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Subpart 1.


There are three types of licenses: personal-use airport license; personal-use seaplane base license; and personal-use heliport license.

Subp. 2.

Minimum requirements.

Personal-use airports shall be granted a license when they have met the general provisions of parts 8800.1400 and 8800.1500 and the minimum requirements of this part.

Subp. 3.


A personal-use airport shall be of sufficient length and width and the approaches shall be sufficiently clear of obstructions to permit safe operations by the aircraft intended to use it.

Subp. 4.


The landing surface shall be smooth and free from hazards or obstructions.

Subp. 5.


A personal-use airport shall not interfere with the safe operation of any public airport or with the safety of any federal airways.

Subp. 6.


A personal-use airport shall not be operated except in accordance with the restrictions set forth below:


A personal-use airport shall not be held out as available for public use, nor shall the public use of a personal-use airport be invited, permitted, or tolerated.


A personal-use airport shall not be used for commercial activities which include the operation of aircraft for the purpose of carrying passengers, providing air charter, flight instruction, aircraft rental and/or leasing, or other operations deemed similar in character by the commissioner. However, a personal-use airport may be used for commercial activities which include the operation of aircraft for the purpose of aerial spraying and dusting, banner towing, balloon operations, aerial photography, pipeline/powerline patrol, or other operations deemed similar by the commissioner.


A personal-use airport shall not be displayed on any chart for public distribution.

Subp. 7.


A personal-use airport 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.

Subp. 8.

Seaplane base.

In addition to the general requirements listed in subparts 1 to 7 for licensing personal-use airports, the following specific requirements must be met before the commissioner grants a license for a personal-use seaplane base.

A personal-use seaplane base license applies to the land area from which operations are conducted. When two or more bases located on the same body of water are under different ownership or control, each base must obtain a separate personal-use seaplane base license. The commissioner may not grant a personal-use seaplane base license for those lakes upon which seaplane operations are prohibited by part 8800.2800.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.388; 360.015; 360.018; 360.03; 360.90


30 SR 215; 31 SR 350

Published Electronically:

October 2, 2007

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