Airside Driving Guide

The following simple-to-apply guidelines and rules will ensure that airside ground vehicle operation is safe and accident-free.

 

Airport tenants and visitors:

 

  • Airside ground vehicle speed limit is 15 miles per hour (mph);
  • Ground vehicles will always grant right of way to all aircraft and pedestrians;
  • To the maximum extent practical, maximize separation between ground vehicles and aircraft;
  • All ground vehicles must carry proper insurance;
  • Under routine circumstances, only airport staff / County Maintenance / FBO / SASO ground vehicles or tugs are authorized on Taxiway ‘A’ or any stub taxiways;
  • Under routine circumstances, only the Airport Manager is authorized to operate a ground vehicle on Runway 13 – 31;
  • All government owned vehicles (GOVs), FBO owned vehicles, and SASO owned vehicles will maximize their visibility by using strobe lights / “wig-wags” / hazard lights when operating airside;
  • Unless meeting an arriving aircraft, all ground vehicles will remain within the perimeter vehicle lanes on the parking apron;
  • No driving on the grass.

 

Vendors and contractors:

 

  • Airside ground vehicle speed limit is 15 miles per hour (mph);
  • Ground vehicles will always grant right of way to all aircraft and pedestrians;
  • To the maximum extent practical, maximize separation between ground vehicles and aircraft;
  • All ground vehicles must carry proper insurance;
  • Contractors engaged in airfield projects will continually monitor the airport CTAF / UNICOM (122.800 MHz);
  • When crossing an active runway, all contractors and vendors shall broadcast their intent on the airport CTAF / UNICOM (122.800 MHz);
  • All vendor and contractor vehicles will maximize their visibility by using strobe lights / “wig-wags” / hazard lights when operating airside;
  • All Contractor vehicles shall follow designated haul routes.