The FAA is continuing it effort to update its database of private use airports.
The FAA initiated the update in 2020. Thousands of private use airport managers were contacted and informed of the initiative and how to update their data. This first step was considered a success as no airports that were in active use had their status inadvertently changed.
“This success can be attributed to the FAA’s outreach efforts, along with those of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and many state aviation organizations,” said RAF Director Jeff Russell.
However, the FAA did change the status of 154 airports to “Closed Indefinitely” for which they had not received updated information.
In this second round of efforts, the FAA is targeting private use airports for which they have not gotten updated information for more than 10 years. The agency has set a deadline of Jan. 20, 2022, to receive the information.
“The RAF supports the FAA initiative to clean up the private use airport database and we are excited to be collaborating and helping with the effort,” Russell said. “We are publicizing this current round of data gathering, urging owners to update their data. If they need help, their RAF State Liaison may be able to assist.”
To update a facility’s information or to register a field, use the FAA’s Airport Data and Information Portal (ADIP) website at: ADIP.faa.gov/agis/public/. After registering for an account, you’ll be given instruction to add your information.
After the FAA reviews and approves the project, your private facility will be included on the FAA’s active airfield list for another three years.