Ray S. Miller Army Airfield (MAAF)
Camp Ripley operates the Ray S. Miller Army Air Field (MAAF) consisting of one 5000 foot asphalt runway with a 2000 foot unsurfaced overun and one 3500 foot unsurfaced Tactical Assault Strip. Ray S. Miller Army Airfield is open daily from 07:00 to 16:00 (local time). In the winter there is room for 7 helicopters on the concrete pads located on the apron in front of Operations. There is also a parking area for smaller fixed-wing aircraft (C-12, C-26 etc.) located ion the pavement directly in front of Operations. Drop Zones can be used for either cargo or personnel. The Landing Zone can accommodate up to C-130 aircraft. Each DZ has more than one usable azimuth for approaches. Miller Army Airfield is restricted for all vehicle and pedestrian traffic at all times. Access onto the airfield must be coordinated with Airfield Operations personnel.
A Microwave Landing System (MLS) was installed at the Miller Army Airfield in February 1999. The is a combination of two systems taken out of service by civilian airports. This system will allow increased training for a wider variety of aircraft. In June 1999 an additional 1100 feet was added to runway 31R. A taxiway was added parallel to the new runway extension. Ramp Expansion, implemented in FY 00, allows for up to 5 C-130 aircraft to park with room for taxiing. For safety reasons, the tower will be either repositioned, of an additional tower will be added to facilitate positive control over the new runway extension.
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