Chapter 5501:1-1 Certification of Commercial Airports, Heliports, Seaplane Landing Sites, Landing Fields, and Landing Areas
(A) "Commercial purposes" means airports, heliports, and seaplane landing sites having repeated or successive flights for compensation, student training for hire, or offering to the general public any other services pertaining to aircraft or aviation for compensation.
(B) "Non-commercial purposes" means all airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas that at all times are used exclusively by the owner of the airport and by persons the owner authorizes. No specifications or restrictions apply except that the owner shall be required to register the airport with the office of aviation biennially on the forms provided.
(C) Federal navigable waterways are specifically exempted from inspection, approval and certification requirements.
Replaces: 5501:1-1-02, 5501:1-1-06
In accordance with section 4561.11 of the Revised Code, all public and private airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields, landing areas and bodies of water shall first be approved and issued an operating certificate by the office of aviation before being used for commercial purposes.
All commercial airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas shall be certified for commercial operations once every three years by the office of aviation based upon the requirements listed within these rules and as required by the FAA.
(A) Airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas constructed or established after January 1, 1998 must meet the requirements set forth in 14 CFR part 77, as amended, and federal aviation administration design advisory circulars.
(B) Airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas constructed or established before January 1, 1998 will be certificated in accordance with the standards set forth during original construction; however, these airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas must comply with the requirements of certification in rule 5501:1-2-01 of the Administrative Code, as amended.
(C) Conditional approval may be given where the office of aviation determines that additional requirements need to be met before final approval can be issued. Such conditional approval shall set forth the reasons therefor, the requirements to be met before such approval will be given and provide a reasonable time in which to satisfy such requirements.
Replaces: 5501:1-1-01, 5501:1-1-03, 5501:1-1-05
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/23/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4561.05
Rule Amplifies: 4561.11
Prior Effective Dates: 04/10/1967, 08/23/1999, 5/25/00, 8/13/04, 1/19/07
(A) During short-term special events such as fairs, exhibitions, fly-ins, splash-ins etc. the person or entity to whom the temporary certificate will be issued shall meet the following requirements in addition to those requirements contained in the division of aviation rules under rules 5501:1-1-04 to 5501:1-5-01 of the Administrative Code.
(B) Adequate ground personnel and appropriate means of crowd control, including temporary markings and boundaries such as buoys or barricades, shall be present to insure that the complete aircraft landing area and approach-departure path will be free and clear of all equipment, vehicles, watercraft and pedestrians.
Any political subdivision, corporation, association or person desiring or planning to construct or establish an airport, heliport, seaplane landing site, landing field or landing area for commercial purposes shall submit an application to the office of aviation prior to the acquisition of the site or prior to the construction or establishment of the proposed airport, heliport, seaplane landing site, landing field or landing area.
All applications shall include a simplified master plan including a complete written description of the project and a proposed site drawing with a minimum scale of "1" = 200' " with certified coordinates showing the location in respect to the surrounding topography. The standards prescribed by the federal aviation administration for design will be applied in considering all applications.
An application for a commercial operating certificate may be presented Monday through Friday, eight a.m. to four p.m., excepting legal holidays, by regular mail, electronically, or in person to:
"The Ohio Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation
2829 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235"
Upon completion of a review of the application, the administrator shall, in writing, notify the applicant of the approval or denial of the application.
If a certificate or renewal of certificate is denied, the order shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested and shall inform the applicant of their right to request a hearing. Any request for a hearing must be filed with the administrator within thirty days of the receipt of the written notice. If a hearing is requested, it shall be conducted in accordance with sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code.
All commercial airports shall be certified for commercial operations once every three years by the office of aviation. In order to be certified airports shall meet the following minimum requirements in addition to such other special requirements as the office of aviation may deem necessary in the interest of safety.
(A) General requirements
(1) The entire runway must be maintained for safe operation of aircraft under normal weather conditions.
(2) The landing area must be in such condition that two aircraft at rest on the same runway shall be visible to each other except on airports where traffic control exists and is exercised.
(3) Turf runways shall be marked with runway markers and runway threshold markers visible from one thousand feet above ground level. Hard surface runways shall be marked with runway numbers and runway threshold markings visible from one thousand feet above ground level.
(4) All airports must be equipped with an operating wind indicator.
(5) Airports constructed after January 1, 1998 must meet the requirements set forth in federal aviation regulations (FAR) part 77 and federal aviation administration airport design advisory circular 150/5300-13 (series).
(6) Airports constructed before January 1, 1998 will be certificated in accordance with the standards set forth during original construction. Airports not meeting current commercial operating certificate requirements will receive a conditional commercial operating certificate stipulating areas of non-compliance with current airport standards.
(7) Airports must provide public access to a telephone during normal hours of operation.
(8) The landing area shall not be less than eighteen hundred feet usable length by fifty feet width turf or hard surface.
(B) Aircraft inventory. For the purpose of inventory of aircraft in the state of Ohio, the airport sponsor shall furnish the department of transportation a complete list of all aircraft stored, based, parked, hangared or otherwise located at the airport. The list shall include the make and model of aircraft and the name and address of the owner or owners of such aircraft. Such information shall be furnished via medium deemed acceptable by the department no later than the fifteenth day of January of each year.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 2/5/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4561.05
Rule Amplifies: 4561.11
Prior Effective Dates: 04/10/1967, 08/23/1999, 05/25/2000, 08/13/2004, 01/19/2007
Airports of this type are for the personal use of the owner. No specifications or restrictions apply except that the owner shall be required to register the airport with the office of aviation biennially on the forms provided.