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  305.120.  Definitions. — As used in sections 305.120 to 305.270, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Aeronautics" includes the art and science of flight; aviation; the construction, operation, navigation of aircraft and all component parts thereof; air navigation aids, such as markings, lighting, electric and electronic devices that transmit or receive visual, audible or electronic signals, sounds or displays; navigation and piloting; and also includes airports and the planning, design, construction, repair, improvement, or maintenance thereto or any part thereof; and the dissemination of information and instruction pertaining to all of the foregoing;

  (2)  "Aircraft", any device now known or hereafter invented, used or designed for navigation of or flight through the air;

  (3)  "Airman", a person, including the person in command of an aircraft or a pilot, mechanic, or member of the crew, who engages in the navigation of an aircraft while under way;

  (4)  "Airman certificate", a certificate issued to an airman pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44702;

  (5)  "Airport", an area on land or water that is used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of aircraft including buildings, equipment, facilities, rights-of-way, property and appurtenant areas;

  (6)  "Airport authority", an entity established in accordance with state law which may plan for, acquire, construct, operate, and maintain an airport or airports as a political subdivision within this state;

  (7)  "Pilot", any person licensed to operate aircraft;

  (8)  "Political subdivision", any county, city, town, village or other political entity having the authority to tax and to exercise the power of eminent domain;

  (9)  "Runway", a defined rectangular area on a land airport prepared specifically for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.


(RSMo 1939 § 15117, A.L. 1991 S.B. 6, A.L. 2002 S.B. 701)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13916

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