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PALH Lake Hood Airport
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

Location

FAA Identifier: LHD
Lat/Long: 61-11-11.9011N 149-57-55.4171W
61-11.198352N 149-57.923618W
61.1866392,-149.9653936
(estimated)
Elevation: 79.3 ft. / 24.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 25E (1985)
From city: 3 miles SW of ANCHORAGE, AK
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99517

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 06/1947
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: KENAI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-283-7211]
NOTAMs facility: LHD (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: 679.3 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR

Airport Communications

CTAF: 126.8
ATIS: 125.6
WX ASOS: PHONE 907-245-5432
LAKE HOOD TOWER: 126.8
ANCHORAGE APPROACH: 119.1
ANCHORAGE DEPARTURE: 119.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.4
CLASS C: 119.1
WX ASOS at ANC (1.2 nm SW): PHONE 907-271-5278
WX ASOS at MRI (4 nm NE): 124.25 (907-271-5277)
WX ASOS at FRN (10 nm NE): 134.25
WX AWOS-3P at BCV (19 nm NE): 135.55 (907-688-0826)
  • 907-245-5432

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TEDr334/1.1ANCHORAGE VOR/DME113.1518E
BGQr161/23.0BIG LAKE VORTAC112.5019E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100 100LL JET-A
100LL:AVBL AT RWY 14/32 TSNT PRKG & FBOS.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR

Runway Information

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 2200 x 75 ft. / 671 x 23 m
Surface: gravel/dirt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: LTD TO 9000 LB OR LESS.
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 61-11.359693N61-11.037010N
Longitude: 149-58.091452W149-57.755785W
Elevation: 74.6 ft.79.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 128 magnetic, 153 true308 magnetic, 333 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 68 ft. tree, 936 ft. from runway, 285 ft. left of centerline, 13:1 slope to clear40 ft. tree, 633 ft. from runway, 109 ft. left of centerline, 15:1 slope to clear

Runway E/W

Dimensions: 4541 x 188 ft. / 1384 x 57 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY E  RUNWAY W
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Runway N/S

Dimensions: 1930 x 200 ft. / 588 x 61 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY N  RUNWAY S
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Runway SE/NW

Dimensions: 1369 x 150 ft. / 417 x 46 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY NW  RUNWAY SE
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: STATE OF AK - DOT & PF
PO BOX 196960
ANCHORAGE, AK 99519-6960
Phone 907-266-2741
Manager: TIM COONS
STATE OF AK - DOT & PF, PO BOX 196960
ANCHORAGE, AK 99519-6960
Phone 907-266-2741

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 1032
Single engine airplanes: 999
Multi engine airplanes: 33
  • TOTAL: 1185.
    
Aircraft operations: avg 197/day *
61% transient general aviation
25% air taxi
14% local general aviation
<1% commercial
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2021

Additional Remarks

PUB RAMPS ON N & W SHORE OF LAKE HOOD.
ANCHORAGE WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTPS://WEATHERCAMS.FAA.GOV
NOISE SENSITIVE AREA IN EFFECT; CTC AMGR 907-266-2741 FOR FURTHER INFO.
TWY V PCL SECURITY GATE EAST OF TWY E; KEY 121.75 5 TIMES TO ACTVT.
FLOATING DEBRIS ON LAKE.
SEE NOTICE IN SECTION C FOR AIRPORT LAYOUT GRAPHIC.
TWY AROUND LAKE HOOD IS A JOINT USE TWY/ROAD & IS USED BY MOTOR VEHICLES/BICYCLISTS/JOGGERS AND TOUR BUSES. USE OF LANDING LIGHT WHEN TAXIING RCMDD.
TWY H-2/LAKESHORE TWY GATES PCL; KEY 121.75 3 TIMES TO ACTVT.
PPR FOR NON-RADIO OPNS. CTC FAA AT 907-271-5936. REQUEST TO BE TRANSFERRED TO ATCT. PROVIDE AN ETA AND REMAIN WITHIN PLUS/MINUS 15 MIN. NO NIGHTIME NON-RADIO ACFT OPNS.
RY 14/32 TFC PATTERNS OVERLAP SEADROME PATTERNS.
LAKE CLSD TO ACFT OVER 12500 LBS FM FREEZUP TIL APRXLY DEC 31; OVERFLOWS INTO ICE MAY OCCUR WINTER MONTHS.
AREA NW & SW OF LAKE SPENARD FM CANAL EASTWARD 1500' NOT VSBL FM ATCT.
NUMEROUS WATERFOWL AND NESTING AREAS INVOF ARPT.
FOR AVBLTY OF WINTER SKI OPNS ON LAKE SURFACES, CONSULT LOCAL NOTAMS AND CTC TWR PRIOR TO ARR /DEP.
NORTH POTHOLE DESIGNATED NO-WAKE AREA TO PROTECT MOORED AIRCRAFT/SHORELINE
ALL WATERLANES ELEV 76 FT TO LAKE HOOD SEAPLANE BASE (LHD).
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE ROUTES; SEE AREA NOTICES.
LARGE FLOCKS OF MIGRATORY BIRDS INVOF ARPT SPRING TO FALL.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at PALH.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PANC - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (1 nm SW)
PAMR - Merrill Field Airport (4 nm NE)
PAED - Elmendorf Air Force Base (6 nm NE)
PAFR - Bryant Army Airfield Heliport (10 nm NE)
PAGQ - Big Lake Airport (21 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 05-Feb-2023
 Local
(UTC-9)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight08:2217:22
Sunrise09:1118:11
Sunset17:1702:17
Evening civil twilight18:0603:06

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  06-Feb-2023 02:37:09
Local (UTC-9)  05-Feb-2023 17:37:09
 
METAR
PALH 060153Z AUTO 01013G17KT 10SM BKN075 OVC095 M06/M09 A2886 RMK AO2 SLP772 T10561094 TSNO $
PANC 
2nm SW 
060153Z 36011KT 10SM BKN070 OVC100 M06/M09 A2885 RMK AO2 SLP772 T10561094 VISNO N $
PAMR 
4nm NE 
060153Z 00000KT 10SM FEW019 SCT075 BKN090 M06/M09 A2885 RMK AO2 SLP773 T10561089
PAED 
6nm NE 
060155Z 03007KT 10SM BKN065 OVC100 M05/M08 A2883 RMK AO2A PRESFR SLP762 T10521078
PAFR 
10nm NE 
060155Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN060 BKN110 M08/M08 A2880 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP764 T10761083 VISNO RWY35 CHINO RWY35 $
PABV 
19nm NE 
060156Z AUTO 9SM -SN OVC085 M06/M07 A2886 RMK AO2 SNB13 SLP780 P0000 T10561067 FZRANO
TAF
PANC 
2nm SW 
051726Z 0518/0624 33005KT P6SM VCSH FEW007 BKN090 FM061400 18005KT P6SM SCT025 OVC100
PAED 
6nm NE 
052200Z 0522/0704 02012G18KT 9999 VCSH SCT050 OVC100 530104 550503 QNH2870INS TEMPO 0522/0604 02015G25KT DRSN BECMG 0606/0607 03010G15KT 9999 NSW SCT050 BKN100 520203 540502 QNH2867INS BECMG 0612/0613 03009KT 9999 VCSH BKN050 OVC080 620504 520205 QNH2868INS BECMG 0619/0620 21009KT 6000 -SN BR SCT020 BKN035 OVC060 620458 510105 QNH2888INS TEMPO 0621/0624 3200 -SN BR BECMG 0701/0702 VRB06KT 6000 -SN BKN020 OVC040 620209 510303 QNH2898INS TXM02/0621Z TNM10/0522Z
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