During its site visits, the policy assessment team observed a number of first-hand ordering conditions. First, we saw the diversity and complex nature of the different residential arrangements through the fence. We also learned that some of these agreements were reached on faA objections; others were mistakenly authorized by FAA field officers. Finally, we found that the residential agreements through the fence we visited jeopardized one or more of the intrinsic features of publicly funded airports to support taxpayer-funded projects. To be clear, these conditions would not be considered by these airports to be admitted to the NPIAS if they were considered today. ACRP Report 114: Guidebook for Through-The-Fence Operations152 APPENDIX C: TTF OPER ATION CASE STUDIES RESIDENTIAL TTF ACTIVITIES AIRPORT BACKGROUND Independence State Airport . 7S5 (Airport) is a state-bound airport in the City of Independence, Oregon. In addition to the municipalities of Independence and Monmouth, the airport is home to one of the largest public airport residential parks in the United States. The airport is located about a mile north of the city. The airport was built in 1966 with funds from the Oregon DOT, the Board of Aeronautics and the FAA. The airport is in possession and operated by the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA). The FAA classifies the airport as a general airport for local aviation, which supports, among other things, the use of piston aircraft for professional and personal/recreational purposes. The airport covers an area of 83 hectares which includes a paved runway of 3,142 to 60″ (track 16/34).
The airport has approximately 288 single-engine and multi-engine aircraft, 1 helicopter and 5 ultralights. These include aircraft in the residential air park and at the airport. In 2011, the airport had about 34,000 annual operations. There are several commercial tenants at the airport, including two service providers from Nutsch Aviation Airport and Independence Aviation. FbOs o`er Avgas fuel, flight lessons, aircraft rental and aircraft storage. The airport also has a restaurant, the Starduster Café©.