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I have been looking for the FAA Regulations on this with no luck, we are contracted IT with a local FBO and they want to provide internet to all their hangers. The easiest way would be to put a line of sight connector for the network so we can pass the internet over it, HOWEVER it will shoot over the TARMAC and I am not sure if FAA prohibits that. It is only for ground operations the Airplanes won't be using it but I just wanted to cover myself before I did it.

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    $\begingroup$ Won't the internet service be interrupted every time a plane lands? What if (Murphy's law) a plane stops at Just The Right Spot? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ Well it would be shooting about 15 ft above the largest planes that we can take at the airport $\endgroup$
    – Luke
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    $\begingroup$ I think this would fall under FCC regulations rather than FAA regulations. I don't think the FAA even regulates aircraft-to-aircraft transmissions; that's the FCC's job. By the way, keep in mind that airplanes will occasionally be flying 15 feet above the ground, too; any space above a runway is space where aircraft occasionally go. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 15:47
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    $\begingroup$ 15 feet above sounds good; momentary interruptions shouldn't be a problem. Now about helicopters... :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ While not an authoritative answer, I know many FBOs have been installing and expanding their WiFi coverage, (many pilots like to be able to file and brief from their iPads in the cockpit). I've never heard of any concerns or limitations. Also, many smaller airports are near neighborhoods that are absolutely saturated with multiple WiFi sources in every single household. $\endgroup$
    – abelenky
    Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 15:53

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There are no FAA restrictions on setting up WIFI transmitters and receivers at an airport in the United States.

WIFI transmissions do not interfere with the frequencies used by airplanes for operational purposes.

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