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Lake Placid Airport GA Apron Topographic Survey

Lake Placid Airport is a public use airport located southeast of the central business district of Lake Placid, a village in the Town of North Elba, NY.  The airport is publicly owned by the North Elba Park District.  Currently, only charter operations are available there through the Adirondack Flying Service, which has provided aircraft maintenance, travel and transportation logistics, flight instruction, aircraft rentals, and airport management to the aviation community since 1974.  The facility covers an area of 35 acres and has one runway.

Aubertine and Currier was contracted to perform a topographic survey of approximately 5 acres of the Lake Placid Airport site improvements associated with the General Aviation Apron Rehabilitation project.  Services included:

  • The establishment of baseline survey control points and benchmarks.
  • Topographic survey of the 5-acre site at approximately 25’x25’ grid on paved areas and 50’x50’ grid on turf areas, including the location of all improvements on the site, visible evidence of underground utilities, overhead utilities, rim and invert elevations of manhole structures, catch basins, culverts, etc.
  • Robotic total stations were used to record all measurements on the paved areas to meet the required tolerances for airport design.
  • Preparation of a topographic survey map showing the topographic information at 1’ contours, along with all improvements.
  • Delivery of the topographic survey in hardcopy and PDF formats, along with the CAD files in the format required by the engineer, all survey point data in a .csv format, and an .xml file of the final surface.

The topographic survey was projected horizontally to the NYS Plane Grid Coordinate System NAD83, and vertically to NAVD88 to coincide with typical FAA requirements.  All surveying was completed in accordance with The Code of Practice of the NYS Association of Professional Land Surveyors.

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