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PABV Birchwood Airport
Birchwood, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: BCV
Lat/Long: 61-24-57.9196N 149-30-29.9021W
61-24.965327N 149-30.498368W
61.4160888,-149.5083061
(estimated)
Elevation: 83 ft. / 25.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 19E (2010)
From city: 2 miles NW of BIRCHWOOD, AK
(LCTD 2 SM NW OF CHUGIAK.)
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving 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 [907-283-7211]
NOTAMs facility: BCV (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT VASI RWY 20R; MIRL RWY 02L/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 ASOS at FRN (10 nm SW): 125.0 (907-384-0132)
WX ASOS at MRI (16 nm SW): 124.25 (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: 61-24.705500N61-25.214000N
Longitude: 149-30.971333W149-30.099500W
Elevation: 72.6 ft.72.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 020 magnetic, 039 true200 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: asphalt/gravel, in fair condition
FIRST 600 FT OF RWY 20L END IS ASPHALT, THE REST IS GRAVEL.
RUNWAY 2R  RUNWAY 20L
Latitude: 61-24.863667N61-25.091833N
Longitude: 149-30.611667W149-30.220000W
Elevation: 72.6 ft.72.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Obstructions: 4 ft. hill, 125 ft. left of centerlinenone

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 2018

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 - Warren "Bud" Woods Palmer Municipal Airport (16 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Nov-2019
 Local
(UTC-9)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight08:2617:26
Sunrise09:2018:20
Sunset16:0701:07
Evening civil twilight17:0102:01

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Nov-2019 14:42:51
Local (UTC-9)  20-Nov-2019 05:42:51
 
METAR
PABV 201356Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M01/M02 A2924 RMK AO2 SLP908 T10061017 FZRANO
PAFR 
10nm SW 
201358Z AUTO 18003KT 10SM CLR 01/M02 A2919 RMK AO2 SLP894 T00061020 $
PAED 
13nm SW 
201356Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 M01/M03 A2921 RMK AO2A SLP889 T10101034 $
PAMR 
15nm SW 
201353Z 01003KT 10SM SCT080 SCT250 M01/M03 A2922 RMK AO2 SLP895 T10111033
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
201353Z AUTO 35010KT 10SM CLR 02/M01 A2923 RMK AO2 SLP903 T00171011 TSNO
PALH 
19nm SW 
201353Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 00/M02 A2922 RMK AO2 SLP896 T00001017
TAF
PAED 
13nm SW 
201222Z 2012/2117 VRB06KT 9999 VCSH BKN040 BKN050 620409 530002 QNH2920INS BECMG 2021/2022 21010G15KT 9999 VCSH BKN060 BKN080 620609 510104 QNH2911INS BECMG 2104/2105 VRB06KT 8000 -RA OVC025 620256 530103 QNH2920INS BECMG 2112/2113 VRB06KT 9999 NSW SCT040 BKN065 620652 510002 QNH2908INS TX07/2103Z TNM03/2111Z
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
201136Z 2012/2112 17011KT P6SM VCSH SCT040 OVC100 FM210400 16009KT 6SM -SHRA SCT015 OVC025
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