Valdez Pioneer Field Airport

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Valdez Weather (°F)

PAVD (0.2 NM at True Heading of 247)
METAR: PAVD 280656Z 00000KT 10SM FEW110 M04/M06 RMK AO2 SLPNO A3072 T10441056 $
TAF: PAVD 280540Z 2806/2906 VRB03KT P6SM SCT050 AMD LTD TO CLD VIS AND WIND

Location

Latitude: 
61-08-03.1990N (61.134222)
Longitude: 
146-14-41.1650W (-146.244768)
Elevation: 
128.0 feet MSL (39 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
16.3 E (as of January 2023 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -9.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -8.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
03 N.M. E of Valdez, Alaska
Found On: 
Anchorage Chart
FAA Region: 
AAL

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
TODD BISCHOFF
BOX 507
VALDEZ, AK 99686
907-835-5658
ALASKA DOT&PF NORTHERN REGION
2301 PEGER ROAD
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
907-451-5217

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
10/1952
Control tower: 
No
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
JAN-DEC/MON - FRI/0600-1830
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZAN (Anchorage)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZAN (Anchorage)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Traffic Pattern Altitude (MSL): 
1128 feet (344 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
VDZ
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
Yes
Military Landing Rights: 
Yes
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: 
Class I
ARFF Index: A
Air Carrier Service: Scheduled
Certification Date: 04/2005

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  25
Multi Engine:  1
GA Helicopters:  7
Ultralights:  2

Annual Operations (as of 12/31/2021)

Total Operations:  10300
Commercial:  500 4.9%
Air Taxi:  3800 36.9%
GA Local:  2500 24.3%
GA Itinerant:  3000 29.1%
Military Aircraft:  500 4.9%

Communications

CTAF:  122.900
AWOS-3P:  118.8 (907-835-5578)

  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY ANCHORAGE ARTCC ON FREQS 269.4 (MIDDLETON ISLAND RCAG) AND 119.3 (JOHNSTONE POINT RCAG).
   

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):  Juneau(JNU)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-866-297-2236

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 12/29/22 to 0901Z 01/26/23.

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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
DP NAKED SIX AK-1
IAP LDA-H AK-1
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS AK-1
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AK-1
ODP JMAAL THREE (OBSTACLE) AK-1
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near VDZ

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
38.5 Cordova Municipal Airport
(CKU CKU)
156 140 100LL
86.3 Warren 'Bud' Woods Palmer Municipal Airport
(PAQ PAAQ PAQ)
289 274 100LL, Jet A-1
94.9 Wasilla Lake Seaplane Base
(5L6)
287 272 100LL
95.6 Birchwood Airport
(PABV BCV)
281 266 100LL
98.3 Wasilla Airport
(WWA PAWS IYS)
286 271 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

A110-11 1675 X 200 FT SW PTN OF RAMP NOT MNTND NOV 1 - APR 15.
A110-12 MAINT HRS MON-FRI 0600-1830; SAT & SUN 0800-1830.
A110-4 ALERT: DURG STRONG N WIND; MIDFIELD & E END RWY WIND MAY BE MUCH HYR THAN AWOS INDCD.
A110-5 ALERT: SEE SPL NOTICE - PORT VALDEZ AREA & GENOTS - THOMPSON PASS AVALANCHE CTL.
A110-6 POTATO POINT WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTPS://WEATHERCAMS.FAA.GOV
A110-8 ARPT SAND LRGR THAN FAA RCMDD/SEE AC150/5200-30.
A110-9 COLD TEMPERATURE RESTRICTED AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -11C.
A26 CLSD TO ACR OPS MORE THAN 30 PAX SEATS EXC 24 HR PPR IN WRITING - AMGR PO BOX 507 VALDEZ AK 99686; FAX 907-835-5849.
A70-FUEL-A PPR - 907-834-6933.
A81-APT ACTVT MALSR RWY 06; REIL RWY 24; PAPI RWY 06; HIRL RWY 06/24 - CTAF.

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 06/24
Longest Runway: 06/24 is 6500 ft (1981 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 06

VDZ Airport Runway Details

Runway 06/24  6500 ft x 150 ft (1981 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  FAA as of 12/12/2005
Surface:  Asphalt - Good condition - Saw-cut or plastic grooved
Runway Pavement Class:  54 /F/B/X/T
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  75.0
Dual Wheel Landing Gear:  200.0
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear:  300.0

Runway 06

Runway 24

Elevation: 
57.4 128.0
Latitude: 
61-07-58.3433N 61-08-08.0457N
Longitude: 
146-15-46.5853W 146-13-35.7391W
Runway True Alignment: 
081 261
ILS Type: 
LDA/DME
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Right Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Nonprecision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Fair Fair
Object at End: 
TREES TREES
Object Height: 
55 77
Distance from End: 
2100 1580
Object Centerline Offset: 
0 ft. left and right of centerline 0 ft. left and right of centerline
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Approach Light System: 
1,400 Foot Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System With Runway Alignment Indicator Lights
REIL: 
No Yes
Threshold Crossing Height: 
29
Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
6500 6500
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
6500 6500
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
6500 6500
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
6500 6500

Services

Airframe Repair: 
Major
Powerplant Repair: 
Major
Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A

Maps & Diagrams

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