a runway might have to close
■ 7 Navigational aid impacts: plan
for plenty of clearance and open
sightlines; many navigational
aids need a clear visual path
with no obstructions. Consider
impacts on both existing and
planned navigational aids.
■ 7 ARFF access: ensure that
planned GA facilities will not
hinder rescue and firefighting
■ ■ Minimum standards: confirm
that the airport’s minimum
standards for operating
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the facilities plan and that
infrastructure is sized to meet
■ ■ Wildlife hazards: minimize
wildlife hazards by incorporating
industry best practices.
■ ■ Grant assurances: ensure that
the facility plan complies with
AIP grant assurances.
■ ■ Aviation trends: consider how
the size, quantity and type of GA
facilities might be influenced
by the changing needs of the
airport and the aviation industry.
For instance, how will hangar
demands evolve with fleet and
As Apple co-founder Steve Jobs
once said, “Design is not just what
it looks like and feels like. Design is
how it works.”
The guidebook can be
accessed at: http://dot.ca.gov/hq/
Courtney Beamon, C.M., is president of
Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. She may be
reached at email@example.com.
Delta Airport Consultants served as team
lead on development of the ACRP guidebook.