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PACV Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport
Cordova, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 OCTOBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: CDV
Lat/Long: 60-29-30.4000N / 145-28-39.2000W
60-29.506667N / 145-28.653333W
60.4917778 / -145.4775556
(estimated)
Elevation: 53.6 ft. / 16.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 19E (2015)
From city: 11 miles SE of CORDOVA, AK
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99574

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 01/1949
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: JUNEAU FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-586-7380]
NOTAMs facility: CDV (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0700-1730, ALL SAT-SUN 0700-1730
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MALSR RWY 27; ODALS RWY 09; VASI RWYS 09 & 27; HIRL RWY 09/27 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index B
Airline operations: CLSD TO ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS EXCP 24 HRS PPR IN WRITING TO ARP MGR BOX 598 CORDOVA AK 99574.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.6
WX ASOS: 134.8 (907-424-5900)
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY ANCHORAGE ARTCC ON FREQ 133.6/269.4 (MIDDLETON ISLAND RCAG) AND 119.3 (JOHNSTONE POINT RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
JOHr071/33.2JOHNSTONE POINT VOR/DME116.7018E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
GLACIER RIVERat field40417EGCR --. -.-. .-.
ORCA BAY071/32.823318EALJ .- .-.. .---

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 7500 x 150 ft. / 2286 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 94 /F/A/X/T
Single wheel: 90.0
Double wheel: 153.0
Double tandem: 280.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 9  RUNWAY 27
Latitude: 60-29.802595N60-29.297423N
Longitude: 145-29.804767W145-27.529328W
Elevation: 42.3 ft.43.7 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 095 magnetic, 114 true275 magnetic, 294 true
Declared distances: TORA:7500 TODA:7500 ASDA:7500 LDA:7500TORA:7500 TODA:7500 ASDA:7500 LDA:7500
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 09 VASI DOES NOT PROVIDE OBSTRUCTION CLEARANCE BYD 4 NM, UNUSBL BYD 4 NM.
4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown, rollout
Approach lights: ODALS: omnidirectional approach lighting systemMALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: no
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 20 ft. ant, lighted, 600 ft. from runway, 250 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear25 ft. pole, lighted, 500 ft. from runway, 450 ft. right of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 1899 x 30 ft. / 579 x 9 m
Surface: gravel/dirt, in fair condition
Runway edge markings: RWY 16/34 MKD WITH 36 IN ORANGE CONES MAY 1 - OCT 25.
Gradient: NORTH
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 60-29.488388N60-29.176772N
Longitude: 145-28.595193W145-28.602607W
Elevation: 51.6 ft.40.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.6% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 162 magnetic, 181 true342 magnetic, 001 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: none70 ft. trees, 350 ft. from runway, 150 ft. left of centerline, 5:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ALASKA DOT&PF NORTHERN REGION
2301 PEGER ROAD
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
Phone 907-451-5250
Manager: ROB MATTSON
BOX 598
CORDOVA, AK 99574
Phone 907-424-3202

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 29
Single engine airplanes: 27
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 37/day *
30% local general aviation
30% air taxi
19% commercial
14% transient general aviation
7% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2017

Additional Remarks

E60-27 ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 250 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 27.
ERRATIC WINDS.
ARPT SAND LARGER GRADATION THAN FAA RECOMMENDED/SEE AC150/5200-30.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
ARPT MAINT DTY HRS NOV-APR 0600-1630, MAY-OCT 0700-1730.
SNOW REMOVAL, WILDLIFE CONTROL, COND REPORTING, AND OTHER AIRFIELD MAINT SERVICES ONLY AVBL AND VALID DURG ARPT MAINT DTY HRS. CTC ARPT MGMT FOR ANY AFT-HRS REQ FOR AIRFIELD SERVICES.
NO SNOW REMOVAL OR DEICING PERFORMED BTN 1600 & 0700 DAILY; RWY COND REPORTS WILL REFLECT DAY OPNS ONLY.
MOOSE OCNLY ON OR NEAR RWYS; LARGE FLOCKS OF MIGRATORY BIRDS IN VCNTY DURG SEASON.
ARFF EQUIP STAFFED DURG PERIODS OF ACR ACTVTY ONLY.
CORDOVA WX REPORT AVBL LC 424-7614 OR 122.65.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 11 October 2018 at 0901Z to 8 November 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 27 **CHANGED**   download (366KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 27 **CHANGED**   download (315KB)
RNAV (GPS)-B **CHANGED**   download (230KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (61KB)
 
Departure Procedures
CASEL SEVEN   download (160KB)
EYAKS SIX   download (140KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (279KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAKA - Tatitlek Airport (42 nm NW)
PAVD - Valdez Pioneer Field Airport (45 nm NW)
PAMD - Middleton Island Airport (67 nm S)
 
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Photo taken 11-Jul-2012
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 16-Oct-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:4315:43
Sunrise08:2616:26
Sunset18:2802:28
Evening civil twilight19:1103:11

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Oct-2018 06:40:29
Local (UTC-8)  16-Oct-2018 22:40:29
 
METAR
PACV 170600Z 13006KT 7SM FEW009 BKN021 OVC065 10/10 A2969 RMK AO2 T01000100
TAF
PACV 170523Z 1706/1806 11011KT 6SM -SHRA OVC025 TEMPO 1706/1710 3SM -SHRA BKN015
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