Sec. 8.60.010. Intent.
In order to protect the public health, safety and general welfare, it is the purpose of this chapter to restrict the operation of aircraft within the city limits, except in the case of emergencies or where the city has given prior approval.
(Code 1977, § 8.60.010; Ord. No. 966-1988)
Sec. 8.60.020. Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter, “aircraft” means any fixed-wing device or structure, whether motorized or not, designed for or capable of carrying persons or cargo in sustained flight at some elevation above the ground. Helicopters and balloons are not considered aircraft for purposes of this chapter.
(Code 1977, § 8.60.020; Ord. No. 1049-1991, § 1)
Sec. 8.60.030. Prohibitions.
No aircraft may land on, take off from, taxi on or overfly land within the municipal boundaries of the city at an altitude less than 500 feet above the ground surface (unless any such lesser altitude is specifically allowed by the Federal Aviation Administration or unless the aircraft is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration), except:
A. In the event of an emergency, which emergency must be demonstrated by the operator of the aircraft; or
B. If such landing, take off, taxiing or other operation of aircraft has been previously approved in writing by the city council or its designee after application by the proposed operator.