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PABV Birchwood Airport
Birchwood, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 19 JULY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: BCV
Lat/Long: 61-24-57.5900N / 149-30-32.1300W
61-24.959833N / 149-30.535500W
61.4159972 / -149.5089250
(estimated)
Elevation: 83 ft. / 25.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 25E (1985)
From city: 2 miles NW of BIRCHWOOD, AK
(LCTD 2 SM NW OF CHUGIAK.)
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99567

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1949
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: KENAI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-283-8469]
NOTAMs facility: BCV (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 02L/20R; VASI RY 20R - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.0
WX AWOS-3P: 135.55 (907-688-0826)
WX AWOS-3P at IYS (9 nm N): 135.25 (907-373-3801)
WX AWOS-3 at FRN (10 nm SW): 118.525 (907-384-0132)
WX ASOS at MRI (16 nm SW): PHONE 907-271-5277
WX ASOS at PAQ (16 nm NE): 134.75 (907-746-6675)
WX ASOS at LHD (19 nm SW): PHONE 907-245-1618

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BGQr106/16.0BIG LAKE VORTAC112.5019E
TEDr023/19.8ANCHORAGE VOR/DME113.1518E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CAMPBELL LAKE031/21.433816ECMQ -.-. -- --.-

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR

Runway Information

Runway 2L/20R

Dimensions: 4010 x 100 ft. / 1222 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Gradient: S
RUNWAY 2L  RUNWAY 20R
Latitude: 61-24.705585N61-25.213827N
Longitude: 149-30.971257W149-30.099677W
Elevation: 82.5 ft.68.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.4%0.4% UP
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 014 magnetic, 039 true194 magnetic, 219 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left
KEY MIKE 7 TIMES FOR VASI.
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 76 ft. trees, 1647 ft. from runway, 19:1 slope to clear
-5 FT FENCE 195 FT FM PAVEMENT EDGE.
55 ft. trees, 1112 ft. from runway, 120 ft. left and right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear

Runway 2R/20L

Dimensions: 1800 x 50 ft. / 549 x 15 m
Surface: gravel, in fair condition
RUNWAY 2R  RUNWAY 20L
Traffic pattern: leftright

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ALASKA DOT&PF CENTRAL REGION
PO BOX 196900
ANCHORAGE, AK 99519-6900
Phone (907) 338-1466
Manager: TOM GRMAN
5300 E. TUDOR ROAD, STATE OF ALASKA DOTPF CR
ANCHORAGE, AK 99507-1249
Phone 907-338-1432

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 294
Single engine airplanes: 254
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Helicopters: 3
Gliders airplanes: 6
Ultralights: 25
    
Aircraft operations: avg 192/day *
50% transient general aviation
50% local general aviation
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2013

Additional Remarks

RWY USED FOR SAILPLANE OPERATIONS OCCASIONALLY.
ARPT HAS DESIGNATED TRANSIENT ACFT PARKING AVBL. FIRST 24 HRS FREE. PAY AT PILOT SHACK.
HELICOPTERS AVOID FIXED WING AND ULTRALIGHT TRAFFIC PATTERN.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
TUNDRA TIRES/SKI STRIP IS NOT MAINTAINED IN THE WINTER MONTHS. BEWARE OF POSSIBLE HUMPS, BUMPS, AND RUTS.
UNATTENDED. RUNWAY CONDITION NOT MONITORED, RECOMMEND VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO LANDING.
MID 1500 FT OF TWY A DESIGNATED AS RY FOR ULTRALIGHT & SKI/TUNDRA TIRE EQUIPPED ACFT, NO PARALLEL OPS ALLOWED - SEQUENCE ON CTAF.
ULTRALIGHT RY SKI/TUNDRA TIRE RWY.
RGT TFC PATTERN RY 20L AND 20R EXCEPT ULTRALIGHT ACFT USE LEFT TFC PATTERN EAST AWAY FROM ALL RYS.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at PABV.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAWS - Wasilla Airport (9 nm N)
PAFR - Bryant Army Airfield Heliport (10 nm SW)
PAGQ - Big Lake Airport (11 nm NW)
PAED - Elmendorf Air Force Base (13 nm SW)
PAMR - Merrill Field Airport (16 nm SW)
PAAQ - Palmer Buddy Woods Municipal Airport (16 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Jul-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight03:3611:36
Sunrise05:0013:00
Sunset23:0807:08
Evening civil twilight00:3308:33

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Jul-2018 04:51:39
Local (UTC-8)  20-Jul-2018 20:51:39
 
METAR
PABV 210356Z AUTO VRB03KT 10SM CLR 18/12 A3033 RMK AO2 SLP279 T01780122 PNO $
PAFR 
10nm SW 
210358Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 19/10 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP266 T01860099
PAED 
13nm SW 
210356Z AUTO 28005KT 10SM CLR 18/11 A3032 RMK AO2 RAB0256E00DZB00E08RAB08E18DZB18E20DZB24E32RAB32E35 SLP263 P0000 T01840110
PAMR 
15nm SW 
210353Z 32005KT 10SM CLR 18/12 A3032 RMK AO2 SLP269 T01830117
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
210353Z AUTO 20005KT 10SM CLR 19/11 A3031 RMK AO2 SLP267 T01890111 TSNO
PALH 
19nm SW 
210353Z 31004KT 10SM CLR 18/12 A3033 RMK AO2 SLP272 T01830117
TAF
PAED 
13nm SW 
210300Z 2103/2209 VRB06KT 9999 FEW040 QNH3030INS BECMG 2117/2118 27009KT 9999 SCT010 BKN030 QNH3028INS TX21/2202Z TN11/2114Z
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
202135Z 2022/2118 VRB05KT P6SM BKN015 TEMPO 2022/2023 SCT015 FM202300 24005KT P6SM SCT015 FM211200 VRB03KT P6SM VCFG SCT005
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