Sunday, March 1, 2009

HAPPY LANDINGS TO YOU


This is Belen's Neel Alexander Municipal Airport. The view is great from the spacious parking lot, as you can see from the photo above. Here a V-tailed craft (N4677D) has just landed and is on the taxi-way, passing the parked blue and white plane (N16SB). To the right and out of the picture, are fueling facilities, hangers and offices.

Located on the west side of Belen, off Calle de Llano and west of Interstate Highway 25, this airport is the largest and busiest of the two airports in the county. The Mid-Valley Airpark outside of Los Lunas primarily focuses on the airpark's residents, while Belen's Alexander Municipal Airport is more attuned to the general flying public, with various service facilities and fueling capabilities that would be expected in an airport of this size. It can also handle most single- and twin-engined aircraft. For the flying public looking for overnight facilities, it is reasonably close to hotels and restaurants.

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