Old Town Aviation Department

Find Old Town Florida aviation departments, administrations, and agencies. Aviation departments provide information on civil and private aviation, airports, airlines, flights, regulations, safety, and jobs.

US FAA Old Town Highway 351 Old Town FL 32680 352-542-7807

About Old Town Aviation Departments

Old Town Aviation Departments, also known as Aviation Bureaus, are charged with ensuring aviation safety, planning for sufficient airport capacity, and continuously modernizing and maintaining the integrated national aviation system in Old Town, FL. Aviation Departments can be found at the federal level and in each of the fifty states, including Florida. Some Dixie County and local governments also have Aviation Departments. They are primarily responsible for managing and operating any Old Town public airports in their jurisdiction if an airport authority has not yet been established.

You may contact the Aviation Bureau for questions about:
  • Old Town aviation policies
  • Aviation and aircraft regulations
  • Old Town airport data
  • FAA regulations
  • Aviation jobs and employment
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The Federal Aviation Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is the national Aviation Department. The FAA promotes safety by regulating Old Town civil aviation and by making assessments of foreign air carriers' adherence to international safety standards. The FAA operates the national air traffic control system and regulates pilot certification in the U.S. The FAA also manages the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), which guides federal funding for capital investments in the national network of airports. This funding is distributed to eligible Old Town airports through the FAA's Airport Investment Program (AIP).

Florida Aviation Department

Aviation Departments at the Florida State level are usually part of the FL Department of Transportation. The Florida Aviation Bureau is responsible for updating and maintaining a State Airport System Plan (SASP). These plans assess the current conditions of the airport system within Florida and identify the future needs of the system. Florida plans are incorporated into the FAA's NPIAS and help to determine how AIP funds are awarded. Florida may match AIP grants to supplement capital funding to individual Old Town airports.

Old Town Public Airport Safety

Florida Aviation Departments inspect and certify public use airports in Old Town and manage the process of aircraft registration in Florida. State Aviation Departments provide educational and training programs for pilots, aircraft technicians, and aircraft inspectors. Florida Aviation Departments also maintain and operate a small number of state-owned aircraft. These aircraft are used for Old Town emergency response, aerial mapping, and specialized services.