Install Runway 13 PAPI

About the Project

This project is required to replace a ground based visual aid called a Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI), that was destroyed by a lightning strike, with a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI).  Additionally, as result of replacing the VASI with a PAPI, a component of the project is to mitigate obstructions that are in the approach path and hazards to air navigation.

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Runway 13 Approach

Project Schedule

Description Date Notes Progress
Design Started March 2015 This consists of surveying the site, preparing a set of plans, and developing tehcnical specifications for bidding purposes. Complete
Bid Letting June 2016 Project documents are published for contractors to review and submit a bid. Complete
Construction February 2017 to April 2017 Contrators will mitigate the obstructions in the Runway 13 approach surface and install the PAPI. Complete
Flight Inspection July 2017 The FAA's Flight Inspection Field Office will perform a flight inspection to commission the PAPI, to ensure it is safe for use by aircraft. Completed July 21, 2017
Commissioning July 21, 2017 The flight check conducted on Friday, July 21, 2017 was a success and the Runway 13 PAPI's are commissioned and are available for use. Complete