Northern New Mexico features some spectacular scenery and historical features that take on a whole new perspective when viewed from the air. If you’re not familiar with flying at high density altitudes or around mountainous terrain, Sierra Aviation will get you the knowledge and experience you need to tackle these environments safely. And you should see our spectacular sunsets!
-We have loaner headsets if you need them.
During business hours: Return to Sierra Aviation LLC and hand us the book and keys
After business hours: If you return the airplane after hours or when no one is available at Sierra Aviation LLC, take the airplane book and key to Landmark Aviation and leave them with their reception folks. If you plan to get back after their closing time (9:00 pm local), you'll need to make arrangements ahead of time!
Present the receipts; we’ll credit you for the fuel/oil at the lesser of your payment or our fuel rate.
Contact Sierra Aviation LLC – 505 474 0774
Return the airplane to Sierra Aviation LLC and tie it down securely; Santa Fe can get some fierce winds. The airplane has a towbar so please use it
Watch the light poles on the ramp.
Contact Sierra Aviation LLC – 505 474 0774. We typically won’t top off the long range tanks unless requested because of the impact on weight and balance.
There’s higher terrain within a couple of miles in almost every direction and really high terrain within 10 to 20 miles. It’s great scenery in the daytime, but if you’re flying after dark or in the rare poor visibility, know exactly where you are at all times!
When you leave Santa Fe tower frequency, contact Albuquerque Center on 132.8 MHz
From April through July, expect TFRs for forest fires in the area.
Santa Fe has a complex layout with several taxiways crossing runways so please review airport diagrams
Please review here: http://www.sierraflying.com/downloads/ksaf-noise-abatement-procedures/
1000 agl (7300 msl)
Wide mix of aircraft, from military jet trainers to airliners to numerous helicopters
Anywhere there are houses.
-Migratory wildfowl in the spring and fall
-Occasional dogs and coyotes on taxiways and runways.
R5101 covers Los Alamos National Laboratory - 15 miles northwest
Wilderness areas and national monuments throughout the area.
Frequent dust devils spring and summer. Expect strong gusty winds year-round; they’re almost guaranteed in the spring.
Distances may be hard to judge due to normally superb visibility. Most runways in the area have upslope/downslope which can lead to misjudged approach paths.
April 26, 2014, 7:01 p.m.