The following proposed Rules & Regulations are planned to be implemented when new hangar facilities become available. Most of these rules are presently in force.

Comments and suggestions will be most welcome; please send to the Airport Manager.


Section 1-1: Purpose of rules and regulations

Rules and regulations provided in this document are intended by the Zelienople Airport Authority (ZAA) to assist with the safe, orderly, and efficient operation of the airport, and apply to all persons using the airport for any reason.

Section 1-2: General Responsibility

Any person accessing the airport shall be responsible for their actions and all actions of their employees and guests while in the aircraft movement area, or other airport areas where public access is restricted.

Section 1-3:  Monitoring and Ramp Access

The airport may have electric gates with card access, and ZAA may restrict access to certain parts of the airport to tenants or airport personnel.  The airport may monitor usage of the gate cards.  A photographic and/or video surveillance system may be installed by ZAA as part of a security system, and activities of visitors to the airport may be photographed and/or videotaped.

Section 1-4: Closing of airport

In the event the airport manager believes the conditions of the airport are unsafe for landings or takeoffs, it shall be within the director’s authority to close the entire airport or any part thereof.

Section 1-5: Aircraft parking
  1. No person shall park, leave parked, or leave any stationary aircraft at the airport except within an aircraft parking area or hangar.
  2. If any aircraft is parked in violation of this section or, in the determination of the airport manager, presents an operational or safety concern in any area of the airport, the airport manager may cause the aircraft, at the owner’s/operator’s expense, to be moved. Neither the airport nor any person assisting in said movement shall be liable for any damages which may result from the relocation of the aircraft unless such is the result of gross negligence.
Section 1-6: Smoking

No smoking shall be permitted within fifty feet of an aircraft, fuel truck and/or fuel storage area, or as otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, or Local law.

Section 1-7: Waste containers and disposal

Airport waste containers are for waste generated on the airport only.  All airport tenants, users, or visitors shall dispose of all waste in the appropriate waste containers. No petroleum products, industrial waste matter or other hazardous materials shall be dumped or otherwise disposed of except in accordance with local, county, state and federal law. Any hazardous material shall be the responsibility of the originator under all applicable laws.

Section 1-8: Model aircraft, kites, balloons, etc.

No person shall fly or release a model aircraft, drone, rocket, kite, balloon, parachute, etc., on the airport, unless approved in writing by the airport manager.

Section 1-9: Animals

No person shall enter the airport with a dog or other animal unless restrained by a leash or properly confined as determined by the airport manager. No person in charge of a dog or other animal shall permit the animal to wander unrestrained on any portion of the airport.

Section 1-9: Property damage, injurious or detrimental activities

No person shall destroy, deface, injure, or disturb in any way property belonging to the airport or other airport users, or conduct at the airport activities that are intentionally, or through grossly negligent or reckless conduct, injurious, detrimental or damaging to other airport users. Any person failing to comply with this section may be refused the use of any airport facility.


Section 2-1: Landing and takeoff of aircraft
  1. Except in an emergency, all fixed wing aircraft landings and takeoffs shall be made on the runway.
Section 2-2: Disabled aircraft

Aircraft owners and pilots shall be responsible for the prompt removal of disabled aircraft and parts thereof, unless required or directed by the airport manager or an Authority Having Jurisdiction to delay such action pending an investigation of an accident. In the event of failure to promptly remove such disabled aircraft, the airport manager may cause the aircraft to be removed and bill the owners thereof for all charges incurred in the removal of same. The city shall not be responsible for damage to disabled aircraft removed by the owner, the pilot, the city or other persons. The owner of the offending aircraft is liable for any damage that occurs in the removal of the aircraft unless it is found to be gross negligence.

Section 2-3: Negligent operation of aircraft

No aircraft shall be operated on the airport in a careless, negligent, or reckless manner, or in disregard of the rights and safety of others.

Section 2-4: Running of aircraft engines

At no time shall an aircraft’s engine(s) be operated while the aircraft is in a hangar.

Section 2-5: Taxiing of aircraft

No person shall taxi an aircraft except on areas designated for taxiing.

Section 2-6: Interfering or tampering with aircraft.

No person shall interfere or tamper with any aircraft without permission of the owner, or under the specific direction of the airport manager in an emergency.

Section 2-7: Helicopter Operation

All helicopters, whether based or transient, shall not operate within twenty-five feet of any building, hangar, or light aircraft, unless on a designated helicopter taxi route or a designated helicopter landing area.


Section 3-1: General requirement

No person shall operate a vehicle on the aircraft movement area except in accordance with the rules prescribed by the airport manager and all federal, state and local law.  Additionally:

  1. All vehicles shall yield right of way to aircraft in motion and emergency vehicles.
  2. All vehicles in the aircraft movement area must have operating headlights, tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights during hours of darkness or during inclement weather
Section 3-2: Licensing, registration and insurance
  1. No person shall operate a vehicle of any kind on the airport without the appropriate required valid state operator’s license.
  2. All vehicles operating in the aircraft movement area shall maintain the appropriate type and amount of registration and vehicle liability insurance required by state law and by the airport.
Section 3-3: Control of vehicles

No person shall operate or park a vehicle at the airport:

  1. in a careless, negligent or reckless manner
  2. in a manner prohibited by signs, pavement markings, or other signals posted by the city or by regulations under this article.
Section 3-4: Speed limits

All vehicles shall be operated in strict compliance with all speed limits at the airport. The maximum speed limit for all vehicles in the movement area, with the exception of authorized vehicles in the performance their official duties, is fifteen (15) miles per hour.

Section 3-5: Authority to remove vehicles

The airport manager may cause to be removed from any area of the airport any vehicle which is disabled, abandoned, parked in violation of these regulations, or which presents an operational problem to any area of the airport, at the operator’s expense and without liability for damage which may result in the course of such movement.

Section 3-6: Bicycles, Scooters and Miscellaneous Vehicles

The use of bicycles, scooters, or other non highway legal vehicles shall only be permitted during daylight hours and in accordance with all regulations set forth herein for vehicles that reasonably apply.

Section 3-7: Parking restrictions
  1. No person shall park or leave any vehicle, except within a designated parking area.
  2. Vehicles shall not be parked in the aircraft movement area unless for the purposes of immediate and temporary loading, unloading, or staging of an aircraft.
Section 3-8: Pedestrians in the aircraft movement area

No person shall walk, stand, or loiter in the aircraft movement area in a way that presents an operational or safety concern, as determined by the airport manager.

Section 3-9: Vehicle repair

No person shall clean or make any repairs to ground vehicles anywhere on the airport, except those minor repairs necessary to remove such vehicles from the airport. This provision does not apply to ground support equipment.


Section 4-1: Fuel safety

All transportation, storage and other handling of aircraft and vehicle fuel shall comply with the National Fire Protection Association’s current codes and standards, FAA Advisory Circular 150/5230-4, as amended, all requirements of these regulations, and applicable law.

Section 4-2: Aircraft fueling locations

All aircraft fueling shall be performed outdoors.

Section 4-3: Removal of spills of gas, oil, grease, etc.

In the event of spillage of gasoline, oil, grease or any material which may be unsightly or detrimental to the airport, the same shall be removed immediately and the area restored to its pre-spill condition.

  1. The responsibility for the immediate removal of such gasoline, oil, grease or other material shall be assumed by the owner of the equipment causing the spill or by the tenant responsible for the spill.
  2. In the event of the failure of the responsible party to restore the area to its pre-spill condition, the airport may clean up any material unlawfully spilled, placed or otherwise deposited at the airport and may charge the responsible person(s) for the cost of the cleanup, any required environmental remediation, and any expenses incurred by, or fines or damages imposed on, the city as a result thereof. Such an event may constitute grounds for denying access to the airport.
Section 5-4: Fire extinguishers.

All tenants, lessees, and sublessees shall supply and maintain such adequate and readily accessible fire extinguishers as may be required by the Franklin Township fire department.  Each fire extinguisher shall carry a suitable tag showing the date of most recent inspection.

Section 5-5: Moveable fuel storage tanks

Unless otherwise approved by the airport manager, moveable fuel storage tanks are prohibited within the aircraft movement area except for:

  1. Fuel service vehicles constructed, operated, and maintained as required by law.
  2. Integral fuel tanks in an operable aircraft or vehicle.
  3. Tanks and containers not exceeding five gallon capacity.
  4. Tanks designed and used for defueling of aircraft.