Airport Access

Airport Compliance
Part 105 requires approval from airport management prior to jumping onto an airport. Public airports that have received federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds consent to operate the airport in conformance with standard grant assurance agreements including operating the airport in a fair and reasonable manner, and not discriminating among types, kinds and classes of aeronautical activity. The FAA affirms that skydiving is a legitimate aeronautical activity.

FAA Airport Access Compliance Requirements
The FAA Airport Compliance Manual – Order 5190.6B details an airport's obligations with respect to skydiving and other aeronautical activities.

150 Series Advisory Circulars
These type of advisory circulars provide non-regulatory information to airport operators for complying with Federal Aviation Regulations and the grant assurances. Business owners should review these advisory circulars pertaining to airport access.

AC 150/5190-6 Exclusive Rights at Federally Obligated Airports
This advisory circular provides basic information on the FAA’s prohibition on the granting of exclusive rights at federally-funded airports.

AC 150/5190-7 Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities
This advisory circular provides basic information pertaining to the FAA’s recommendations on commercial minimum standards and policies at federally funded airports.