Airport Rules and Regulations
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- UNLESS SAFETY DICTATES OTHERWISE, AIRCRAFT MUST REMAIN SOUTH OF RAILROAD TRACKS AT ALL TIMES.
- All operations are to be conducted in VFR weather conditions.
- NO straight-in approaches. Use 45° entry to pattern.
- OPTION TO LAND - You must use NORMAL or OPTIONAL TRAFFIC PATTERN. No teardrop turns or downwind passes. No low flying over residential area.
- No takeoffs or landings on taxiways.
- Helicopters must be transported to and from the Airport property. No hover taxiing.
- NORMAL TRAFFIC PATTERN - 1100 ft MSL (Downwind leg over Highway 35) Note: Lower aircraft has the right of way.
OPTIONAL SLOW AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC PATTERN - 600 FT MSL (Downwind leg over first tree line west of Runway 18-36)
- Runway 18: Right hand traffic, stay south of railroad on base leg unless safety dictates otherwise. To avoid confusion in no-wind or light-wind conditions of 5 MPH or less, Runway 18 is the preferred runway for both departures and arrivals. Intersection takeoffs are at pilot's discretion.
- Runway 36: Left hand traffic. Unless safety dictates otherwise, after takeoff and afer reaching a safe altitude, turn left before crossing railroad tracks. In the interest of safety and to avoid flight north of the railroad tracks, departing aircraft should use the full length of the runway.
- LEEWARD AIR RANCH AIRPORT, INC. (Airport) DOES NOT HOLD THE WAIVER FOR THE AEROBATIC BOX AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY CONTROL OF OR LIABILITY FOR THE USE OF THE BOX.
- Park near Red Barn. Follow Leeward Air Ranch Property Owners' Association, Inc. Rules and Regulations when taxiing in subdivision.
- Ultralight aircraft are prohibited.
- Residents may not use the airport or runway for commercial activity or for self-enterprise (examples: student pilot training, crop dusting, aircraft charter, paid aircraft rides (whether or not in the form of reimbursement for expenses, donations, etc.) etc.. Suggest Dunnellon airport 8 minutes to the west. Naturally, "Touch and Go's" for practice, proficiency and airport familiarization are not considered student pilot training.
- The Airport is private. Use of the runway is restricted to qualified property owners and others allowed by the Airport, at its' sole discretion. Currently, the Airport does allow guests, invited by property owner's, to use the runway to visit a property owner as long as 1) the property owner is there when the guest is visiting 2) the guest is a temporary, short term guest, and 3) the visits are only occasional and of a non-commercial nature. All visitors must follow all rules, regulations and traffic patterns.
- Please call (352)245-7007 to request permission to land if you have not been invited.