and such additional types of aircraft as may be required to give flight instruction of the kind advertised.
Adequate classroom space for at least two students with proper restrooms and seating facilities. A part of the required facilities, with the consent of the TCAA, may be located off airport property.
Adequate mock ups, pictures, slides, filmstrips or other visual aids necessary to provide proper ground school instruction.
At least one full-time properly certificated flight instructor available on site or by appointment at least eight hours a day, six days a week capable of checking out pilots desiring to rent flight school aircraft.
Proper check lists and operating manuals on all aircraft rented.
6.130 Crop dusting and spraying
Persons seeking to conduct crop dusting or spraying of agricultural chemicals from aircraft operating out of the airport shall meet the following requirements.
Verification that suitable arrangements have been provided for the safe use and containment of noxious chemical materials. No poisonous or inflammable materials shall be kept overnight at the airport.
The operator shall have available properly certificated aircraft suitably equipped for the agricultural operation undertaken.
No crop dusting operation shall be conducted from the principal public use apron or ramp at the airport. Adequate operational ramp space shall be assigned by the Airport Manager.
The operator will provide the Airport Manager with complete Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all chemicals being loaded on, stored on, or transported over airport property.
6.140 Miscellaneous operations
Radio and instrument repairs, aerial advertising, aircraft charter, the manufacture of aircraft and parts, or any other aeronautical activity not herein before provided for may be conducted by any person, firm or corporation upon application to, and approval of, the TCAA. Reasonable fees, terms, and conditions for the privilege of engaging in these services, commensurate with the nature and scope of the activities involved will be established by the TCAA.
Hangar space, office and lounge space, aircraft parking areas, and other required facilities meeting the minimum standards for a single activity shall be considered to meet multiple activity minimum requirements for other services to the extent that they provide sufficient facilities for such multiple services. The TCAA shall review all requests to provide multiple services from common facilities to determine if those multiple services can reasonably be provided without additional facilities.
6.160 Standards applicability
Minimum standards shall apply to all buildings to be constructed on the airport. All buildings shall be fireproofed and of metal or masonry construction, with properly designed doors, stressed and constructed in accordance with all applicable local and national building codes, and shall include a floor of properly constructed concrete of sufficient designed load strength to sustain all types of aircraft using the facility.
6.170 Additional facility construction
Any area of office space, rest rooms, or lounge which may be an adjunct to another building must also be fireproofed and of steel or masonry construc
6.180 Surface construction
Aircraft parking aprons and taxiways shall be constructed according to plans and specifications approved by the TCAA.
6.190 Service and pricing
All services shall be provided on a fair, equal, and not unjustly discriminatory basis to all users of the airport. The prices charged for each unit of service shall be fair, reasonable, and not unjustly discriminatory; provided, however, that TCAA or other commercial aeronautical service providers may make reasonable and nondiscriminatory discounts, rebates, or other similar type price reductions to volume purchasers.
6.200 Non-discriminatory practices
Each operator shall provide service in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P. L. 88-352). Accordingly, no person shall be denied equal services on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, or handicap.
6.210 Flowage fees
The TCAA may impose and collect flowage fees on any aviation petroleum products dispensed into any fuel storage device (including but not limited to vehicle fuel tanks) on the airport.
DIVISION 7. APPLICATIONS
The TCAA may, from time to time and at its own impetus, circulate requests for proposals to lease certain space and facilities, grant certain rights or privileges, or create certain contractual relationships with respect to the airport. Additionally, persons interested in establishing aeronautical activities at the airport may request the TCAA to grant them permission to perform certain activities on the airport. To insure that other interested parties are not precluded from enjoying a similar right or privilege at the airport, the TCAA will take such steps as it deems necessary, including the circulation of public notice and requests for proposals, to assure an equal opportunity for all interested parties. All persons wishing to establish an aeronautical activity on the airport shall be furnished with a copy of these rules and regulations and minimum standards, as amended, together with such information as may be applicable. They shall make application in writing to the TCAA setting forth in detail the following information.
7.10.1 The name and address of the applicant.
7.10.2 The proposed land use, facility and/or activity sought.
7.10.3 The name and qualifications of the individuals that will be involved in conducting the activity.
7.10.4 The financial responsibility and technical ability of the applicant and operator to carry out the activity sought.
7.10.5 The tools, equipment, services, and inventory, if any, proposed to be furnished in connection with such activity.
7.10.6 The requested or proposed date for commencement of the activity and terms under which the activity will be conducted.
7.10.7 The estimated cost of any structure or facility to be furnished, including specifications for the proposed building, and the means or method of financing such construction.
7.20 Application review
Following submission of the application, the airport manager will meet with the applicant to review the application. All applications for rights or privileges at the airport will be considered by the Airport Manager and the Airport Manager’s advisory committee, if constituted, prior to being presented to the TCAA for approval or rejection. The TCAA will give appropriate weight to the total value of the proposed capital investment on the airport, the number of jobs to be created, the value of the proposed products and services to the mission of the airport, and the financial return to the TCAA.
Upon consideration of the application in principle, the TCAA shall determine whether or not such application should be granted in whole or in part.
7.40 Lease agreements
7.40.1 The TCAA may, from time to time, lease certain space and facilities, grant certain privileges, and create certain contractual relationships as may be in the best interest of the airport. All proposed leases and sales may be referred to the Airport Manager’s advisory committee, if constituted, for their information, advice, and recommendation(s).
7.40.2 All leases of corporate hangars shall be substantially the same form as the corporate hangar lease agreement, available from the Airport Manager. The Airport Manager shall be authorized to negotiate the terms and conditions of leases, subject to the approval of the TCAA, so long as the terms and conditions are fair, reasonable, and comparable to the terms and conditions for contemporary corporate hangar lease agreements at similar airports in the southeast. The Airport Manager shall be authorized to execute the corporate hangar lease agreements meeting those terms and conditions on behalf of the TCAA.
7.40.3 All leases of T-hangar space shall be substantially in the same form as the T-hangar space lease agreement available from the Airport Manager. The Airport Manager shall be authorized to negotiate the terms and conditions of the leases, so long as the terms and conditions are fair, reasonable, and comparable to terms and conditions for contemporary T-hangar lease agreements in the southeast. The Airport Manager shall be authorized to execute the T-hangar lease agreements meeting those terms and conditions on behalf of the TCAA.
7.40.4 All limited fixed-base operator agreements shall be in substantially the same form as the limited fixed-base operator agreement, available from the Airport Manager. The Airport Manager shall be authorized to negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreements, subject to the approval of the TCAA so long as the terms and conditions are fair, reasonable, and comparable to terms and conditions for contemporary limited fixed-base operator agreements at similar airports in the Southeast. The Airport Manager shall be authorized to execute the limited fixed-base operator agreements meeting those terms and conditions on behalf of the TCAA.
7.40.5 Full service fixed-base operator agreements, and other complex commercial aeronautical agreements, will be negotiated by the Airport Manager, subject to the approval of TCAA. At the conclusion of successful negotiations, the Airport Manager is authorized to execute all full service fixed-base operator and complex commercial aeronautical agreements on behalf of the TCAA.
7.50 Rejection of application
Any rejected application shall be returned to the applicant with a written explanation of the reasons for rejection.
7.60 - 7.100 Reserved
DIVISION 8. SPECIAL AIRPORT USES
8.10 General operations
The TCAA obligates itself to safely operate the airport for the use and benefit of the public and to keep the airport open to the various types, kinds, and classes of aeronautical use for which the airport facility is designed and intended to serve. The Airport Manager shall have the authority to suspend any operation, or close the airport whenever such action is necessary to avoid endangering persons or property. Nothing contained within these rules and regulations shall compel the TCAA to keep the airport open during extreme weather events or events beyond the control of the TCAA. Any person using the airport during significant meteorological events or conditions that would adversely affect safety shall do so at their own risk and without liability to the TCAA.
The TCAA has established these rules to be met by all users to provide for the safe and efficient use of the airport and to otherwise protect the safety of persons and property both on the ground and in the air.
8.30 Excess weight
It is understood that the landing area facilities constructed are primarily intended for the use of powered aircraft whose weights are not in excess of the published strengths of the paved surfaces concerned. Operations on those surfaces of aircraft slightly in excess of the published pavement strengths may be permitted on an infrequent basis with the permission of the airport manager. Such permission in no way constitutes assumption of liability for damage to those overweight aircraft by TCAA during these permitted operations.
8.40 Limitations on non-powered aircraft
No operations involving non-powered aircraft, including gliders, balloons, parachuting, and other unusual and special classes of aeronautical activities, will be permitted on the airport without the prior approval of the Airport Manager or manager’s representative. The TCAA reserves the right to impose special operating rules, establish procedures, restrict, or curtail the operation of any aircraft operation or unusual or special classes of aeronautical activity when, in the sole judgment of the TCAA or the Airport Manager, the safety of persons or property would be jeopardized by such operations.
Notwithstanding the terms set out above in this section 8.40, glider pilots and operators, as well as those persons and entities who provide ground and other support to them, shall also follow and adhere to those additional rules and regulations which are included in these regulations under paragraph 3.150. (per TCAA resolution 12/15/03).
8.50 Reservation of rights
The TCAA reserves the right to modify or alter these AIRPORT RULES AND REGULATIONS AND MINIMUM OPERATION AND USE STANDARDS FOR THE LAGRANGE-CALLAWAY AIRPORT from time to time. Any modification or alteration that affects leases or commercial operations governed by these rules and regulations shall not apply to an existing agreement but would be applicable at the time of renewal or extension of any leasehold term.
8.60 Establishment and collection of user fees and charges
Considering the TCAA’s obligation to make the airport as self-sustaining as possible, the TCAA may also impose such fees and charges as may be appropriate on the use of the airport by any commercial aeronautical enterprise using the airport as a basis of operation. Failure of a commercial aeronautical operator to pay fees and charges imposed by the TCAA or failure to otherwise abide by these rules and regulations will result in that operator being denied the use of the airport.
8.70 - 8.110 Reserved
DIVISION 9. PROCEDURE FOR AMENDMENTS
No amendment to these regulations shall be effective until a hearing has been held by the TROUP COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY on the proposed amendment with due notice to the public and all fixed-base operators of the time and place of the hearing and, the substance of the amendment. Notice of the hearing shall be sufficient if run in a newspaper of general circulation in the LaGrange-Callaway Airport area and written notice is given to each fixed-base operator.