§ 131.06  AIRCRAFT OPERATION.
   (A)   No fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft shall be allowed to operate at the Airport without a current FAA Airworthiness Certificate (unless operated as a public or governmental aircraft) and is operated by a licensed pilot holding a valid medical certificate, except aircraft being taxied or ferried by a licensed A & P mechanic.
   (B)   Aeronautical activities. All aeronautical activities at the Airport and aircraft departing from or arriving in the air space above theAirport shall be conducted in conformity with the current pertinent regulations and directives, and/or advisories of the FAA to the extent applicable.
   (C)   All aircraft and operators shall comply with all applicable Federal regulations, as amended including, but not limited to:
   Federal Aviation Requirements (FAR)
   Part 61   Certification:    Pilots & Flight Instructors
   Part 67   Medical Standards & Certifications
   Part 91   General Operating & Flight Rules
   Part 93   Special Air Traffic Rules and Airport Traffic Patterns
   Part 135   Air Taxi Operators & Commercial Operators
   Part 137   Agricultural Aircraft Operators
   Part 141   Pilot Schools
   Part 145   Repair Stations
   National Transportation Board Regulations    (NTSB)
   Part 830    Rules pertaining to the Notification and Reporting of Aircraft Accidents or Incidents and Overdue Aircraft, and Preservation of Aircraft Wreckage, Mail, Cargo and Records.
   (D)   Control of Incoming and Outgoing Air Traffic. The City may delay or restrict any flight or other operation at the Airport when the same causes any of these rules and regulations to be substantially violated.
   (E)   Accidents.
      (1)   In addition to other reporting requirements, persons involved in accidents occurring at the Airport causing personal injury or property damage shall make a full report thereof to the Airport Manager as soon after the accident as possible.
      (2)   All aircraft accidents shall be reported to the NTSB in accordance with all applicable regulations, with a copy of any such report being submitted to the Airport Manager or designated representative.
      (3)   In the event of an accident, the aircraft owner, or responsible party, may only move the damaged aircraft from the landing areas, ramps, aprons, or other areas, once authorized by the FAA and/or NTSB, and in compliance with FARs and other governmental regulations. The move will be at the expense of the aircraft owner and without liability to the City, its authorized employees or agents, for damages resulting from such moving.
      (4)   Airport property damaged or destroyed by an accident or otherwise shall be paid for by the parties responsible.
   (F)   Non-airworthy aircraft.
      (1)   All non-airworthy and/or otherwise disabled aircraft and parts thereof at the Airport shall be promptly removed from the Airport at the expense of the aircraft owner and without liability to the City, its authorized employees, agents, or contractors for damage which may result in the course of, or after such moving.
      (2)   If any person(s) refuses to move said aircraft or part thereof as directed by the City, said aircraft or part thereof may be removed by the City at the owner's expense, and without liability to the City, its authorized employees, agents, or contractors for damage which may result in the course of, or after such moving.
   (G)   Refusal of Airport Use. Subject to FAA rules and guidelines, the City may delay any flight or other operations at the Airport for any safety reason the City believes justifiable. The City may also prohibit in whole or in any part, the use of the Airport for any purpose that may be detrimental to person(s), the Airport facility or property of any individual or group.
   (H)   Repairing of Aircraft.
      (1)   Aircraft owners are permitted to perform maintenance, repairs, and otherwise service their own based aircraft. Aircraft owners may hire a qualified individual to provide those services for the owner's aircraft, provided this individual is a direct employee or agent of the aircraft owner or an entity hired by the owner; however, there shall be no attempt to perform such services on a commercial, for profit basis. A Request for Aircraft Owner Maintenance form shall be filed with and approved by the City prior to the maintenance activity occurring.
      (2)   Such maintenance will adhere to the following requirements:
         (a)   Maintenance activity will occur within and immediately adjacent to private hangars or where such aircraft are normally parked. Other than these specified areas, the City may designate reasonable areas where such maintenance operations may be performed safely, and may prohibit the performance of such service in any other areas.
         (b)   No prolonged engine run-up or engine test operations will be performed.
         (c)   Any maintenance activity shall leave the area used in a neat, clean, safe and orderly condition, including removal of all spilled fuels, lubricants, and solvents upon completion of such services.
         (d)   No fluids or solids used in any maintenance, and/or repair activities shall be permitted to enter any storm-sewer drain, ponding ditch or sanitary disposal system without prior approval of the Airport Manager.
      (3)   Independent contractors operating on the Airport on a continual basis will be required to conform to the Airports Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities. The commercial performance of aircraft and engine repair and maintenance is considered to be a Specialized Aviation Services Operation (SASO), which is regulated under
City Policy MA-01, Charlotte- Monroe Executive Airport Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities and Fixed Base Operations.
   (I)   Parking of Aircraft.
      (1)   No person shall park aircraft in any area of the Airport other than that prescribed by the City.
      (2)   At the direction of the Airport Manager or his designee, the operator, owner, or pilot of any illegally parked aircraft at the Airport shall move the aircraft to a legally designated parking area at the Airport. If the operator refuses to comply with the directions, the City may cause the aircraft to be towed to such a place, at the operator's expense and without liability to the City, its employees, or agents for damage that may result from such moving.
   (J)   Lighting facility damage. Any person damaging any light or fixture by operation of an aircraft, or otherwise, shall report such damage to the Airport Manager immediately and shall be fully responsible for any costs required to repair or replace the damaged item.
   (K)   Operations.
      (1)   Other than an authorized aircraft mechanic performing maintenance or repairs to an aircraft, no person shall start or run any engine in an aircraft required to be operated by a licensed pilot unless a licensed pilot is in the aircraft attending the engine controls. Chocks shall always be placed in front of the wheels before starting the engine or engines.
      (2)   No person shall operate any radio equipment in any aircraft when such aircraft is being refueled, or when such aircraft is in a hangar except when radio maintenance is being performed on the aircraft.
   (L)   Landing and take-off.
      (1)   All take-offs and landings shall be confined to the runway, subject to wind direction; all movement of aircraft shall be confined to the hard surface areas, except as specifically authorized.
      (2)   Unless otherwise authorized by the Airport Manager, aircraft will start their take-off from the runway end.
      (3)   Take-offs and landings over populated areas shall be kept at a minimum in the interest of public safety and convenience.
      (4)   Aircraft entering the traffic pattern shall exercise caution and courtesy so as not to cause aircraft already in the pattern to deviate from their course.
      (5)   Rotary aircraft shall conform to the pattern described herein for light aircraft, and shall not be operated within 200 feet of any area where unsecured light aircraft are parked or operating.
      (6)   Taxi rules are as follows:
         (a)   No person shall taxi aircraft until he has ascertained by visual inspection of the area that there will be no danger of collision with any person or object in the immediate area.
         (b)   Aircraft taxiing shall conform to the designated taxi patterns.
         (c)   Landings and take-offs will not be permitted on the taxiways without specific permission from the Airport Manager and extreme just cause.
         (d)   Engine checks and run-ups prior to take-off will be performed behind the runway hold lines.
      (7)   Flight operations are to be conducted under responsible auspices and control. No person shall operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of others by buzzing, diving or low altitude flying, or aerobatic maneuvers in the vicinity of the Airport.
   (M)   Flight instruction. No person or firm shall engage in commercial flight instruction at the Airport without first complying with the requirements listed in the City Policy MA-01, Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities and Fixed Base Operations, and receiving prior permission from the City.
   (N)   No person or firm shall utilize the services of a certified airframe and power plant mechanic, authorized inspector or flight instructor at the Airport unless such mechanic, inspector or flight instructor is an employee, agent, or other entity hired by the owner of the aircraft, or is in the employ of a Specialized Aviation Services Operation (SASO) holding a current operating agreement with the City.
(Ord. O-2019-09, passed 3-5-19)