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KWAL Wallops Flight Facility
Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 08 NOVEMBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: WAL
Lat/Long: 37-56-24.7000N / 075-27-59.0000W
37-56.411667N / 075-27.983333W
37.9401944 / -75.4663889
(estimated)
Elevation: 40.2 ft. / 12.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11W (2015)
From city: 5 miles S of WALLOPS ISLAND, VA
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 23337

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 07/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: WASHINGTON CENTER
FSS: LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: WAL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: 1040.2 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
FOR ROTG BCN CALL CTAF.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 126.5
WX ASOS: 119.175 (757-824-0820)
WALLOPS GROUND: 127.875 269.325 [OPR 1300-2200Z++ MON-FRI EXC FEDERAL HOL AND BY NOTAM.]
WALLOPS TOWER: 126.5 306.975 [OPR 1300-2200Z++ MON-FRI EXC FEDERAL HOL AND BY NOTAM.]
PATUXENT APPROACH: 127.95
POTOMAC APPROACH: 127.2(WHEN NHK APCH CLSD)
PATUXENT DEPARTURE: 127.95
POTOMAC DEPARTURE: 127.2(WHEN NHK APCH CLSD)
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.7
  • APCH/DEP CNTL PRVDD POTOMAC TRACON 127.2/281.47 (0400-1200Z MON-FRI, 2300-1300Z SAT-SUN. OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM.) WHEN PATUXENT APCH CTL CLOSED.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SWLr189/7.0SNOW HILL VORTAC112.4008W
SBYr187/24.4SALISBURY VORTAC111.2012W

Airport Services

Fuel available: A
Oil available: UHF CTAF - 306.975.
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 8748 x 150 ft. / 2666 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 57.0
Double wheel: 115.0
Double tandem: 225.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 37-55.624190N37-56.843975N
Longitude: 075-28.256833W075-27.287173W
Elevation: 34.0 ft.31.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 043 magnetic, 032 true223 magnetic, 212 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 8005 x 200 ft. / 2440 x 61 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 57.0
Double wheel: 115.0
Double tandem: 225.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 10  RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 37-56.576128N37-56.567907N
Longitude: 075-29.104492W075-27.438973W
Elevation: 19.4 ft.35.2 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 101 magnetic, 090 true281 magnetic, 270 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 4808 x 150 ft. / 1465 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 15.0
Double wheel: 40.0
Double tandem: 75.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 37-56.830780N37-56.097798N
Longitude: 075-28.075640W075-27.696255W
Elevation: 30.7 ft.34.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 169 magnetic, 158 true349 magnetic, 338 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: NASA
WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA 23337
Phone 757-824-1240
Manager: ED SUDENDORF
WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA 23337
Phone 757-824-1250

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 11
Multi engine airplanes: 8
Jet airplanes: 2
Helicopters: 1
    

Additional Remarks

A52-22 166' HIGH RADAR DISH 800' RGT OF APCH 22.
A52-28 510' CATV TWR 4MI OFF APCH RY 28.
E60-22 HOOK E28(B) (1500').
EXTENSIVE RESEARCH TEST DEVELOPMENT IN PROGRESS.
MILITARY TURBOPROP TRAINING DAILY UNTIL 2300L.
FCLP EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO LEFT SIDE OF RY 10 1335-1725 FT FM APPROACH END. FCLP EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO LEFT SIDE OF RWY 28 1340-1725 FT FM APPROACH END.
TOUCH AND GO LNDGS NA WHEN ATCT CLSD.
RWY 17/35 CLSD WHEN ATCT CLSD.
WHEN ATCT CLSD, 126.5 CTAF ONLY. EXPC NO RESP OR ADZY SVCS.
E-28 ARRESTING GEAR 1500 FT FM THE NORTH END OF RY 22 IS RIGGED/IN BATTERY.
PPR 24 HR PN TO LDG, PHONE 757-824-1688.
FOR CD WHEN NHK ATCT/APCH ARE CLSD CTC POTOMAC APCH AT 866-640-4124.
DEER & BIRDS ON AND INVOF ARPT.
NUMEROUS RADAR FACILITIES AT ARPT WITH POSSIBLE RADIO FREQUENCY HAZARD TO ORDNANCE.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 8 November 2018 at 0901Z to 6 December 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 04   download (269KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 10   download (280KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 17   download (287KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 22   download (283KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 28   download (281KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download (284KB)
VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 10   download (231KB)
VOR OR TACAN RWY 17   download (275KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (37KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (140KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

W41 - Crisfield-Somerset County Airport (18 nm W)
KMFV - Accomack County Airport (22 nm SW)
KSBY - Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (24 nm N)
KTGI - Tangier Island Airport (26 nm W)
KOXB - Ocean City Municipal Airport (27 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 13-Nov-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1311:13
Sunrise06:4111:41
Sunset16:5121:51
Evening civil twilight17:1922:19

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  13-Nov-2018 16:46:56
Local (UTC-5)  13-Nov-2018 11:46:56
 
METAR
KWAL 131604Z AUTO 29009G18KT 10SM OVC005 11/09 A2995 RMK AO2 T01110094
TAF
KSBY 
24nm N 
131506Z 1315/1412 28011KT P6SM -RA OVC003 FM131700 29011KT P6SM VCSH OVC015 FM131800 30011KT P6SM VCSH BKN025 OVC040 FM140200 32010KT P6SM OVC050
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