Lee's Summit Municipal Airport
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
RNAV (GPS) RWY 11
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36
ASOS: As of
April 18, 2002
Local Number - 816-347-9807
|18 - 36 4,016X 75, concrete;
11 - 29 3,800 X 75, concrete;
Pilot Controlled Lighting (PCL):
(3 clicks in 10 sec, low intensity;
5 clicks in 10 sec, med. intensity;
7 clicks in 10 sec, high intensity); Rotating Beacon
Right traffic for runways 36 and 11. No left turn out on runways 36 and 11 below 2500' MSL within 3 miles North.