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DIAMOND POINT AIRPORT RULES

(As Amended and Adopted at the DPAA Board Meeting of 05/03/2007)

 

In accordance with Chapter III, Section 3, of the Diamond Point Airport Association Constitution & Bylaws, the following operational rules are established for pilots of aircraft using the Diamond Point Airport.

 

GROUND RULES:

1.  Parking of aircraft will be confined to established parking/tiedown areas.  Owners of real property adjacent to the airport or taxiways may park on their property as might their guests.

 

2.  Taxiing of aircraft prior to or after flight will be done on the established taxiways. Aircraft shall come to a complete stop before entering or crossing a street, proceeding only after insuring that there is no conflicting traffic.

 

3.  Vehicle traffic, other than for construction or airport maintenance, will be limited to aircraft, normal passenger cars and maximum 3/4 ton pickups.  Airport access on the south side is limited to the south taxiway and tie-down area.  Access on the north side is limited to the north taxiway via the North taxiway gate* and the Northeast gate* at the northeast airport property line adjacent to Lot 31, Plat III of Sunshine Acres. 

 

4.  Sunshine Acres residents may cross the runway on foot or bicycle, however, they do so at their own risk.  DPAA accepts no responsibility for the safety of persons crossing the runway.  Handicapped persons may cross on motorized scooters.  Small powered vehicles such as golf carts and motor bikes may traverse around the ends of the runway using the grass surface.

 

5. Property owners contemplating construction projects adjacent to airport property must sign an affidavit, prior to breaking ground, indicating full knowledge of all airport rules and regulations.  These property owners shall plan construction activities by first providing heavy equipment and construction vehicle access from the street side of their property.  If a construction vehicle, due to its size or load, cannot move to the construction site via the established street-side access, the property owner or contractor may submit a written request for special permission from the DPAA Board to make entry via a taxiway.  These access gates on the north side consist of three 30 inch posts, center post removable, with a key lock cable attached.  The outer posts are located twenty feet either side of centerline so as not to conflict with transiting aircraft.  Keys for the North Taxiway Gate will be issued, upon request, to DPAA property owners requiring vehicle and aircraft access to and from their property or hangars via the North Taxiway and airport property.  Northeast Gate access is limited to construction vehicles and will be controlled by the DPAA Board.  The DPAA Board will reply in writing to approve or deny such a request on a case-by-case basis.  The Northeast gate is to be used for this type of entry on the north side of the airport.  Prior to access, the property owner or contractor will walk the airport property with DPAA Board members to ascertain the existing condition of the surface.  No construction access will be allowed during winter months or after heavy rains.  DPAA Board members will walk the property again with the property owner or contractor if damage is noted.  It will be the property owner's responsibility to repair the surface to the original condition within 30 days.  If the damage is not repaired, DPAA may have a contractor repair the surface and the property owner will be responsible for the cost.  In any event, NO VEHICLE, OTHER THAN AIRCRAFT, SHALL BE PERMITTED TO MOVE ACROSS ANY PORTION OF THE RUNWAY!

 

FLIGHT RULES:

 

1.  Aircraft departing the runway will announce their departure on 122.9 before taking the runway.

 

2.  A right hand traffic pattern flown 1000 ft. AGL (1260' MSL) will be used for runway 29.

 

3.  A standard left hand traffic pattern flown 1000 ft. AGL (1260' MSL) will be used for runway 11.

 

4.  Arriving aircraft should announce their position and intentions on 122.9 MHz while on a 45 degree leg to downwind

     when using either runway.

 

5.  Caution! In windy conditions severe downdrafts occur on the approach ends of both runways 29 and 11. High,                    

     steep approaches are recommended

 

6.  Only Regular and Associate DPAA members may grant a pilot permission to operate an aircraft to and from the   

     airport and all aircraft operators using the Diamond Point Airport do so at their own risk.