Chapter 1232-Novato, CA

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Marin County Airport, Gnoss Field (KDVO)

Aviation Commission

Archive of Aviation Commission Issues

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 8:10 PM

This archive contains a variety of source documents, email exchanges, and other files that provide background for the Marin County Aviation Commission.

For official information about the Aviation Commission, go here 

For agendas and minutes of meetings, go here


Date Document description
20160112 Letter of agreement authorizing parachute operations at Gnoss Field between FAA Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (Oakland Center) and Golden Gate Skydiving effective March 21, 2016
20160112-ZOA Letter of Agreement-signed.pdf
20160105 Safety Risk Management Document approved by the FAA Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (Oakland Center) that identified three risks and determined that parachute operations at Gnoss Field can be introduced into the National Airspace System (NAS) with an acceptable level of risk
20160105-ZOA DVO Jump Zone SRMD Final 1-5-16.pdf
20150825

Report to City Council of Novato by Rick Beach, includes a summary of issues with airport businesses, especially Golden Gate Skydiving on page 2. Mentions the Part 13 informal complaint and non-compliance with grant assurances.
20150825-Report to City Council of Novato.pdf

20160616

Article posted on GFCA website describing the parachute demonstration at Gnoss Field by Golden Gate Skydiving including photographs
20150616-GFCA parachute demo article.pdf

20150616

NOTAM announcing parachute jumping exercise at Gnoss Field on June 16 from 1700Z to 2200Z (10am to 3pm)
20150616-FAA NOTAM parachute jumping exercise KDVO.pdf

20150528

'Feedback Regarding County's Reply to Informal Complaint Gnoss Field Airport (DVO)" memo from Robert Lee, Airports Compliance Specialist, San Francisco Airports District Office to Dan Jensen, Gnoss Field Airport Manager.
20150528-Part 13 FAA Preliminary Determination 2015-05-28-searchable.pdf

20150210 Annotated letter created by Rick Beach to explain to Marin County DPW staff Eric Steger and Craig Tackaberry what the FAA means in its letter of 20150205, which Eric characterized as "wishy washy" but in fact detailed several expectations place on the airport operator to comply with the grant assuances
20150205-FAA Part 13 letter-annotated.pdf
20150205

Email from Robert Lee, Airports Compliance Specialist, San Francisco Airports District Office to Michael Knight, Golden Gate Skydiving with copy to Dan Jensen, Gnoss Field Airport Manager, summarizing the FAA observations about the Part 13 informal complaint filed on August 27, 2014 by Golden Gate Skydiving
20150205-Telephone discussion on Parahcute Operations.pdf

20141001

"Skydiving in Marin?" GFCA newsletter published in October 2014 that explains that the GFCA Board decided to not take a position on Golden Gate Skydiving operating at Gnoss Field. Further, Ken Mercer describes the Aviation Commission as drawing a line in the sand and then moving it twice, prompting Michael Knight to file a Part 13 informal complaint.
20141001-Pages from 201410-October2014Newsletter.pdf

20140927

Notification letter from FAA to Dan Jensen, Gnoss Field Airport Manager, after receiving the Part 13 informal complaint from Golden Gate Skydiving
(no file available yet)

20140827 Part 13 informal complaint against Marin County Airport sponsor regarding discriminatory treatment of an approved aeronautical activity, parachute operations, proposed by Golden Gate Skydiving
(no file available yet)
20140515 Business plan prepared by Golden Gate Skydiving for consideration by the Maring County Airport and the Aviation Commission in seeking a business permit to operate parachute activites at Gnoss Field
20140515-Golden_Gate_Skydiving_Proposal.v5.pdf
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