Edward G Pitka Sr Airport

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Location

Latitude: 
64-44-10.2830N (64.73619)
Longitude: 
156-56-04.3970W (-156.934555)
Elevation: 
153.7 feet MSL (47 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
12.8 E (as of May 2021 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -9.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -8.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
00 N.M. NW of Galena, Alaska
Found On: 
Fairbanks Chart
FAA Region: 
AAL

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
MARVIN THURMOND
BOX 9
GALENA, AK 99741
907-656-1236
ALASKA DOT&PF NORTHERN REGION
2301 PEGER RD, 2301 PEGER RD
FAIRBANKS, AK 99701
907-451-52200

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
09/1947
Control tower: 
No
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
OCT-APR/MON-FRI/0600-1700
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZAN (Anchorage)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZAN (Anchorage)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
1154 feet (352 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
GAL
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
No
Military Landing Rights: 
No
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No

Based Aircraft

Annual Operations (as of 12/31/2019)

Total Operations:  19000
Commercial:  3000 15.8%
Air Taxi:  1000 5.3%
GA Local:  4000 21.1%
GA Itinerant:  9000 47.4%
Military Aircraft:  2000 10.5%

Communications

CTAF:  123.000
AWOS-3P:  132.525 (907-656-2483)

  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY ANCHORAGE ARTCC ON FREQS 127.0/290.2 (GALENA RCAG).COMMUNICATIONS PRVDD BY FAIRBANKS FSS ON FREQ 122.20 (GALENA RCO).
  • MIL CONTRACTOR CALL SPACE MARK ON 391.2 FOR ALL SERVICES.
   

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 907

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
Galena Airport Services
  
656-2080, 656-1330 100LL, Jet A
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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Fairbanks(FAI)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-866-248-6516

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 04/22/21 to 0901Z 05/20/21.

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HOT - Hot Spots
IAP - Instrument Approach Procedure Charts
MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM AK-1
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 AK-1 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 26 AK-1 Changed
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AK-1
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near GAL

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

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

NOTAMs

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NOTAMS within

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NM of PAGA

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NM of PAGA

Remarks

A110-1 POSSIBLE WINDSHEAR BELOW 2000 FT AGL ON FINAL APCH TO RWY 08 & 26.
A110-13 ARPT HAZARDOUS REPORTING ONLY PERFORMED DURING DUTY HRS UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENT IN WRITING WITH ARPT MGMT, PO BOX 09, GALENA AK 99741.
A110-14 SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS - MONITOR CTAF.
A110-16 ACFT MAY BE CLOSER TO LANDING SURFACE THAN THEY APPEAR TO PILOT.
A110-23 ULTRALIGHTS ON AND INVOF ARPT.
A110-24 WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV.
A110-8 ARPT MAINT DUTY HRS 0800-1600 MON-FRI EXCP HOLS.
A110-25 (PAY PHONE) PAY PHONE AVAILABLE.
A33-08/26 FIRST USABLE 975 FT OF RWY 26 IS CONCRETE THAT SEASONALLY CONTAIN FROST HEAVES. DIFFERENT IN APPEARANCE AND POSSIBLY BRAKING ACTION FM REMAINING PORTION OF RWY.
A70 SUN-SAT 0800-1700. CALL OUT FEE AFT HRS 907-656-1875/7066.
A81-APT ACTVT HIRL RWY 08/26 - CTAF.

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 06/24
08/26
Longest Runway: 08/26 is 6000 ft (1829 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 26

GAL Airport Runway Details

Runway 06/24  2600 ft x 50 ft (792 m x 15 m)
Runway Length Source:  3RD PARTY SURVEY as of 07/20/2020
Surface:  Gravel - Good condition -
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: 

Runway 06

Runway 24

Elevation: 
147.0 148.3
Latitude: 
64-44-11.6164N 64-44-11.8049N
Longitude: 
156-56-45.6178W 156-55-45.7346W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
090 270
ILS Type: 
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Runway Markings Type: 
None None
Runway Markings Condition:
Fair Fair
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: 
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): 

Runway 08/26  6000 ft x 100 ft (1829 m x 30 m)
Runway Length Source:  STATE as of 07/20/2020
Surface:  Gravel - Good condition -
Runway Pavement Class:  62 /F/C/X/T
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  110.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  144.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  240.0
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 08

Runway 26

Elevation: 
149.2 153.7
Latitude: 
64-44-09.4136N 64-44-09.9066N
Longitude: 
156-57-08.6052W 156-54-50.4142W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
089 270
ILS Type: 
LOC/GS
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Fair Fair
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
TREE
Object Height: 
33
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
658
Object Centerline Offset: 
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
No
Touchdown Lights: 
Centerline Lights: 
Threshold Crossing Height: 
Threshold Elevation: 
149.5 153.2
Displaced Threshold: 
400 800
Threshold Latitude: 
64-44-09.4476N 64-44-09.8429N

Threshold Longitude: 

156-56-59.3911W 156-55-08.8380W
Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
6000 6000
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
6000 6000
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
6000 6000
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
5600 5200

Services

Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A
Landing Fees: 
Yes
Parking: 
Hangars and tiedowns available

Maps & Diagrams

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GAL Airport Diagram

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