Ultralights, Powered Parachutes, Gyrocopters Policy

 
OPERATIONS & POLICY
(UNDER 254 POUNDS)

Scope
This policy is to establish operational rules to assure the safe operation of an ultralight vehicle at Yuba County Airport by a non-pilot air vehicle operator.

Definitions:

Ultralight Vehicle -- a flying vehicle that is used for sport or r4ecreational use, weighs less than 254 pounds, cannot sustain an airspeed of more than 55 knots while in level flight, has a power off stall speed no greater than 24 knots, and a fuel capacity does not exceed 5 U.S. gallons.

Operator -- An individual who has received the proper training in the areas of airport communications and procedures, airport familiarization, wake turbulence avoidance, operating in a controlled airspace, and avoidance of residential sensitive areas.

Insurance -- Certificate of Insurance with a combined single-limit general liability of at least $500,000 (the same amount required for permanently based private aircraft) naming the County of Yuba as an additional insured must be provided to the Airport Manager at the time of registration or prior to any operations at the Airport. Owners and operators will provide the Airport Manager with a signed Assumption of Risks and Waiver of Liability.

THE ACTUAL POLICY IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW BY COUNTY COUNSEL AND WILL BE POSTED ONCE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS APPROVED THE POLICY.