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General Aviation

PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT DRIVERS TRAINING COURSE

A MESSAGE TO VEHICLE OPERATORS

This on-line training course was prepared to teach you about the unique problems and safety requirements of working and driving a vehicle on an airport. If you have never driven on an airport before, it can be a confusing experience for the first few weeks. This course explains some of the things you will see, how things work, and some of the rules you will have to follow when driving on an airport. If you have already driven on the airport, this guide may teach you some things you didn't know, or remind you of some things you may have forgotten.

COMPLIANCE

Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139. 329 (e) states that each airport certificate holder shall "ensure that each employee, tenant or contractor who operates a ground vehicle on any portion of the airport which has access to the movement area is familiar and complies with the airport's rules and procedures for the operation of ground vehicles".

Each employee, tenant and contractor with ramp access will show proof of possession of a valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and complete an airport training course on ground vehicle operations which will include but not limited to:

  1.    Airport Familiarization
  2.    Airport Rules and Regulations
  3.    Movement Area Familiarization

No person shall operate a ground vehicle which is so constructed, equipped or loaded, or is in physical or mechanical condition as to endanger persons or property.

Vehicles operating in the AOA shall be authorized by airport management.

All vehicles shall yield to the right-of-way of aircraft, pedestrians, emergency vehicles and equipment and aircraft in tow.

No vehicle shall be parked as to block:

  1.    Fence openings or emergency entrances to the AOA.
  2.    Emergency vehicles or equipment
  3.    Fire hydrants or lanes
  4.    Any paved access way, roadway or vehicular traffic lane

Vehicles operated on the Airport shall be equipped with two (2) headlights and two (2) or more red tail lights, which shall be lighted during operations between sunset and sunrise.

 

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