We are proud to announce the launch of the BC General Aviation Private Airstrip Access Program (PAAP). The basis of the program is to get private airstrips that had been previously closed to public access opened up for us to enjoy.
There has been a lot of work put into this project by many Airstrip Owners, BCGA members and also by the legal firm of Chris Knight LLC. The basis of this program is that the airstrip owners sign up to participate based on the knowledge that they cannot be sued.
Pilots and passengers sign a waiver that prevents them from suing the airstrip owner no matter what happens. This allows pilots access to ALL the strips listed in the program as long as the conditions outlined by the airstrip owner/operator are met.
In many cases PPR is still required but in the past you were always denied due to liability concerns and now you will usually be allowed to use the airstrip. We only have a few airstrips listed at this time but we are talking to many airstrip owners and hope to have them onboard shortly.
The airstrips that are part of our launch announcement are:
-Echo Valley Ranch
If you know of any airstrips that you would like us to try and get in the program send us a note.
All BCGA members will have access to the PAAP webpage on the BCGA website using their login credentials. The Private Airstrip Access Program page is located in the MEMBERS dropdown menu.
Fly Safe and Have Fun!