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PABV Birchwood Airport
Birchwood, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 24 MAY 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 -8 (UTC -9 during Standard 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 907-271-5277
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 LAKE031/21.433816ECMQ -.-. -- --.-

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: 294
Single engine airplanes: 254
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 18-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight++
Sunrise04:1712:17
Sunset23:4207:42
Evening civil twilight++

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Jun-2018 04:35:39
Local (UTC-8)  18-Jun-2018 20:35:39
 
METAR
PABV 190356Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 19/09 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP100 T01890094 PNO $
PAFR 
10nm SW 
190358Z AUTO 14007G27KT 10SM SCT170 SCT200 17/05 A2978 RMK AO2 PK WND 14031/01 SLP090 T01680050
PAED 
13nm SW 
190359Z 17018KT 10SM FEW170 18/11 A2980 RMK AO2A RAE58 SLP087
PAMR 
15nm SW 
190353Z VRB05KT 10SM CLR 18/07 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP090 T01780072
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
190353Z AUTO 14025G36KT 10SM CLR 18/04 A2979 RMK AO2 PK WND 13036/0353 SLP089 T01780044 TSNO
PALH 
19nm SW 
190353Z 16010G17KT 10SM CLR 17/07 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 17027/0320 SLP095 T01720067
TAF
PAED 
13nm SW 
190425Z 1904/2009 17012KT 9999 VCSH SCT050 BKN090 QNH2975INS BECMG 1907/1908 VRB06KT 9999 NSW SCT040 BKN060 QNH2989INS TX20/2001Z TN08/1913Z
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
181740Z 1818/1918 13022G32KT P6SM SCT050 OVC080 TEMPO 1818/1821 6SM -RA BKN050 FM190400 14010G18KT P6SM BKN060 FM191200 09008KT P6SM VCSH SCT030 OVC050
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