U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration New England Region 12 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
Ms. Jane F. Taylor, JD Office of the City Solicitor City of Claremont 58 Opera House Square Claremont, NH 03743
Dear Ms. Taylor:
This office has reviewed your letter of January 2,2007, regarding the complaint filed by Mr. Brian Meyette alleging discrimination by the City of Claremont.
The FAA would like to clarify some of the facts surrounding the allegation. Mr. Meyette claims the City does not allow storage of "homebuilt aircraft and ultralights, as well as all incomplete aircraft projects" in its hangar. Are there currently any such aircraft based or hangared at the Airport?
The City restricts hangar use to "certified and/or registered aircraft". What is the purpose of this restriction?
There is also a restriction prohibiting "fabrication". Can you define this term? Does it include attaching wings, etc. on experimental and ultralight aircraft?
FAA recommends that all airports maintain minimum standards as well as rules and regulations to be followed by all individuals using the airport. The purpose of these documents is to identify allowable activities and safety requirements that must be followed by all users. In addition, these documents would set forth the methods for leasing hangars and space on the airport. This would avoid complaints related to allowable activities and safety requirements. FAA would like to-inquire as to whether the airport has any such standards or rules and regulations?
Please respond to the above within thirty days of receipt of this letter.
If you have any questions, please contact Donna Witte of my staff at 781-238-7624.
Laverne F. Reid
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