Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. – On February 1, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published new instrument approach procedures (IAPs) for runway 18-36 at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Lee’s Summit, Mo. The new IAPs provide official confirmation from the FAA of the 5,501-ft. length of runway 18-36.
While the extension of runway 18-36 from 4,016 ft. to 5,501 ft. was completed at the end of September 2017, the publication of the new approaches is another important milestone. “The publishing of the new approaches means that Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, and its 5,501-ft. runway, is officially on the map,” says airport manager, John Ohrazda.
“We have received many inquiries into the lengthened runway, but many pilots were not able to fly in until the approaches became officially published. We look forward to seeing new faces at the airport and we’re ready to showcase the improvements and our exceptional customer service.”
KLXT, located just minutes from Kansas City, Mo., provides full-service fixed base operator service. With quick and easy highway access, and close proximity to the Truman Sports Complex and downtown Kansas City, KLXT is in a great location for anyone flying into or out of the Kansas City metropolitan area. KLXT has two runways: 18-36 is a grooved concrete runway 5,501feet in length and 100 feet wide; and 11-29 is 4,000 feet in length and 75 feet wide. KLXT also has a 40,000-square foot enclosed heated hangar available for storage, concierge services, a new pilot’s lounge, crew cars and more.