HANGAR DEVELOPMENT GUIDE
The following information has been compiled to guide you through the planning and cost estimating process of building an aircraft hangar. We hope it will answer many of your questions.
BUILDING A HANGAR AT THE AIRPORT
In order to build a hangar at the Cherokee County Airport, you will need to write a letter of interest (LOI) to Cherokee County requesting that you would like to build a hangar at the airport. Your letter will need to include your name, address, building size, and how soon you would like to build. Once we receive your letter, we will schedule a meeting to discuss the location and go over the lease and design options.
ENTERING INTO A LAND LEASE
After meeting with the Airport Manager to discuss land areas available for development and go over the land lease and a site survey will need to be conducted by a registered land surveyor. After completion of the survey, the lease will be completed and put on the agenda for Commissioners Court for approval.
LAND LEASE TERM
The land lease term at the Cherokee County Airport is for 20 years with an option to renew. Rates start at $.14 cents per square foot.
HANGAR SETBACKS AND HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
All hangar construction must conform to setback requirements. The Federal Aviation Administration enforces specific setbacks from runway and taxiways as well as height restrictions at public airports.
APRON ACCESS CONSTRUCTION
The builder will construct the apron area between the hangar door and extending out to the taxiway or lane.
ELECTRICAL AND TELEPHONE SERVICE
New construction may require installation of electrical or telephone service lines. You will be responsible for the entire cost of installation of these services. All new electrical and telephone lines will be placed underground.
Land lease rates will be multiplied by the square foot per year, for the initial twenty-year lease period.
Hangar sites are defined as being the outside footprint of the hangar. The minimum is 3,600 square feet which is a site for a 60’ x 60’ hangar.
The FAA must conduct an airspace study for any new development proposed at the airport. This prevents any encroachment from buildings into FAR Part 77 imaginary surfaces which may impact future airport operations. To start this process, the applicant must file a Form 7460-1, Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, with the FAA. The Airport Manager can assist with the completion and submission of this form. It will take the FAA at least 60 days to conduct the study, so the applicant is urged to submit the Form 7460-1 early in the process so construction is not held up. Construction cannot begin without an approved airspace study, which must be submitted to the Airport Manager.
PURCHASING A PRE-EXISTING HANGAR
If you buy a privately-owned hangar that is already at the airport, the seller will need to write a letter to the Airport Manager stating their intention to sell to you and requesting the assignment of their lease to you.
SELLING A HANGAR
If you wish to sell your hangar, you must assign your lease to the hangar buyer, which requires Commissioners Court approval.
The above checklist is to serve as a guide and by no means intended to be a complete list of required items. For additional information, please contact the airport office at 903-586-8219.