Building a private airport
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I am planning a private airport on land I already own and want to know how others with their own how they set it up.  I want to have others use it and thinking about building hangar space, living quarters and a building for people to gather at for just day trips. Has anyone had experience owning their own airport?  What are the good and bad on opening it to others?  i.e. Insurance costs?
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Brad,
Check-in with: www.livingwithyourplane.com for all things related to residential airports; also find your state liability status under: www.theRAF.org.
 
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Thanks Growler!  I hate to not start a flying club so more can be involved, but I do not want to lose the land and my assets so someone can save money.  I don't think I have any other choice other than have them buy their own airplane and hanger it off the field.
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Brad,
Here's the 50-state list with Nebraska :
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S2YEswm6vhK-barkaazKHes2f1qJJ2f8/view  .

 
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Nebraska
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Thanks Growler!  I will check them out.  The Recreational Use Statue is what I really need more info on.  I want to start a flying club so more people can enjoy it and I am not sure if that will effect the protection of the RUS since they will be paying dues for use of a hanger and airplane (Not the use of the runways).  Would you happen to know of a good source that can give me more info?