After nearly two years and over 40 meetings with residents, the voters of Douglas County approved a new Airport Use Ordinance on November 2, 2010 that serves to maintain the rural character of our great community, while continuing to support the wonderful public value of the Airport. The new Ordinance replaces the previous weight ordinance that was originally approved by voters in 1982. The new Ordinance allows the Airport to be compliant with federal regulations, continue funds for infrastructure maintenance, places various limitations on infrastructure growth, and establishes enforcements in the event an overweight aircraft operates at the facility.
Aircraft owners and operators are responsible for reviewing and complying with Section 2: Limitations on Operational Use, including “knowing the Certified Maximum Gross Takeoff Weight (CMGTW) of their aircraft and for consulting the Airport Facilities Directory (AFD) for information regarding the weight bearing capacity of Airport pavement.” Aircraft owners and operators are also responsible for reviewing and complying with Section 4: Limitations on Airport Noise, including a voluntary curfew from 10:00pm to 6:00am.
Therefore, all aircraft that exceed the CMGTW listed in the AFD are responsible for requesting and receiving permission prior to arrival. Please complete the Prior Permission Request form here and submit to the Airport prior to operating. Airport management will review and respond to your request. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.