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Drift River Airport

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Kenai Weather (°F)

Location

Latitude: 
60-35-19.9230N (60.588868)
Longitude: 
152-09-43.1180W (-152.161977)
Elevation: 
30.0 feet MSL (9 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
14.5 E (as of September 2021 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -9.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -8.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
26 N.M. W of Kenai, Alaska
Found On: 
Mc Grath Chart
FAA Region: 
AAL

Contacts

Manager: 
Privately owned: 
RICHARD NOVCASKI
P.O. BOX 340327
ANCHORAGE, AK 99524-4027
(907) 777-8300
COOK INLET PIPELINE CO
P.O. BOX 240327
ANCHORAGE, AK 99524-4027
(907) 777-8300

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Private
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
06/1966
Control tower: 
No
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/ALL
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZAN (Anchorage)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZAN (Anchorage)
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
No
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
1030 feet (314 m)
NOTAM-D Service: 
No
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
No
Military Landing Rights: 
No
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No

Based Aircraft

GA Helicopters:  1

Annual Operations (as of 06/25/1977)

Total Operations:  750
Air Taxi:  600 80.0%
GA Local:  50 6.7%
GA Itinerant:  100 13.3%

Communications

CTAF:  122.700
Unicom:  122.800

       

    Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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    Area Code: 907

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    Flight Service Stations

    Primary Alternate
    FSS on Field:  N
    FSS Name (ID):  Kenai(ENA)
    Frequency: 
    Toll Free Phone:  1-866-864-1737

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    Navigation Aids (Navaids) near 3AK5

    Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).

    Nearby Airports with Fuel

    Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
    27.0 Kenai Municipal Airport
    (ENA PAEN ENA)
    91 76 100LL, Jet A
    33.8 Soldotna Airport
    (SXQ PASX SXQ)
    101 86 100LL, Jet A
    60.0 Homer-Beluga Lake Seaplane Base
    (5BL)
    161 146 100LL
    60.1 Homer Airport
    (HOM PAHO HOM)
    160 145 100LL, Jet A, Jet B
    72.3 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
    (ANC PANC ANC)
    59 44 100, 100LL, Jet A, Jet A-1
    77.3 Merrill Field Airport
    (MRI PAMR MRI)
    59 44 100, Jet A
    77.7 Alaska Regional Hospital Heliport
    (2OK)
    60 45 100LL, Jet A
    91.8 Birchwood Airport
    (PABV BCV)
    56 41 100LL
    96.2 Iliamna Airport
    (ILI PAIL ILI)
    239 226 100LL, Jet A
    96.3 Wasilla Airport
    (WWA PAWS IYS)
    51 36 100LL, Jet A
    99.8 Wasilla Lake Seaplane Base
    (5L6)
    51 35 100LL

    Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

    NOTAMs

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    NOTAM Radius Search

    NOTAMS within

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    NM of 3AK5

    NOTAM Flight Path Search (Enter from two to five locations below)

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    NM of 3AK5

    Remarks

    A110-1 ACFT SHLD REMAIN WELL CLEAR OF TANK FARM & DOCK AREAS DUE TO FUMES FM TANKERS.
    A81-BCN 24 HRS

    Runways

    Runway Summary

    Runways: 05/23
    H1
    Longest Runway: 05/23 is 4100 ft (1250 m) long
    Runways with an Instrument Approach:

    3AK5 Seaplane Base Runway Details

    Waterway 05/23  4100 ft x 150 ft (1250 m x 46 m)
    Runway Length Source:  as of
    Surface:  Gravel -
    Runway Pavement Class: 
    Runway Edge Lights:  Medium Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Waterway 05

    Runway 23

    Elevation: 
    Latitude: 
    Longitude: 
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    ILS Type: 
    Glide Path Angle: 
    0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Left Left
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    TREES TREES
    Object Height: 
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    1500 1500
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    REIL: 
    No No
    Touchdown Lights: 
    No No
    Centerline Lights: 
    No No
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    Threshold Elevation: 
    Displaced Threshold: 
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 

    Waterway H1  40 ft x 20 ft (12 m x 6 m)
    Runway Length Source:  as of
    Surface:  Gravel -
    Runway Pavement Class: 
    Runway Edge Lights:  Intensity

    Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
    Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
    Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

    Waterway H1

    Elevation: 
    35.0
    Latitude: 
    Longitude: 
    True Magnetic Hdg.: 
    ILS Type: 
    Glide Path Angle: 
    0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
    Traffic Pattern: 
    Runway Markings Type: 
    Runway Markings Condition:
    Arresting Device: 
    Object at End: 
    Object Height: 
    Object Marked/Lighted?: 
    Distance from End: 
    Object Centerline Offset: 
    Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
    Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
    Approach Light System: 
    REIL: 
    Touchdown Lights: 
    Centerline Lights: 
    No
    Threshold Crossing Height: 
    Threshold Elevation: 
    Displaced Threshold: 
    Threshold Latitude: 

    Threshold Longitude: 

    Declared Distances
    Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
    Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
    Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
    Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 

    Services

    Airframe Repair: 
    None
    Powerplant Repair: 
    None
    Bottled Oxygen: 
    None
    Bulk Oxygen: 
    None
    Fuel Available: 
    100LL
    Landing Fees: 
    No

    Maps & Diagrams

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