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W37 American Lake Seaplane Base
Lakewood, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 22 APRIL 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: W37
Lat/Long: 47-08-29.3520N 122-33-39.4520W
47-08.489200N 122-33.657533W
47.1414867,-122.5609589
(estimated)
Elevation: 235 ft. / 72 m (estimated)
Variation: 20E (1985)
From city: 3 miles SW of LAKEWOOD, WA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 98498

Seaplane Base Operations

Seaplane Base use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1987
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SEA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Pattern altitude: 935 ft. MSL
Segmented circle: no

Seaplane Base Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX ASOS at TCM (3 nm E): PHONE 253-982-3434
WX ASOS at TIW (8 nm N): 124.05 (253-858-6507)
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (11 nm E): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at OLM (17 nm SW): 135.725 (360-754-0781)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OLMr035/17.3OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E
SEAr191/20.4SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E

Seaplane Base Services

Runway Information

Runway 2W/20W

Dimensions: 5500 x 500 ft. / 1676 x 152 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY 2W  RUNWAY 20W
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Seaplane Base Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF LAKEWOOD
6000 MAIN ST. SW
LAKEWOOD, WA 98498-5027
Phone 253-589-2489
Manager: MARY DODSWORTH
6000 MAIN ST. SW
LAKEWOOD, WA 98498
Phone 253-589-2489

Seaplane Base Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 50/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

ARPT UNDERLIES MCCHORD AFB CLASS D AIRSPACE.
SWIMMERS & BOATERS IN THE AREA.
DAY USE ONLY RECOMMENDED.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES IN EFFECT; CTC AMGR 253-589-2489, EXTENSION 7741.
SEAPLANE DOCK AVAILABLE DURING PARK HOURS, 7:00 AM TO SUNSET.
FOR CD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at W37.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (3 nm E)
KGRF - Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (4 nm S)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (8 nm N)
KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (11 nm E)
KOLM - Olympia Regional Airport (17 nm SW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (18 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 15-May-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:5911:59
Sunrise05:3512:35
Sunset20:3803:38
Evening civil twilight21:1404:14

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  15-May-2021 07:21:55
Local (UTC-7)  15-May-2021 00:21:55
 
METAR
KTCM 
4nm E 
150658Z AUTO 35003KT 10SM CLR 13/10 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP193 T01290097 VISNO RWY16 $
KGRF 
4nm S 
150658Z AUTO 27005KT 10SM CLR 12/08 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP193 T01170082 $
KTIW 
8nm N 
150653Z AUTO 28005KT 10SM CLR 12/09 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP190 T01170094
KPLU 
11nm E 
150655Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/09 A3009 RMK AO2
KOLM 
17nm SW 
150654Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 10/07 A3010 RMK AO2 SLP194 T01000072
TAF
KTCM 
4nm E 
150505Z 1505/1611 35005KT 9999 SKC QNH3008INS BECMG 1518/1519 02012KT 9999 SKC QNH3007INS BECMG 1600/1601 35005KT 9999 SKC QNH3003INS TX26/1523Z TN08/1512Z
KGRF 
4nm S 
150500Z 1505/1611 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH3006INS BECMG 1518/1519 02009KT 9999 SKC QNH3007INS BECMG 1520/1521 02006KT 9999 SKC QNH3002INS TX25/1523Z TN07/1512Z
KOLM 
17nm SW 
150537Z 1506/1606 VRB04KT P6SM SCT150 FM151100 00000KT P6SM SCT004 FM151700 02005KT P6SM SKC FM152200 36007KT P6SM SKC
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