The Elizabeth City Regional Airport is a dynamic environment with military and civilian aircraft landing, departing, and taxiing, as well as helicopters operating in dispersed locations around the airfield. All of these activities happen in a complex operating environment. The careful and controlled accommodation of these activities is critical to protecting the safety and security of aircraft operations, aircraft passengers, ground vehicles, and personnel on the airfield. Awareness and a thorough understanding of potential risks, appropriate practices, and the airport environment—including the potential risk of accidents, incidents, and incursions—are paramount to ensuring overall safety.
Airfield Operations Area
The AOA consists of all restricted ground areas of the airport, including taxiways, runways, loading ramps, and parking areas. In other words, everything that is inside the Airfield’s security perimeter fence is considered the AOA. The area highlighted in red above depicts the (controlled) Movement Area which requires ATC Control Tower approval to enter. The green highlighted areas are the Non-Movement Area – aircraft parking ramps – which are not under the control of ATC but have specific vehicle operator access requirements. Driving anywhere on the airfield is a privilege that should be taken very seriously. Safely operating a vehicle on any of the airport surfaces requires concentration and vigilance.
Airfield Driving Prerequisites
Vehicle operators with a mission need to operate a vehicle on the Elizabeth City Regional Airport must receive specialized training and demonstrate, through testing, an acceptable understanding of the safety requirements, communications protocols, and required operating procedures. Airfield Driver Training is conducted every Monday at 2:00 pm at Bldg 35 in the Ballroom located on the 2nd floor. Please RSVP the Airfield Manager in advance.
NOTE: The Airfield Driver Training Program and its guidance are applicable to all tenants on the Airport as well as private contractors, vendors and visitors.To obtain an Airfield Driver’s License or a Ramp Driving permit All employees and temporary contractors must attend the Airport sponsored drivers training class and pass the written test with a score of 85% or better. Classes are held every Monday at 2 pm in Bldg 35 (Ballroom/2nd floor).
Applicants must complete the following training items prior to attending and bring a signed copy of the Airfield Driver/Ramp Permit application form signed by their supervisor.
Ramp Driver applicants: Airfield-Ramp Safety Training
Airfield Driver applicants: Airfield-Ramp Safety Training
The USCG Airfield Management team maintains operational jurisdiction of the Airfield Operations Area and the activities occurring within the security perimeter fence. The AFM is responsible for planning, directing, and supervising AOA utilization decisions based on operational advantage, efficiency, resources available. The Airfield Operations team can assist with a variety of issues concerning the airport environment.
Construction Contractors requiring access to the Airfield
FAA Form 7460-1 Notice of Proposed Construction
CFR Part 77 Obstruction Evaluation of Airport Airspace
Airfield Wildlife Management
Points of Contact
Office # (252) 619-4213
Airfield Operations Officer
Office # (252) 334-5388
Air Traffic Manager
Office # (252) 335-6746
Elizabeth City Regional Airport is a dynamic environment with military and civilian aircraft landing, departing, and taxiing, as well as helicopters operating in dispersed locations around the airfield. The careful and controlled accommodation of these activities is critical to protecting the safety and security of aircraft operations, aircraft passengers, ground vehicles, and personnel on the airfield. Awareness and a thorough understanding of potential risks, appropriate practices, and the airport environment —including the potential risk of accidents and incidents—are paramount to ensuring overall safety.
AIRFIELD DRIVING PRIVILEGES
Click here for information on how to go about getting properly credentialed to operate a vehicle or mechanic taxi/tow aircraft.
Airfield Coordination Requirement
Airfield activities (air shows, aerial demonstrations, exercises, deployments, crane operations, construction projects, etc.) must be coordinated through the Airfield Manager in advance to ensure proper notification and coordination.
Wear of Hats on USCG Ramps
Hats are not authorized on USCG ramps due to the FOD (foreign object damage) risk to aircraft. The following exceptions are allowed;
Protocol duties when hats are appropriate (i.e., greeters).
Law enforcement and emergency personnel when headgear/hats are required.
Aircraft maintenance personnel, when protective/weather headgear is required by local command/unit policy. All personnel wearing hats and/or headgear must remove all head garments/gear in the vicinity of aircraft engine intakes, exhausts, props wash, and jet blasts, as lose garments can cause serious damage to aircraft engines.
Quiet Hours Request Procedures
The Airfield Manager is responsible for publishing local area NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen). Units and Airport tenants should contact the Airfield Manager within three days of any retirements or change of command ceremony for the issuance of a NOTAM for “Quite Hours” limiting aircraft operations during the ceremony.
In accordance with Title 14 CFR Part 77.9, any person or organization who intends to sponsor construction or alterations must notify the FAA if the proposed construction or alteration is within 20,000 feet of a public use or military airport which exceeds a 100:1 surface from any point on the runway. Any changes to the pavement on an airfield, i.e., construction, modification, or resurfacing of runways, taxiways, aprons, etc. FAA Form 7460‐1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, can be used for this purpose and submitted to the appropriate FAA Airports Regional or District Office. Contractors may contact the Airfield Manager’s office or the FAA directly for assistance.Contractors should review the Airfield Construction Safety and Security Manual for additional guidance on Airfield Manager expectations.