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68A Wrangell Seaplane Base
Wrangell, Alaska, USA


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 18 JULY 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: 68A
Lat/Long: 56-27-58.7700N / 132-22-48.0650W
56-27.979500N / 132-22.801083W
56.4663250 / -132.3800181
(estimated)
Elevation: 0 ft. / 0 m (estimated)
Variation: 27E (1985)
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99929

Seaplane Base Operations

Seaplane Base use: Open to the public
Activation date: 07/1947
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: SITKA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-966-2221]
Alternate FSS: JNU JUNEAU FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-866-297-2236]
NOTAMs facility: WRG (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
International operations: international airport of entry

Seaplane Base Communications

CTAF: 122.6
WX AWOS-3P at WRG (1.1 nm N): 128.5 (907-874-2458)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
LVDr070/23.3LEVEL ISLAND VOR/DME116.5020E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
SUMNER STRAIT070/23.852920ESQM ... --.- --

Seaplane Base Services

Fuel available: 100LL 80
AVGAS AVBL ACROSS HARBOR AT (907) 874-2388.
Airframe service: MINOR
SERVICE AVBL AT AIRPORT.
Powerplant service: MINOR
SERVICE AVBL AT AIRPORT.
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway NW/SE

Dimensions: 9000 x 360 ft. / 2743 x 110 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY NW  RUNWAY SE
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Seaplane Base Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF WRANGELL
P.O. BOX 531
WRANGELL, AK 99929
Manager: GREG MEISSNER HARBOR MASTER
BOX 531
WRANGELL, AK 99929
Phone 907-874-3736

Seaplane Base Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 28/month *
59% transient general aviation
29% air taxi
12% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2017

Additional Remarks

FLASHING LGT END OF BREAKWATER.
BE ALERT FOR HEAVY BOAT TFC IN HARBOR; DO NOT LAND IN HARBOR.
BOATS TIED TO SPB FLOAT RAMP.
EXPOSED TO WEST WIND CAUSING WAVES IN HARBOR. RCMD NOT LEAVING PLANE TIED TO FACE OF FLOAT UNATNDD.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
PRIOR TO LNDG IN HARBOR CTC HARBOR MASTER - (907) 894-3736.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 68A.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAWG - Wrangell Airport (1 nm N)
PAPG - Petersburg James A Johnson Airport (27 nm NW)
PAKW - Klawock Airport (58 nm SW)
PAFE - Kake Airport (58 nm NW)
PAKT - Ketchikan International Airport (70 nm S)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Jul-2019
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight03:3111:31
Sunrise04:2712:27
Sunset21:2405:24
Evening civil twilight22:2006:20

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Jul-2019 01:08:06
Local (UTC-8)  18-Jul-2019 17:08:06
 
METAR
PAWG 190055Z 00000KT 10SM BKN040 OVC045 14/12 A2996
TAF
PAWG 182204Z 1822/1918 31004KT P6SM -RA SCT012 OVC025 FM190000 27004KT P6SM -SHRA FEW008 OVC035 FM190300 VRB04KT P6SM VCSH SCT025 BKN040 OVC060 PROB30 1909/1912 4SM -SHRA BKN025 OVC040 AMD LTD TO CLD VIS AND WIND 1906/1915
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