Announcements

North Vehicle Gate Closed: April 15-29, 2019

posted Apr 13, 2019, 12:29 PM by Los Alamos Avgas

The North Vehicle Gate (adjacent to the terminal) will be closed, April 15-29, 2019 in conjunction with the fence project.  During this time, please note the following:

  • Use the South Vehicle Gate and perimeter road behind the blast fence to gain access to the North Ramps and hangars; DO NOT CROSS THE RUNWAY.
  • The South Vehicle Gate is now set up for free exit (no pin code required); however, the in-ground loop detector is only 4’ from the gate – so you will need to carefully pull up close to the gate and be patient; it takes a few seconds for the gate to activate.
  • The pedestrian gate adjacent to the terminal (south wall) will be operational.

 

Please contact the Airport Manager if you have any comments, questions or concerns.     

 

Cameron Humphres, Manager

Los Alamos County Airport

505-662-8420 (office)

505-709-8687 (cell)

cameron.humphres@lacnm.us

Los Alamos Airport Newsletter - October 2018

posted Oct 8, 2018, 7:07 AM by Los Alamos Avgas

Los Alamos Airport Newsletter - October 2018

National Defense Airspace

posted Aug 30, 2018, 10:06 AM by Los Alamos Avgas   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 1:25 PM ]

The FAA, in conjunction with the DOE and NNSA, have added a new category of airspace to the east and south of R-5101 called "National Defense Airspace" (NDA). The purpose of this new airspace is to restrict/prohibit all UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) operations, including public, civil, and model aircraft (e.g. - drones) over select national security sensitive areas from the surface to 400 ft above ground level. In effect, this is a new "No Drone Zone". Much of LANL is already covered by restricted airspace (R-5101) which prohibits such flights between the surface and 12,000' MSL. The NDA expands upon this. In the attached image, the restricted airspace is shown in orange, and the new National Security Airspace is shown in blue. With the addition of this new airspace, personal drone flights are prohibited not only within the restricted airspace covering most of LANL property, but also along the entirety of Pajarito road, and all along NM-4 between White Rock and the junction of NM-4 and 501.

While the purpose of this new airspace is clearly aimed at restricting UAS operations between the surface and 400 AGL, and is unlikely to impact manned aircraft operations out of LAM, it is good to be aware of this new category of airspace.


References:
NDA NOTAM:
http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_7_7282.html
UAS Airspace Maps:
https://faa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html
Restricted Airspace Maps:
https://www.faa.gov/documentLibr…/…/Order/BasicJO7400.8R.pdf

LANL Press Release:

https://www.lanl.gov/discover/news-release-archive/2018/June/0613-drone-flights-prohibited.php

Los Alamos Airport Newsletter - August 2018

posted Aug 28, 2018, 2:30 PM by Los Alamos Avgas

Los Alamos Airport Newsletter - August 2018

LAM Newsletter - July 2018

posted Jul 26, 2018, 8:32 PM by Los Alamos Avgas

Los Alamos Airport Newsletter - July 2018

LAM Newsletter - June 2018

posted Jul 3, 2018, 11:22 AM by Los Alamos Avgas

Los Alamos Airport Newsletter - June 2018

LAM Newsletter - May 2018

posted May 26, 2018, 6:46 AM by Los Alamos Avgas

Los Alamos Airport Newsletter - May 2018

New Flight Planning Computer

posted May 28, 2017, 9:24 AM by Los Alamos Avgas

A new computer has been installed in the flight planning room, replacing the old one that has been there for for the past 6+ years. You should see a significant improvement in speed and performance from this new computer.

For software installation requests, or if there are issues with the new computer, please send e-mail to: webmaster@lamavgas.com

UAS (Drone) Flight Registration

posted Feb 24, 2017, 3:37 PM by Los Alamos Avgas   [ updated May 10, 2017, 9:03 AM ]

Los Alamos County has posted the rules for UAS (Drone) flight within the county. All pilots who wish to fly a UAV within a 5-mile radius of the airport must notify the County in advance, for each flight, using the online registration form.

New WiFi in Terminal Building

posted May 12, 2014, 3:14 PM by Los Alamos Avgas

The County has installed a new high-speed (20+ Mb/sec) WiFi network in the airport terminal building.  The network name is "LAC Pubic", and it is free to use.  

In response, the old WiFi network ("LAM Airport") has been disconnected.   

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