revised 8/2006

The following rules will govern the conduct of all persons at Shawnee Field engaged in any aeronautical activity or while flying in the airport traffic zone unless exceptions are specifically provide in federal or state regulations, or unless exceptions not in conflict with federal or state regulations have been authorized by the Indiana Board of Aviation Commissioners. No airman or other person shall operate any aircraft to or from the airport otherwise than in conformity with the provisions applicable to such operation. The rules promulgated hereunder shall also apply to all persons in attendance, visiting or observing activities at Shawnee Field, whether such persons are engaged in any aeronautical activities or not.


1. Aircraft shall be taxied at a safe and reasonable speed.
2. Before entering onto any runway or turning for take-off, operators shall ascertain that their right-of-way is unimpaired and there is no conflicting traffic.
3. After landing, all aircraft shall clear the runway as soon as practical.
4. Landing and/or take-offs from opposite ends of the runway at the same time are prohibited.
5. Landings on runway 36 shall be beyond 400 feet North of the County Road running east and west on the south perimeter of the field.


1. All aircraft parked overnight shall be either put in hangers or securely tied down in existing tie down sites.
2. Tie downs are provided at the user's risk.
3. Transient aircraft shall be parked in the tie down area or on the ramp in locations that do not effect operational safety and do not block access to taxiways or hangers. Blocking access to hangers or ramps may result in the offender's privileges to operate at Shawnee Field being denied.


1. Pilots shall fly the traffic pattern designated for this airport. Agricultural application aircraft may deviate from the traffic pattern only in accordance with 14 CFR 137.45, provided such deviation does not conflict with any other traffic operating at the airport.
2. The standard traffic pattern for fixed-wing aircraft at Shawnee Field is:
    (a) For all aircraft a standard left-hand rectangular pattern..
    (b) For all aircraft a standard altitude of 800 feet above ground level (AGL) and 1301 feet mean sea level (MSL) on entry and downwind legs shall be used. Pattern altitude for ultralights shall be 400 feet AGL (901 feet MSL) on entry and downwind legs.
    (c) Maintain pattern altitude until abeam approach end of the landing runway, on downwind leg.
    (d) For GA aircraft complete turn to final approach no closer the 1/4 mile from the approach end of the runway.
    (e) On take-off, continue straight ahead until beyond departure end of runway.
    (f) If remaining in the traffic pattern, commence turn to crosswind leg beyond the departure end of runway, within 300 feet of the pattern altitude.
    (g) If departing the traffic pattern, exit with a 45 degree left turn beyond the departure end of the runway after reaching pattern altitude. Straight out departures are permitted.
    (h) All aircraft approaching to determine airport conditions shall remain at least 500 feet above pattern altitude (1800 feet MSL).
    (i) Straight-in or non-prescribed turns to final are discouraged.
    (j) Runway 36 is the designated calm-wind runway.
    (k) Landing on runway 36 shall be at a point 400 feet north of County Road on the south end of runway 36.


1. Radio operations for all aircraft based at Shawnee Field are mandatory. Radio communications should include the following:
    (a) Monitoring the CTAF frequency (122.9 MHz) while operating aircraft within 5 NM of Shawnee Field.
    (b) Announcing taxi intentions prior to commencing taxi operations.
    (c) When preparing to enter the pattern arriving aircraft should announce position and intent to land at least 5 NM from airport.
    (d) Announce when entering the airport traffic pattern and each leg of the pattern.
    (e) Pilots are encouraged to refrain from non-essential communications on the CTAF. Air to Air and Air to Ground should make use of 122.75/122.85 MHz.


1. Avoid hovering near fixed-wing aircraft.
2. Remain clear of persons, vehicles and buildings so as not to endanger or interfere with persons or property.


1. Comply with standard traffic pattern when not on tow.


1. Because of normal air traffic density and congestion, balloon and parachuting activities generally are prohibited on or above the airport. Such operations may be permitted as part of special events, such as Air Fairs, with prior permission of the airport manager and appropriate governmental authority.


1. An ultralight aircraft is any of that class of lightweight aircraft that is defined under FAR 103. Ultralight operations are permitted provided they are conducted safely and in compliance with all applicable Shawnee Field rules and regulations as stated herein.


1. Such operations, whether by fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters, shall load and service in those areas of the airport designated for that purpose.


1. All aircraft shall operate in a safe and responsible manner at all times.
2. All hangars and aircraft should be locked and keys removed to deter theft.
3. Pets are to be on a leash at all times and under the owner's control.
4. No aircraft is to be left unattended while running. (A pilot must be at the controls at all times when an aircraft engine is running, The exception is those aircraft that need to be hand propped as long as the pilot takes adequate measures to secure the aircraft before starting and immediately takes the controls after starting)


1. Automobiles shall park only in the parking area or in the hanger vacated when aircraft is absent.
2. No automobiles shall be driven onto the landing area without express permission of the Board of Directors or the Manager.
3. Driving on the ramp is permitted only for the purposes of:
    (a) Loading or unloading items and materials to and from aircraft and hangers and     (b) When parking in hanger when aircraft is absent.
4. Automobiles in ramp area shall grant right of way to taxing aircraft. Automobiles shall not interfere with or restrict aircraft taxi operations.


1. No gasoline shall be allowed in any hangar, in any quantity, other than in aircraft fuel tanks or small power equipment fuel tanks (i.e. lawnmowers, weed eaters, power washers, etc.).
2. Portable gas containers that contain gasoline are to be kept outside of hangars at all times. Note: empty gasoline containers are permitted in a hangar.
3. Refueling of any aircraft or power equipment in a hangar is strictly prohibited.
4. All gasoline storage must be located within the fuel storage area on the southeast corner of the airport property. The maximum size tank that will be allowed in the storage area is 1200 gallons (actual capacity).
5. Tanks are to be placed into the storage area by members only and they may not be placed into the storage area without the prior written approval of the Board of Directors. Such approval will be contingent upon available space and subject to approval of plans and specifications regarding tank size, color, markings, placement, wiring, anchoring and all other details which must be submitted with the member's request for tank placement.
6. The Airport will require a member to sign a "Hold Harmless" or release-of-liability agreement regarding storage of fuel and use of this area, prior to allowing a member to place a tank in the storage area.
7. The sale of a fuel storage tank to another member will not be allowed without the prior, written approval of the Board of Directors.
8. Members may not sell fuel that is stored to anyone, but they may work out private agreements ONLY WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF SHAWNEE FIELD, INC., regarding "sharing" of stored fuel. Under no circumstances may fuel be sold or "given" to non-members.
9. Members who own fuel storage tanks within the storage area must remain in compliance with all rules regarding fuel, fuel storage and use of this area, or they will not be allowed to utilize this area and will be required to remove their tank(s).
10. Any fuel spilled will be the complete and total responsibility of the owner of that fuel tank, and any cleanup or other liabilities incurred will also be the responsibility of that fuel tank owner.
11. Shawnee Field, Inc., will not accept any responsibility or liability regarding the placement of or use of fuel storage tanks at the Airport, including the use of fuel stored in those tanks.


1. No events will be allowed at the Airport other than those sanctioned by and with the prior, written approval of the Board of Directors.
2. "Events" include any and all organized or public events, any advertised events or displays, any fund-raising or other events, including offering aircraft rides (for free or for hire), or anything else of this nature that would take place on Airport property.


1. No electric heaters will be allowed at the airport unless the hangar has an electric meter installed, operational and is approved by the board of directors.
2. No air conditioners will be allowed at the airport unless the hangar has an electric meter installed, operational and is approved by the board of directors.
3. Hanger owners that use electricity without an individual electric meter will be accessed a monthly fee to defray the cost of utilities (See Airport Fee's). If it is determined by the Board of Directors that in their opinion a member is using an excessive or unreasonable amount of electricity, the board may stipulate an additional amount that they consider fair and require that a member pay this additional amount (on a monthly or other basis that the Board may determine necessary) as additional utility fees. In the event this is necessary, a member does have the right to have a separate electrical hookup and meter installed by R.E.M.C., except that the Board must give in writing it's prior approval of the plans for any such installation.
4. In the event that a member does have his own electric meter installed, he will not be required to contribute a monthly utility fee for electricity but instead will be billed by actual usage.
5. No member may authorize the use of Airport utilities (electricity, water, sewage) by non-members without the authorization of Board of Directors or Airport Manager. Unauthorized use of utilities should be promptly reported so that prompt resolution can be initiated.


1. Nothing may be kept, placed or stored on airport property outside of a member's hanger, with the exception of legally installed LP Gas tanks that may be kept adjacent to a member's hanger, and with exception of fuel and oil tanks that may be stored on the designated fuel storage area in the southeast corner of the Airport property. Storage of fuel and oil tanks in this area is subject to airport rules. Any personal property stored outside a member's hanger or any other place on the airport except for inside his or her hanger may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, be relocated on Airport property or hauled off from airport property at that member's expense. This rule does not apply to member's vehicles that may be parked in the parking area in the south side of the airport property or the parking area we use immediately west of the Airport property, except that a member may not use these parking areas to "store" or long-term park his or her vehicle.
2. No member or a member's guest, visitor or family shall place or store any sort of personal property on the land immediately west of the Airport property. Any personal property placed on the property west of airport property that was placed there by or within the responsibility of the Airport member may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, be relocated onto airport property or hauled off at that member's expense.


1. Tent camping next to personal aircraft is permitted.
2. NO open fires are allowed.
3. RV's and campers are ONLY permitted in designated areas west of the hangars marked by signs.
    a. Maximum duration to occupy a camper/RV area is one week.     b. Camping longer than one week requires airport board approval.
4. Electric service hookup for campers/RV's may be obtained thru permission of airport member next to the designated parking area and only if the member has a working electric meter installed. Shawnee Field, Inc. does not directly provide electrical service.
5. NO airport water service will be allowed.
6. NO sewage disposal will be allowed.


1. Non-member tie down - $ 1.00 / day
2. Non-member monthly hangar fee - $20 / month
3. Member monthly hangar fee without electric meter - $15 / month
4. Member monthly hangar fee with electric meter - $13 / month + electricity