Step 1 – Funding the Survey
Your survey may be eligible for Airport
Improvement Program (AIP) grant funds. To review AIP eligibility,
contact your local FAA Airports District Office (ADO) or Airports Regional Office.
Step 2 – Hiring a Surveyor
Before hiring a surveyor to conduct your survey, consult these advisor circulars (ACs) and sample forms.
These are samples only and do not replace any state or
local requirements, guidelines, or formats you may be required to follow.
Step 3 – Conducting the Survey
To ensure safety, all survey data collected by your contracted surveyor must meet the accuracy requirements in these ACs. They spell out how to collect and format data for National Geodetic Survey (NGS) to validate and approve.
You submit the completed survey through the Airports GIS