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K55 Thompson Pass Airport
Valdez, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 FEBRUARY 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: K55
Lat/Long: 61-10-38.1730N / 145-41-18.3620W
61-10.636217N / 145-41.306033W
61.1772703 / -145.6884339
(estimated)
Elevation: 2080 ft. / 634 m (estimated)
Variation: 27E (1985)
From city: 17 miles E of VALDEZ, AK
(LCTD 20 SM E VALDEZ.)
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99686

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 07/1952
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: JUNEAU FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-586-7380]
NOTAMs facility: JNU (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3P at VDZ (16 nm W): 118.8 (907-835-5578)

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
MINERAL CREEK062/19.552419EMNL -- -. .-..

Airport Services

Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 2530 x 9 ft. / 771 x 3 m
9 FT USABLE WIDTH ALONG EAST SIDE OF RY - REMAINDER OVERGROWN WITH BRUSH T0 4 FT.
Surface: turf/gravel, in poor condition
EAST HALF OF RWY OVERGROWN WITH BRUSH TO 4 FT - STRIP 10 FT BY 2270 FT EAST SIDE UASABLE. RY SURFACE IS SOFT AFTER RAIN; LOOSE GRAVEL & SMALL BRUSH TO 6 INS W HALF OF RY. E HALF OF RY OVERGROWN WITH BRUSH TO 4 FT. RY RISES SLIGHTLY AT EACH END. RY 05 FIRST 300 FT SOFT & RUTTED.
RY SURFACE IS SOFT AFTER RAIN; LOOSE GRAVEL & SMALL BRUSH TO 6 INS W HALF OF RY. E HALF OF RY OVERGROWN WITH BRUSH TO 4 FT. RY RISES SLIGHTLY AT EACH END.
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Gradient: 3.0%3.0%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: 6 ft. brush, 45 ft. both sides of centerline18 ft. brush, 50 ft. both sides of centerline

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: STATE OF ALASKA - DNR
, 550 W7TH AVE. STE 900C
ANCHORAGE, AK 99501-3577
Phone 907-269-8503
DIVISION OF LAND (SCRO)
Manager: MGR. DNR SOUTHCENTRAL REG
, 550 W 7TH AVE. STE 900C
ANCHORAGE, AK 99501-3577
Phone (907) 269-8508

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 40/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2017

Additional Remarks

UNCONTROLLED VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON RY.
USUALLY TURBULENT WIND.
HIGH TERRAIN ALL QUADRANTS.
TRANSMISSION LINE CROSSES HILL ON APPROACH END RY 23.
RY CONDITION NOT MONITORED; RECOMMEND VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO USING. RUNWAY IS CURRENTLY LITTERED WITH BONFIRE DEBRIS INCLUDING PARTIALLY BURNED WOOD PALLETS, BROKEN GLASS BOTTLES, SCREWS, NAILS, RUSTY CANS AND ROCK PILES. RUNWAY IS CURRENTLY UNSAFE TO OPERATE ON.
RY 05/23. RY CONES & THLD PANELS DESTROYED AND/OR COVERED IN BRUSH. RY SUITABLE ONLY FOR CONVENTIONAL GEAR, HIGH WING ACFT.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at K55.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAVD - Valdez Pioneer Field Airport (16 nm W)
PAKA - Tatitlek Airport (34 nm SW)
PACV - Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport (42 nm S)
PAGK - Gulkana Airport (59 nm N)
 
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Photo By Dean Cully 08/20/04

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Mar-2019
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5814:58
Sunrise07:4115:41
Sunset19:5903:59
Evening civil twilight20:4204:42

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Mar-2019 06:16:08
Local (UTC-8)  21-Mar-2019 22:16:08
 
METAR
PAVD 
16nm W 
220556Z 15003KT 10SM -RA BKN070 OVC100 04/01 A2966 RMK AO2 RAB20 SLP070 P0000 60000 T00390011 10078 20028 58001
TAF
PAVD 
16nm W 
220520Z 2206/2306 VRB02KT P6SM -SHRA SCT045 BKN060 FM222200 VRB02KT 4SM -RA BR FEW003 SCT025 OVC035 AMD LTD TO CLD VIS AND WIND
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