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79N Ridge Soaring Gliderport
Unionville, Pennsylvania, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

Location

FAA Identifier: 79N
Lat/Long: 40-53-02.2150N 077-54-26.0120W
40-53.036917N 077-54.433533W
40.8839486,-77.9072256
(estimated)
Elevation: 815 ft. / 248 m (estimated)
Variation: 10W (1985)
From city: 2 miles SW of UNIONVILLE, PA
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 16844

Gliderport Operations

Gliderport use: Open to the public
Control tower: no
ARTCC: NEW YORK CENTER
FSS: ALTOONA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: AOO (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MAR-NOV 0900-1700
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Gliderport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3 at UNV (3 nm SE): 127.65 (814-865-8799)
WX AWOS-3 at PSB (8 nm W): 127.525 (814-343-4531)
WX AWOS-3PT at RVL (18 nm SE): 123.85 (717-667-3993)
  • COMMUNICATION WITH ARPT AVBL ON 123.3 AVIATION INSTRUCTIONAL FREQ.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PSBr127/4.3PHILIPSBURG VORTAC115.5010W
ETGr162/22.5KEATING VORTAC116.0010W
SLTr184/37.8SLATE RUN VORTAC113.9008W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
PENUE269/7.738811WUN ..- -.

Gliderport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 3322 x 150 ft. / 1013 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/turf, in fair condition
RWY DRAINS POORLY. NUMEROUS SOFT AREAS DURING RAINY PERIODS.
Runway edge markings: END AND SIDES MKD WITH YELLOW/RED CONES. DISP THRHLD MARKED WITH ORANGE CONES.
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Displaced threshold: 725 ft.
RWY 07 DSPLCD THLD AT 1030 FT.
470 ft.
RWY 25 DSPLCD THLD AT 550 FT.
Obstructions: 79 ft. trees, 1134 ft. from runway, 14:1 slope to clear
APCH SLOPE 21:1 TO DSPLCD THR
97 ft. trees, 1182 ft. from runway, 83 ft. left of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear
APCH SLOPE 19:1 TO DSPLCD THLD

Gliderport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: DREW M. SMITH
3523 S. EAGLE VALLEY RD
JULIAN, PA 16844
Phone 814-883-8045
Manager: DREW M. SMITH
3523 S. EAGLE VALLEY RD
JULIAN, PA 16844
Phone 814-883-8045

Gliderport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 10
Single engine airplanes: 3
Gliders airplanes: 7
    
Aircraft operations: avg 34/day *
56% local general aviation
44% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 27 April 2021

Additional Remarks

DRAINAGE DITCH OBSTRUCTS TURF LNDG SFC 1738 FT INBD FROM RWY 25 N & S SIDE, MARKED WITH RED/YELLOW CONES.
RWY 07/25 CNTRLN RUNS ALONG S EDGE OF PAVED STRIP.
FOR CD CTC NEW YORK ARTCC AT 631-468-1425.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 79N.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KUNV - University Park Airport (3 nm SE)
N96 - Bellefonte Airport (4 nm E)
KPSB - Mid-State Airport (8 nm W)
KRVL - Mifflin County Airport (18 nm SE)
KFIG - Clearfield-Lawrence Airport (25 nm NW)
 
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Photo taken 30-Sep-2005
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 30-Jan-2023
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5611:56
Sunrise07:2512:25
Sunset17:2522:25
Evening civil twilight17:5422:54

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  30-Jan-2023 08:19:00
Local (UTC-5)  30-Jan-2023 03:19:00
 
METAR
KUNV 
4nm SE 
300755Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN020 OVC031 04/04 A3014 RMK AO2 T00370037 P0001
KRVL 
18nm SE 
300755Z AUTO 00000KT 4SM BR OVC017 04/04 A3014 RMK AO2
TAF
KUNV 
4nm SE 
292118Z 2921/3018 25004KT P6SM OVC015 FM300700 28002KT 4SM BR OVC015
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