General Approach and Landing, Departure, and Pattern Procedures - Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Only

Please comply with the procedures listed below, unless required otherwise by Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), weather conditions or aircraft limitations.

General Guidelines

  • Avoid flying over areas that are shaded red on the noise abatement map. If you must fly over red-shaded areas, maintain 7,500 feet mean sea level (MSL) or higher.
  • Avoid high rotations-per-minute propeller settings.
  • Watch out for heavy glider operations on the parallel grass runway. The glider traffic pattern is an inside power pattern for Runways 8 and 26.
  • Crosswind entries are discouraged.
  • All downwind legs should be flown south of Jay Road.
  • Frequent "no radio" operations.
  • Traffic pattern altitude is 6,300 feet MSL.
  • Use Runway 8 in calm wind conditions and Runway 26 in west wind only.

Note: Aircraft approaching at over 100 knots Indicated Air Speed cannot comply with these procedures.

Runway 8 - Preferred for All Light Wind Conditions

Approach and Landing

  • 6,300 feet MSL or 1,012 feet above ground level (AGL).
  • No straight in or base entries to Runway 8.
  • No approaches west of 28 th Street.
  • Avoid flying west of 30 th Street.
  • Fly close, steep approach (avoid "dragging it in").


  • Left-hand traffic.
  • 6,300 feet MSL or 1,012 feet AGL.
  • No turns below 5,800 feet MSL (closed traffic).
  • Depart straight out.

Runway 26 - West Wind Only

Approach and Landing

  • Caution - Expect severe turbulence and down drafts on the short final approach during strong west winds.
  • 6,300 feet MSL or 1,012 feet AGL.
  • Severe turbulence and vertical currents are possible west of airport.


  • Right-hand traffic.
  • 6,300 feet MSL or 1,012 feet AGL.
  • No straight out departures.
  • Caution - Expect severe turbulence, vertical currents and wind shear during strong west winds.
  • Crosswind leg east of 30th Street.