Aviation Manager and Sponsors

Resource library

Accident response
Contact information for FAA's Des Moines Flight Standards District Office
NTSB: Responding to an Aircraft Accident (PDF)
First Responder video for accident scene safety with Rocket-Deployed Emergency Parachute System
(see entry for CertAlert 04-13)

ACRP reports
Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) project reports
Airport governance and ownership webinar (large video file)

Airport Manager and Sponsor Guides

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 58 - Familiarization for Airport Policy Makers (7 MB PDF)

Airport Board Member Training 101 (2010 Iowa Aviation Conference)

Airport Board Member Training 101 (2013 YouTube video, 1 hr 37 min)

Airport Manager and Sponsor's Guide to State Aviation Programs

Airport Strategic Planning (Iowa City example- 2010 Iowa Aviation Conference)

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 16 - Guidebook for Managing Small Airports (PDF)

Aviation Laws
Code Chapter 328: Aeronautics
Code Chapter 329: Airport Zoning
Code Chapter 330: Airports
Code Chapter 330A: Airport Authorities
Transportation Administrative Rules
See the following chapters for aviation-specific administrative rules:

710: Airport Improvement Program
716: Commercial Air Service Vertical Infrastructure Program
717: General Aviation Vertical Infrastructure Program
720: Iowa Airport Registration
750: Iowa Aircraft Registration

Aviation security
TSA commercial airport security
TSA general aviation security
AOPA Airport Watch Program

AWOS information for airports
Iowa DOT Weatherview
Airport Manager/Operator's guide to AWOS Operations (PDF)
Sample agreement between Iowa DOT and airports (PDF)

Community outreach
ACRP's Report 28 - Marketing Guidebook for Small Airports (PDF)
General Aviation Serves America
NBAA Community Outreach

FAA Airport Obligations, Compliance Guidelines, and Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities
FAA Airport Compliance Program Overview
Related Advisory Circulars
FAA Airport Compliance Manual (Order 5190.6B)
Minimum Standards Used by Airports (Legal Aspects)

FAA programs and guidance
FAA Airports Web site
List of frequently used airport related FAA's advisory circulars (Excel)
All FAA Advisory Circulars
Residential Through-the-Fence Access Toolkit

Fuel storage
AC 150/5230-4B - Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, Training, and Dispensing on Airports
Iowa DNR Underground storage tank website
Iowa DNR emergency procedures template for underground storage tanks (2010 Guidance)

Leasing airport property
Developing and leasing airport property

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)
NOTAMs for airport operators
Lockheed Martin E-NOTAM web site

Pavement maintenance
Pavement Maintenance Program
If pavement condition reports have been completed for an airport, they can be viewed at each airports Web page in the Airport Information section.

Storm water
EPA's storm water fact sheet for air transportation facilities
Iowa DNR's stormwater discharge permit program
Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 14: Deicing Planning Guidelines and Practices
Sample Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

Tall structures
Local government role in regulating land use
Proposed construction/airspace determinations
Instructions for filing FAA Form 7460-1 (Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration)
Construction/alteration forms

Wildlife management
Guidebook for Addressing Aircraft/Wildlife Hazards at General Aviation Airports (PDF 13MB)
Wildlife Management Best Practices
How to collect bird strike remains (video)
Iowa permit requirements
In order for deer to be removed from an airport, a shooting permit must be issued by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Permits are also required for the removal of geese and other migratory birds.




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