AIRWAY FIELD, 5AK3
North Pole, AK  99705
Elevation 488'
AIRWAY FIELD, General Operating Rules
The General Operating Rules for Airway Field were revised on 1 March 2009.  Please make sure you have a current copy.  If you need a hard copy contact Airway, Inc.  See the Contact Us page.



   

General Operating Rules for

 

Airway Field

 

1 Mar 2009

 

 

These amended and restated General Operating Rules, made on the date hereinafter set forth by the undersigned, shall supersede all prior General Operating Rules.

            I.          PURPOSE

A.        The primary purpose of this document is to establish the basic rules of operations for Airway Field.  These rules are promulgated for the safety and protection of:

            1.  Aircraft operating on, to, or from the airfield,

            2.  All personnel and vehicles operating on the airfield and subdivision roadways,

            3.  The property of Airway, Incorporated, and

            4.  The property of adjacent landholders.    

B.         The secondary purpose of this document is to establish operating rules to formally document the desires of the members in regard to the procedures that are deemed acceptable for operation of Airway Field.

C.         Lastly, to provide a reference for existing members, new members, and guests regarding the Operating Rules of Airway Field.

         II.         APPLICABILITY

A.        The rules contained herein apply to activities at Airway Field governed by Airway, Incorporated and the airspace associated therewith.   

         III.       GROUND OPERATIONS

A.        Definition – Ground operations refer and apply to all movement of personnel, vehicles, and animals on the airfield that are not associated with flying activities. 

                        B.         Airfield

                                    1.         Prohibited activities

a)         The driving of trucks, cars, snow machines, motorcycles, bicycles, all terrain vehicles, horses, or other conveyances on the runway for purposes other than approved runway maintenance. 

b)         Crossing of the runway by trucks, cars, snow machines, motorcycles, bicycles, all terrain vehicles, horses, or other conveyances. 

c)         Access to the runway by pedestrians except when involved in flight activities.

d)         Pets are not allowed on the runway. 

e)         Activities listed in section (a), (b), (c) and (d) above are prohibited regardless of the presence of aircraft. 

f)          Any other activity, except aircraft taxi, takeoff, or landing operations, unless prior written approval is obtained from two members of the Board of Trustees. 

                                    2.         Maintenance activities

a)         The use of vehicles and personnel to maintain the airfield must receive prior written approval from two members of the Board of Trustees. 

b)         The use of vehicles to pack and smooth snow on the airfield must receive prior written approval from two members of the Board of Trustees. 

C.         Taxiways – The roadways of the Airway Subdivisions are not under the jurisdiction of Airway, Incorporated, however the regulations in this section are in compliance with Fairbanks North Star Borough regulations and are included in the General Operating Rules for the safety of all persons using such roadways.

1.         The primary use of the taxiways shall be to conduct safe and unrestricted aircraft taxi operations.  The following streets/roads shall be designated as taxiways:

                        a)         Taxilane A

                        b)         Taxilane B

                        c)         Taxilane C

                        d)         Super Cub Lane

                        e)         Maule Lane

                        f)          That portion of Flight Street located North of Airway Road

                        g)         South Service Road (east extension of Airway Road)

2.         The maximum speed for all vehicles using any street/road within Airway Subdivision, Airway Subdivision First Addition, and Airway Subdivision Second Addition is fifteen (15) miles per hour.  The speed limit is to be strictly observed. 

3.         No vehicle or object shall be operated on or left in a taxiway so as to impede or impose a hazard to aircraft flight, taxi operations, or parking.

4.         There are no other restrictions to the use of motor vehicles on taxiways other than those covered by Alaska Statute, the covenants of Airway Subdivision, or other agency having jurisdiction. 

         IV.       FLIGHT OPERATIONS

A.        Definition – Flight operations shall be defined as all operations of aircraft to, from, or on the airfield and in the airspace associated therewith.  The procedures to be used at Airway Field are to be in accordance with the General Operating Rules for Airway Field and the regulations set forth in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s).  In the event that any conflict exists between the General Operating Rules for Airway Field and the FAR’s, the FAR’s shall take precedence. 

B.         Traffic Pattern – The preferred traffic pattern for Airway Field is right traffic for runway 15 and left traffic for runway 33.  Traffic pattern altitude is 1200 feet MSL.

C.         Radio Communications – The Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) for Airway Field is 122.8 MHz (VHF).  All radio equipped aircraft shall make standard taxi, arrival, and departure announcements. 

D.        Noise and Dust Abatement Procedures – In the interest of safety as well as to maintain harmonious relationships with residents near Airway Field, the following limitations to aircraft operations shall apply:

1.         Low, high-speed passes over the airfield are prohibited (this limitation does not apply to passes over the airfield to ensure safe landing conditions or as a result of a go-around decision).

2.         No aircraft operator shall perform more than three (3) touch-and-go or stop-and-go operations per month. 

3.         Aircraft takeoffs should be avoided between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM and shall be made using minimum noise procedures. 

4.         Aircraft landing and taxi operations shall be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. 

5.         Whenever dusty conditions exist, minimum thrust taxi operations and restricted takeoff/landing operations are recommended.

E.         Guest Aircraft

1.         It is the responsibility of members and associate members to advise their guests of the General Operating Rules for Airway Field and to ensure compliance with the rules, applicable FAR’s and all other applicable regulations.

F.         Areas of Special Caution – Hazards to Flight

1.         KJNP Transmission Tower – The tower of KJNP Radio (906 feet MSL) is located approximately 0.8 miles Southeast (165 degrees True) of Airway Field.  The tower may NOT be lighted during periods of poor visibility and dawn/dusk.  The tower is supported by an extensive guy wire system. 

2.         Bradley Sky Ranch – Bradley Sky Ranch is located approximately 1.8 miles Southwest (255 degrees True) of Airway Field.  The traffic pattern at Bradley Sky Ranch may overlap the traffic pattern of Airway Field.  The published traffic pattern for Bradley Sky Ranch is left traffic for runway 15, right traffic for runway 33, and the published traffic pattern altitude is 1500 feet MSL.  Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) at Bradley Sky Ranch is 122.8 MHz (VHF).  Common summertime activities at Bradley Sky Ranch include skydiving, sailplanes, ultralights, and ex-military aircraft operations. 

3.         Timber Trails Airpark – Timber Trails Airpark is located approximately ¼ mile northeast (020 degrees True) of Airway Field.  The runway at Timber Trails is parallel and offset northeast of Airway.  The traffic pattern at Timber Trails is left traffic for runway 15, right traffic for runway 33, and the published traffic pattern altitude is 1200 feet MSL.  CTAF is 122.8 MHz (VHF).

a)         Traffic arriving and departing from Airway, should remain west of Ermine Drive when within three (3) miles of the runway. 

b)         Traffic arriving and departing from Timber Trails should remain east of Ermine Drive when within three (3) miles of the runway.

c)         All aircraft should exercise extreme caution due to the close proximity of these airfields, especially during the critical phase of takeoff and landing.

4.         Ultralight Aircraft Operations – All operations of ultralight aircraft shall comply with the General Operating Rules of Airway Field. 

5.         Aircraft Parking – No aircraft shall be parked in such a way as to impede or impose a hazard to aircraft and taxi operations, or storage.  Parking of aircraft within the runway easement is prohibited.

         V.        OBLIGATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

A.        Membership Dues – The annual membership fees for Airway, Incorporated shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

B.         Transient Aircraft – Aircraft operations on Airway Field by transient aircraft are prohibited.

C.         Guests – Guests of members are authorized to utilize, either with a member’s aircraft or with their own aircraft, Airway Field for a period not to exceed 36 hours.  Extensions to this time limit may be granted by two members of the Board of Trustees.

D.        Airfield Use – In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Airway, Incorporated, only regular members or associate members of the Corporation, and guests of such members, are authorized to use Airway Field.

E.         Commercial Activities – The use of Airway Field for commercial, business or other revenue generating activities shall be prohibited.  Such activities include, but are not limited to: guiding, outfitting, sightseeing, and transportation of passengers associated with a business related activity.

F.         Construction Near the Runway – The Board of Trustees shall be the final arbiter in the event of a construction conflict or complaint.  All construction within the easement of the runway shall meet the following requirements.

1.         Must be in accordance with the runway easements as filed with the State of Alaska.

            2.         Shall be limited to 24 inches in height.

            3.         Shall not pose a hazard to flight or taxi operations.

         VI.       COMPLIANCE  

A.        Failure of regular or associate members to comply with the Operating Rules for Airway Field may result in the loss of use privileges as determined by the Board of Trustees.

B.         Failure of a guest of regular or associate members to comply with the Operating Rules for Airway Field may result in the loss of use privileges for both members and guests as determined by the Board of Trustees.

C.         Authority for such revocation of privileges is granted by Article X, Section 1 of the Bylaws. 

                    

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

 

            That we, the undersigned, constituting the entire Board of Trustees of the Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Alaska, and known as and called Airway, Incorporated, do hereby certify and declare that the foregoing amended and restated General Operating Rules for Airway Field were adopted by the Board of Trustees on the 1st day of March, 2009.

 

           

            __________Signed_______________                                              _Signed________________________

                        GENE SCARBORO                                                                 TOM RUPPERT

 

            __________Signed______________                                                _Signed_______________________

                        KEN TURNQUIST                                                                  KATHY RUPPERT

 

            __________Signed______________                                                _Signed_______________________

                        LEE GRIFFIN                                                                          MIKE RAUENHORST

 

            __________Signed______________

                        TIM NOWICKI

 

 
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