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PAFA Fairbanks International Airport
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 05 NOVEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: FAI
Lat/Long: 64-48-54.4000N 147-51-23.2000W
64-48.906667N 147-51.386667W
64.8151111,-147.8564444
(estimated)
Elevation: 439 ft. / 133.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 18E (2020)
From city: 3 miles SW of FAIRBANKS, AK
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99709

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 06/1951
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: FAIRBANKS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION (on field) [907-474-0788]
NOTAMs facility: FAI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT ALT (SINGLE ENGINE RECIPROCATING ACFT) 1500 FT MSL. TFC PAT ALT (ALL MULTI-ENGINE, LARGE AND TURBINE-POWERED ACFT) 2000 FT MSL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

ATIS: 124.4
WX ASOS: 124.4 (907-474-8036)
FAIRBANKS GROUND: 121.9
FAIRBANKS TOWER: 118.3 257.8
FAIRBANKS APPROACH: 125.35 ;180-359 127.1 ;360-179 251.1 ;360-179 363.2 ;180-359 119.85
FAIRBANKS DEPARTURE: 125.35 ;180-359 127.1 ;360-179 251.1 ;360-179 363.2 ;180-359 327.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 127.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 125.35 ;180-359 363.2 ;180-359
RADAR: 253.525 338.275 353.525
TRSA: 125.35 ;180-359 127.1 ;360-179 251.1 ;360-179 363.2 ;180-359
WX ASOS at FBK (6 nm E): 119.275 (907-353-7940)
  • SECTORIZATION BASED ON CHENA NDB.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FAIr056/4.1FAIRBANKS VORTAC108.6021E
ENNr046/34.0NENANA VORTAC115.8021E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CHENA244/9.325717ECUN -.-. ..- -.
ICE POOL045/35.252518EICW .. -.-. .--

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1
Parking: hangars
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 2L/20R

Dimensions: 11800 x 150 ft. / 3597 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 78 /F/A/W/T
Single wheel: 75.0
Double wheel: 220.0
Double tandem: 580.0
Dual double tandem: 1100.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 2L  RUNWAY 20R
Latitude: 64-48.157927N64-49.681847N
Longitude: 147-53.153063W147-50.352155W
Elevation: 435.6 ft.438.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 020 magnetic, 038 true200 magnetic, 218 true
Displaced threshold: 750 ft.750 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:11800 TODA:12800 ASDA:11800 LDA:11050TORA:11800 TODA:12800 ASDA:11800 LDA:11050
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, 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)
UNUSBL BYD 8 DEGS RIGHT OF CNTRLN.
RVR equipment: touchdown, midfield, rollouttouchdown, midfield, rollout
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, lightedyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DMEILS/DME
Obstructions: 72 ft. tree, 2711 ft. from runway, 652 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear86 ft. tree, 3096 ft. from runway, 430 ft. right of centerline, 33:1 slope to clear

Runway 2R/20L

Dimensions: 6501 x 100 ft. / 1982 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 2R  RUNWAY 20L
Latitude: 64-48.014392N64-48.853978N
Longitude: 147-52.537285W147-50.994443W
Elevation: 433.2 ft.433.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 020 magnetic, 038 true200 magnetic, 218 true
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: noyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 79 ft. trees, 2175 ft. from runway, 350 ft. both sides of centerline, 25:1 slope to clearnone

Runway 2/20

Dimensions: 2900 x 75 ft. / 884 x 23 m
Surface: gravel/dirt
RUNWAY 2  RUNWAY 20
Latitude: 64-48.963337N64-49.337740N
Longitude: 147-50.793330W147-50.104525W
Elevation: 433.0 ft.433.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 020 magnetic, 038 true200 magnetic, 218 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 2W/20W

Dimensions: 5400 x 100 ft. / 1646 x 30 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY 2W  RUNWAY 20W
Latitude: 64-48.966732N64-49.663915N
Longitude: 147-51.276487W147-49.993822W
Elevation: 423.4 ft.423.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 020 magnetic, 038 true200 magnetic, 218 true
Markings: buoys, in good conditionbuoys, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 14 ft. fence, 553 ft. from runway, 170 ft. left of centerline, 39:1 slope to clear11 ft. fence, 505 ft. from runway, 45:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: STATE OF ALASKA DOTPF
6450 AIRPORT WAY - SUITE 1
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
Phone 907-474-2500
ALASKA INTL AIRPORT SYSTEM.
Manager: ANGIE SPEAR
6450 AIRPORT WAY - SUITE 1
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
Phone 907-474-2500

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 569
Single engine airplanes: 518
Multi engine airplanes: 44
Jet airplanes: 5
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 312/day *
33% transient general aviation
30% local general aviation
24% air taxi
10% commercial
3% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2018

Additional Remarks

BE ALERT FOR SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT OPNS FM 1 OCT TO 15 MAY.
MILITARY CONTRACT FUEL AVBL.
FOR FLIGHTS IN MOAS EAST OF FAIRBANKS RECOMMEND CONTACTING EIELSON RANGR CONTROL ON 125.3/126.3 OR CALL 1-800-758-8723 FOR INFORMATION ON MILITARY ACTIVITES.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES IN EFECT FM 2200-0800 ALL LARGE ACFT, TURBINE ENGINE, AND HEAVY ACFT UTILIZE RWY 02L FOR ARRS AND RWY 20R FOR DEPS WHEN WIND IS NOT AN OPERATIOINAL FACTOR. CTC APRT OPNS FOR ENGINE RUN-UP LOCATIONS.
TRANSIENT PARKING EAST RAMP FOR ACFT WITH WINGSPAN LESS THAN 79 FT. NO TRANSIENT ACFT PARKING ON WEST RAMP, CTC APT OPS 907-451-2300 FOR INFO & MEDIVAC PARKING.
FOR AVBLTY OF SUMMER GRAVEL STRIP RY 02/20 AND WINTER SKI STRIP RY 02/20 CONSULT LOCAL NOTAMS AND CTC TWR PRIOR TO ARRIVAL /DEPARTURE.
N/S TAXIWAY (TWY A) IS WEST AND PARALLEL TO RWY 02L/20R. BE ALERT TO AVOID LANDING ON TAXIWAY.
NE COMPASS ROSE CLSD TO HELICOPTERS OVER 12500 LBS. FROST HEAVES SOUTH 2600 FT RWY 02R/20L CONTACT ARPT OPS 907-451-2300 WITH SAFETY CONCERNS.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
ALL RWY HOLD LINES AND COMPASS ROSE AT TWY W OBSCURED OCTOBER 1 THRU APRIL 1.
FOR TRANSIENT HELICOPTER PARKING CALL ARPT OPS 907-451-2300.
COLD TEMPERATURE AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -32C.
SEE ADDITIONAL PAGES UNDER NOTICES FOR TRSA AND FAIRBANKS AREA INFORMATION.
NWS WEATHER BALLOON LAUNCH SITE 2000 FEET WEST OF MIDFIELD RUNWAY 02L/20R. LAUNCHES ARE TWICE DAILY AT 1100 AND 2300 HOURS UTC.
ATCT LOCATED AT 64-48-39.438N 147-50-55.722W, ELEVATION 538 FT MSL.
RWY 02R/20L IS LIMITED FOR USE BY ACFT DESIGN GROUP B II, ACFT OR SMALLER.
SPB CONTROLLED BY FAIRBANKS INTL ATCT. CTC ATCT ON FREQ 118.3 AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AFTER START UP FOR TAXI ON THE POND. FLOAT POND TFC AS ASSIGNED BY FAIRBANKS ATCT. LIMITED TRANSIENT FLOAT PLANE PARKING AVBL, CTC REPUBLIC PARKING SYSTEM, LLC 907-455-4571 FOR INFORMATION. SFC FROZEN IN WINTER, NOT MONITORED.

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 05 November 2020 at 0901Z to 03 December 2020 at 0900z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
HRDNG TWO (RNAV)   download (290KB)
LIBER THREE (RNAV)   download (253KB)
LIBER THREE (RNAV)   download (253KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC RWY 20R   download (152KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 02L   download (363KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 20R   download (427KB)
ILS RWY 02L (SA CAT I)   download (327KB)
ILS RWY 20R (SA CAT I - II)   download (412KB)
ILS RWY 02L (CAT II - III)   download (337KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 02L   download (344KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 20R   download (357KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 02R   download (351KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 20L   download (393KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 02L   download (357KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 20R   download (401KB)
VOR OR TACAN RWY 20R   download (358KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (61KB)
 
Departure Procedures
DRRLL THREE (RNAV)   download (160KB)
GALENA SIX   download (173KB)
MCKINLEY TWO   download (163KB)
PUYVO THREE (RNAV)   download (160KB)
RDFLG THREE (RNAV)   download (152KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (312KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAFB - Ladd Army Airfield (6 nm E)
PAEI - Eielson Air Force Base (21 nm SE)
PANN - Nenana Municipal Airport (35 nm SW)
PAHV - Healy River Airport (64 nm SW)
PAML - Manley Hot Springs Airport (72 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 01-Dec-2020
 Local
(UTC-9)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight09:0818:08
Sunrise10:2319:23
Sunset14:5923:59
Evening civil twilight16:1401:14

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  01-Dec-2020 22:21:34
Local (UTC-9)  01-Dec-2020 13:21:34
 
METAR
PAFA 012153Z 03005KT 10SM FEW090 BKN120 BKN200 M06/M10 A2888 RMK AO2 SLP790 T10611100
PAFB 
6nm E 
012158Z VRB02KT 10SM FEW120 BKN210 01/M05 A2889 RMK AO2A SLP791 WND/SLP ESTMD T00121054
TAF
PAFA 011139Z 0112/0218 04004KT P6SM VCSH SCT050 BKN100 FM020200 04004KT P6SM SCT070 BKN200
PAFB 
6nm E 
011500Z 0115/0221 08009KT 9999 FEW080 BKN120 WS015/10030KT 520103 QNH2875INS BECMG 0117/0118 10012KT 9999 FEW080 SCT150 WS015/10030KT 510103 QNH2877INS BECMG 0208/0209 10012G18KT 9999 FEW080 510103 QNH2884INS BECMG 2014/2015 VRB03KT 9000 BR SCT010 BKN030 QNH2890INS TX01/0209Z TNM13/0118Z
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Alaska Aerofuel 907-474-0061
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, GPU / Power cart, Catering, Rental cars, Pilots lounge / snooze room, ...
 
NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government AIR Card   U.S. Customs Service   Paragon Aviation Group   World Fuel Contract Fuel   Crew cars   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)   National Business Aviation Association  
 
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independent
100LL Jet A
FS $5.48 $8.29 
SS $5.08 --- 
 Updated 01-Dec-2020
 
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 Crowley
907-328-4500
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Pilots lounge / snooze room, Public telephone, Computerized weather, Internet access, Restrooms

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100LL
SS $5.20 
 Updated 13-Nov-2020
 
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SS=Self service
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