Everything You Need to Touchdown at St. Louis Downtown Airport
A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM or NoTAM) is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight. NOTAMs are unclassified notices or advisories distributed by means of telecommunication that contain information concerning the establishment, condition or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, and the timely knowledge which is essential to personnel and systems concerned with flight operations. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), a type of Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) is an area restricted to air travel due to a hazardous condition, a special event, or a general warning for the entire Federal Avition Administration airspace.
The St. Louis Downtown Airport maintains information about NOTAMS and TFRs affecting our airport here.
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” –John Ruskin.
John is right. There are many different kinds of good weather and there are many great places on the internet to learn more about it. The St. Louis Downtown Airport is always looking at the weather and we have collected some of the great places to learn more about the weather that impacts the airport.
To learn more about the weather impacting the airport look here.
St. Louis Downtown Airport is home to a multitude of helicopters including all St. Louis area news and traffic helicopters, mulitple helicopter charter and flight instruction businesses, scenic tour helicopters and several privately owned helicopters. Most operate from the northwest corner of the airport and make frequent flights to and from St. Louis daily. There are several heliports throughout the city including those at the Riverfront, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Arch Aeromedical Helicopters, and the many hospitals in the area. Get the details here.
Safety and Security
General Aviation Safety and Security Practices examines resources used by the general aviation community in the development of safety and security programs, explores funding sources and issues that determine the amount of money spent on such programs, and describes current practices that general aviation airports use to keep their facilities safe and secure. All of the forms and documents are kept here.
Arrival By Air
Flying into a new place can be confusing and sometimes even seasoned experts should refresh their information about the airspace surrounding their favourite airport. The St. Louis Downtown Airport reminds our friends in the air that they should check over all applicable information before departing or arriving at the airport. The internet contains many sites that inform pilots about airport, but on our website we have a few important things we want our pilots to know. Get the details here.