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Subpart 1.


The following persons may use an unlicensed landing area only for temporary operations for the purpose designated:


a person holding a private pilot's certificate, or higher rating, for private use for temporary operations; or


a person, firm, or corporation holding a license as a commercial operator for temporary operations in connection with commercial operations.

Subp. 1a.


No person shall use or make available an unlicensed landing area except in compliance with the provisions of this part.

Subp. 2.

Temporary operations.

"Temporary operations" are operations conducted at sites that are used or intended to be used for periods of less than 30 days.

Subp. 3.

Requirements for use of unlicensed landing areas.

No person shall use or make available the use of an unlicensed landing area except in conformity with the following conditions:


Aircraft shall not be stored or regularly based at an unlicensed landing area.


The landing area proposed to be used shall be of sufficient length and width and free from obstructions, and the surface shall be in suitable condition to permit the safe operation of the type of aircraft to be used thereon.


The aircraft owner or operator must have the permission of the landowner to use the landing area or any facilities for the purpose and time intended.


The use of the land and operating area shall in no way endanger persons or property, and suitable safeguards necessary to protect the safety of passengers and public shall be provided.


Where it uses an unlicensed water landing area, the aircraft shall carry an approved type of life preserver for the pilot and each passenger.

Subp. 4.


An unlicensed landing area shall not impose undue hazards upon adjoining property or its occupants or endanger the user or use of existing surface transportation or power and communication transmission lines.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 360.015; 360.018; 360.03; 360.90


17 SR 1279; 30 SR 215

Published Electronically:

October 2, 2007