Statista states that the U.S. has around 5,217 public and 11,901 private airports. Anyone can build a private airport provided they gain clearance from local authorities and zoning and use permits.
Additionally, they must notify the FAA of their intention to construct, alter, or permanently shut down an airfield. With the help of this rule, the FAA can track and maintain all airport data, making it easier to locate and fix possible airspace issues.
However, the FAA does little to control or monitor private airport facilities, relying on private airport owners to report on their own accord. Every state, though, has its own set of rules, and often there are state transportation agencies that oversee and place limitations on small private airports.
Post time: Feb-16-2023