U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
New England Region
12 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803
February 2,2007
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