driving ability, the Administrator relies on the
Board for professional guidance.
STATE AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Karl R. Sattler, Administrator
T. James Truby, Assistant Administrator
John F. R. Scott, Associate Administrator/or
Howard W. Durham, Director of BWI Airport
Paul B. Moore, Director of Information and Trade
P. 0. Box 8766
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Baltimore 21240 Telephone: 787-7100
Albert J. Selby, Manager
Glenn L. Martin State Airport
Middle River 21220 Telephone: 391-9500
The State Aviation Administration was created
by Chapter 526, Acts of 1970, as a unit of the
Department of Transportation, replacing the
State Aviation Commission established by Chap-
ter 318, Acts of 1939. It is responsible for devel-
oping and operating airports and for fostering
and regulating aeronautical activity within the
State. The Administrator is appointed by the Sec-
retary of Transportation with the approval of the
Governor and serves at the Secretary's pleasure.
Under Chapter 180, Acts of 1972, the opera-
tion of Baltimore-Washington International Air-
port, the State's major air carrier facility, was
assigned to the State Aviation Administration. As
authorized by this legislation, Baltimore-Washing-
ton International Airport was purchased from
Baltimore City by the State of Maryland on July
26, 1972, for $36,000,000. The same act abolished
the Friendship International Airport Authority
originally created by Chapter 529, Acts of 1970.
In 1973 Governor Mandel issued an Executive
Order changing the name from Friendship to
The State Aviation Administration inspects and
licenses commercial airports, air schools, and air
school instructors for safe operation and registers
aircrafts and pilots. It fosters safety in aviation
through its publications—the newsletter Flight
Plan, a directory of Maryland airports, and a
Maryland aeronautical chart—and through edu-
cational seminars for pilots and mechanics.
The Administration provides technical and finan-
cial assistance to airport sponsors and owners in the
preparation of master plans and in improvements to
facilities. Standardized runway markings are applied
and maintained at airports throughout the State. A
Maryland Aviation System Plan has been prepared
in cooperation with the Planning and Development
staff in the Secretary's Office and other State and lo-
cal agencies (Code Transportation Article, sees.
5-101 through 5-1105).
The Administration also supervises the opera-
tion of the State-owned Glen L. Martin Airport
in Baltimore County.
BOARD OF AIRPORT ZONING
Chairperson: Robert A. Sindall, Jr„ 1980
Appointed Members: Leroy A. Kirby, Jr., 1983;
Patricia K. Krehnbrink, 1983; Josephine
Thanner, 1980; Jack C. Fisher, 1981; Sandra
Tuvson, 1981; Edward A. Griffith, 1982;
George E. Mills, 1982.
This Board was created to help enforce the BWI
Airport Noise Zone Regulations. These regulations
establish a "noise zone" around BWI Airport, with-
in which zone new land development is prohibited if
it is incompatible with airport noise levels.
The Board of Airport Zoning Appeals, original-
ly created by Chapter 450, Acts of 1968, had its
membership altered and reconstituted by Chapter
443, Acts of 1976. The Board now consists of eight
members appointed by the Governor with the ad-
vice of the Secretary of Transportation and the ad-
vice and consent of the Senate.
Three members of the Board must be residents
of Anne Arundel County. Three members repre-
sent Baltimore County and two, including the
Chairperson, represent areas in which a State-
owned airport is not located. The Chairperson of
the Board is designated by the Governor.
Members serve four-year terms.
The Board is authorized and empowered to
hear, decide, and grant specific variances from
airport zoning regulations in cases of practical
difficulty or unnecessary hardship (Code Trans-
portation Article, sec. 5-506).
MASS TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
Walter J. Addison, Administrator