Tuesday 26 January 2021
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Location

Latitude: 
40-24-44.3000N (40.412306)
Longitude: 
086-56-12.8000W (-86.936889)
Elevation: 
605.9 feet MSL (185 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
4.3 W (as of January 2021 from WMM2015 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -5.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -4.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
02 N.M. SW of Lafayette, Indiana
Found On: 
Chicago Chart
FAA Region: 
AGL

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
04/1940
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/0600-2200
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZAU (Chicago)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZAU (Chicago)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
No
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
1606 feet (490 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
LAF
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
No
Military Landing Rights: 
Yes
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: 
Class IV
ARFF Index: A
Air Carrier Service: Not Scheduled
Certification Date: 11/1972

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  73
Multi Engine:  7
Jet Engine:  2
GA Helicopters:  2

Annual Operations (as of 12/31/2019)

Total Operations:  117727
Commercial:  80 0.1%
Air Taxi:  1227 1.0%
GA Local:  71309 60.6%
GA Itinerant:  45012 38.2%
Military Aircraft:  99 0.1%

Communications

CTAF:  119.600
Unicom:  122.950
Tower:  LAFAYETTE
119.6
393.0
Hrs: 0700-2100
Ground:  121.9
393.0
Approach:  GRISSOM
123.85
CHICAGO ARTCC
Departure:  GRISSOM
123.85
CHICAGO ARTCC
ATIS:  127.75
ASOS:  (765-743-9687)
EMERG:  243.0

  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY CHICAGO ARTCC ON FREQ 123.85 (LAFAYETTE RCAG) WHEN GRISSOM (GUS) APCH/DEP CON CLSD..
   

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
ADAM BAXMEYER
1501 AVIATION DRIVE, TRML BLDG ROOM 201
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907
(765) 496-6850
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
1501 AVIATION DRIVE, TRML BLDG ROOM 201
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907
(765) 496-6326

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 765

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
Lafayette Aviation, Inc.
  
Unicom 122.95 743-9692 100LL, Jet A
Lafayette Avionics, Inc.
  
743-3828
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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Terre Haute(HUF)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF
   

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 01/28/21 to 0901Z 02/25/21.

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HOT - Hot Spots
IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM EC-2
HOT HOT SPOT EC-2
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 10 EC-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 10 EC-2
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 28 EC-2
IAP VOR-A EC-2
LAH LAHSO EC-2
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS EC-2
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS EC-2
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Maps

Lafayette - Purdue University (LAF) Airport Terminal Map

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LAF Airport Diagram

Purdue University Airport (LAF) Diagram
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METAR / TAF

METAR

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

TAF

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Navigation Aids (Navaids) near LAF

Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).

Nearby Airports with Fuel

Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
14.0 Delphi Municipal Airport
(1I9)
56 61 100LL
19.1 Frankfort Municipal Airport
(KFKR FKR)
115 120 100LL, Jet A
31.4 Logansport/Cass County Airport
(KGGP GGP)
54 59 100LL, Jet A
32.7 Vermilion Regional Airport
(DNV KDNV DNV)
247 251 100LL, Jet A
34.0 Jasper County Airport
(RNZ KRZL RZL)
340 344 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
38.9 Indianapolis Exec Airport
(KTYQ TYQ)
125 130 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
40.6 Kokomo Municipal Airport
(OKK KOKK OKK)
79 84 100LL, Jet A-1+
45.7 Eagle Creek Airpark Airport
(KEYE EYE)
139 144 100LL, Jet A
49.9 Indianapolis Metro Airport
(KUMP UMP)
124 129 100LL, Jet A
51.1 Indianapolis International Airport
(IND KIND IND)
144 149 100LL, Jet A, Jet A-1+
52.1 Fulton County Airport
(RCR KRCR RCR)
40 45 100LL, Jet A
53.0 Indianapolis Downtown Heliport
(8A4)
136 141 Jet A-1+
54.4 Paxton Airport
(1C1)
272 275 100LL, MOGAS
54.4 Edgar County Airport
(KPRG PRG)
218 222 100LL, Jet A
55.5 Lowell Airport
(C97)
332 336 100LL
55.6 Rantoul Ntl Avn Cntr-Frank Elliott Field Airport
(KTIP TIP)
263 266 100LL, Jet A
55.7 Sky King Airport
(3I3)
201 205 100LL
55.9 Wabash Municipal Airport
(KIWH IWH)
67 72 100LL, Jet A
56.4 Starke County Airport
(KOXI OXI)
12 17 100LL, Jet A+
57.2 Greater Kankakee Airport
(IKK KIKK IKK)
314 318 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

NOTAMs

List ALL KLAF NOTAMs

NOTAM Radius Search

NOTAMS within
NM of KLAF

NOTAM Flight Path Search (Enter from two to five locations below)

Locations (ICAO):
Buffer (Both Sides):
NM
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Ratings & Reviews

Purdue University Airport Ratings

Category Aspect Rating
Overall Rating for Purdue University Airport
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Flight Service Number of Flights
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Overall Number of Routes Served
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

International Routes Served
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

On-time Performance
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Business Services & Internet Airport Lounges
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Business Centers
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Airport Website (information & tools)
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Availability of Internet Connectivity
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Wireless Internet Access
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

General Facilities ATM Locations
  • 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Public Telephones
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Restrooms
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Architecture
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Terminal Layout
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Seating Areas
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Overall Cleanliness
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Children Play Areas
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Geographic Location
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Baggage Claim Locations
  • 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Baggage Handling
  • 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)

Overall Comfort
  • 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Security Lines
  • 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Transportation & Parking Parking Availability
  • 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Parking Pricing
  • 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Public Transport
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Car Rental
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Taxis
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Hotel Shuttles
  • 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Proximity to City Center
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Amenities Shopping (variety and number)
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Restaurants & Bars (variety and number)
  • 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Restaurants & Bars (price/value)
  • 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Remarks

A110-5 STUDENT TRNG & BALD EAGLES INVOF ARPT.
A110-6 APRT SFC CONDS NOT MONITORED BTN 2200 AND 0600 LCL, AND WEEKENDS.
A110-7 FOR CD IF UNA TO CTC ON FSS FREQ, CTC CHICAGO ARTCC AT 630-906-8921.
A26 CLSD TO SKED ACR OPS GTR THAN 9 PSGR SEATS. UNSKED ACR OPS GTR THAN 30 PSGR SEATS RQR PPR - CALL 765-496-6326 OR 765-414-1626. INDEX B ARFF CAPABILITY AVBL ON REQ.
A30-05/23 NOT AVBL FOR ACR OPS; RSTRD TO ACFT WITH WINGSPAN OF 79 FT OR LESS.
A43-10 PAPI UNUSBL BYD 9 DEGS RIGHT OF CNTRLN.
A57-23 20:1 AT DSPLCD THR.
A81-APT WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MALSR RWY 10; REIL RWY 5, 23 & 28; MIRL RWY 5/23; HIRL RWY 10/28 - CTAF.

Runways

LAF Airport Runway Summary

Runways: 05/23
10/28
Longest Runway: 10/28 is 6600 ft (2012 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 10

LAF Airport Runway Details

Runway 05/23  4225 ft x 100 ft (1288 m x 30 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 12/06/2012
Surface:  Asphalt - Good condition -
Runway Pavement Class:  17 /F/C/Y/T
Runway Edge Lights:  Medium Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  48.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  58.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  90.0
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 05

Runway 23

Elevation: 
592.5 605.6
Latitude: 
40-24-29.4629N 40-24-56.5614N
Longitude: 
086-56-20.4724W 086-55-38.9302W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
050 230
ILS Type: 
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Basic Basic
Runway Markings Condition:
Fair Good
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
FENCE
Object Height: 
11
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
287
Object Centerline Offset: 
132 ft. left of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
No No
Centerline Lights: 
No No
Threshold Crossing Height: 
38 39
Threshold Elevation: 
602.7
Displaced Threshold: 
323
Threshold Latitude: 
40-24-54.4917N

Threshold Longitude: 

086-55-42.1043W
Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
4225 4225
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
4225 4225
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
4225 4225
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
4225 3912

Runway 10/28  6600 ft x 150 ft (2012 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 12/06/2012
Surface:  Asphalt - Good condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Pavement Class:  51 /F/C/X/U
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  90.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  110.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  165.0
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 10

Runway 28

Elevation: 
600.1 597.8
Latitude: 
40-24-50.2686N 40-24-39.9604N
Longitude: 
086-57-03.3570W 086-55-39.1132W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
099 279
ILS Type: 
ILS
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Fair Fair
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
TREES TREES
Object Height: 
97 51
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
3381 2057
Object Centerline Offset: 
132 ft. left of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 4-Box VASI On Right Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
REIL: 
No Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
No No
Centerline Lights: 
No No
Threshold Crossing Height: 
50 46
Threshold Elevation: 
Displaced Threshold: 
Threshold Latitude: 

Threshold Longitude: 

Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
6600 6600
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
6600 6600
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
6600 6600
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
6600 6600

Services

Airframe Repair: 
None
Powerplant Repair: 
None
Bottled Oxygen: 
None
Bulk Oxygen: 
None
Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A
Landing Fees: 
No
Parking: 
Hangars and tiedowns available

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