As the temperature drops and the precipitation turns to snow and ice, meeting flight and safety needs becomes more difficult. Here are a few suggestions that can help make winter operations more tolerable.
To check airport conditions or to arrange for services, call the airport at 816.969.1186 prior to your flight.
When it comes to snow removal, runways, taxiways and ramp areas are first priority. Next, are hangar pads. For a snow of six inches or less, our goal is to have snow removed within 24 hours. You can help by following these guidelines:
- Do not drive on any part of the ramp or taxiways (including hangar pads) until they have been cleared. Snow packed by cars driving over surfaces make snow removal difficult.
- Call ahead for access and we’ll clear your pad as soon as we can.
- DO NOT bring your own salt or other snow removal chemicals for use at the airport. Salt can harm hangars and other surfaces. This is another reason to refrain from driving on the snow - salt build up from roads can leave unwanted deposits.
When accessing hangars during cold weather be careful of possible freezing - especially with the sliding doors. If given advance notice, crews can make sure your hangar door is operational prior to your arrival. If you have any problems, please let us know before you “fix” it yourself.