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Aircraft Tiedowns

Tiedowns are processed through the Leasing Office, located at:
Airport Administration Office
6450 Airport Way, Ste. 1 - Google Map
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Renting Tiedown Space

To rent a space you must:

  1. To select a Tiedown space, please refer to the maps below
    (Tiedown Office will be able to assist in open spaces)
  2. Submit a signed and completed Tiedown Application and Permit
  3. Pay Tiedown Fees
  4. Provide proof of ownership by providing copy of Aircraft Registration

Maps of these areas may be accessed below:

Float pond Gravel tiedowns Paved tiedowns

Our tiedowns are designated by the following categories:

  • 63 paved spaces without electricity, of which 9 are taxi-through spaces & 9 additional spaces designated for Transient parking without electricity.
  • 151 paved spaces with electricity, of which 96 are taxi-through spaces & 17 additional spaces designated for Transient parking with electricity.
  • 172 float spaces, 4 additional spaces designated for Transient, and are located on the east side of the pond.
  • 19 unpaved spaces located on the Gravel Tiedown.
  • 15 unpaved Air Camping Park Transient Parking.

Tiedown Building Permits

To build or add fuel tanks you must:

  1. Apply for a building permit through the Leasing Office
  2. Only applicable for leased spaces on the Float Pond or Gravel Tiedown. Tiedown Building Permit Application
  3. Must receive written approval to add or transfer any building / fuel tanks on leased property.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Can I install a fuel tank or dry shed on my Tiedown space?
Answer Yes, but only on a leased Float Pond or Gravel space. Please refer to the Building Permit section or contact the Leasing Office for more information.

Question What are the requirements for renting a tiedown space?
Answer You must own or lease an airworthy aircraft that you intend to park in the space and list on your permit. In addition, the aircraft must be float-equipped if you are renting a float space. "Airworthy" and "float-equipped aircraft" are defined in 17 AAC 42.699 as follows:

"Airworthy" means the condition of an aircraft that is legally authorized and mechanically capable of flight through the air.

"Float-equipped aircraft" means an aircraft that is on floats or is equipped for floats that are temporarily off the aircraft but are on the assigned tiedown space.

Question What kind of documentation do I need to prove that I am the owner or lessee of the aircraft listed on my permit?
Answer You must provide one of the following for each aircraft you list on your permit:

  • A copy of the current aircraft registration in your name;
  • A copy of an application for aircraft registration, AC Form 8050-1, in your name

Question Can I rent out my tiedown space or let others use my tiedown space free of charge?
Answer You may not transfer your permit, sublet the space, or allow a person to park an aircraft not listed on the permit in your space.

Question Can I add another person, such as my spouse or a friend, to my tiedown permit?
Answer You may add another person to your permit only if that person separately applies and qualifies for a permit. If a person is added to your permit, that person must comply with all requirements applicable to your permit, including being an owner or lessee of an aircraft listed on the permit. Transferred spaces are not permissible without prior authorization. Please contact the Leasing Office with any changes that may occur.

Question When will my permit expire? How do I apply for a new one?
Answer All permits will expire on March 31, 2025. A permittee who wishes to retain their tiedown space after the expiration of their permit must apply for a subsequent permit. The application will be approved if it is determined that 1) the space is not needed for airport expansion, development, operation, or other state purpose, and 2) the permittee qualifies for a permit and is in compliance with the tiedown regulations. The Leasing Office will send notices and application forms to permittees before their permits expire for their convenience in applying for a new permit.

Question Where can I move snow from my tiedown space in the winter?
Answer FAI tiedown permitees may remove snow from their spaces and position it for later removal by Airport staff, provided it is kept as close as possible to the tiedown space (click here for image). Snow may not be moved or positioned across adjoining tie-down spaces, taxiways, taxilanes, parking rows, nor in any manner that creates a hazard or blocks vehicle or aircraft access to the parking row. Snow piles must be kept as low as possible, no higher than 36". FAI staff will remove these piles as the workload permits. For additional information see Operations Order 2.4.

Question How do I safely taxi out of my space?
Answer For safe taxiing out of one's tiedown space, use the aisle centerlines and avoid electric pedestals. Under no circumstances can you drive across rows. Click here for detail diagram.


Tiedown fees are payable semiannually in advance on or before June 30 and December 31 each year. There is no application fee. To view tiedown fees, visit the Airport Fee Schedule

Contact Information

Airport Leasing
6450 Airport Way, Ste 1
Fairbanks, AK 99709

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Fairbanks International Airport
6450 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709