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1B5 Franconia Airport
Franconia, New Hampshire, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: 1B5
Lat/Long: 44-11-45.4213N 071-45-02.5318W
44-11.757022N 071-45.042197W
44.1959504,-71.7507033
(estimated)
Elevation: 975 ft. / 297 m (estimated)
Variation: 16W (1985)
From city: 2 miles S of FRANCONIA, NH
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 03580

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 05/1947
Control tower: no
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BANGOR FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BGR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MAY-OCT SAT-SUN 1000 - 1800
ALSO ATNDD ON WKDAY HOLS. CTC AMGR FOR NON-HOL WKDAY ATNDNC.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX ASOS at HIE (14 nm NE): 118.525 (603-837-2769)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MPVr094/30.8MONTPELIER VOR/DME110.8016W
LEBr048/37.0LEBANON VOR/DME113.7015W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
MAHN213/10.438617WGMA --. -- .-
HANOVER047/34.927615WLAH .-.. .- ....

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 2300 x 150 ft. / 701 x 46 m
Surface: turf, in good condition
Operational restrictions: FST 200 FT OF RWY 18 ROUGH.
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 44-11.944667N44-11.569375N
Longitude: 071-45.076678W071-45.007713W
Elevation: 955.0 ft.975.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
L PAT FOR GLIDERS.
Runway heading: 188 magnetic, 172 true008 magnetic, 352 true
Markings: nonenone
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 46 ft. trees, 250 ft. from runway, 144 ft. left of centerline, 5:1 slope to clear75 ft. trees, 572 ft. from runway, 143 ft. right of centerline, 7:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: FRANCONIA SOARING FOUNDATION, INC
P.O. BOX 956
FRANCONIA, NH 03580
Phone 603-823-5034
FRANCONIASOARING@GMAIL.COM
Manager: JAMES R. DAVID
P.O. BOX 956
FRANCONIA, NH 03580
Phone 603-921-1588

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 12
Single engine airplanes: 2
Gliders airplanes: 10
    
Aircraft operations: avg 48/week *
92% local general aviation
8% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 17 October 2018

Additional Remarks

RWY SOFT IN SPRING.
GLDR OPNS INVOF ARPT.
FOR CD CTC BOSTON ARTCC AT 603-879-6859.
4 FT TALL FENCE 92 FT FM RWY 36 LEFT TO RIGHT OF CNTRLN.
RENTAL BICYCLES AVBL AT FRANCONIA INN.
TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS NOT ADVISED FROM DUSK TO 0900 FOR VOLUNTARY NOISE ABATEMENT.
FOR ARPT CONDS CALL 603-823-5034.
AVOID FLYING OVR RESL AREA AT DER 18 DURG BOTH TKOF AND LDG; AVOID LOW ALT AND/OR HIGH PWR SETTINGS IN THIS AREA.
WILDLIFE ON & INVOF ARPT.
IN CASE OF EMERG CTC NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE (800) 525-5555.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 1B5.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

5B9 - Dean Memorial Airport (13 nm SW)
KHIE - Mount Washington Regional Airport (14 nm NE)
KCDA - Caledonia County Airport (25 nm NW)
KBML - Berlin Regional Airport (34 nm NE)
KMPV - Edward F Knapp State Airport (35 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Sep-2020
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0310:03
Sunrise06:3210:32
Sunset18:5022:50
Evening civil twilight19:1923:19

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Sep-2020 08:43:18
Local (UTC-4)  18-Sep-2020 04:43:18
 
METAR
KHIE 
13nm NE 
180752Z AUTO 34003KT 10SM BKN035 OVC055 09/05 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP183 T00890050
K1V4 
17nm NW 
180754Z AUTO 06/05 A3006 RMK AO1 SLP181 T00610050
KMWN 
21nm E 
180753Z 27007KT 0SM -DZ FG VV000 02/02 RMK DZB40
K1P1 
25nm S 
180815Z AUTO 10SM BKN014 OVC020 12/11 A3003 RMK AO2 T01220111
KCDA 
25nm NW 
180815Z AUTO 00000KT 4SM BR CLR 04/04 A3009 RMK AO2 T00420037
TAF
KHIE 
13nm NE 
180534Z 1806/1906 00000KT P6SM BKN050 FM181500 34008G15KT P6SM FEW050 FM182300 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
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