AIRPORT RULES & REGULATIONS

POCONO MOUNTAINS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (MPO)

 

These rules and regulations are established for the safe and efficient operation of The Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport under the authority of the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Authority.

 

The Airport Manager is authorized, in any contingencies not covered by these rules, to establish such interim rules and regulations as reasonable and necessary on an emergency basis for the safety of persons and property at the Airport. Such rules are to be reported to the Authority at the next scheduled meeting.

 

  1. All Aircraft operations, including the departing from or arriving in the Airspace above the Airport shall be conducted in conformity with applicable regulations of the F.A.A., the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the rules established by the Airport Authority.

  2. No person shall run the engine or engines of any aircraft at any location on the Airport in such a manner as to blow dirt, stones, or other materials in hangars, shops, other buildings, toward persons, other aircraft and automobiles or vehicles in the area, as well as the flight path of landing aircraft.

  3. Taxiing of aircraft shall be at safe and reasonable speeds as determined by existing circumstances and conditions.  At no time will any aircraft be started up or taxied into or out of any Hangar.

  4. No person shall start or run an engine in an aircraft unless a competent person is in the aircraft attending the Aircraft’s controls and brakes.

  5. Passengers must not be allowed to leave or board an Airplane while the engine is running.  The only exception to this rule would be with a Twin-engine airplane.  In this instance, the engine on the boarding side will be shut down and the engine on the opposite side must be in a location which will ensure that the passenger(s) do not walk into the operating propeller.  For single-engine aircraft, the engine will be shut down.

  6. During rainy periods and thereafter, aircraft operations shall be confined to hard surface areas only. Consult with Airport Operations to determine the condition of the grass areas.

  7. No persons shall engage in any manner of flying which is not necessary for the normal operation of the aircraft involved, including unnecessary low flying, formation flying, revving propellers or engines, or any other action that constitutes a danger or nuisance to persons on the ground.

  8. Aircraft shall not be left unattended on the airport unless properly secured to prevent movement.  Owners or operators of such aircraft shall be held responsible for any damage to other persons or property resulting from failure to comply with this rule.  Line personnel will assist aircraft operators to secure their aircraft.  The pilots of all itinerant aircraft shall register after landing and parking, at the Airport Operations Office.

  9. Any aircraft that has been disabled shall be removed from the field area by the owner, unless required or directed by the manager and authorized representatives of the F.A.A. to delay such action pending investigation of an accident.  If it is impossible for the owner to remove the aircraft, Airport personnel may remove same and the manager shall charge the owner for this service.  No disabled aircraft will be parked in the tie down areas or storage hangars for periods of time longer than necessary to have arrangements made for said aircraft to be repaired or removed.

  10. No persons shall enter upon any operations area (Apron, Taxiways, Runways or approaches to runaways.), or any area designated as restricted. Exceptions are persons assigned to duty therein, or persons authorized by the Airport Manager, Hangar and Tie down lessees, or Pilots and passengers under supervision enplaning or deplaning.

  11. No person shall repair an Aircraft, Aircraft Engine, Propeller or apparatus in any area of the Airport without the permission of the Airport Manager.

  12. No persons shall keep or store any flammable liquids, gases, signal flares or other similar materials in the hangars or any buildings on the Airport unless specifically approved for such storage by the Airport Manager.

  13. No person shall smoke or ignite any matches, flares, lighters or other objects which produce an open flame anywhere within a hangar, shop, building or structure in which any aircraft is or may be stored, or in which any gas, oil or flammable substance is stored, or within 50 feet of any Aircraft or any fueling facilities.

  14. There shall be no solicitation on Airport property. In extension and not in limitation of the foregoing, no person shall post, distribute, or display any signs, advertisements, circulars or any other written material on the Airport property except with the prior approval of the Airport Manager.

  15. No person shall engage in any business or commercial activity of any nature whatsoever on the Airport, except with the approval of, and under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Airport Authority.

  16. No person shall consume any alcoholic beverages on the Airport Property, except in certain approved areas set aside for that purpose (Clubs, etc.), or special events that may be approved by the Airport Manager.

  17. No Aircraft shall be stored at the Airport without a valid and current Aircraft storage agreement and the necessary insurance coverages in place.

  18. Public access to the non-operational areas of the Airport is at the Airport Authority’s discretion and is always subject to compliance with safety rules and procedures.

 

July 17,2020