General Aviation is a commonly misunderstood term that does not provide a very accurate representation of the array
of services it involves.
Aviation is a vital transportation element that is critical in sustaining our region’s economic growth
and development, and North Texas is
home to an astounding number of airports and aviation employers. This fact
makes it a unique and important part of our everyday life and
one that deserves to be fully understood.
To help accomplish this, NCTCOG has developed a variety of different outreach materials related to our aviation system. These materials
are designed to educate the general public about the importance of general aviation and provide
information on related activities. The products
below are for public use and awareness. For a snapshot view
of Aviation's Impact on North Texas, check out the Aviation Infographic.
The Benefits of Aviation in North Central Texas
This series of video clips showcases the diversity, economic impact, and quality of life enhancements to our community
Please click the links below to view the segments individually as Windows Media Files. You may also create a playlist from
Windows Media Player that
will allow them to be played seamlessly.
Copyright, NCTCOG, February 2011. Modification of these video clips and other materials for other than their
permission from NCTCOG is strictly prohibited. For Internet Posting
and Sharing, please reference the "Video Series
Posting Guidelines." Video clips are large .wmv files. Download time
will vary by user. For faster
online viewing, please
Airports and Wildlife: What You Need to Know
The wildlife brochure is a resource developed to educate
the public on
the potential hazards to airports, both in flight
and on the ground, caused by wildlife.
The contents provide a brief overview of:
- Why wildlife is a concern to airports and nearby communities
- Common techniques for mitigating wildlife
- Federal regulations and advisories
Examples of common regional species are found in the brochure
in addition to simple "do's and dont's" to prevent unwanted visitors
onto and near airport properties.
Preserving General Aviation Airports: A Guide for the Public
Aviation Resource Links
This educational brochure is designed to identify current land-use challenges facing general aviation and lists solutions for reducing them. It is through the public’s understanding and involvement in these issues that will help to ensure the continued benefits of general aviation in North Texas.
Regional General Aviation and Heliport System Plan
Tracking the Progess and Challenges,
- Newsletter, Issue 6, September 2011
- Newsletter, Issue 5, August 2010
- Newsletter, Issue 4, July 2009
- Newsletter, Issue 3, October 2008
- Newsletter, Issue 2, June 2008
- Newsletter, Issue 1, February 2008
Aviation Weather l Federal Aviation Administration l TxDOT, Aviation Division
- Natalie Bettger, Sr. Program Manager
- Lisa Key, Sr. Administrative Assistant