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« on: December 30, 2013, 04:43:09 PM »

Alamos boasts a newly resurfaced 5,000 foot runway in great condition. The Alamos City Airport is fenced and has adequate space for aircraft of all sizes plus a state of the art hangar. Night landings are not permitted as there are no runway lights.

Alamos Coordinates are:

Runway 13 – N27 02 62, W 108 57 25, Elevation 1,318’
Runway 3 – N27 02 06, W 108 56 63, Elevation 1,298’

ICAO Identifier: MM-45

The runway is very visible at about 11 o’clock to the village. Use Unicom 122.8 other aircraft. It is monitored some of the time and the operator has limited English.

Security is provided by the Mexican Military stationed at the airport.

The Airport attendant will meet your plane, register your arrival and assist to tie-down or to park in the hangar. He can also assist you with transportation to your hotel.

There is a combined landing/overnight fee of $15.00 US per day paid to the city at the airport office. Hangar space is available to Hacienda de los Santos guests at no charge, or an additional $25.00 US per night for non-guests, when space is available.

Flying to Alamos, Sonora requires a stop at an international port of entry such as Hermosillo (HMO) or Ciudad Obregon (MMCN) to Clear Customs and Immigration.

Detailed information for Aircraft VFR Flights from Tucson to Alamos, Sonora can be found at the website for Hacienda de los Santos written by experienced pilot, Jim Swickard, who also sponsors the local, “Club Pilotos de Mexico”.

Jim will be along soon to publish up to date information...
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 07:17:44 PM »

First of all, we want to thank Martin Mansfield for creating such a great solution to our need for a web based news system for the village.

The basic information listed for the Alamos Airport is nearly all correct.  The identifier which is most commonly used today by other Mexican AOE's (Airport of Entry) is XALA, however the original MM-45 is found on some charts.  The orginal message should read, 'the runway is very visible at about the 11:00 position when arriving on the 106 radial from Cd. Obregon'.

For our Alamenses friends this month (February 2014) we will have more air traffic than usual.  Two separate aviation groups will be visiting the village with about 50 aircraft. 

Often we get inquiries about charters from Arizona and California.  One needs to think in terms of $10,000 and up with most legitimate charter companies.  If you desire a charter we can put you in touch with companies in Phoenix and two locations in California.

Jim Swickard
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