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IA97 Nichols Airport
La Porte City, Iowa, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 JANUARY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: IA97
Lat/Long: 42-18-59.9650N 092-17-00.6670W
42-18.999417N 092-17.011117W
42.3166569,-92.2835186
(estimated)
Elevation: 950 ft. / 290 m (estimated)
Variation: 03E (1985)
From city: 4 miles W of LA PORTE CITY, IA
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 50651

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 02/1965
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: FORT DODGE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

WX AWOS-3 at VTI (13 nm SE): 120.075 (319-472-3122)
WX ASOS at ALO (15 nm N): PHONE 319-233-8984
WX AWOS-3 at IIB (17 nm NE): 120.825 (319-334-3879)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ALOr160/15.3WATERLOO VOR/DME112.2000E
JWJr065/30.4ELMWOOD VOR/DME109.4001E
CIDr314/34.0CEDAR RAPIDS VOR/DME114.1005E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
WAPSIE241/16.920600EIIB .. .. -...

Airport Services

Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 2120 x 80 ft. / 646 x 24 m
Surface: turf, in good condition
Runway edge markings: 08/26 THLDS & EDGES MARKED WITH YELLOW CONES.
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: none15 ft. road, 300 ft. from runway, 20:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: L. NICHOLS
13626 FOULK RD.
LA PORTE CITY, IA 50651
Phone 319-342-3242
Manager: L. NICHOLS
13626 FOULK RD
LA PORTE CITY, IA 50651
Phone 319-342-3144

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 8
Single engine airplanes: 6
Ultralights: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 115/week *
67% transient general aviation
33% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 24 July 1998

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC CHICAGO ARTCC AT 630-906-8921.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at IA97.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KVTI - Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark (13 nm SE)
KALO - Waterloo Regional Airport (15 nm N)
KIIB - Independence Municipal Airport (17 nm NE)
KOLZ - Oelwein Municipal Airport (26 nm NE)
KTZT - Belle Plaine Municipal Airport (26 nm S)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 25-Jan-2020
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0013:00
Sunrise07:3013:30
Sunset17:1323:13
Evening civil twilight17:4323:43

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-Jan-2020 03:31:13
Local (UTC-6)  25-Jan-2020 21:31:13
 
METAR
KVTI 
13nm SE 
260315Z AUTO 28006KT 10SM SCT022 OVC050 M03/M05 A3000 RMK AO2 T10301050
KALO 
15nm N 
260254Z 29007KT 10SM OVC018 M02/M06 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP162 T10221056 50007
KIIB 
17nm NE 
260315Z AUTO 28009KT 10SM SCT017 OVC047 M03/M04 A2997 RMK AO2 T10271045
KOLZ 
25nm NE 
260315Z AUTO 29010KT 10SM OVC044 M03/M03 A2996 RMK A01
TAF
KALO 
15nm N 
251858Z 2519/2618 30012KT P6SM FEW030 OVC045 FM260000 VRB05KT P6SM OVC020 FM260900 VRB03KT 5SM BR SCT008 OVC015 FM261500 26007KT P6SM OVC025
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