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In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines Residential Through-the-Fence or RTTF as Access granted to a federally obligated, public airfield from private, residential property or property zoned for residential use.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Most of the country is located contiguously in North America between Canada and Mexico.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a governmental body of the United States with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation in that nation as well as over its surrounding international waters. Its powers include the construction and operation of airports, air traffic management, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles. Powers over neighboring international waters were delegated to the FAA by authority of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
These are usually private hangars, often built adjacent to, or as part of a house, allowing aircraft owners immediate access to their aircraft and an airport, without having to drive to the airport.
The aircraft does not actually have to pass through a fence to qualify as an RTTF operation. This term is used only because most federally funded airports have a fence enclosing the entire property, that users on adjacent private property will have to pass through.
|Airport Name||US State||ID|
|Adams County Legion Field||WI||63C|
|Central Jersey Regional||NJ||47N|
|Cottage Grove State||OR||61S|
|Currituck County Regional||NC||KONX|
|Ed Carlson Memorial Field – South Lewis County||WA||KTDO|
|Gold Beach Municipal||OR||4S1|
|James Clements Municipal||MI||3CM|
|Kelly Island land Field||OH||89D|
|L.O. Simenstad Municipal||WI||KOEO|
|Lago Vista-Rusty Allen||TX||KRYW|
|Lakeland Airport/Noble F. Lee Memorial||WI||KARV|
|Morrow County Airport||OH||4I9|
|Nevada County Air Park||CA||KGOO|
|New Kent County||VA||W96|
|Ocean city Municipal||NJ||26N|
|Orcas Island||WA||KORS .|
|Pine Mountain Lake||CA||E45|
|Siletz Bay State||OR||S45|
|South Jersey Regional||NJ||KVAY|
|St. Louis Metro-East/Shafer Field||IL||3K6|
|Whiteside County – Jos H. Bittorf Field||IL||KSQI|
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