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Runway Closures FAQs
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Lee's Summit Municipal Airport

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General Information

The Lee's Summit Municipal Airport is located in the heart of one of the fastest growing regions of the country, just southeast of Kansas City in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Lee's Summit is a convenient destination to and from numerous Kansas City area points of interest, such as sports venues, the Plaza, and the Power and Light District.  The Lee's Summit Municipal Airport is located 3.5 miles north of Lee's Summit's charming and vibrant downtown district. 

Notice of Runway 11/29 Closure May 25-26

Please be advised a temporary closure of runway 11/29 is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, until 5 a.m. on Friday, May 26, at the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport. During this time frame, no take-offs or landings will be possible at the Airport (except for helicopters) because runway 18/36 remains closed. All work is weather permitting.

Runway 11/29 Now Open

Runway 11/29 at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport reopened at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Aircraft operations on the reopened runway began just before 6 a.m.

There will be upcoming temporary closures of runway 11/29 to allow for some minor work with the airfield electrical system. These temporary closures are expected to take place within the next week and customers will be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the closures.

Runway 11/29 had been temporarily closed since April 17, for runway intersection construction, joint work and re-striping. During that timeframe, no take offs or landings were possible at the Airport because runway 18/36 also was closed for construction. Runway 18/36 will remain closed until runway construction is complete later this fall. 

The runway construction is necessary as part of the runway 18/36 improvements project, which will extend the runway from 4,000 to 5,500 feet.

Reopening of Runway 11/29 

Runway 11/29 is expected to reopen at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9.

Please note the following items:

  • Taxiway Alpha will be open from Alpha-Two to the south apron.
  • Taxiway Bravo will be fully operational.
  • PAPI's and REILS for runway 29 will be operational.
  • PAPI's and REILS for runway 11 will not be operational until a flight check is performed by the FAA. This is scheduled for June 24.

Please note there will be upcoming temporary closures of 11/29 to allow for some minor work with the airfield electrical system to take place. These temporary closures are expected to take place within the next week and customers will be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the closures. These closures will likely begin at 1 p.m. and run until 5 a.m. the next morning.

Work continues on the grading and paving of runway 18/36, which will remain closed until construction is completed. 

Runway Closure Schedule Update

Runway 11/29 is scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9.

  • all pavement for runway 11/29 is in place
  • all runway markings for runway 11/29 are completed
  • work continues through the weekend to finish final grading of the shoulders next to the runway
  • work continues through the weekend and Monday to complete the airfield lighting
  • seeding of areas around the runway will be performed on Monday, May 8

If anything changes with this schedule, an update will be posted.

 

Runway 18/36 will remain closed until construction is completed.

 

Temporary Runway Closures at the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport Set to Begin

**UPDATE 4/17/17** Runway 11/29 will temporarily close for 21 days beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 17. During this period, both runways will be closed and no take offs or landings are possible. After this period, runway 11/29 will reopen; however, runway 18/36 will remain closed until construction is completed in four to five months. Please note the Airport will be open to helicopter operations during the closure of both runways.

**UPDATE 4/10/17**
Please be advised that due to the weather forecast in the coming days, the closure of Runway 11/29 will be pushed back to the week of April 17th.  An exact date for the closure will be posted once it has been determined.

**UPDATE 4/7/17**

The closure of Runway 11/29 will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 10, weather permitting. This runway will remain closed for approximately 21 days. Please note that during those 21 days, no take offs or landings are possible at the Airport. If weather conditions prevent the start of this work as planned, the NOTAM will be cancelled no later than 5 p.m. local time on Monday afternoon.

**UPDATE**
The planned closure of Runway 18/36 beginning Monday, April 3, has been postponed due to weather conditions. The next possible date for the work to begin will be Thursday, April 6. A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) will be filed the evening of April 4, if weather conditions permit.

Runway 18/36 at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport is set to close temporarily at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 3, weather permitting, and will remain closed for approximately four to five months. In addition, runway 11/29 is set to temporarily close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, weather permitting, and will remain closed for 21 days for runway intersection construction. No take offs or landings will be possible during the 21 day closure of both runway 18/36 and 11/29. After those 21 days, runway 11/29 will re-open while runway 18/36 will remain closed until construction is completed. These runway closures are necessary as part of the runway 18/36 improvements project, which will extend the runway from 4,000 to 5,500 feet.

During construction, the Airport will remain open and staffed normal business hours from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days per week. Building and ground maintenance will continue during this time, and the terminal building will remain open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Tenants will continue to have access to their airplanes and/or hangars.

The Airport held a tenant meeting on March 18, in which tenants were presented with the construction schedule and other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Click here for the runway closure FAQs.

For more information about the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, visit LSAirport.net. 

Notice to Lee's Summit Airport Users

If you received an email from the email address admin@leessummitairport.com, this is not an official Airport or City of Lee’s Summit email address.

 

It appears someone has sent communications to aircraft operators stating they are in violation of the Airport Fly Friendly Program. These communications have been drafted in way that they appear to be written by the Airport or City Administration. 

 

Official Airport and City of Lee’s Summit emails have the extension @cityofLS.net in them. Common email addresses you may receive information from include airport@cityofLS.net, publicworks@cityofLS.net or John.Ohrazda@cityofLS.net. If you have any questions about correspondence you receive, please feel free to contact Airport Manager John Ohrazda at 816-969-1180.

 

Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Purchases Hangar Building

The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport has purchased the former Air Charter hangar building at 2525 NE Douglas St. from De Jarnette Enterprises, Inc. for $1.5 million. The Lee’s Summit City Council approved the real estate agreement at its Nov. 3, 2016, meeting, and the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport took ownership of the hangar on Nov. 30, 2016. The building has been re-named Hangar 1.

With the increase in activity taking place at the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, and upcoming runway improvements, the City recognized the need for a facility that could accommodate the needs of both current and future business aircraft. The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport will resume the day-to-day operations of the building, which has more than 40,000 square feet of heated hangar and office space. The hangar can accommodate several based corporate aircraft with additional room for overnight, transient aircraft in this fully enclosed, heated space. Facility improvements are planned to allow for additional office space and other amenities such as a pilot lounge and meeting rooms.

For more information about the Hangar 1 building, contact the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport at 816.969.1800 or publicworks@cityofls.net.

 


City Receives Funding to Extend Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Runway

The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport located in the heart of one of the fastest growing regions of the country now has the necessary funding to begin paving the extension of its north/south runway. By doing so, it will mean a greater variety of business class aircraft will be able to utilize the airport. This could lead to an even greater economic impact for the entire community.

 

The Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport master plan, first approved in 1996 and then updated in 2000, paved the way for the airport improvements by calling for the north/south runway length of 5,500 feet. The earthwork project to accommodate the longer runway began in October 2015, and was completed in summer 2016.

Bids for the runway pavement project were received in May 2016, with Emery Sapp and Sons being the low bidder. The pavement project will begin in fall 2016, and should be complete in fall 2017. The project will be phased due to the necessity of airfield closures. The engineering design firm for the project is Crawford Murphy and Tilly, Inc.

 

“What can I say except we’re on our way and I could not be more pleased with the news,” said Ohrazda who has been involved with this project for several years. “The final plans for the pavement design project were completed in late April 2016. However, the City could not move forward without the necessary funding,” he said. The City had been expecting an answer about the status of the grant request in the fall of this year from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

The approval letter awarding the grants from the FAA was received by the City in September.  And at the Oct. 7 Lee’s Summit City Council meeting, the councilmembers approved accepting nearly $10 million for continued improvements to the airport. The grants will fund the construction of the concrete pavement for the approximate 1,500 foot extension of north/south runway 18-36 from 4,000 to 5,500 feet.

In addition to the funding from the FAA, there are other dollars crucial to the success of this project. The breakdown of the funding comes from the following sources:

 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing a grant in the amount of $9,372,772, which is 90% of the cost of the construction and inspection for this project. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is managing the construction funds provided by the FAA.

 City of Lee’s Summit, by way of the Airport Capital Improvement Plan, is providing 5% local matching funds of $520,709.

 A State Airport Aid Agreement is providing an additional 5% of the project cost, or $520,709. This is handled through the MoDOT.

Presently, the City’s airport can accommodate aircraft ranging from a single engine, single seat, up to, and including midsize corporate jets. Approximately 50,000 take-offs and landings occur annually, which is the equivalent of about 137 operations daily. The majority of these operations are business related flights bringing marketing, professional, technical, service and support staffers to the area.  These individuals spend money in the community at the local hotels, car rental agencies and restaurants.

 

"This is an exciting time for Lee’s Summit with all of the economic development activity in the Interstate 470 corridor near the airport. The approval of funding for the runway extension will encourage additional investment as we accommodate more business and corporate aircraft," said Mayor Randy Rhoads. “This is the type of news that continues to solidify Lee’s Summit’s ranking as a best place to live in the metropolitan area, state, and nation. I am grateful for the support of the FAA and the MoDOT,” said Mayor Rhoads.

 

City of Lee’s Summit Deputy Director of Public Works Bob Hartnett added, "This has been 20 years in the making and we owe a great deal of thanks to previous and present members of the Lee’s Summit City Council, the Board of Aeronautic Commissioners (BOAC), Lee's Summit Economic Development Council, and the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce as well as City staff and residents. Their unwavering tenacity helped us clear the path to this airport progress.”

 

For more information about the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, visit LSairport.net.

 

Airport History

In 1977, the Lee's Summit Airport was privately owned and operated by Mr. Bill McComas.  At that time, the airport had one 2,400 foot x 60 foot runway, five hangars housing 48 aircraft, and 50 exterior tie-downs.

Today, the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the City of Lee's Summit.  The airport currently operates a 4,000 foot x 75 foot runway and a 3,800 foot x 75 foot runway, 23 buildings, and approximately 172 aircraft tie-downs.  The goal of the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport is to provide patrons with fast, friendly service and competitive prices in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Airport and Pilot Data

Airport Identifier: 
 LXT
Coordinates:
N38-57.59; W094-22.30
Elevation:
1004 MSL
Magnetic Variation:
4E
Navigational  Aids:
ANX-114.0 227.14
Approaches: 

RNAV (GPS) RWY 11
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36
VOR/DME-A 

Unicom:
ASOS: As of
April 18, 2002
122.80 UNICOM

124.175 ASOS
Local Number - 816-347-9807

Pattern Altitude:
800' AGL
1800' MSL
Runways:
18 - 36 4,016X 75, concrete;
Lights PCL 
11 - 29 3,800 X 75, concrete;
Lights PCL
Pilot  Controlled Lighting (PCL):
CTAF 122.80
(3 clicks in 10 sec, low intensity;
5 clicks in 10 sec, med. intensity;
7 clicks in 10 sec, high intensity); Rotating Beacon
NOTE:

Right traffic for runways 36 and 11.  No left turn out on runways 36 and 11 below 2500' MSL within 3 miles North.