Fairfax-Bolinas Road in West Marin at milepost 5.73 (approximately 2 miles west of Azalea Hill) is single-lane access with two-way traffic controlled through one lane. This condition is at the construction zone only and will remain in place until project is completed. See project webpage for more details. Thank you for your patience while this project progresses.

Airport Newsletter January 2020

Posted on January 20, 2020

Dumpsters – Becoming an Issue

Please only put allowed items in the Trash and Recycle dumpsters. Items that are not allowed are still being discarded in the dumpsters and the airport is getting charged extra for these items. Staff will be closely monitoring the video cameras and contacting offenders to recover these extra fee’s in the future. Also, please DO NOT leave unwanted items outside the dumpster enclosures.

Tenant Long Term and Overnight Vehicle Parking

Staff is requesting that all tenants and their guests park personal vehicles inside your hangar or outside the Airport Operations Area (AOA). Many vehicles are being stored on County property that need to be moved into long term storage offsite. Staff will be forwarding letters to those vehicle owners that are in violation.

2020 FAA Grant Application

The FAA has received a grant application from the Marin County Airport/Gnoss Field for Entitlement Funds of $150,000 to be applied to the Cost Overruns’ of the Runway Reconstruction project that was completed in 2018.

FAA Final Environmental Impact Statement

The FAA is close to completing their Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) which will be published sometime in February 2020. Shortly thereafter, we should receive a Record of Decision (ROD) on the EIS and runway extension project for Gnoss Field.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Increase Coming July 1st, 2020

Please be aware that the County will be implementing a CPI increase to all month to month lease holders. This increase will come from the San Francisco Area CPI index and added to the July billing statements.

FAA Hangar Use Policy and Sponsor Responsibilities

The primary purpose of Gnoss Field hangars must be for Aircraft Storage. If no aircraft is in your hangar, the hangar must be empty. As an Airport Sponsor who accepts Federal airport grants, we are bound by the conditions and assurances in the associated grant agreements (which can be seen here[External]). These obligations include grant assurances related to use of hangars and other designated aeronautical facilities on the airport for exclusively aeronautical purposes. If you have any questions on this issue, please contact Dan Jensen at (415) 897-1754.

Aircraft Storage Permits and Insurance

Please update your information with current aircraft and contact information on your space at Gnoss Field. Per the County Aircraft Storage Permit for habitually situated aircraft:

  • “All Permittees agree to disclose all aircraft he/she has caused to locate on the Airport and shall be financially responsible for these aircraft or for any other access onto the property granted by this permit. Any owner shall furnish the County, in advance of arrival of the aircraft, evidence of financial responsibility in the minimum requirements of: $1,000,000 combined single limit coverage with exception of per/passenger sub-limit of $100,000. “

See Something/Say Something

Please help be the Eyes and Ears of the airport. Many times, aircraft are in the pattern that have no radio or on the wrong frequency. Please help with position reports for these aircraft and help keep a safe distance. Also, please help those unfamiliar pilots to avoid the Noise Abatement Area south of the airport. Our neighbors really appreciate our efforts!

Please Fly Friendly

Last year brought numerous complaints from our local area cities. Although it may be legal to fly at certain altitudes over populated areas, not everyone appreciates airplane noise. If possible, please think twice about your altitude and power settings while over or near our County Cities and airport.

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