The AMPS flying site has an asphalt runway that is 600’ long and 75’ wide.
Both ends of the runway have an additional overrun areas for airplanes that fail
to stop on the asphalt.. At the east-end of the asphalt runway we have a 105’ diameter
circle for control line model airplane flying. The asphalt paved pit area is
on the south side of the runway and is 250’ long and 35’ wide. Concrete
parking blocks and a two-foot high safety barrier fence separate the pit area
from the runway. Five flight stations are located along the barrier fence with
openings between the pit and the runway. This allows up to five airplanes in
the air at any time.
North of the runway is a cleared over flight area which is approximately 1000
- 1500 feet wide and 400 feet deep. This allows for safe emergency landings when
necessary. Desert brush and trees cover the additional over flight areas.
AMPS members have constructed a Ramada shade structure that is 120’ long
and 16’ wide. The Ramada is an open structure with telephone pole posts
that support the roof. The 24’x10’ concession area is located at
the west-end of the Ramada. The concession area is constructed of five-foot high
concrete block walls on three sides. The walls step down to form low walls with
concrete counter tops for serving food. Water is available at the Ramada for
food preparation and clean up. Electricity is also available at the Ramada. The
field has a mercury vapor flood light for security that lights up the parking
area. AMPS members have installed fluorescent lights under the roof of the Ramada
for activities at night.
The AMPS flying field has a vast parking area consisting of 5.5 acres south
of the Ramada and runway. The parking area is separated from the pit and runway
by a 5’high chain link fence. Portable toilets are also available in the