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Johannesburg Safety Briefing

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This briefing is advisory in nature and does not replace the responsibility of the pilot in command obligation to use sound judgment regarding skill level, experience and aircraft suitability.

The RAF makes no warranty for the condition of the runway surface or suitability of the airstrip environment.


                                                                                                                                                                            Johannesburg Airstrip, California

                                                              Coordinates: 35.370°  -117.625°

Runway profile, orientation, elevation

1500 feet RWY 07/20 (Crosswind)

2500 feet RWY 12/30 (Main)

Elevation 2540'

Special Considerations or Operations

Scan all entries to airfield for dirt bikes, jeeps, quads, etc. – area is heavily used by OHV.

Parking is on the west end of the runway 30 threshold – make sure not to block the road which leads through the parking area when parking.

Caution - Be aware of the following items:

Runway is a little rough on the west side of the intersection

Limited go around options on crosswind landing to the southwest if underpowered

Make sure to scan for motorcycle and OHV riders at all times – area is heavily used by motorized vehicles

Main runway often has significant WSW crosswind, utilize crosswind runway when this is the case

Airstrip Communication Frequency

122.9

Arrival Procedure

Tires in form of “L” mark the touchdown.

Depart RWY 30 or 12. When departing RWY 30, recommend 20 degree turn to the right to avoid overflying the town of Johannesburg.

Uphill departure on RWY 20 highly not recommended.

Departure Procedure

Depart RWY 30 or 12. When departing RWY 30, recommend 20 degree turn to the right to avoid overflying the town of Johannesburg.

Uphill departure on RWY 20 highly not recommended.

Amenities

Gas station within a half mile walk. Town of Randsburg within a mile and a half walk.

Additional Information

Adhere to the RAF Code of Conduct at all times.

Fly out all trash and leave the facilities cleaner than you found it.

Local emergency dial 911. 

Contacts: Rick Lach: rlach@theraf.org

There is cell service, there are no emergency services provided at the airstrip.

 

Print a copy of this brief and take it with you to Johannesburg Airstrip.  

Briefing Date: 9/27/2018 (revision good for one year)

Have a great visit!