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IA97 Nichols Airport
La Porte City, Iowa, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 28 MARCH 2019

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 -5 (UTC -6 during Standard 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

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 20-Apr-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5210:52
Sunrise06:2111:21
Sunset19:5500:55
Evening civil twilight20:2401:24

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Apr-2019 23:28:16
Local (UTC-5)  20-Apr-2019 18:28:16
 
METAR
KVTI 
13nm SE 
202315Z AUTO 21006KT 10SM CLR 24/03 A2979 RMK AO2 T02440028
KALO 
15nm N 
202254Z 22007KT 10SM CLR 23/03 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP085 T02280033
KIIB 
17nm NE 
202315Z AUTO 23008KT 190V250 10SM CLR 22/02 A2979 RMK AO2 T02230023
KOLZ 
25nm NE 
202315Z AUTO 22008KT 10SM CLR 22/02 A2979 RMK AO2 PWINO
TAF
KALO 
15nm N 
201724Z 2018/2118 18008KT P6SM SKC FM211500 17013KT P6SM SCT250
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