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[Pages 399-428]
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Introduction
I.  Avigation Easements and Their Emergence in the United States
II.  Prescriptive Easements
    A.  Prescriptive Easements in General and Their Historical Basis
    B.  Elements of Prescriptive Easements
III.  Prescriptive Avigation Easements and the Legal Implications of Their Recognition
IV.  Status of Prescriptive Avigation Easements in State Courts
    A.  State Courts That Recognize the Existence of Prescriptive Avigation Easements
        1.  California
        2.  Oregon
    B.  State Courts That Do Not Recognize the Existence of Prescriptive Avigation Easements
        1.  West Virginia
    C.  State Courts That Have Yet to Recognize the Existence of Prescriptive Avigation Easements Based on the Facts Before Them
        1.  Connecticut
        2.  Kentucky
        3.  Washington
    D.  Obstacles to the Recognition of Prescriptive Avigation Easements
        1.  The Element of Adversity
        2.  Difficulty of Use Definition
V.  Analysis
    A.  Trends in the Recognition of Prescriptive Avigation Easements
by State Courts

    B.  How the Trend Toward Recognition of Prescriptive Avigation Easements Will Affect State Courts That Have Not Addressed the Issue
        1.  Airports with Consistent Levels of Operations
        2.  Airports with Expanding Levels of Operations
Conclusion