Restricted Landing Area - Instructions

Dear Aviator:

The following information is furnished to explain the process.

Section 207, Title 5, Vermont Statutes Annotated, contains requirements for the Transportation Board to issue Certificates of Approval for restricted landing areas before use. An "Application for Establishment or Alteration of a Restricted Landing Area” can be downloaded from this site (use your back button on browser menu).

It should be submitted to this office along with evidence of “municipal approval” as required by the statute. This documentation should be a letter signed by the Chairman of the Select board indicating your site has the approval of the town involved. FAA Form 7480-1 should also be submitted to the FAA in accordance with the instructions on the form, with a copy to this office along with your application. Please read the instructions, which indicate applicability.

Prior to approval of your landing area, a public hearing process will be triggered requiring certified mail notification of abutters, the placement of newspaper and other announcements of the hearing, and your attendance at the hearing, which will be conducted by a hearing officer from the Transportation Board. You will be provided detailed instructions by of the hearing process by the Board.

On receipt of your completed "Application for Establishment or Alteration of a Restricted Landing Area", I will contact you to set up an appointment to inspect the site. Please contact me if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Scott Fortney, North Airport Operations Specialist
Email:  Scott.Fortney@vermont.gov
Phone: Office (802) 828-2723
Primary: Cell (802) 498-5763

Brian Pinsonault, South Airport Operations Specialist
Email:  Brian.Pinsonault@vermont.gov
Phone: Office (802) 786-3824
Primary: Cell (802) 272-3450