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6Y8 Welke Airport
Beaver Island, Michigan, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: 6Y8
Lat/Long: 45-43-16.6471N 085-31-11.0729W
45-43.277452N 085-31.184548W
45.7212909,-85.5197425
(estimated)
Elevation: 664 ft. / 202.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 05W (1985)
From city: 2 miles S of BEAVER ISLAND, MI
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 49782

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 12/1968
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: LANSING FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LAN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: NSTD LIRL RWY 09/27 NOT FOR PUB USE EXC WITH PRIOR APVL - CALL AMGR.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3 at SJX (2.6 nm SW): 118.075 (231-448-3081)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PLNr285/36.3PELLSTON VORTAC111.8006W

Airport Services

Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 2512 x 30 ft. / 766 x 9 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: non-standard
NSTD LIRL DUE TO LCTN 87 FT L & R OF CL.
RUNWAY 9  RUNWAY 27
Latitude: 45-43.222500N45-43.229667N
Longitude: 085-31.532667W085-30.942667W
Elevation: 652.0 ft.659.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 094 magnetic, 089 true274 magnetic, 269 true
Displaced threshold: 490 ft.240 ft.
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 40 ft. trees, 200 ft. from runway, 125 ft. left and right of centerline
15 FT ROAD, 160 FT DIST, 125 FT L/R; 25 FT PLINE, 180 FT DIST, 125 FT L/R.
15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 20 ft. left of centerline
15 FT ROAD, 90 FT DIST, 125 FT R.

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 3500 x 140 ft. / 1067 x 43 m
Surface: turf, in fair condition
ROUGH ROLLING TRRN WITH BARE SPOTS & LOOSE STONES.
Runway edge markings: RWY & DTHR MKD WITH 3 FT YELLOW CONES.
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 45-43.600333N45-43.028667N
Longitude: 085-31.194833W085-31.094667W
Elevation: 654.0 ft.658.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 178 magnetic, 173 true358 magnetic, 353 true
Displaced threshold: 200 ft.1305 ft.
Markings: , in poor condition, in poor condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 33 ft. tree, 360 ft. from runway, 12 ft. left of centerline, 10:1 slope to clear
APCH RATIO 16:1 TO DTHR BASED ON STRAIGHT OUT.
67 ft. trees, 70 ft. left of centerline
APCH RATIO 20:1 TO DTHR BASED ON STRAIGHT OUT.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: PAUL WELKE
PO BOX 112
BEAVER ISLAND, MI 49782-0112
Phone 231-448-2071
Manager: PAUL WELKE
111 AIRPORT DR
CHARLEVOIX, MI 49720-8904
Phone 231-448-2071
HOME 231-448-2374.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 19
Single engine airplanes: 12
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Helicopters: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 36/day *
58% air taxi
38% transient general aviation
4% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2019

Additional Remarks

DEER & BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
QUARRY, DIRT PILES, & EQPT 165 FT N OF RWY 09/27, 150 FT W OF RWY 17/35.
20 FT DROP-OFF, N END OF RWY 17/35.
FOR CD CTC MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC AT 651-463-5588.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 6Y8.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KSJX - Beaver Island Airport (3 nm SW)
KCVX - Charlevoix Municipal Airport (27 nm S)
KMGN - Harbor Springs Airport (31 nm SE)
KISQ - Schoolcraft County Airport (31 nm NW)
KPLN - Pellston Regional/Emmet County Airport (32 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 13-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0810:08
Sunrise06:4110:41
Sunset20:5300:53
Evening civil twilight21:2601:26

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Aug-2022 00:32:36
Local (UTC-4)  13-Aug-2022 20:32:36
 
METAR
KSJX 
2nm SW 
140015Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT037 BKN046 OVC055 18/14 A3008 RMK AO2 T01800144
TAF
KPLN 
32nm E 
132322Z 1400/1424 00000KT P6SM BKN060 OVC080 FM140700 VRB03KT P6SM OVC027 FM140800 VRB03KT 4SM BR OVC022 FM141100 VRB03KT P6SM OVC018 FM141400 VRB03KT P6SM OVC022 FM142100 08007KT P6SM BKN035
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