Fleet of Learjets Leaving New Hampshire

3 Learjets Prepare for Departure

A fleet of private Learjets prepare to depart Laconia Municipal Airport.

Here are some photos of the private jets of Denny Hamlin, Rusty Wallace and Kevin Harvick as they prepare to depart from Laconia Airport in New Hampshire following to the 2007 Sylvania 300 on September 16.

This is the tail section of N229KD, the 1997 Learjet belonging to Kevin and Delana Harvick.Learjet 31A

Laconia Municipal Airport is located in Gilford, New Hampshire, about 22 miles from New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon. Unlike some tracks like Daytona and Atlanta which have an airport directly adjacent to the speedway.

So how does a NASCAR driver travel 22 miles from the nearest airport capable of landing a private jet to the speedway? Aboard a chartered helicopter — of course.

A fleet of helicopters was making the rounds from Loudon to Gilford that day — ferrying drivers and team executives to their jets.

Learjet 31ARusty Wallace also had his Learjet at Laconia — N500WR is a 1991 Learjet 31A.

The airport, which is designated KLCI by the FAA, is open to the public, and is located approximately 3 miles northeast of the city of Laconia, NH. Air traffic control is provided by the FAA’s Boston Center.

It’s exact location by Latitude/Longitude is: 43-34-21.8210N / 071-25-08.0410W43-34.363683N / 071-25.134017W 43.5727281 / -71.4189003

2 FBO’s operate onsite maintenance facilities capable of performing minor and major repairs to both airframe and powerplant. Jet A fuel is available, as well as 100LL.

Denny Hamlin flies this 1993 Learjet 31A. Learjet 31A Denny Hamlin

Hangars and tiedowns are available for parking.

The 5,286 ft. runway is capable of handling most small to mid-size business jets.

There are 107 aircraft based at KLCI. On an average day there are 97 takeoffs or landings — but when NASCAR comes to town that figure easily goes to several hundred.

Photos courtesy Skip Murphy at GraniteGrok.com

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