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E55 Ocean Ridge Airport
Gualala, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: E55
Lat/Long: 38-48-05.8000N 123-31-50.3000W
38-48.096667N 123-31.838333W
38.8016111,-123.5306389
(estimated)
Elevation: 940 ft. / 287 m (estimated)
Variation: 13E (2025)
From city: 3 miles N of GUALALA, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 95445

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1964
Control tower: no
ARTCC: OAKLAND CENTER
FSS: OAKLAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: OAK (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: NSTD RY LGTS FOR EMERG USE ONLY CALL (707) 884-3573/3579.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ENIr202/19.3MENDOCINO VORTAC112.3016E

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 2500 x 50 ft. / 762 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt, in poor condition
SFC COND CRACKED AT MIDFIELD WITH FOD PRESENT.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 4.0
Runway edge lights: low intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 38-48.265000N38-47.930000N
Longitude: 123-31.991667W123-31.685333W
Elevation: 930.0 ft.920.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Markings: NSTD, in fair conditionNSTD, in fair condition
Obstructions: 85 ft. trees, 1500 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 15:1 slope to clear
+60-90 FT TREES 0-200 FT FROM THLD; 125 FT LEFT & RIGHT.
40 ft. trees, 1000 ft. from runway, 140 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear
RY 31 APCH RATIO 32:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: JOHN H. BOWER
BOX 1000
GUALALA, CA 95445
Phone 707-884-3573
Manager: JULIE BOWER
BOX 1000
GUALALA, CA 95445
Phone (707) 884-3579
OR 707-884-3579.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 11
Single engine airplanes: 11
    
Aircraft operations: avg 29/week *
67% transient general aviation
33% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2017

Additional Remarks

A51-13 400 FT
A51-31 300 FT
CALMWIND RWY 31.
RY 13/31 CLSD TO JETS AND ULTRALIGHTS.
RY 13/31 CLSD TO ACFT OVER 8,000 LBS ALLOWABLE TAKE-OFF GROSS WEIGHT.
RY 13/31 CLSD TO TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS.
RY SAFETY AREAS HAVE PROTRUDING OR DEPRESSED DRAINAGE AREAS. SAFETY AREA SOUTH END HAS 100+ FOOT DROPOFF.
FULL STOP LANDINGS ONLY RY 13/31. INTXN TKOFS PROHIBITED. BACK TAXI REQD RY 13. FULL LENGTH TKOF ONLY RY 13/31.
RY 13 +60-90 FT TREES 0-200 FT FROM THLD, 125 FT LEFT & RIGHT, AND RY 31 +60-90 FT TREES 0-200 FT FROM THLD, 125 FT LEFT & RIGHT.
ACFT NOT VISABLE FM OPPOSITE ENDS OF RY DUE TO DOWNWARD SLOPING TERRAIN FM RY MID-POINT SOUTH TO RY APCH END OF RY 31( APPROX 15 FT DROP).
DEER FREQUENTLY ON RY.
FOR CD CTC OAKLAND ARTCC AT 510-745-3380.
RWY 13/31 UNDULATED.
EXTREME TURBULANCE IN WINDY CONDITIONS.
RY 13/31/ CLSD AT NIGHT.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at E55.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KUKI - Ukiah Municipal Airport (25 nm NE)
O60 - Cloverdale Municipal Airport (25 nm E)
KLLR - Little River Airport (30 nm N)
1O2 - Lampson Field Airport (32 nm E)
KSTS - Charles M Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (38 nm SE)
 
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Aerial photo of E55 (Ocean Ridge Airport)
Photo courtesy of Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman
Photo taken 08-Oct-2007

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 26-Sep-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4013:40
Sunrise07:0614:06
Sunset19:0402:04
Evening civil twilight19:3102:31

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-Sep-2021 16:50:36
Local (UTC-7)  26-Sep-2021 09:50:36
 
METAR
KUKI 
24nm NE 
261556Z AUTO 29003KT 10SM OVC011 13/09 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP165 T01280094 TSNO
KSTS 
38nm SE 
707-573-8393
261553Z 00000KT 10SM OVC013 13/11 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP163 T01330106
TAF
KUKI 
24nm NE 
261137Z 2612/2712 17003KT 6SM BR OVC015 FM261700 VRB03KT P6SM SCT015 FM262200 32008KT P6SM SKC FM271100 VRB03KT P6SM SCT025
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