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M79 John H Hooks Jr Memorial Airport
Rayville, Louisiana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 JANUARY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: M79
Lat/Long: 32-29-07.5110N / 091-46-15.8390W
32-29.125183N / 091-46.263983W
32.4854197 / -91.7710664
(estimated)
Elevation: 82.7 ft. / 25.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 02E (2000)
From city: 1 mile NW of RAYVILLE, LA
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 71269

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1950
Control tower: no
ARTCC: FORT WORTH CENTER
FSS: DE RIDDER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DRI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
FOR SERVICES AFTER HRS CALL 318-537-0149.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: DUSK-DAWN. MIRL RY 18/36, REIL RYS 18 & 36 PRESET LOW INTST DUSK-DAWN; TO INCR INTST ACTVT - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
MONROE APPROACH: 126.9
MONROE DEPARTURE: 126.9
WX ASOS at MLU (14 nm W): 125.05 (318-327-5675)
WX AWOS-3PT at BQP (17 nm N): 118.375 (318-281-1443)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY FORT WORTH ARTCC ON FREQS 126.325/346.25 (MONROE RCAG) WHEN MONROE APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MLUr095/13.5MONROE VORTAC117.2003E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
BASTROP158/17.132903EBQP -... --.- .--.

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 3998 x 75 ft. / 1219 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in poor condition
RY SFC HAVE SOME SEVERE LONGITUDINAL AND TRANSVERSE CRACKING GREATER THAN 1 INCH IN WIDTH.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: RY 36 DSPLCD THLD MARKINGS ARE NSTD.
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 32-29.449390N32-28.790492N
Longitude: 091-46.328873W091-46.354168W
Elevation: 82.3 ft.81.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 180 magnetic, 182 true000 magnetic, 002 true
Displaced threshold: no291 ft.
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 18 ft. trees, 372 ft. from runway, 9:1 slope to clear
TREES AND BRUSH 172 FT FROM THE END OF THE RWY PAVEMENT.
54 ft. trees, 307 ft. from runway, 1:1 slope to clear
APCH SLOPE 7:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF RAYVILLE
PO BOX 878
RAYVILLE, LA 71269
Phone 318-728-2011
Manager: JAMES SMITH
PO BOX 878
RAYVILLE, LA 71269
Phone 318-537-0149

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 20
Single engine airplanes: 17
Multi engine airplanes: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 49/day *
67% local general aviation
33% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 14 September 2017

Additional Remarks

ROAD 367 FT & RR TRACK 467 FT FM APCH END RY 36.
RY 18/36 40-80 FT TREES WEST SIDE OF RY PENETRATE TRANSITION SLOPE.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 4 January 2018 at 0901Z and 1 February 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (203KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (195KB)
VOR/DME-A   download (196KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (116KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KMLU - Monroe Regional Airport (14 nm W)
KBQP - Morehouse Memorial Airport (17 nm N)
KTVR - Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport (38 nm E)
KRSN - Ruston Regional Airport (41 nm W)
KCRT - Z M Jack Stell Field Airport (42 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Jan-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4212:42
Sunrise07:0813:08
Sunset17:3023:30
Evening civil twilight17:5623:56

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Jan-2018 23:54:41
Local (UTC-6)  22-Jan-2018 17:54:41
 
METAR
KMLU 
13nm W 
222253Z 25019G29KT 10SM CLR 16/M04 A2992 RMK AO2 PK WND 26029/2245 SLP130 T01611044
KBQP 
17nm N 
222335Z AUTO 26006G14KT 10SM CLR 14/M04 A2993 RMK AO2 T01401039
TAF
KMLU 
13nm W 
221727Z 2218/2318 26013G22KT P6SM SCT250 FM230000 26010KT P6SM SKC FM230300 27007KT P6SM SKC FM231600 31008KT P6SM SKC
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