Project Description: The Leesburg Executive Airport has several facilities that assist aircraft in safely using the airport. Some of this equipment was outdated and no longer cost-effective to maintain and other equipment was needed to increase safety to pilots and to areas surrounding the airport. Accordingly, the following equipment was provided under this project:
PAPIs can be seen as four orange squares on right side of runway.
Close-up view of PAPIs.
Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS)
- Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) – A computerized system to automatically measure certain weather parameters, analyzes the data, and transmits a report to pilots. This project will upgrade and relocate the existing AWOS.
Funding: This project was identified in the then-current 6-year State Airport Capital Improvement Program. Funding for the new navigational aids was through FAA and Virginia Department of Aviation grants, with a local match, as follows:
Current Status: Construction was completed in January 2012.
Staff Contact: Renee LaFollette 703-737-6071
Design Engineer: CH2M Hill, Inc.
Inspection and Construction Management Services: Talbert and Bright, Inc.
Construction Contractor: Austin Electrical Construction, Inc.