Don’t put your private airport in jeopardy

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One of the FAA’s newest initiatives is its effort to get updated information from owners of private use airports by the end of 2020. 

Realizing how important this is, Recreational Aviation Foundation liaisons and ambassadors are reaching out to approximately 2,700 private use airport owners and managers to make them aware that if airport data is older than Jan. 1, 2018, the airport risks “closed indefinitely” status.

Ignoring this request — which must be completed by Dec. 31, 2020 — could have these consequences:

If your airport gets listed as closed indefinitely, it may affect the insurability of aircraft that operate there, as it may now be considered an “off-airport” operation. The area may likely no longer be spared from low-level military training flights or other special activities or the placement of a cell tower or other structure nearby.

North Carolina pilot Dawson Simmons lands at his 1,400-foot grass strip. His hangar and home are adjacent to the airstrip near Council, N.C. (Simmons family photo)

It’s easy to update your airport data with the FAA, according to RAF officials.

You can use any one of the following methods to notify the FAA that your airport’s data is still correct: 

1. If you have the letter from the Private Airport Survey, complete it and return it to the FAA at the address provided in the letter. 

2. If you do not have the letter, or if you prefer to notify the FAA online, you can use the Airport Data and Information Portal (ADIP) at ADIP.FAA.gov. Click on “Register” to register for an account. You may have to wait for a return email confirmation from the FAA.

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