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Old 04-03-2018, 03:50 AM
BlndRvtr BlndRvtr is offline
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If you need to go in to LHW IFR on weekends, be sure to read the IAP notes carefully. Seems like the Restricted areas are often hot on weekends.

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Old 04-03-2018, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BlndRvtr View Post
If you need to go in to LHW IFR on weekends, be sure to read the IAP notes carefully. Seems like the Restricted areas are often hot on weekends.

The tower is sometimes open on weekends if there is lots of military activity. Savannah approach is always very helpful with restricted area status. I fly there frequently from Jacksonville and usually go direct from BROUN intersection if unsure of status - this clears all restricted areas. From Northeast I use JANIE or HARPS. Fly a tight pattern and remember right traffic on runway 6L to stay clear of restricted area to the north.

Watch and listen carefully for low flying traffic - helicopters operate from KLHW and maneuver around the area.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by rmartingt View Post
For those flying in and out of LHW, how much trouble do the restricted areas (R-3005 A-E) and MOAs pose for day-to-day operations? I've been kind of assuming I'd have to base out of Ridgeland but LHW is the same distance away from my house... not that I'll be ready for a hangar for at least a couple more years, but still...
Talk to SAV if the LHW tower is not open or just fly around, which is what I most often do. As mentioned, the LHW tower is usually closed on weekends but activity picks up during summer months when a lot of National Guard come in for training.

Also keep in mind that 33 and 24 are right traffic so all traffic flies the outside edge of the runways. You will find the inner runways listed but they are not used and are mostly grown over with grass. Helo traffic sometimes uses them for staging.

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Old 04-04-2018, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rmartingt View Post
Thanks for the info... I'm not worried about in the pattern; more about arrivals and departures. I'll probably be making lots of trips to and from the Atlanta area and that would make things a little more tricky.

I'm also completely out of practice in a controlled environment--I think the last time I spoke to any kind of ATC was during my solo cross-countries as a student 16 years ago.
LOL! I know the feeling...I also prefer not to talk to ATC
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