(a) Each aircraft departing from or arriving at the airport shall have a functioning two-way radio, and the pilot shall maintain communication thereon with the Airport Control Tower. In the event of radio malfunction prior to takeoff no flight shall be continued or engaged in unless specific permission and individual instructions covering the flight are first obtained from the Airport Control Tower. Arriving aircraft pilots shall communicate with the Control Tower by telephone from the point of departure.
(b) In event of radio failure enroute the following action shall be taken:
(1) If prior to entering traffic pattern, circle field until issued appropriate light signal, or land at Dalton Airport (six miles northwest) and telephone Airport Control Tower.
(2) If after traffic pattern has been entered, remain in proper sequence and land the aircraft. Notify the Control Tower by telephone after parking the aircraft.
(c) All aircraft approaching the airport for landing shall be flown so that all turns are made to the left, unless otherwise directed by the Control Tower.
(d) Each pilot shall retain full authority and final decision as to use of the runway assigned him by the Control Tower. He may request another runway when the assigned runway, in his judgment, is not suitable for the operation involved.
(e) All aircraft shall maintain the proper altitudes while in the traffic pattern, as designated by the Control Tower. These are normally 800 feet above ground (1581 MSL) for single-engine light aircraft, and 1,200 feet above ground (1981 MSL) for multi-engine aircraft.
(f) Landing aircraft pilots shall maintain “approach control” or “tower” frequency until clear of the active runway, then change immediately to “ground control” frequency (129.9 MHZ) unless directed to the contrary.
(g) Departing aircraft pilots shall maintain “tower” frequency until clear of the Airport Control Zone, or until instructed by the Control Tower to change frequencies.
(h) Practice landings and takeoffs may be authorized when such operations will not delay regular air traffic. Pilots desiring to remain in the traffic pattern for such practice shall notify the Control Tower when requesting clearance for takeoff.
(i) Cross-wind flight operations may be authorized by the Control Tower so long as it does not interfere with the regular flow of traffic.
(j) Sod landings and takeoffs are permitted by light planes only, and shall be conducted exclusively in designated areas established by the Director of Aeronautics, during daylight hours. All night operations shall be upon the paved surfaces.
(Ord. 2031, passed 2-5-1968; Ord. 2165, passed 9-29-1969)