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Airport status after Hurricane KatrinaAirport status after Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

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Airport status after Hurricane Katrina

Listed below is the best information available to AOPA on the status of airports impacted by Katrina, as provided by AOPA Airport Support Network volunteers, the Department of Homeland Security, and FAA headquarters.

Please note that because communications are spotty at best in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, this list is not necessarily complete. Airports not listed as "open" may or may not be fully operational. Do not rely on this information alone for flight planning.

Also, fuel availability is not guaranteed. You should call ahead to determine current fuel availability, or tanker enough fuel to reach an assured supply.

Widespread power outages remain, meaning that lights might not be available at some airports, and many obstructions and towers are without hazard lights. Some air traffic control frequencies may not be available.

Contact flight service (800/WX-BRIEF) or DUATS for the latest notams and other official flight planning information.

AOPA will update this list as information becomes available.

(Last update September 16, 2005, 6:13 a.m. EDT)

ID Airport Name Open ATC Jet A Avgas Remarks

0R3

Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial

Open

 

 

 

No damage

08A

Wetumpka Municipal

Open

 

 

Yes

Fully operational

15A

Mark Reynolds/North Mobile County

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

1L0

St. John the Baptist Parish

 

 

No

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam) VFR only. Runway, taxiway, beacon, rwy light PAPIs operational. VOR questionable. Com on 122.7. No ramp space, no overnight. Heavy helicopter traffic

1R8

Bay Minette Municipal

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

2R5

St. Elmo

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

2R7

Franklinton

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

33J

Geneva Muni

Open

 

 

 

Runway lights out of service

3M8

North Pickens

Open

 

 

 

Runway resurfacing, 1/2 length available. Runway lights OTS. No fuel or FBO service

4R1

Bass Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

4R4

H L Sonny Callahan

Open

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). No fuel except for emergency relief aircraft, telephone service spotty

4R7

Eunice

Open

 

 

 

All services available

4R9

Dauphin Island

Open

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). AP lights OTS. No services available

5R2

Ocean Springs

Closed

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notams)

5R4

Foley Municipal

 

 

No

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). 18/36 runway lights OTS

5R7

Roy E. Ray

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

66Y

Diamondhead

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notams)

71J

Blackwell Field

Open

 

 

 

All services available

7A3

Lanett Municipal

Open

 

 

 

All services available

8A1

Guntersville Municipal

Open

 

 

 

All services available

AEX

Alexandria International Airport

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR.�Unlimited fuel availability.�Able to handle 10 C-5As, 14 C-17s, or 20 C-130s

AIV

George Downer

Open

 

 

 

Airport lights out of service, airport closed at night

ASD

Slidell

Open

DoD temporary tower - 122.8

Yes

Min.

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). Full power, runway lights (no beacon), runway and main taxiway OK. Has some lights on generator. Heavy traffic

BFM

Mobile Downtown Airport

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR. Primary staging area for Gulfport recovery. RWYs 14/32 and 18/36 operational. Navaids fully functional except ILS 32, BFM VOR unmonitored. Airport beacon OTS

BIX

Keesler AFB

Open, military aircraft only

Fully functional

JP-8

No

Military only without advance permission. Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notams)

BTR

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR.�Primary staging for MSY.�Operating at maximum capacity now � minimal ramp space

BXA

George R Carr Memorial

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

CWF

Chennault International

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

40 acres of ramp, no ground handling equip. Info provided by LA DOT

GNF

Grenada Municipal

Open

 

 

 

All services available

GPT

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notams). Civilian aircraft limited to one hour on FBO ramp

HBG

Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport

Open

ATC down to 5,000 ft

Yes

Yes

May be limited to daylight operations

HDC

Hammond Northshore Regional

Open

 

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan. VFR day only. Phones working, temporary tower 122.7. 18 ILS, ALS OTS. Currently have military C-130s and helicopters operating. Commercial power with generator backup. No rental cars

HEZ

Hardy-Anders Field - Natchez

Open

ATC to ground

Yes

Yes

May be limited to daylight operations

HKS

Hawkins Field Airport

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

 

HSA

Stennis International Airport

Open only to emergency aircraft

ATC to 7,000

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan. DOD temporary tower now in operation � 127.15, CTAF 123.0. 24-hour VFR operations for emergency relief aircraft only. RWY lights operational. Other navaids pending. No navaids, no approach lights. This is a single-runway, single-taxiway airport. Ramp area crowded

HSV

Huntsville International

Open

 

 

 

Not affected by Katrina - full operation

HUM

Houma Terrebonne Airport

Open

ZHU is providing ATC services

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). Open day VFR. Runway lights OTS

HZR

False River Regional

Open

 

 

 

 

JAN

Jackson International Airport

Open

Com OK

 

Yes

 

JKA

Jack Edwards

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

L31

St. Tammany Regional

Open

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control (see notam) No power, no lights, no fuel

L38

Louisiana Regional

Open

Nontowered

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

L39

Leesville

Open

 

 

 

All services available, PCL OTS, runway lights on medium intensity

L49

South Laforuche

 

 

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

L83

Thibodaux Municipal Airport

Open

 

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). 3,000 feet of runway available

LCH

Lake Charles Regional Airport

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR

LFT

Lafayette Regional Airport

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR

M13

Poplarville-Pearl River County

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

M24

Dean Griffin Memorial

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

MCB

John E. Lewis Field Airport - McComb/Pike County

Open

 

 

 

Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR

MEI

Key Field

Open

 

 

 

Fully operational for all flights - 100LL unavailable except for emergency

MJD

Picayune Municipal

 

 

 

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam)

MOB

Mobile Regional

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam).� Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR.�RWY 14/32 operational w/ APPR lights.�14/32 PAPI OTS.�RWY 18/36 operational VFR.�Navaids and radar operational

MSL

Northwest Alabama Regional

Open

 

 

 

All services available

MSY

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Prior approval required for GA aircraft

Functional

Yes

Yes

24-hr operations to both RWYs 01/19 and 10/28

NBG

NAS Alvin Callendar

Open, military aircraft only

Functional

Yes� � helo only

?

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notam). 24-hour VFR operations only. RWY edge lights operational.�RWY approach lights.�Note:� Com between NBG and MSY poor and unreliable.�HRV Vortac and NBG PAR semi-operational.�Cold fuel only

NEW

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Closed

 

 

 

Military and rescue helicopters staging from airport. Closed to most civilian traffic

NMM

NAS Meridian

Open, military aircraft only

Landlines to Memphis Center out

JP-8

 

 

PIB

Laurel Regional Hattiesburg

Open

 

Yes

Yes

 

PLR

St. Clair County

Open

 

 

 

All services available - minor damage to hangar roofs

PQL

Pascagoula - Lott International Airport

Open

 

Minimal

 

Within Katrina Airspace Control Plan (see notams). May be limited to daylight operations

PTN

Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport - Patterson

Open

Fully functional

Yes

Yes

Fully operational to all commercial, civil, and military flights, VFR and IFR.�All navaids operational

RQR

Reserve

Open

 

 

 

VOR out of service

RSN

Ruston Regional

Open

 

 

 

All services available

SPH

Springhill

Open

 

 

No

No 100LL

TVR

Vicksburg Tallulah Regional

Closed

 

 

 

Open helicopter ops only

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