This course is an introduction to airport facilities, airport operations, the business processes involved in managing an airport and the development and maintenance of an airport master plan. The main focus will be on the typical large general aviation airport, but relevant differences will be explored for all airport sizes. The planning process will focus on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory circular for airport planning. The course will also explore the relationship between the airport and the community, legislation affecting airports and planning, airport financing and development/management of services. Emphasis will be on management functions, organizational aspects, administration, security and public safety.