Tenant vehicles may not enter any runway, taxiway or safety area. Be aware of your location at all times and limit the amount of driving you must do on the aprons and ramp areas to an absolute minimum. Airport tenants are not permitted to operate any vehicle on the commercial airline ramp. 

Driving on the airport is a privilege. This privilege may be revoked at any time for any reason. 

Persons operating vehicles on movement areas without authorization shall be subject to prosecution of public trespass.  

SAFETY IS THE FIRST PRIORITY! 

Vehicle Boundaries

The Airport Authority has established boundaries in between the Movement Areas and Non-Movement Areas of the airport. As a Hangar or Tie-Down Tenant you have vehicular and pedestrian access to the areas shaded in yellow on the Map Below. The boundaries of the yellow areas are delineated via Pavement Markings and Signage.

WHAT IS A RUNWAY INCURSION? 

ANY OCCURRENCE AT AN AIRPORT INVOLVING: 

Aircraft, vehicle, person or object on the ground that creates a collision hazard or results in loss of separation with an aircraft taking off, intending to take off, landing, or intending to land. 

SAFEGUARD AGAINST INCURSIONS 

  • Be familiar with runways and taxiways and where they intersect 
  • Use standard radio communications and airport operating procedures to ensure effective airfield communications.; 
  • Have a current airport diagram 
  • Check NOTAMs  

RUNWAY INCURSION CATEGORIES 

– OPERATIONAL ERRORS (OE) 

Occurrence where less than required separation between two aircraft, an aircraft and terrain, or when a pilot is instructed to depart a closed runway. 

-OPERATIONAL DEVIATIONS (OD) 

Occurrence where separation is maintained, but an aircraft, vehicle, equipment or personnel enters active landing area without coordination. 

-PILOT DEVIATIONS (PD) 

Action of a pilot that results in violation of a Federal Aviation Regulation. 

– VEHICLE/PEDESTRIAN DEVIATIONS (VPD) 

Vehicle operator or pedestrian who goes onto movement area without ATC approval. 

Foreign Object Debris 

  •  Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is any object found on taxiways, runways, or the apron that has the potential to cause damage to aircraft. 
  •  All FOD must be removed 
  •  Each airport tenant is responsible for picking up FOD in their leased area. 
  •  If you see FOD in the Non-Movement Area it is your responsibility to stop, pick it up, and dispose of it properly 
  •  If you see FOD that you are unable to collect yourself, contact Airside Ops or the FBO 

Rules for Driving 

  •  Aircraft and Aircraft being towed have the right of way! 
  •  Yield to emergency vehicles 
  •  Have ID Badge readily accessible 
  • Follow proper procedure at vehicle gates: Make sure gate closes completely before leaving it, to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering the airport premises 
  • Obey 10 MPH speed limit 
  • Be aware of low visibility conditions 
  • Follow proper procedure for vehicle escorts 
  • Watch for pedestrians on the apron 
  • Never leave your vehicles engine running and unattended  
  • Comply with Florida State driving Laws 
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