The aviation section publishes an annual Missouri Aeronautical
Chart and Airport Directory. Each are provided free of charge
and are designed to assist pilots
using Missouri's system of airports. You can pick one up at
your local airport or contact MoDOT at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (1-888-275-6636) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Airport Safety Inspections
Under contract with the FAA, the aviation section performs
airport safety inspections to all public use general aviation
airports in Missouri. Airports are inspected on average once
every three years. Inspections focus on identifying safety
concerns such as obstructions in the runway protection zones,
nonstandard lighting and pavement markings, and poor pavement
conditions. Information from these inspections are also used
in several aeronautical publications.
The aviation section administers several state and federal
grant programs for capital improvement and maintenance projects
at public use airports. Click on the heading to learn more
about these programs.
Missouri is an FAA block grant state, so MoDOT's aviation section is the
approving authority for all airport master planning
and airport layout plans for general aviation airports
in Missouri. An AMP is a planning document used by airport
owners and MoDOT to coordinate logical development of airport
facilities. An ALP is a visual depiction of all existing
and planned airport development.
The aviation section also maintains a state airport system
plan which is basically a constantly changing database
of information tracking aviation facilities and activity
levels at Missouri airports. Airport activity levels are
tracked using several acoustical traffic counters that are
placed near runways around the state for a period of time.
The SASP, along with the National Plan of Integrated Airport
Systems, are the primary resources for reviewing
and prioritizing applications for grant funds to improve
Any public airport owner can request and receive technical assistance on airport issues. MoDOT Aviation's knowledgeable
staff that can provide technical assistance to airports
on a variety of operation, maintenance and construction
issues. This service is free of charge.