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.
Started March 2015
This consists of surveying the site, preparing a set of plans, and developing tehcnical specifications for bidding purposes.
Project documents are published for contractors to review and submit a bid.
February 2017 to April 2017
Contrators will mitigate the obstructions in the Runway 13 approach surface and install the PAPI.
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
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.