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What is an Airport Master Plan?

An Airport Master Plan is a long-range planning document that serves several important purposes for airport management, airport users, and the local community. Airports receiving development grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) are required to conduct periodic updates of their planning documents in order to remain eligible for future grants. The primary goal is to create a 20-year development program to maintain a safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally acceptable airport facility for the community. By achieving this goal, the document provides the guidance to satisfy the aviation demand in a financially feasible and responsible manner, while at the same time addressing the aviation, environmental, and socioeconomic issues of the community.

                                                           Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

                                                     FAA Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B Change 2, Airport Master Plans


                                                            Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

                                                      FDOT Guidebook for Airport Master Planning (2016 Edition)

Master Plan

NSB Airport’s last master plan update was completed in 2019. Since then, there have been many changes at the airport and within the aviation industry. The primary goal of the master plan study is to create a 20-year development program to maintain a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly airport facility for the NSB community.

Below are links to the Master Plan. Please explore and see all the exciting things that are in our plans for the future to enrich our community using aviation as the economic engine that it is. 

NOTE: These items do change and are revised periodically. If you have any questions, please contact our office. 

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