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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 63: Aeronautics.

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Article 1 - Municipal Airports. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-1§ 63-1. Definitions; singular and plural.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-2§ 63-2. Cities and towns authorized to establish airports.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-3§ 63-3. Counties authorized to establish airports.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-4§ 63-4. Joint airports established by cities, towns and counties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-5§ 63-5. Airport declared public purpose; eminent domain.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-6§ 63-6. Acquisition of sites; appropriation of moneys.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-7§ 63-7. Airports already established declared public charge; regulations and fees for use of.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-8§ 63-8. Appropriations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-8.1§ 63-8.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 803, s. 3.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-9§ 63-9. Partial invalidity.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - State Regulation. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-10§ 63-10. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 936, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-11§ 63-11. Sovereignty in space.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-12§ 63-12. Ownership of space.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-13§ 63-13. Lawfulness of flight.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-14§ 63-14. Repealed by Session Laws 1947, c. 1069, s. 3.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-15§ 63-15. Collision of aircraft.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-16§ 63-16. Jurisdiction over crimes and torts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-17§ 63-17. Jurisdiction over contracts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-18§ 63-18. Dangerous flying a misdemeanor.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-19§ 63-19. Repealed by Session Laws 1943, c. 543.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-20§ 63-20. Qualifications of operator; federal license.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-21§ 63-21. Possession and exhibition of license certificate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-22§ 63-22. Aircraft; construction, design and airworthiness; federal registration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-23§ 63-23. Penalties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-24§ 63-24. Jurisdiction of State over crimes and torts retained.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Stealing, Tampering with, or Operating Aircraft While Intoxicated. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-25§ 63-25. Taking of aircraft made crime of larceny.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-26§ 63-26. Tampering with aircraft made crime.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-26.1§ 63-26.1. Trespass upon airport property made a crime.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-27§ 63-27. Operation of aircraft while impaired.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-28§ 63-28. Infliction of serious bodily injury by operation of an aircraft while impaired.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Model Airport Zoning Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-29§ 63-29: Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 936, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-30§ 63-30. Airport hazards not in public interest.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-31§ 63-31. Adoption of airport zoning regulations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-32§ 63-32. Permits, new structures, etc., and variances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-33§ 63-33. Procedure.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-34§ 63-34. Judicial review.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-35§ 63-35. Enforcement and remedies.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-36§ 63-36. Acquisition of air rights.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-37§ 63-37. Short title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-37.1§ 63-37.1. Airport obstructions illegal.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - Aeronautics Commission; Federal Regulations. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-38 through 63-44§§ 63-38 through 63-44: Repealed by Session Laws 1949, c. 865, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-45§ 63-45. Enforcement of Article.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-46§ 63-46. Repealed by Session Laws 1949, c. 865, s. 2.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-47§ 63-47. Enforcement of regulations of Federal Aviation Administration.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6 - Public Airports and Related Facilities. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-48§ 63-48. Transferred to § 63-1 by Session Laws 1971, c. 936, s. 2.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-49§ 63-49. Municipalities may acquire airports.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-50§ 63-50. Airports a public purpose.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-51§ 63-51. Prior acquisition of airport property validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-51.1 through 63-52§§ 63-51.1 through 63-52. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 695, s. 10.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-53§ 63-53. Specific powers of municipalities operating airports.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-54§ 63-54. Federal aid.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-55§ 63-55. Airports on public waters and reclaimed land.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-56§ 63-56. Joint operation of airports.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-57§ 63-57. Powers specifically granted to counties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-58§ 63-58. Municipal jurisdiction exclusive.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-59 through 63-64§§ 63-59 through 63-64. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7 - State and Federal Aid; Authority of Department of Transportation. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-65§ 63-65. Authority of Department of Transportation generally; "airport" defined.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-66§ 63-66. Administration of Article; powers of Department of Transportation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-67§ 63-67. Activities eligible for State aid.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-68§ 63-68. Limitations on State financial aid.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-69§ 63-69. Sources of State funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-70§ 63-70. Acceptance, receipt, accounting, and expenditure of State and federal funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-71§ 63-71. Receipt of federal grants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-72§ 63-72. Authority of Department of Transportation to operate airports and expend funds therefor.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-73§ 63-73. Letting of contracts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-74 through 63-77§§ 63-74 through 63-77. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 8 - North Carolina Special Airport Districts Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-78§ 63-78. Short title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-79§ 63-79. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-80§ 63-80. Procedure for creation of districts; concurrent resolutions; notice and public hearing; submission of question to voters; publication of notice; actions to set aside proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-81§ 63-81. District board; composition, appointment, terms and oaths; organization; meetings; quorum.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-82§ 63-82. Procedure for inclusion of additional units of local government; notice and hearing; actions to set aside proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-83§ 63-83. Powers of districts generally.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-84§ 63-84. Bonds and notes authorized.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-85§ 63-85. Taxes for supplementing airport revenue bond projects.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-86§ 63-86. Determination of tax rate by district board; levy and collection of tax; remittance and deposit of funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-87§ 63-87. Bond elections.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-88§ 63-88. Advances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-89§ 63-89. Inconsistent laws declared inapplicable.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 9 - Changes in Special Use Airspaces. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-90§ 63-90. Public purpose declared.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-91§ 63-91. General Assembly review and approval.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-92§ 63-92. Effect of General Assembly review.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 10 - Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-94§ 63-94. Applicability of Article.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-95§ 63-95. Training required for operation of unmanned aircraft systems.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-96§ 63-96. Permit required for commercial operation of unmanned aircraft systems.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 11 - Marking and Notice of Meteorological Towers. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-110§ 63-110. Marking of meteorological towers.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-111§ 63-111. Registration; notification; tower database; penalty.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 63-112§ 63-112. Penalties.[HTML] [RTF]

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