Airport Master Plan

Airport Facts

The Umatilla Municipal Airport supports general aviation aircraft activity for the City of Umatilla, Lake County, and Central Florida area. Since the previous Master Plan, the airport has acquired additional land suitable for both aeronautical and non-aeronautical use. Though for much of the undeveloped land, both the airside and landside access, as well as the type of future facilities need to be identified and planned.


Runway 1-19 is the only runway at 2,500 feet long and 60 feet wide. Currently there is a project underway to lengthen the runway to 2,875 feet.


Umatilla Municipal is home to nearly 30 aircraft which includes a mix of single-engine and multi-engine aircraft. In 2017, the airport supported approximately 8,000 annual aircraft operations (takeoffs and landings).

The Airport's website (www.umatillaairport.org) provides an overview of the airport’s facilities and services offered to aircraft operators.

What is an Airport Master Plan?

An Airport Master Plan is a long-range planning document that serves several important purposes for airport management, airport users, and the local community. Airports receiving development grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are also required to conduct periodic updates of their planning documents in order to remain eligible for future grants. The primary goal of the new Master Plan is to create a 20-year development program to maintain a safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally acceptable airport facility for the City of Umatilla and surrounding area. By achieving this goal, the study will provide the guidance to satisfy the aviation demand in a financially feasible and responsible manner.

 

Master Plan Process

The Master Plan provides a systematic outline of the development actions required to maintain and further develop airfield as well as landside facilities. This process provides those responsible for the scheduling, budgeting, and ultimate funding of airport improvement projects with an advance notice of the airport’s needs. By phasing airport development, improvements can be conducted in an orderly and timely fashion.

Throughout this process, reviews are conducted to insure input is received from key stakeholders, including the City of Umatilla, airport tenants, airport users, FAA, FDOT, and interested members of the public. The individual steps in the Master Plan process are built upon information and decisions made during previous steps.


 

What is an Airport Layout Plan drawing set?

The Airport Layout Plan (ALP) drawing set graphically depicts existing facilities, the development projects identified in the Master Plan, and how the facilities meet existing as well as future airport design standards. The ALP is an important item for coordination between airport management, the FAA, and FDOT; the organized improvement of the facility; and certainly the safety of the overall airport operation.

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