Spruce Creek Airport is a private airport owned and operated by the Spruce Creek Property Owners Association (SCPOA). The Spruce Creek Airport Authority Committee through the SCPOA Board of Directors has the authority and the responsibility to oversee the operation of the Airport. All flying activities at the Spruce Creek Airport are regulated by the FAA and by the recommended procedures published in the Aeronautical Information Manual. In addition, a limited number of local rules and procedures, described herein, have been established to promote a safe and enjoyable airport. All residents, tenants and invitees are required to abide by these rules and procedures.
1.02 Windsock Park
This area is for the use and enjoyment of all residents, tenants, and invitees. Its location and proximity to the runway requires special vigilance. No person or vehicles are allowed between the fence and the runway at any time. All children should be kept under close supervision at all times because of the proximity to an active runway and taxiway. Pets must be on a leash. Windsock Park is accessed by way of Cessna Blvd., an active taxiway. Taxiing on grass area is prohibited
1.03 Spruce Creek Airport
This is a private airport operating under a renewable Private Airport Registration and Site Approval issued by the State of Florida. Rules and restrictions imposed by this Registration govern its use. All aircraft operating at the Airport must have liability insurance. It is the responsibility of the resident or tenant extending an invitation to make all invitee pilots aware of the transit parking locations, restrictions, operating rules, and procedures of this airport. All aircraft parking on ramp must display a name and phone number and Spruce Creek contact on the glare shield.
1.04 Runway Description
The asphalt runway is designated 05/23 and is 3998 feet long and 176 feet wide at an elevation of 24 feet MSL. The threshold is displaced for landing on Rwy 05 and Rwy 23 by 350 ft. There is 3650 ft. remaining on both runways. Maximum aircraft operating weight is 30,000 pounds.
All pilots are strongly encouraged to equip their aircraft with a VHF radio and to use radio procedures recommended in the Advisory Circular for non-towered airports. The assigned Unicom frequency is 122.975 MHz. This is used as the Common Advisory Frequency (CTAF) and is unmonitored for airport advisories. Airport Weather information is available on 121.725 MHz.
1.06 Reference Publications
Federal Aviation Regulations, TSA Regulations, Aeronautical Information Manual, and Advisory Circulars, form the basis for all flight operations and airport operating procedures.
1.07 Noise Sensitive Area
Pilots should be aware that the area around Spruce Creek Fly-In is noise sensitive. Housing areas, schools, etc., should be avoided to the extent possible and practical.
1.08 Airport Safety
Smoking within fifty feet of any fuel truck or aircraft fueling facility is unsafe and is therefore not permitted. 1 Mar 10 Spruce Creek Airport Procedures Page 2 of 16
2. Ground Operations.
Pilots will taxi at a reasonable and safe speed. The speed limit on all taxiways and ramp areas is 15 mph.
Aircraft always have the right of way.
2.02 Runway Selection
For noise abatement the preferred runway is Rwy. 23
2.03 Engine Run-up
Normal engine run-up is restricted to the established run-up pads on the south side ends of Rwys. 05 and 23 (refer to Appendix A-2). Maintenance run-ups are permitted only at the normal run-up pads or on Beech Blvd. at the runway intersection. Pilots shall exercise good judgment in attempting to minimize the effects of prop wash/jet blast and noise production during run-up.
2.04 Back Taxiing
Only aircraft, unable to use taxiways because of wing tip clearance or gear track considerations, are permitted to back taxi. When on the runway use landing lights and radio coordination with other departing and landing traffic.
3. Flight Operations
All fixed wing aircraft are encouraged to use the full length of the runway to provide the greatest margin of safety in the event of an emergency. Pilots are encouraged to always use landing lights for all takeoffs and landings
3.02 Noise Abatement
Departing aircraft are to climb on runway heading to 400 feet AGL and beyond the departure end of the runway before making any turns. Pilots shall use noise abatement climb procedures including after-takeoff power and prop speed reductions consistent with safe operating practices and techniques.
3.03 Temporary Flight Restrictions
TFRs are frequently imposed on flight operations at and near the Airport. Pilots shall check with Flight Service or other facilities for current TFR information.
3.04 Departures Restrictions
All VFR departures must be conscious of the configurations of the Daytona Beach (DAB) Class C airspace and New Smyrna Beach (EVB) Class D airspace and their effect on flight operations at the Airport. Radio contact with the appropriate facility is required prior to penetrating DAB Class C or EVB Class D airspace. (See Appendix B for published departure and arrival procedures.)1 Mar 10 Spruce Creek Airport Procedures Page 3 of 16
3.05 Night Operations
During the hours of darkness, if runway lights are inoperative, the runway is closed. Night proficiency flying should be completed by 10 P.M. local time. If flying is necessary between 10 P.M. and 7 A.M., please consider your neighbors by keeping noise to a minimum.
3.06 Flight Training
(a) Residents – Only Residents (Both Student and CFI) of Spruce Creek are permitted to train at the Airport. (It is suggested to leave the Airport area for all training purposes) All simulated emergencies are strongly discouraged. This includes power reductions to simulate engine failure, as well as any other simulation that might distract a pilot during takeoff, departure, approach, or landing.
(b) Non-Residents – Non-resident pilots and/or students renting or leasing aircraft from a Resident of Spruce Creek Fly-In must adhere to the following rules:
Only US Certified Instructors or Pilots are allowed to T.O. or Land at the Airport.
All training including Touch & Go’s must be conducted away from the Airport.
No Simulated Emergencies to be conducted at the Airport.
All aircraft climb on runway heading to 400 feet AGL and beyond the departure end of the runway before commencing turns.
3.07 VFR Operations
(a) Traffic Pattern – Arriving VFR aircraft should monitor 121.725 MHz for airport weather information. The traffic pattern altitude is 800ft AGL. Except for large and/or high speed aircraft 1000ft AGL. All arriving aircraft shall fly a Standard Left-Hand Traffic pattern (refer to Appendix A-3) at the appropriate altitude using AIM recommended radio calls and procedures. Straight-in approaches and landings are discouraged.
(b) Overhead Approach – Overhead approaches are normally used for formation flights; however, they are not given priority over other traffic. Formation flight leaders are expected to take adequate spacing on other traffic in the pattern. Common sense and normal courtesy should be exercised to resolve traffic pattern conflicts. An overhead approach consists of an Initial Point (IP) 1 to 3 miles out that is aligned with the runway. Aircraft then fly at traffic pattern altitude to a point overhead the approach end of the landing runway. The lead aircraft will perform a level 180-degree turn (called the break) to downwind and, at an appropriate point, a continuous turn to final. Succeeding aircraft take spacing on the preceding aircraft and fly the same pattern (refer to Appendix A-4). Appropriate radio calls are made at the IP, the break and base leg. This procedure is effective in rapidly recovering (landing) multiple aircraft.
3.08 IFR Operations
(a) IFR Departures – If unable to depart VFR contact by Cell Phone DAB Departure Control 386 226-3932
(b) Arrivals – Arriving aircraft should monitor 121.725 MHz for airport weather information. Pilots are expected to monitor and make appropriate radio calls to announce their intentions on the local CTAF frequency 122.975 MHz.1 CANCEL IFR FLIGHT PLAN
(c) IFR GPS Approaches – RNAV/GPS 05 is a private approach to a private airport. Only residents with the approved and number approach plate assigned to them may utilize this procedure.