The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is comprised of well over 350 acres including areas outside the fenced operations area. A large portion of these areas are unimproved "fields" intended for the safety of aircraft taking off from or landing at the airport.
To meet FAA safety regulations Airport Maintenance personnel mow the fields based on priority levels. The closer an area is to a runway or taxiway the higher the priority level.
While there is not a specific schedule, mowing begins in the spring and continues throughout the year once rains have stopped and the ground is firm enough to support our equipment. If an area remains inaccessible due to soft soil, airport staff continues on to other potentially lower priority areas until the higher priority area becomes accessible. In some cases an area may be mown multiple times due to regrowth of grass and weeds.
For a mowing priority map of airport property click here.