FLIGHT OPS

All residents of airparks make every effort to avoid noise sensitive zones.  To be this close to such a major metro area means using common sense noise abatement as well as following the guides below. 
Runway lights are clicked on by radio to alert airpark residents that there will soon be a takeoff or landing, even in the daytime. 


RUNWAY
The runway is 3,000 feet long; 90 feet wide and average elevation is 1080 feet MSL. The surface is sod and there is pilot controlled lighting. At midpoint the runway rises to the west at a slope of 3% and high trees are at the west end. The runway is primarily a one-way strip with landings to the west and takeoffs to the east. There is an active north south strip just east of the runway. If performance and safety is adequate opposite operations should be conducted to avoid traffic at the other runway. See                      for navigation/location information.

TRAFFIC PATTERN
For noise reasons the pattern is kept to the south of the runway. With left traffic for the west runway the base must be kept tight and inside of the north-south runway on the east end of the property. Most takeoffs should be performed to the east with an immediate turn out to avoid traffic at the other strip.

COMMUNICATION
Pilot should turn on the pilot controlled lighting on Freq. 122.90 by keying the mike 5 times to signal ground operations that there is flying activity. Communication is on Freq. 122.9 with position reports in reference to 'Lyons Field'.

NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS
The areas just west and east of the runway should be avoided with most operations on the south side of the airport. There is a Church on the west end of the runway and operations are
restricted from 9:45 AM TO 12:15 PM on Sunday

Airnav 5GA2
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Traffic calls and pilot controlled lights
landing to the west
122.9
 Smisson field
turf runway N-S
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