Pecan Plantation Airpark Operating Guidelines
1.1 The Pecan Plantation Airpark Operating Guidelines is a list of recommendations for pilots operating in and out of the Airpark to help establish the goal of Airpark safety. These guidelines in no way attempt to replace or supersede the FAA FAR's or the AIM, but on the contrary, is simply a list of commonsense/courtesy items to make the Airpark a safer place for the operation of all aircraft. AIRPARK SAFETY MUST BE PRIORITY #1!
1.2 The pilots that operate out of the Airpark range from students with just a few flight hours to airline and military pilots with thousands of hours of flight time. Furthermore, there are over 80 aircraft that operate from the Pecan Plantation Airpark and they range from Cubs to high performance twins and even jets from time to time. With this wide diversity of experience and aircraft, it is imperative that all pilots adhere to some common guidelines for airport operation in order to make all Airpark operations as safe as possible.
2.0 AIRPARK GROUND OPERATIONS
2.1 All pilots are encouraged to use the 0TX1 122.975 MHz to announce positions and movement around the Airpark with the approved taxiway designations. This is especially important for pilots that are based on the East side of the Airpark so that aircraft will not meet head-on with no way to turn around on a taxiway.
2.2 As a courtesy to the Airpark residents at the South end of the runway, please position your aircraft so as not to allow the prop wash to contact these homes while performing engine runups.
2.3 If it is necessary to perform maintenance or construction on a taxiway, please give at least one weeks notice to all affected airport residents and notify the General Manager of the PPOA.
3.0 AIRPARK AIR OPERATIONS
3.1 The preferred runway for calm or no-wind conditions is runway 18.
3.2 As a courtesy to other Pecan Plantation residents, all pilots are requested to fly the runway heading until reaching pattern altitude before making any turns to minimize aircraft noise to the adjacent homes in the Airpark. All Airpark pilots need to be aware of our non-Airpark Pecan Plantation neighbors and the need for reducing unnecessary aircraft noise.
3.3 All pilots are encouraged to use the 0TX1 122.975 MHz to announce positions in and around the pattern at the Airpark. Non-radio equipped aircraft are strongly encouraged to abide by standard patterns and altitudes.
3.4 The recommended traffic pattern altitude for Pecan Plantation Airpark (0TX1) is 1700 feet MSL with right-hand traffic for runway 18 and left-hand traffic for runway 36. Please be aware that the Pecan Landings Airport (66TE) is located approximately 1.8 nm east. The Pecan Landings Airport traffic pattern altitude is also 1700 feet MSL with left-hand traffic for runway 17 and right-hand traffic for runway 35.
3.5 As a matter of safety to all pilots and Pecan Plantation residents, pilots are requested not to perform aerobatics maneuvers over Pecan Plantation (FAR 91.303) and to observe Minimum Safe Altitudes (FAR 91.119).