Photo submitted by Steve Wolff
Laramie FSS (LAR), Wyoming.
Laramie FSS was commissioned 1927 and decommissioned on September 29, 1991.
FSS was located on General Brees Filed. Like all Wyoming FSS's the
Airport/Facility Directory listed special remarks to advise pilots of hazards on
in the vicinity of the airport. Antelope were the usual hazard to
aircraft, but at Laramie
large flocks of sea gulls or formations of white cranes migrating often
disrupted airport traffic.
general aviation during the school year was normal as enthusiasts flew in for
sports events at the University of Wyoming located at Laramie. In 1978
more that 30 FSS's in North and South Dakota, Montana, Utah, Colorado, and
Laramie FSS earned the regional award for Flight Service Station of the Year for
time. The station earned the award based on 68,000 flight services, 22,100
60 airman examinations, and 24-hour weather observations provided by a staffing
researched by Marilyn Maines in 1990 (retired 2001).
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