US Sport AircraftKADS
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US Sport Aircraft provides a fleet of new, state of the art SportCruiser LSAs, as well as a G1000 Cessna 172.

As the North American importer and distributor for the SportCruiser line, we rotate aircraft in and out of the fleet frequently so you always have the newest, cleanest and best aircraft available. In addition, with fuel burns of 4.5 to 5.5 GPH, you can fly one of the most exciting and fun aircraft at a fraction of the cost of traditional beaters found at many FBOs.

• Flight Instruction
• Aircraft Rental
• Aircraft Sales
• Red Bird Simulator
• Free WiFi
• Free Loaner Headsets
• Pilot supplies available
• Great Conversation
• Friendly Staff and Locals in the Pilot's Lounge


CFI Rate: $50.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $50.00/hr

Local Procedures Briefing
US Sport Aircraft
Addison - KADS

Operator Procedures                                        
       

Fueling Aircraft

Aircraft are typically fueled to approx. 20 gallons. If you need more or less, please let us know with your reservation. On field fuelling is done in-house. Please ask for assistance if you need additional fuel. We reimburse for fuel purchased off field at our local fuel rates. If available, 93 octane MOGAS is preferred. (ethanol content of 10% or less) It is OK to mix 100LL and MOGAS if you need to refuel with a different grade.

Access to Aircraft
All dispatching must be done during business hours from the office. Arrangements can be made to depart after the office closes provided you have completed dispatch process in advance. Contact the office if you need to depart after sunset.

After hours access requires prior arrangement.


Returning the Aircraft
Secure the aircraft on the concrete ramp via chocks and/or tie downs. Secure the control stick with a seat belt, close and latch the canopy. Return to the office area to check out.

Getting Reimbursed if You Buy Fuel Elsewhere
For reimbursement, please submit original receipts which include your name, date, location, tail number, gallons and fuel price. Receipts must be provided upon conclusion of the flight, or left with the aircraft binder if returning after hours. Reimbursements will be made within 10 days. To speed things up, snap a photo the receipt and email it to crew@OpenAirplane.com. 

Mechanical Problems at Another Airport
Contact the office at 972.735.9099. If no answer, call 972.816.8169 or 859.496.5777. Unless expressly authorized, you may not be reimbursed for any repairs you arrange off field. You will be responsible for any lodging or alternative transportation. Should we determine any mechanical issue to be nonexistent or not a safety issue, you could be charged for any costs we incur, including costs to recover the aircraft if not returned to the home base.

Securing the Aircraft Post-Flight
Aircraft are not assigned specific tie down or hangar locations. When returning an aircraft, select any available space on the concrete ramp area, or in the first 2 covered hangar areas. (R1-2 or R1-4)  Do not push an aircraft into the main hangar without assistance. Secure control stick with a seat belt. All aircraft must be chocked and tied down (if space available with ropes or chains).

Caution Areas, Where Hanger Rash is Most Likely
A US Sport representative must assist on all aircraft movements within the main hangar area. When moving aircraft on the ramp, use caution: wingtips are longer than they appear. Pull aircraft by the prop. (near the hub) When pushing the aircraft, use caution to prevent the nose wheel from suddenly swinging full left or right. We recommend you request assistance or use a tow bar when pushing an aircraft. 

Do not lift the nose wheel by pressing down on the tail at any time. 

What Fuel Load to Expect, and How to Change It
Most aircraft are fueled to 20 gallons. If you need more or less fuel, please let us know at least 12 hours prior to dispatch.


Local Airspace Considerations                        
       

Standard Departure Procedures

See the taxi diagram for location of movement and non-movement areas. Have the Taxi diagram with you at all times while operating on the airport surface.

Contact ground on 121.6 when on taxiway Romeo, prior to taxiway Alpha. (the beginning of the movement area) Obtain a taxi clearance before crossing onto taxiway Alpha. Actively monitor the ground frequency when taxiing. With only a single main taxiway, you may be asked to hold or give way as aircraft exit the runway. Intersection departures are normally discouraged, but can be requested when conditions warrant. Taxi to the run up area and leave path to runway open for other aircraft if possible.  

After runup, request takeoff clearance on 126.0. For Include your direction of flight (for VFR departures) or that you are IFR or using VFR Flight Following. Read back all hold short instructions and include your tail number. 

VFR departures must be to the north, northeast or east to avoid class Bravo airspace. After departure, turn to an assigned or on-course heading and climb to 2,000 feet.  Outbound traffic is to remain at 2,000 at least until clear of Addison class Delta.  Opposite direction inbound traffic will be at 2,500. 

Best Way to Get Flight Following
Listen to ATIS on 133.4. It will indicate if Clearance Delivery is being handled by the Ground controller on 121.6 or a separate controller on 119.55. Flight Following is required for departures to the south or west into class Bravo. Let the tower controller know you are using VFR Flight Following when requesting takeoff clearance.


Local Reporting Points

To the east are Lake Lavon (NE) and Lake Ray Hubbard (E/SE). To the north is Lake Lewisville. You will want to contact approach at or before these lakes. 

LBJ Freeway (635) run east/west to the south of the airport. This is the edge of class Bravo at the surface. Stay north of 635 when near KADS. 

The George Bush tollway (190) runs east/west to the north of the airport. The Dallas North Tollway runs north/south about 1 mile east of KADS.  

Typical TFR Considerations

There is a small permanent TFR to the south of KADS. It is 1nm to 1,500 feet over the Bush residence. This TFR lies within class Bravo and is well below the approach path to runway 33 at KADS. ATC will keep you clear of this TFR.  

When the sitting president visits the DFW area, KADS will typically be highly restricted or closed down while Air Force One is at Love Field (KDAL). Check NOTAMs frequently when a visit is expected. 

Routine Radio Position Reports
All VFR traffic inbound to KADS is required to contact Regional Approach at least 10 miles out of ADS on 124.25 or 124.3 (check ADS ATIS on 133.4 to find out which frequency is active). You will be given a unique squawk code (usually beginning with 46xx). Maintain 2,500 feet and watch for opposite direction outbound traffic at 2,000 feet. Approach will hand you off to ADS tower (126.0) prior to entering the ADS class Delta. (Request frequency change if they are busy and don't hand you off before entering Delta.)

Nearby Stadiums

  • Dallas Cowboys stadium to the southwest. It lies close to Bravo surface area, so maintain flight following to tour. Over flight not allowed when NFL games are in progress.

Nearby Sports Team Schedules

  
Preferred VFR "gates" ATC wants you to DEPART TO
VFR Flight Following instructions will typically be to fly a heading of 040 at or below 2,000 feet. Regional Departure will then give you climb instructions and turn you on course in about 3 miles. 


Local Airfield Operations                                       

Taxiway / Runway Incursion Hotspots

When exiting runway, cross over hold short line onto taxiway Alpha before stopping. Ground will have oncoming taxiway traffic hold for you.  

Taxiways connecting parallel taxiway (Alpha) to runway are shorter than typical. In order to "clear" the runway, you must be fully onto taxiway Alpha. Do not stop on connecting taxiways unless instructed to do so by ATC. 

Taxi to the Runway

See the taxi diagram for location of movement and non-movement areas. Have the Taxi diagram with you at all times while operating on the airport surface. 

Contact ground on 121.6 when on taxiway Romeo, prior to taxiway Alpha (the beginning of the movement area). Obtain a taxi clearance before crossing onto taxiway Alpha. Actively monitor the ground frequency when taxiing. With only a single main taxiway, you may be asked to hold or give way as aircraft exit the runway. Intersection departures are normally discouraged, but can be requested when conditions warrant. Taxi to the run up area and leave path to runway open for other aircraft if possible. 

Run Up Area
Try to avoid blocking entrance to runway. Some aircraft may have IFR clearance or completed runup prior to taxi and may be cleared to takeoff before you.  

What Does Tower Want You To Do Before You Call?

  • Be prepared to expedite immediate takeoff once you have called for takeoff. Do not linger after receiving a takeoff or line up and wait clearance.
  • Indicate you are IFR, VFR Flight Following or intended direction of VFR flight when you call for takeoff clearance.
  • Read back all hold short instructions, including your tail number. 

Pattern Altitude
TPA is 1,600 feet. However, when arriving, you should be at 2,500.
Do not descend until cleared to descend or land by the Tower.
Straight in approaches may use a normal descent rate unless specifically instructed to maintain an altitude.

Preferred Pattern Entries
Traffic is typically directed to fly an east pattern. (Right Hand Pattern for runway 33)  
 
Arriving traffic from the east is typically assigned a midfield downwind or base entry. 
 
Traffic arriving from the north is typically assigned a strait in (runway 15) or right downwind entry.  (runway 33) 
 
Traffic arriving from the south is typically assigned a strait in (runway 33) or left downwind entry. (runway 15) 

Special Cautions for Flying the Pattern
Expect to maintain 2,500 feet until directed to descend by the Tower.  
 
If remaining in the pattern, you may be directed to fly left or right patterns as flows change. During peak times, you may be asked to exit the pattern or do a full stop landing when too many arrivals or departures are pending. 
 
Dallas Air Park (F69) lies 3 miles to the north of ADS. Aircraft in the pattern for Dallas Air Park will be flying a 600 ft AGL pattern below you. Use caution when near this location. The Tower coordinates with Air Park traffic and provides frequent traffic advisories when necessary. 
 
Airport Restrictions
No touch and goes are permitted during peak periods. 


Local Flight Planning Tips                                     

Noise Sensitive Areas
The airport is surrounded by residential and commercial buildings. Be considerate and climb at best rate until 2,000 feet to minimize noise.

Local Hazards
High traffic volumes in and out of ADS at 2,000 to 3,000 feet. High volumes of commercial traffic into KDAL and KDFW at 3,000 to 5,000 feet.
 
Maintain 2,000 feet when leaving ADS until clear of class Delta. (It is recommended to maintain 2,000 until clear of all Bravo airspace above).
 
Maintain VFR at 2,500 when inbound to ADS until cleared to descend by the Tower. This may be as late as downwind or base to allow for outbound traffic beneath you. 
 
Obstructions
Numerous tall buildings and towers in the airport vicinity. See charts for locations and heights.

Nearby Special Use Airspace
DFW Class Bravo airspace above, south and west of ADS.

How To Easily Identify Boundaries of Overlying or Nearby Airspace
LBJ Freeway (635) is the Bravo surface boundary to the south of ADS. To the west is 1.4 miles to the west of KADS, Use caution if turning towards the west.

Air Carrier Arrival Paths to be Avoided
Inbound commercial traffic will typically fly from the NW, NE, SE or SW. When landing to the south, Southwest B737 traffic will overfly ADS at 3,000 feet before turning toward runways 13 at KDAL. 

Best Airports to Visit Area
Tyler (KTYR, 72nm) has restaurants and a flight museum on field.
Stephenville (KSEP, 52nm, through Bravo) has golf carts available for the short 1 mile trip to Hard-8 BBQ
 
Best Sites to See From the Air
  • Downtown Dallas – request the "Downtown" tour from clearance delivery to get Bravo clearance over the Big D skyline.  

Miscellaneous                                                     

One more time...
All VFR traffic inbound to KADS is required to contact Regional Approach at least 10 miles out of ADS on 124.25 or 124.3 (check ADS ATIS on 133.4 to find out which frequency is active). You will be given a unique squawk code (usually beginning with 46xx). Maintain 2,500 feet and watch for opposite direction outbound traffic at 2,000 feet. Approach will hand you off to ADS tower (126.0) prior to entering the ADS class Delta. (Request frequency change if they are busy and don't hand you off before entering Delta.)
 
The tower closes at 2200 local time. When the tower is closed, ADS reverts to class Golf. Check ATIS for after hours instructions (generally you are not required to contact approach when the tower is closed, and you will use 126.0 for CTAF announcements.)

 


 

July 26, 2013, 8:15 a.m.


US Sport Aircraft is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews.
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KADS
ADDISON AIRPORT
4700 Airport Parkway
Addison, Texas 75001
972-735-9099
US Sport Aircraft

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