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LAFAYETTE

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER

 

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Note: The information on this page is not official, and may not be up to date. All data is reference only.             

  

     Lafayette Airport

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The below data is from Airnav.com

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 APRIL 2008

Location

FAA Identifier:  LAF
Lat/Long:  40-24-44.3000N / 086-56-12.8000W
40-24.738333N / 086-56.213333W
40.4123056 / -86.9368889
(estimated)
Elevation:  606 ft. / 184.7 m (surveyed)
Variation:  01W (1985)
From city:  2 miles SW of LAFAYETTE, IN
Time zone:  UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code:  47906

Airport Operations

Airport use:  Open to the public
Activation date:  04/1940
Sectional chart:  CHICAGO
Control tower:  yes
ARTCC:  CHICAGO CENTER
FSS:  TERRE HAUTE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility:  LAF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance:  0600-2200
Pattern altitude:  Unofficial- 1606 ft. MSL (2106 ft. MSL for turboprop/jet aircraft)
Wind indicator:  lighted
Segmented circle:  no
Lights:  DUSK-DAWN
WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT HIRL RY 10/28; MALSR RY 10 & REIL RYS 05 & 23 & 28 - CTAF.
Beacon:  white-green (lighted land airport)
Fire and rescue:  ARFF index A
Airline operations:  48 HR PPR FOR UNSKED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS; CALL AMGR 765-743-3442. ACR OPNS INVOLVING ACFT WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGRS ARE NOT AUZD IN EXCESS OF 15 MINS BEFORE OR AFTER SKEDD ARR/DEP TIMES WITHOUT PRIOR COORINDATION WITH AMGR AND CFMN THAT ARFF IS AVBL PRIOR TO TKF OR LDG.

Airport Communications

CTAF:  119.6
UNICOM:  122.95
ATIS:  127.75
WX ASOS:  PHONE 765-743-9687
LAFAYETTE GROUND:  121.9 393.0 [0700-2100]
LAFAYETTE TOWER:  119.6 393.0 [0700-2100]
EMERG:  243.0
WX AWOS-3 at FKR (19 nm SE):  124.325 (765-654-0328)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY CHICAGO ARTCC ON FREQ 123.85 (LAFAYETTE RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance    VOR name    Freq    Var
BVTr144/10.5   BOILER VORTAC   115.10   01E
DNVr074/29.2   DANVILLE VORTAC   111.00   02E
GUSr251/38.4   GRISSOM VORTAC   108.45   02W

 
 
NDB name    Hdg/Dist    Freq    Var    ID
FRANKFORT   298/19.1   278   02W   FKR  ..-. -.- .-.
CRAWFORDSVILLE   360/25.9   388   02W   CFJ  -.-. ..-. .---
LOGANSPORT   236/31.2   263   01W   GGP  --. --. .--.
RENSSELAER   163/34.0   362   02W   RZL  .-. --.. .-..

Airport Services

Fuel available:  100LL JET-A
Parking:  hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service:  MAJOR
Powerplant service:  MAJOR
Bottled oxygen:  NONE
Bulk oxygen:  HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 10/28

Dimensions:  6600 x 150 ft. / 2012 x 46 m
Surface:  asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel:  90.0
Double wheel:  110.0
Double tandem:  165.0
Runway edge lights:  high intensity
  RUNWAY 10    RUNWAY 28
Latitude:  40-24.837815N   40-24.666048N
Longitude:  086-57.055938W   086-55.651775W
Elevation:  599.9 ft.   597.7 ft.
Gradient:  0.1%   0.1%
Traffic pattern:  left   left
Runway heading:  100 magnetic, 099 true   280 magnetic, 279 true
Markings:  precision, in fair condition   precision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator:  4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)   4-box VASI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: 

MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting

system with runway alignment indicator lights

   
Runway end identifier lights:  no   yes
Touchdown point:  yes, no lights   yes, no lights
Instrument approach:  ILS    
Obstructions: 

97 ft. trees, 3381 ft. from runway, 968 ft. left of centerline,

32:1 slope to clear

  51 ft. trees, 2057 ft. from runway, 439 ft. right of centerline, 40:1 slope to clear

Runway 5/23

Dimensions:  4225 x 100 ft. / 1288 x 30 m
Surface:  asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel:  48.0
Double wheel:  58.0
Double tandem:  90.0
Runway edge lights:  medium intensity
Operational restrictions:  RY 05/23 RSTRD TO ACFT WITH WINGSPAN OF 79 FT OR LESS.
  RUNWAY 5    RUNWAY 23
Latitude:  40-24.491038N   40-24.942703N
Longitude:  086-56.341217W   086-55.648798W
Elevation:  592.4 ft.   605.6 ft.
Gradient:  0.2%   0.2%
Traffic pattern:  left   left
Runway heading:  051 magnetic, 050 true   231 magnetic, 230 true
Displaced threshold:  no   313 ft.
Markings:  basic, in fair condition   basic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator:  2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)   2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights:  yes   yes
Touchdown point:  yes, no lights   yes, no lights
Obstructions:  none   11 ft. fence, 287 ft. from runway, 132 ft. left of centerline, 7:1 slope to clear
RWY 23 20:1 AT DSPLCD THLD.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership:  Publicly-owned
Owner:  PURDUE UNIVERSITY
TRML BLDG ROOM 201
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907
Phone 765-743-3442
Manager:  B. STANSBURY
TRML BLDG ROOM 201
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907
Phone 765-743-3442

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field:   105
Single engine airplanes:   91
Multi engine airplanes:   10
Jet airplanes:   3
Helicopters:   1
     
Aircraft operations: avg 315/day *
60%  local general aviation
39%  transient general aviation
<1%  air taxi
<1%  military
<1%  commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2006

Additional Remarks

INTSV STUDENT TRNG.
RY 05/23 NOT AVBL FOR ACR OPNS.
ATCT N VISIBILITY REDUCED WHEN SPORTS FLD FLOOD LGTS OPERATING 1/2 MILE N OF ARPT.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 8 May 2008 at 0901Z and 5 June 2008 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS RWY 10    download (256KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 10    download (294KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 28    download (289KB)
VOR-A    download (228KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply    download (18KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums apply    download (32KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KFKR - Frankfort Municipal Airport (19 nm SE)
KMCX - White County Airport (19 nm NE)
KCFJ - Crawfordsville Municipal Airport (26 nm S)
50I - Kentland Municipal Airport (31 nm NW)
KGGP - Logansport/Cass County Airport (31 nm NE)