Parlin Field is a non-NPIAS (National Plan For Integrated Airport Systems) airport. Thus it receives NO Federal AIP (Airport Improvement Plan) dollars. Ergo, in order to survive, it relies on several elements:
- Ground rent from privately owned hangars.
- Local community taxes.
- Property tax on privately owned hangars
- Rental revenue from the historical Community Hangar which typically houses up to seven airplanes.
- Tie down fees from transient aircraft (approximately 60% of total traffic).
- Fuel sales. Careful market analysis and wholesale fuel purchasing have, in recent years, resulted in highly competitive retail pricing and strong profits.
- Donations. Parlin Field enjoys a strong reputation as a fun place to visit with attractive fuel pricing, picturesque environment and friendly, helpful local pilots. Numerous pilots, from far and wide, have made voluntary contributions to Parlin just because they were moved to do so.
- Finally, our most important asset: the volunteers of Parlin Field. Thousands of man hours, personal funds supplemented with donations and professional planning, from an eclectic group of highly motivated volunteers, drive the success and survival of Parlin Field in an otherwise difficult time for General Aviation.