Construction and Safety Updates
Taxiway A Airfield and Lighting Improvements
Pangborn Memorial Airport began a major airfield lighting project in the fall of 2011. The work was stopped during the winter months, but has resumed this spring. The upgrades include a new lighting vault and control system, new edge lighting on taxiways A, C, D and E, all new airfield signage, and a pavement sensor system. Beginning, May 7, 2012 we will be closing sections of several taxiways in phases to facilitate the installation of new edge lighting and airfield signage. Temporary access will be established during some phases to ensure continued access to all areas of the airfield. However, many aircraft operations may require back taxiing on the primary runway to access the desired destination.
Click here to view a copy of the phasing plan (updated - 6/11/12)
Click here to view a copy of the Taxiway designations diagram (updated - 7/27/12)
Progress Update – 9/28/12
The Taxiway Alpha Lighting and Airfield Safety Improvements Project came to a halt more than a week ago due to the extremely smoky conditions, particularly at night. We are optimistic and wanted to give you the schedule for the next two weeks.
On Monday, October 1st, Runway 12-30 will be closed from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM and then from midnight to 5:30 AM. This will continue daily until Friday morning at 5:30.
The glider operations area has been reopened and the NOTAM removed.
Taxiway F will be closed from 10:00 AM through 8:00 PM on Monday, October 8th. If you will be flying between those hours and you are in the east hangar area please tie your aircraft down on the ramp prior to the closure. Monday, October 8th Runway 12/30 will be closed from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM. On Tuesday, October 9th, Taxiway Bravo and Charlie will be closed from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.On another note, we hope to see many of you at this year’s Aviation Day, held Saturday October 6th from 10 to 4. The EAA is hosting a pancake breakfast at 9:00 (8:00 for local pilots and participants) – the cost is $5 per plate. Thanks to the many businesses and tenants who are involved in this year’s event!
Progress Update – 7/27/12
Attached is a diagram showing the new Taxiway designations. The signs have been installed on the Taxiway Alpha side, but the Runway side still shows the old designations. A NOTAM has been issued noting the non-standard signage.
The changes are as follows:
Taxiway A at 30 will become A1
Taxiway E will become A2
Taxiway D will become A3
Taxiway C will become A4
Taxiway A at 12 will become A5
Next week’s expected schedule:
Monday and Tuesday Taxiway A-4 (formerly Taxiway C) will be closed.
On Wednesday and Thursday the contractors will be working on Taxiway A adjacent to the GA ramp. NOTAMs will be issued early next week, but we wanted to let everyone know that local access to both the ramp and Taxiway A will be available. Taxiway A3 (formerly Taxiway D) is the next location that will be closed and that may happen late next week.
There are several areas along the taxiways that have temporary reflectors while the lights are inoperative. NOTAMS have been issued noting the lights in those areas out of service.
Important: Monday, August 6th will be the beginning of work on the runway. Expect closures from 7:45 PM to 11:30 PM and 12:00 AM to 5:30 AM.
We hope this information is helpful. Remember to check NOTAMs frequently. If you have any questions regarding the project feel free to call Ron or Tina.
Progress Update – 6/22/12
Phase I C of the airfield construction project will begin Monday. Taxiway A from Taxiway C to Taxiway F will be closed, and Taxiway C east of the runway will also be closed from 7:00 AM (local time) Monday, June 25th through Tuesday, July 3rd at 4:59 (local time).
The phasing diagram is attached for your reference but please note that although it say night, the yellow area will be closed for the duration of this phase. During this closure, there will be a temporary access lane to the GA ramp and fuel island.
Progress Update – 6/13 /12
Phase II of the project continues to go well. Taxiway A from the Cargo Ramp to Taxiway D will be closed from 10:00 PM tonight (Wednesday) to 8:00 AM again tomorrow (Thursday). Taxiway F will also be closed during that time.
The same areas will be closed during the following times:
Thursday – 6:00 PM to Friday 4:30 AM
Monday – 6:00 PM to Tuesday 4:30 AM
Tuesday – 6:00 PM to Wednesday 4:30 AM
Please plan accordingly. If you need to tie down on the ramp overnight feel free to do so…you’ll have to park near some pretty cool WWII aircraft, though! I have attached the Collings Foundation information for those who may not have seen it.
Progress Update – 6/08/12
Our airfield construction project is coming along quickly. The contractor will begin Phase II on Monday night. I have attached an updated phasing map. As you can see, Phase II is a fairly small area but will have the most significant impact on the hangar owners who use Taxiway Foxtrot to access the rest of the airfield. With that in mind, work on the portion of this phase that closes Twy F will be done at night.
A NOTAM has been issued and will be in the system this weekend. Here is the schedule in advance:
Taxiway Foxtrot, as well as Taxiway Alpha at the Foxtrot intersection, will be closed Monday, June 11th at 10:00 PM local time and will reopen Tuesday, June 12th at 8:00 AM local time. It will then be closed Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00 PM and will reopen Wednesday, June 13th at 8:00 AM.
Anyone who needs to be in the air earlier Monday or Tuesday morning will need to tie down on the ramp (no charge of course). Taxiway Echo remains closed at this time. The hold sign at Taxiway Delta is out of service, but the taxiway itself is open.
Progress Update – 5/17/12
Since last Monday, May 7th, crews from Colvico, Inc. have installed 46 new light bases and over 2000 feet of conduit at Pangborn Airport. They still have to install wire, light fixtures, sign bases and signs before completing Phase IIIA, but are on track to complete the phase by the end of the month. The new lighthing vault, which will control all of the airfield lighting, is 90% complete and the Douglas County PUD was here on Tuesday to connect the electrical service.