The airfield layout at AMA consists of a 4,201’ x 60’ single runway, designated 18-36. The asphalt surface of Runway 18-36 has a weight bearing capacity of 12,500 pounds to accommodate single wheel gear (SWG) aircraft. Runway 18-36 is marked with non-precision instrument markings to facilitate the published GPS instrument approach to Runway 36. The runway was completely resurfaced in spring 2010. There is a FAA ACIP project scheduled in 2015 to widen and overlay the runway from 60’ to 75’. Design work for a 1,000 foot runway extension is scheduled in the FAA ACIP for 2017. Runway 18-36 is capable of handling most small to medium sized business jets (Falcon 50 take off video).
Full length Parallel Taxiway
AMA’s taxiway system consists of a full-length parallel taxiway for runway 18-36. This parallel taxiway is interconnected with entrance/exit taxiways at midfield and both ends of the runway and also to the main apron area. The taxiway system provides access at the north end of the airfield to the terminal area, aircraft apron, most of the FBO services, conventional hangars and T-hangars. The terminal area contains multiple taxilanes, which provide access to the T-hangar units. The airport recently completed a taxiway reconstruction project in 2012, which reconstructed the taxiway out of concrete (increasing the weight capacity to 30,000 lb single wheel) and widened the taxiway from 25 feet to 35 feet.
Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS IIIP)
AMA's AWOS was placed into active operation Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The AWOS is a new state of the art AWOS IIIP that records ceiling, precipitation, altimeter setting, wind direction and speed. This AWOS system went live Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, following inspection and certification by FAA.
AWOS information will be available on the internet and also be available via telephone at (316)-733-6696. The VHF Frequency to receive the AWOS information is 124.175 mhz. Once certified, persons wishing to access 3AU Airport current conditions, may do so via the internet as well, by accessing the NOAA website. NOAA will publish current 3AU Airport conditions in METAR format.
Visual Approach Aids
Currently, AMA is served by a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) to Runway 18 and a Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) to Runway 36 which assist aircraft on final approach by providing vertical situational awareness in relation to the runway threshold.
Runway 18-36 is equipped with high intensity runway lighting (HIRL), with runway end identifier lights (REILs). The taxiway system at 3AU is equipped with and is marked by blue high intensity taxiway lighting (HITL).
Self-Serve 100 LL Fuel Depot
Self-serve 100 LL fuel is accessible 24 hours per day for your convenience.