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PABV Birchwood Airport
Birchwood, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 JANUARY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: BCV
Lat/Long: 61-24-57.5900N / 149-30-32.1300W
61-24.959833N / 149-30.535500W
61.4159972 / -149.5089250
(estimated)
Elevation: 83 ft. / 25.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 25E (1985)
From city: 2 miles NW of BIRCHWOOD, AK
(LCTD 2 SM NW OF CHUGIAK.)
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99567

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1949
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: KENAI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-283-8469]
NOTAMs facility: BCV (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 02L/20R; VASI RY 20R - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.0
WX AWOS-3P: 135.55 (907-688-0826)
WX AWOS-3P at IYS (9 nm N): 135.25 (907-373-3801)
WX AWOS-3 at FRN (10 nm SW): 118.525 (907-384-0132)
WX ASOS at MRI (16 nm SW): PHONE 907-272-0542
WX ASOS at PAQ (16 nm NE): 134.75 (907-746-6675)
WX ASOS at LHD (19 nm SW): PHONE 907-245-1618

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BGQr106/16.0BIG LAKE VORTAC112.5019E
TEDr023/19.8ANCHORAGE VOR/DME113.1518E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CAMPBELL LAKE029/21.433818ECMQ -.-. -- --.-

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR

Runway Information

Runway 2L/20R

Dimensions: 4010 x 100 ft. / 1222 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Gradient: S
RUNWAY 2L  RUNWAY 20R
Latitude: 61-24.705585N61-25.213827N
Longitude: 149-30.971257W149-30.099677W
Elevation: 82.5 ft.68.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.4%0.4% UP
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 014 magnetic, 039 true194 magnetic, 219 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left
KEY MIKE 7 TIMES FOR VASI.
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 76 ft. trees, 1647 ft. from runway, 19:1 slope to clear
-5 FT FENCE 195 FT FM PAVEMENT EDGE.
55 ft. trees, 1112 ft. from runway, 120 ft. left and right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear

Runway 2R/20L

Dimensions: 1800 x 50 ft. / 549 x 15 m
Surface: gravel, in fair condition
RUNWAY 2R  RUNWAY 20L
Traffic pattern: leftright

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ALASKA DOT&PF CENTRAL REGION
PO BOX 196900
ANCHORAGE, AK 99519-6900
Phone (907) 338-1466
Manager: TOM GRMAN
5300 E. TUDOR ROAD, STATE OF ALASKA DOTPF CR
ANCHORAGE, AK 99507-1249
Phone 907-338-1432

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 303
Single engine airplanes: 263
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Helicopters: 3
Gliders airplanes: 6
Ultralights: 25
    
Aircraft operations: avg 192/day *
50% transient general aviation
50% local general aviation
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2013

Additional Remarks

RWY USED FOR SAILPLANE OPERATIONS OCCASIONALLY.
ARPT HAS DESIGNATED TRANSIENT ACFT PARKING AVBL. FIRST 24 HRS FREE. PAY AT PILOT SHACK.
HELICOPTERS AVOID FIXED WING AND ULTRALIGHT TRAFFIC PATTERN.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
TUNDRA TIRES/SKI STRIP IS NOT MAINTAINED IN THE WINTER MONTHS. BEWARE OF POSSIBLE HUMPS, BUMPS, AND RUTS.
UNATTENDED. RUNWAY CONDITION NOT MONITORED, RECOMMEND VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO LANDING.
MID 1500 FT OF TWY A DESIGNATED AS RY FOR ULTRALIGHT & SKI/TUNDRA TIRE EQUIPPED ACFT, NO PARALLEL OPS ALLOWED - SEQUENCE ON CTAF.
ULTRALIGHT RY SKI/TUNDRA TIRE RWY.
RGT TFC PATTERN RY 20L AND 20R EXCEPT ULTRALIGHT ACFT USE LEFT TFC PATTERN EAST AWAY FROM ALL RYS.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at PABV.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAWS - Wasilla Airport (9 nm N)
PAFR - Bryant Army Airfield Heliport (10 nm SW)
PAGQ - Big Lake Airport (11 nm NW)
PAED - Elmendorf Air Force Base (13 nm SW)
PAMR - Merrill Field Airport (16 nm SW)
PAAQ - Palmer Buddy Woods Municipal Airport (16 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Jan-2018
 Local
(UTC-9)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight08:5217:52
Sunrise09:4618:46
Sunset16:3301:33
Evening civil twilight17:2702:27

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Jan-2018 00:53:58
Local (UTC-9)  21-Jan-2018 15:53:58
 
METAR
PABV 212356Z AUTO 20007KT 7SM -SN OVC045 M11/M14 A2948 RMK AO2 SLP993 P0000 60000 T11111139 11111 21150 56008 FZRANO $
PAFR 
10nm SW 
220028Z AUTO 05003KT 8SM BKN016 OVC025 M12/M14 A2943 RMK AO2 SLP980
PAED 
13nm SW 
220013Z AUTO 01007KT 10SM SCT049 OVC060 M11/M16 A2945 RMK AO2 SNE2358 SLP972
PAMR 
15nm SW 
212353Z 02006KT 9SM -SN BKN043 OVC050 M10/M16 A2946 RMK AO2 SNB53 SLP980 P0000 60000 T11001156 11100 21167 58010 $
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
220005Z 00000KT 10SM SCT010 BKN080 OVC200 M11/M14 A2945 RMK AO2 T11111139
PALH 
19nm SW 
212353Z 02009KT 10SM OVC037 M10/M17 A2948 RMK AO2 SLP982 T11001167 11100 21133 58010
TAF
PAED 
13nm SW 
212345Z 2123/2301 VRB06KT 9999 VCSH SCT030 OVC050 610505 QNH2945INS TEMPO 2123/2202 6000 -SHSN BKN030 610307 BECMG 2216/2217 VRB06KT 9000 -SHSN SCT015 BKN030 OVC050 610307 QNH2955INS TXM08/2202Z TNM17/2123Z
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
212256Z 2123/2218 00000KT P6SM SCT020 BKN100 TEMPO 2123/2124 BKN015 FM220000 VRB04KT P6SM VCSH SCT015 OVC040
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