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.
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
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.
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.
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.
From our Airport Manager, Peter Soderquist:
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.
From our airport manager:
As some of you know the recent high winds played havoc on the runway extension. A total of five days were lost. Coupled with a late start in the construction of the retaining wall, the schedule for the runway rehab has to be pushed back. The runway will not close on May 31st as originally planned.
The runway will now close on Friday, June 10 and will reopen on Friday, July 1.
I am sorry for the delay. Several alternatives were discussed but this schedule proved to be the best. Other options required multiple closures. In the end, it was felt the best approach would be to get the job done all at once.
As part of the 2011 runway extension plan, the runway will be closed during the following dates:
April 21 (0800 - 1500 MDT): Displace Threshold @ East End
May 31 - June 21: Repaving of Runway
July 22 - July 24: Striping of Runway
For further information or questions, please contact the Airport Manager at: 505-662-8420, email@example.com
From the Airport Manager, Peter Soderquist:
Be advised that the runway will be closed on Thursday April 21, 2011 from 8:00am to 3:00pm to displace the threshold of RWY 27 three hundred feet.
Effective 3:00pm on April 21st there will only be 5,250’ of runway available for takeoff and landing. This situation will remain until the runway is closed (expected to occur on May 31st). When the runway reopens on June 21st there will be 6,000 feet available.
Please also note, the displaced threshold requires placing the RNAV Out of Service. The approach will remain OTS until a new one can be “drawn” to the new runway. We are currently talking to FAA about re-establishing the existing RNAV (to its original location) after the runway opens. No official word yet on whether or not they will allow this.
Will keep everyone posted.