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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.   

Accident Analysis - 3/14/14

posted Mar 1, 2014, 9:59 AM by Los Alamos Avgas   [ updated Mar 1, 2014, 10:01 AM ]

Will Fox, a local CFI, will be presenting an analysis of the Husky accident that occurred at the Los Alamos airport last December.  His presentation will be at the Airport terminal building at the following time:

N80MF Husky Accident Analysis by Will Fox
Los Alamos Airport Terminal Building
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:00 pm

Webcam Off-Line

posted Apr 26, 2013, 7:54 AM by Los Alamos Avgas

As a result of weather damage to the cameras on top of the Terminal Building, the airport webcam is off-line until further notice.  The County does not currently have the budget to replace the cameras.  The link to the webcam has also been removed from the airport website.

Commercial Air Service

posted Apr 21, 2013, 2:13 PM by Los Alamos Avgas

The Los Alamos County airport is pleased to announce the return of commercial air service between Los Alamos and Albuquerque!  For flight schedules, fares, and reservation information, please visit flylosalamos.com.

Runway Closure Dates

posted Jul 25, 2011, 2:26 PM by Los Alamos Avgas

The runway will be closed Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31 from 0700 to 2000 MDT for grooving.

The runway will be open on Monday, August 1st.

It will be closed again on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 2nd and 3rd for grooving and painting.

Airport is OPEN

posted Jul 13, 2011, 1:38 PM by Los Alamos Avgas

From our Airport Manager, Peter Soderquist:

All,

 

The runway will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, July 12) at 11:00am.  Only work left to be done is to paint some lead-in lines, taxiway hold bars, and mounting the PAPI on its recently poured foundation.

 

At issue now is the TFR.  As some of you know, the Forest Service was asked to provide an approach/departure corridor that would allow aircraft to get in and out of LAM.  They are agreeable to this.  Over the weekend, a modification to the current TFR was constructed.  If approved by FAA, the TFR will change (tomorrow) as follows:

-         Both the western and eastern limits of the TFR will be “brought in.”  The eastern boundary, which presently extends out towards Pojoaque, will be brought in to about 7.3 miles from LAM.

-         A departure/final approach corridor for LAM will be carved out of the TFR.  It will be aligned with the extended centerline of RWY 9.  It will extend 7.3 miles to the east.  It will be 2 miles wide at its eastern most point (one mile on each side of the extended centerline), and 1 mile wide and the approach end of RWY 27 (½ mile on each side of the extended centerline).

-         There will be no vertical limit but it is generally assumed aircraft will be around 8,500’ as it enters the corridor.

 

Suggest you monitor the FAA or AOPA’s website to confirm the new TFR is in place.  As of this writing, it is not posted.

 

Please be aware:

-         If approved, the corridor will be 7.3 miles long.  Turns to final made at the river (+/- 6 miles out) will violate the TFR!

-         Use of our CTAF (123.0) is of course, mandatory.

-         If it is necessary to “go around” announce your intentions and return to the extended centerline as soon as safely practical.

-         The Forest Service will use their own frequency for air traffic control.  They will monitor 123.0.

-         Forest Service personnel have relocated the helicopter that was staged in the runup area.  They will also moved as much equipment as they can to the east (five hangar pad area).   While they may still have helicopters left on the main ramp, I am assured the asphalt area between the main ramp and the first row of hangars will be vacant.  Same will be true on the east side of the fourth row of hangars.  We should have freedom of movement.

-         For reasons of security and safety of operations, Forest Service personnel will continue to have a presence at the automatic gate.  Please stop when asked and explain that you are a pilot based at LAM and you are driving to your aircraft.  Be aware, you may be escorted.  Be very cautious when driving (and taxiing) on the ramp.  In addition to all the helicopter activity, there is a sizable amount of ground support traffic.   

 

Fly safe,

 

Peter

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