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Temporary Airports

Aviation and Spaceports Office

Definitions

Pursuant 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.

 

“Temporary airport” means any airport that will be used for a period of less than 30 days with no more than 10 operations per day.

 

Site Approval

Pursuant to Section 330.30(1), FS the owner or lessee of any proposed public or private temporary 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 temporary aviation facility applicant will request a Temporary Airport Site Approval Application from FDOT at least two weeks prior to the site acquisition, construction, or establishment of the facility.   

 

Temporary Airport Site Approval is granted only after it has been determined that all requirements set forth in Section 330.30(1), FS and Section 14-60.005, Florida Administrative Code (FAC), have been met.  Temporary Airport Site Approval is valid for a specified period of less than 30 days with no more than 10 operations per day, unless revoked, and is not renewable. FDOT may revoke a Temporary Airport Site Approval based on occurrences such as facility abandonment or the site becomes unusable for aviation purposes.

 

You may contact the Private Airport and Finance Manager for additional information.

 

Registration

Pursuant to Section 330.30(2), FS, FDOT may issue a Temporary Registration to a private aviation facility provided that the facility will not endanger public health, safety, and welfare, and meets that it meets the temporary airport requirements established by the FDOT.  A Temporary Private Airport Registration is valid for a specified period less than 30 days with no more than 10 operations per day, and is not renewable. The registration occurs concurrently with the Temporary Airport Site Approval and is not a separate process.

 

You may contact the Private Airport and Finance Manager for additional information.

 

Licensing

Pursuant to Section 330.30(2)(c), FS, FDOT may issue a Temporary License to a public aviation facility provided that the facility will not endanger public health, safety and welfare and that is meets the temporary airport requirements established by the FDOT.  A Temporary Airport License is valid for less than 30 days with no more than 10 operations per day, and is not renewable.  The licensing occurs concurrently with the Temporary Airport Site Approval and is not a separate process.

 

You may contact the Airport Inspection and Safety Manager for additional information.

 

Inspection

Pursuant to Section 330.30(2)(c), FS, FDOT inspects temporary public aviation facilities prior to licensing.  These facilities are inspected by the FDOT Central Aviation and Spaceports Office located in Tallahassee. 

 

You may contact the Airport Inspection and Safety Manager for additional information.