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1 Private-Commercial Airstrip Presentation toFrederick County Board of County CommissionersFrederick County Planning DepartmentAirport Commission, Frederick Municipal AirportDateMIA IFSSLocationFacilityBusiness UnitProgramAutomated Flight Service StaionsLockheed Martin Business Process SolutionsFlight Service Stations –ICAO SARProposal to AllowPrivate-Commercial AirstripAugust 4 – 8, 2008Howard F. Payne,Alfred Bassler,February 25, 2009
2 Contents Background Facts and Data Ijamsville Airport (4MD8) Airports in Frederick CountyNeeds of General Aviation PilotsImpact of Washington’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ)Concerns raised by BoCC on January 6, 2009Classifications of airportsFuel salesCompetitionIntensity of useAirports in Ag ZoneBackup SlidesAirport Comparisons (Hagerstown, Frederick and Ijamsville)Airport Closure ProjectionsMap of Public Use Airports in MarylandNo State or Federal funding for Private-Use AirportsAerial photos of Hagerstown, Haysfield and Frederick AirportsStatistics and Definitions
3 BackgroundOn January 6, 2009 the Frederick County BoCC considered a request from Howard Payne and Alfred Bassler to create a zoning ordinance to allow an upgrade in use of Ijamsville Airport from private-use, non commercial-use to private-use, commercial-use*(* As defined by Maryland Aviation Administration on airport licenses)This presentation is intended to answer concerns, and provide facts and data aboutThe nature of private airports vs. public airports in FrederickHow private airports benefit Frederick CountyThe needs of general aviation pilots in MarylandHow agricultural use and “green space” are preserved with this proposal
4 FactsIjamsville Airport (4MD8) is a private-use, non commercial-use airport located on 180 acres of agriculturally zoned land with a special exception from Frederick County in Licensed by Maryland Aviation Administration.
5 Ijamsville Airport (4MD8) FactsIjamsville Airport (4MD8)On final approach, over the Frederick County Landfill
6 PU = Public, PR = Private, MR = Military FactsPU = Public, PR = Private, MR = MilitaryAirports in Frederick CountyCityCountyFacility NameOwnershipUseLocation IDTypeEMMITTSBURGFREDERICKBELLPRMD12AIRPORTBURHANS MEMORIAL3MD0FREDERICK MUNICIPALPUFDKIJAMSVILLE4MD8LIBERTYTOWNHARRISON FARM8MD5THURMONTCATOCTIN CROSSWIND4MD7UNIONVILLEGOOD NEIGHBOR FARMMD74HAPPY LANDINGS FARMMD73WOLFSVILLEHARP6MD3EMMITSBURGNAT'L EMERGENCY TRAINING CNTR7MD2HELIPORTFORT DETRICKFORT DETRICK HELIPADMRMD32FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL7MD3GRIMES PROPERTIESMD86URBANASTOLCRESTMD75STOLPORTSource:
7 Facts Benefits of General Aviation Airports Economic Conservation Generate tax revenue for the communityAttract new businesses to the communityHelp drive local economiesMay play a key role in the provision of emergency services such as medical airlift, fire and rescue, and policeConservation“Open space” is preserved. Land is not developed for other purposes.Air TransportationMay provide for the transport of people, goods and servicesRecreationProvide a location for the fulfillment of one’s desire and enjoyment of airplanes and flyingEducationCultivates public interest and education in aviationPilots have no choice in Frederick County. Other than privately owned airports, Frederick County Muni Airport is the only public facility available to base an airplane.
8 Facts Needs of the General Aviation Pilot Small planes and jet/commercial plane have different needs.Mixing slower aircraft with faster aircraft increases safety risk.Smaller aircraft have little or no radios and instruments which means less communication and controls (larger aircraft are equipped with radios and instruments).When a faster aircraft gets behind a slower aircraft, it has to fly slower. If it cannot fly slower, it has to abort the landing and go around the whole pattern again, increasing air traffic.If the faster plane manages to land behind the slower plane, it is still behind the slower plane as it taxies to the apron and fueling area.Pilots have no choices in Frederick County. Other than privately owned airports restricted to the owner’s use, Frederick County Municipal Airport (FDK) is the only facility available in the County where a pilot can base an airplane.No alternatives for “home-base” airports causes increased congestion at FDK and increases the risk of air traffic problems both on the ground and in the air. Frederick airport authorities are seeking money to build a tower to maintain a safe separation of dissimilar aircraft especially during periods of air traffic congestion.Pilots have no choice in Frederick County. Other than privately owned airports, Frederick County Muni Airport is the only public facility available to base an airplane.
9 ADIZ/FRZ operations within the Maryland Statewide Aviation System FactsADIZ/FRZ operations within the Maryland Statewide Aviation SystemWashington Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ)In early 2003, the FAA implemented the ADIZ and FRZ in the interest of National security in response to the events of 9/11/2001.The purpose of the ADIZ is to control and monitor flight activity within the Washington Tri-Area Class B Airspace – limiting the convenience of the general aviation pilot to come and go as he pleases.FDK4MD8
10 Facts Economic Impact of ADIZ/FRZ on Maryland Airports: Concerning the economic impact of the ADIZ/FRZ on Maryland General Aviation system, a 2007 study by the Maryland Aviation Administration writes:“Business revenue fell by $29 million at ADIZ/FRZ airfields, reflecting the reduction in airport activity. Conversely, perimeter airports* exhibited a revenue growth of $19 million.”“… it is apparent that the 14 airports that lie within the ADIZ/FRZ are not recovering from the initial 9/11/2001 fallout, at the levels of the 14 perimeter airports* or the entire Maryland Statewide General Aviation System.”(* Perimeter airports are those lying just outside the ADIZ boundary)Source: Executive Summary - THE REGIONAL AND LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHAL L AIRPORT AND THE STATEWIDE GENERAL AVIATION SYSTEM, page 5.
11 FactsSource: Executive Summary - THE REGIONAL AND LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHAL L AIRPORT AND THE STATEWIDE GENERAL AVIATION SYSTEM, page 5.
12 Concerns Raised by Frederick County BoCC The video of the Frederick County BoCC January 6 Worksession was transcribed to document the following concerns:1. There is a need for clarification about the upgrade of use proposed for Ijamsville Airport. The request is not for a public, commercial use airport, but for private, commercial use.Public use means anyone can use the airport.Private use meansThe airport use is limited to the pilots whose aircraft are based at Ijamsville AirportNo transient aircraft are permitted without permission from ownerNo Federal or State funding is available for airport improvementsCommercial use means that monies can be collected for the storage of the aircraft based at the airport. Storage is usually a combination of “tie-downs” and hanger space.
13 Concerns Raised by BoCC 2. There is a concern about permitting fuel sales at Ijamsville Airport and whether this would compete with fuel sales at the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK).Proposed Fuel Sales would be provided by tank truck from the Fixed Base Operator at FDK, to the pilots whose aircraft are based at Ijamsville Airport.Fuel sales at Ijamsville Airport wouldIncrease revenue for the Fixed Base OperatorEliminate the need for pilots to go to Frederick, thus reducing impact on FDK air trafficProvide additional tax revenue to Frederick City and County
14 Concerns Raised by BoCC 3. There is a concern about whether an upgrade in use* would mean “competition” with the Frederick Municipal Airport. (*As defined by MD Aviation)Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) is the only Public Use airport in Frederick County.There are 35 Public Use airports in Maryland.There are 12 Private Use airports in Frederick County.There is 1 Military Use airport in Frederick County.FDK has a 112 aircraft on a waiting list for hanger space.FDK has commercial and jet traffic that conflicts with the needs of the general aviation pilot who flies recreationally.Several airports in Maryland are closing and those pilots are looking for another small, less congested airport to base their aircraft.Federal or State Funding is only available to Public-use Airports **(**Source:
15 Concerns Raised by BoCC There is a concern about “opening the door” to increase in the establishment of other private-use, commercial-use airports in Frederick County.It is economically unfeasible to create a new airport due to land costs, site development, and compliance to State and Federal. Regulations.The Text amendment could incorporate requirements that would virtually prohibit the addition of any new private-use, commercial-use airports.Suggestions:Require private-use, commercial-use airports to be located on a minimum of 120 acres.Require at least one boundary of the property be contiguous with other compatible uses such as landfills, industrial zones, railroads, wood waste processing, composting, waste-to-energy facilities, and agricultural uses.Of the 13 existing airports in Frederick County, only 1 could meet these requirements – Ijamsville Airport.
16 Concerns Raised by BoCC There is a safety concern about the proximity of Ijamsville Airport airspace to Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) airspace.State and Federal Licensing requirements imposes controls on the use of airspace and eliminates concerns about safety:.06 Airports: General *A. Public Safety. The MD Aviation Administration may not issue or renew an airport license or registration if operations conducted at the airport seriously impair public safety.D. Approval of FAA. An airport may not be licensed or registered by MD Aviation Administration without airspace approval by the FAA.Proximity to FDK airspace is not an issue.The MD Aviation letter of Nov 2008 to Ijamsville Airport cites a “favorable airspace determination from FAA and Airport Master Record on file.”* Source: Title 11, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Subtitle 03 MARYLAND AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, Chapter 04 Aeronautical Regulations
17 Concerns Raised by BoCC There is a concern about the increased “intensity of use” from 2 airplanes to a potential of 100 airplanes, 40 hangers.No expansion of existing Ijamsville Airport is needed to accommodate 100 aircraft.Use will continue to be limited to aircraft who can take-off or land within 1800 ft in 90 degrees Farenheit.*Increased Need: At least 30 planes are likely to move to Ijamsville Airport due to airport closures expected in the next 3 years.Airplane “footprint” for 100 aircraft is 2.9 acresTie-downs for 60 aircraft have a footprint of acres **Hangers for 40 aircraft have a footprint of acres***=2.8 acresOf the 180 acre parcel, 2.8 acres is only 1/64th of the total acreage(* as specified by the aircraft manufacturer)(** 57,720 total sq ft; based on dimensions of wingspan of 37 ft X fuselage of 26 ft. X 60 airplanes on the ground)(*** 67,200 total sq ft; based on hanger dimensions of 40 ft X 42 ft X 40 hangers to house 40 airplanes)
18 Concerns Raised by BoCC There is a concern that the Ijamsville Airport’s upgrade in use compromises the Ag zone that is primarily intended for plant and animal husbandry.The Ijamsville Airport is located on a working farm.52% of the 180 acre parcel is in cropland.Current cash crop is hay.Upgrade in airport use will not affect the acres in cropland.No expansion of the existing airport is needed to accommodate more aircraft.Tie-downs for 60 small airplanes plus hangers for 40 airplanes have a footprint of 2.8 acres, less than 1/64th of the 180 acres!
19 4MD8 Preserves Agricultural Use 180 acre parcel with Ijamsville Airport93.03 acres tillable, in crop86.97 acres wooded or non-tillable17.55 acres7.97 acres9.86 acresExisting Airportapprox. 12 acres non-tillable19.87 acres22.27 acres15.51 acreNo change to existing Ag use!
20 Back-up SlidesAirport Comparisons (Hagerstown, Frederick and Ijamsville AirportAirport Closure ProjectionsMap of Maryland Public Use AirportsAerials of Hagerstown, Frederick and Haysfield AirportsNo Federal or State Funding for Private AirportsPilots in MarylandUS Airport StatisticsEstablish an Airport in MarylandDefinitions
21 Airport Comparisons Source: FAA Statistics HAGERSTOWN (HGR) HAGERSTOWN (HGR)FREDERICK (FDK)IJAMSVILLE (4MD8)Upgrade in UseOwnership:Public-ownedPrivate-ownership(no change)Owner:Washington CountyFrederick CityLicensed by State of Maryland:Public-use,Commercial-usePrivate-use,Control Tower:1Terminal:YesN/AAircraft based on the field:140271100Single engine airplanes:110188Multi engine airplanes:2027Jet airplanes:47Helicopters:319Ultralights:30Source: FAA Statistics
22 Airport Comparisons * Source: FAA statistics HAGERSTOWN (HGR) FREDERICK (FDK)IJAMSVILLE (4MD8)Upgrade in UseAircraft operations (average, per day):129/day*414/day*13.3/day**Transient general aviation:55% 69% 0%Local general aviation:28% 27% 100%Military:10% 4% Air taxi:7% <1% *average per day, for 12-month period ending 31 March 2008Source: FAA statistics*average per day, for 12-month period ending 09 May 2008**2 take-offs and 2 landings per month X 100 aircraft (400 operations/30 days= 13.3/dayEstimates only* Source: FAA statistics
23 Airport Comparisons * Source: FAA statistics HAGERSTOWN (HGR) FREDERICK (FDK)IJAMSVILLE (4MD8)Upgrade in UseRunways21(no change)Surface: asphaltRunway lights: yesInstrument approach: ILS/DME on Runway 9and Runway 27ILS on Runway 23None(no change)Runway 9/27Runway 5/23Runway 12/30Length:(length X width) 7000 x 150 ft.5220 x 100 ft.2600 x 75 ft.Sq Ft of Surface:1,050,000 sq ft522,000 sq ft195,000 sq ftRunway 2/20N/A Length: (length X width)3160 x 100 ft.3600 x 75 ft.316,000 sq ft270,000 sq ftTaxiways10* Source: FAA statistics
24 Airport Closure Projections Several Maryland airport closures are projected in the next three years:Haysfield (Ellicott City, Howard County), private/commercialDavis (Laytonsville, Montgomery County), public/commercialSuburban (Laurel, Prince George County), public/commercialThese airports are all within the Washington ADIZ/FRZ.Statistics on Abandoned Landing Facilities, U.S. (2003/2004) *Public use %Private use %AOPA’s Airport Support Network **The Airport Support Network was established in 1997 to “combat the increasing threats against community airports that culminated in record airport closure rates averaging two per week in the mid-1990s.”(**Source: AOPA’s Guide for Airport Advocates)* Source: AOPA Fact Card (2006)
25 Map of Maryland Public Use Airports (W18) Suburban is closing (W50) Davis is closing(W18) Suburban is closing
26 No Federal or State Funding for Private-use Airports There is no Federal or State Funding for Private-use AirportsThe Airport Improvement Program Grants provide federal funding to government or public-owned airports forRepair and upgrade of runways, taxiways, ramps, and lighting systemsRemoval of trees and other obstacles from runway approachesFAA will cover 95% of the costsStates and airports each pay two and one half percent of the total project costNearly 3 million of State dollars in capital development projects at government or public-owned airports are funded annually under this program(Source:
27 Compatible uses at Haysfield: Haysfield AirportAg zoned, in operation since 1970, Private Use/Commercial Use Owner, Alfred Bassler (Howard County)Compatible uses at Haysfield:Wholesale NurseryWood waste recyclingHorse Boarding Facility
28 Kindergarteners visit Haysfield Airport for Show-n-Tell A field trip to learn about airplanes and the joys of flying.
29 Frederick Municipal Airport Public Use/Commercial Use2 runways, 10 taxiways271 planes based on the fieldPhoto Credit: HF Payne
30 Hagerstown Airport Public Use/Commercial Use 2 runways, 10 taxiways, 140 planes based on the field
31 Pilots – Active Certified Source: AOPA Fact Card (2006) Pilots in MarylandPilots – Active CertifiedState Total ATP Commercial 1 Private Student Misc. 2 Flight Instructor 3U.S , , , , , , ,721Maryland , , , , , ,2281Includes pilots with an airplane only certificate. Also includes those pilots with an airplane and a helicopter and/or glider certificate 2 Includes helicopter, glider, and balloon 3 Not included in total651,551 U.S. Pilots:Hours Flown (Millions) %General Aviation %Air Carrier %Source: AOPA Fact Card (2006)
32 Source: AOPA Fact Card (2006) U.S. Airport StatisticsSource: AOPA Fact Card (2006)Aircraft Landing Facilities 19, %Airports , %Heliports , %STOLports (Short Takeoff & Landing) %Seaplane bases %Type of OwnershipPublicly owned , %Privately owned , %Type of UsePublic use , %Private use , %Longest RunwayLess than 3,000 ft , % (Example: Ijamsville Airport)Between 3,000 ft and 5,999 ft , % (Example: FDK)Between 6,000 ft and 9,999 ft % (Example: HGR)10,000 ft or more %
33 Establish an Airport in Maryland To establish an airport in Maryland:Obtain FAA airspace approval. Complete FAA FormObtain local county zoning approval.Complete an Application for Airport License/Registration from Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA).Pass a safety inspection from the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA).Source: Title 11, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Subtitle 03 MARYLAND AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, Chapter 04 Aeronautical Regulations
34 Definitions .02 Definitions C. "Commercial use airport" means any airport which:(1) Charges landing or tie down fees;(2) Sells aviation fuel or oil;(3) Rents space;(4) Sells goods or services, whether for profit or not;(5) Engages in any activity for which fees are charged or payment is received; or(6) Engages in any combination of the above activities.I. "Private use airport" means any airport which the owner or person having a right of access and control authorizes use only to specific designated individuals and occasional guests.J. "Public use airport" means any airport, whether privately or publicly owned, which the owner or persons having a right of access and control invite, encourage, or allow flight operations by the public. Any airport that is not a private use airport is a public use airport.Source: Title 11, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Subtitle 03 MARYLAND AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, Chapter 04 Aeronautical Regulations