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PAFA Fairbanks International Airport
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 NOVEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: FAI
Lat/Long: 64-48-55.2800N 147-51-24.0000W
64-48.921333N 147-51.400000W
64.8153556,-147.8566667
(estimated)
Elevation: 439 ft. / 133.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (2025)
From city: 3 miles SW of FAIRBANKS, AK
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99709

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 06/1951
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: FAIRBANKS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION (on field) [907-474-0788]
NOTAMs facility: FAI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT ALT (SINGLE ENGINE RECIPROCATING ACFT) 1500 FT MSL. TFC PAT ALT (ALL MULTI-ENGINE, LARGE AND TURBINE-POWERED ACFT) 2000 FT MSL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
International operations: international airport of entry
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 124.4
WX ASOS: 124.4 (907-474-8036)
FAIRBANKS GROUND: 121.9
FAIRBANKS TOWER: 118.3 257.8
FAIRBANKS APPROACH: 125.35 ;180-359 127.1 ;360-179 251.1 ;360-179 363.2 ;180-359 119.85
FAIRBANKS DEPARTURE: 125.35 ;180-359 127.1 ;360-179 251.1 ;360-179 363.2 ;180-359 327.1
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 127.6
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 125.35 ;180-359 363.2 ;180-359
TRSA: 125.35 ;180-359 127.1 ;360-179 251.1 ;360-179 363.2 ;180-359
  • SECTORIZATION BASED ON CHENA NDB.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FAIr056/4.1FAIRBANKS VORTAC108.6021E
ENNr046/34.0NENANA VORTAC115.8021E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CHENA244/9.325717ECUN -.-. ..- -.
ICE POOL045/35.252518EICW .. -.-. .--

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1
Parking: hangars
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 2L/20R

Dimensions: 11800 x 150 ft. / 3597 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 78 /F/A/W/T
Single wheel: 75.0
Double wheel: 220.0
Double tandem: 580.0
Dual double tandem: 1100.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 2L  RUNWAY 20R
Latitude: 64-48.157927N64-49.681847N
Longitude: 147-53.153063W147-50.352155W
Elevation: 435.6 ft.438.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 023 magnetic, 038 true203 magnetic, 218 true
Displaced threshold: 750 ft.750 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:11800 TODA:12800 ASDA:11800 LDA:11050TORA:11800 TODA:12800 ASDA:11800 LDA:11050
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
UNUSBL BYD 8 DEGS RIGHT OF CNTRLN.
RVR equipment: touchdown, midfield, rollouttouchdown, midfield, rollout
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, lightedyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DMEILS/DME
Obstructions: 72 ft. tree, 2711 ft. from runway, 652 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear86 ft. tree, 3096 ft. from runway, 430 ft. right of centerline, 33:1 slope to clear

Runway 2R/20L

Dimensions: 4510 x 75 ft. / 1375 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 2R  RUNWAY 20L
Latitude: 64-48.014360N64-48.596820N
Longitude: 147-52.537220W147-51.467125W
Elevation: 433.5 ft.434.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 023 magnetic, 038 true203 magnetic, 218 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: noyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 79 ft. trees, 2175 ft. from runway, 350 ft. both sides of centerline, 25:1 slope to clearnone

Runway 2/20

Dimensions: 2900 x 75 ft. / 884 x 23 m
Surface: gravel
GRAVEL STRIP FOR SUMMER AND SKI STRIP/WINTER USE.
RUNWAY 2  RUNWAY 20
Latitude: 64-48.963337N64-49.337740N
Longitude: 147-50.793330W147-50.104525W
Elevation: 433.0 ft.433.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 023 magnetic, 038 true203 magnetic, 218 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 2W/20W

Dimensions: 5400 x 100 ft. / 1646 x 30 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY 2W  RUNWAY 20W
Latitude: 64-48.966732N64-49.663915N
Longitude: 147-51.276487W147-49.993822W
Elevation: 423.4 ft.423.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 023 magnetic, 038 true203 magnetic, 218 true
Markings: buoys, in good conditionbuoys, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 14 ft. fence, 553 ft. from runway, 170 ft. left of centerline, 39:1 slope to clear11 ft. fence, 505 ft. from runway, 45:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: STATE OF ALASKA DOTPF
6450 AIRPORT WAY - SUITE 1
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
Phone 907-474-2500
ALASKA INTL AIRPORT SYSTEM.
Manager: ANGIE SPEAR
6450 AIRPORT WAY - SUITE 1
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
Phone 907-474-2500

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 569
Single engine airplanes: 518
Multi engine airplanes: 44
Jet airplanes: 5
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 312/day *
33% transient general aviation
30% local general aviation
24% air taxi
10% commercial
3% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2018

Additional Remarks

BE ALERT FOR SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT OPNS FM 1 OCT TO 15 MAY.
MILITARY CONTRACT FUEL AVBL.
FOR FLIGHTS IN MOAS EAST OF FAIRBANKS RECOMMEND CONTACTING EIELSON RANGR CONTROL ON 125.3/126.3 OR CALL 1-800-758-8723 FOR INFORMATION ON MILITARY ACTIVITES.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES IN EFECT FM 2200-0800 ALL LARGE ACFT, TURBINE ENGINE, AND HEAVY ACFT UTILIZE RWY 02L FOR ARRS AND RWY 20R FOR DEPS WHEN WIND IS NOT AN OPERATIOINAL FACTOR. CTC APRT OPNS FOR ENGINE RUN-UP LOCATIONS.
TRANSIENT PARKING EAST RAMP FOR ACFT WITH WINGSPAN LESS THAN 79 FT. NO TRANSIENT ACFT PARKING ON WEST RAMP, CTC APT OPS 907-451-2300 FOR INFO & MEDIVAC PARKING.
FOR AVBLTY OF SUMMER GRAVEL STRIP RWY 02/20 AND WINTER SKI STRIP RWY 02/20 CONSULT LOCAL NOTAMS AND CTC TWR PRIOR TO ARRIVAL /DEPARTURE.
N/S TAXIWAY (TWY A) IS WEST AND PARALLEL TO RWY 02L/20R. BE ALERT TO AVOID LANDING ON TAXIWAY.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTPS://WEATHERCAMS.FAA.GOV.
ALL RWY HOLD LINES OBSCURED OCTOBER 1 THRU APRIL 1.
FOR TRANSIENT HELICOPTER PARKING CALL ARPT OPS 907-451-2300.
COLD TEMPERATURE AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -32C.
SEE ADDITIONAL PAGES UNDER NOTICES FOR TRSA AND FAIRBANKS AREA INFORMATION.
NWS WEATHER BALLOON LAUNCH SITE 2000 FEET WEST OF MIDFIELD RUNWAY 02L/20R. LAUNCHES ARE TWICE DAILY AT 1100 AND 2300 HOURS UTC.
ATCT LOCATED AT 64-48-39.438N 147-50-55.722W, ELEVATION 538 FT MSL.
RWY 02R/20L IS LIMITED FOR USE BY ACFT DESIGN GROUP B II, ACFT OR SMALLER.
TWY B SECURITY GATE BETWEEN RWY 02L/20R AND TWY CHARLIE KEY 121.75 5 TIMES TO ACTIVATE. IF TWY B GATE INOPERATIVE, WAIT 30 SECONDS TO RESET AND TRY AGAIN. IF UNSUCCESSFUL, NOTIFY FAI OPS, 907-451-2300
COMPASS ROSE NOT CALIBRATED.
RWY 02R/20L & RWY GRVL/SKI 02/20 NOT AVBL FOR SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS.
PPR FOR MIL ACFT UTILIZING HEAVY CARGO OR TRML APN, CTC APRT OPS
WATERLANE IS CONTROLLED; CTC ATCT ON FREQ 118.3 FOR APPROVAL. WATERLANE THRESHOLD BUOYS ARE 500 FROM N AND S SHORES AND MARK WATERLANE. STEP TAXI PROHIBITED OUTSIDE OF WATERLANE. EAST OF WATERLANE IS UNCONTROLLED; AIRCRAFT MAY TAXI IN THIS AREA AT PILOT DISCRETION. RECOMMEND CTC CLNC DEL AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AFTER ENG START. SFC FROZEN IN WINTER, NOT MONITORED. LIMITED TRANSIENT FLOAT PLANE PARKING AVBL CTC 907-455-4571. MIGRATORY BIRDS IN THE VICINITY OF ARPT DURING SPRING THRU FALL.

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 03 November 2022 at 0901Z to 01 December 2022 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
HRDNG THREE (RNAV)   download (278KB)
LIBER FOUR (RNAV)   download (255KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 20R   download (149KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 02L   download (359KB)
ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 20R   download (423KB)
ILS RWY 02L (SA CAT I)   download (321KB)
ILS Z RWY 20R (SA CAT I - II)   download (401KB)
ILS RWY 02L (CAT II - III)   download (333KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 02L   download (338KB)
RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 20R   download (353KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 02R   download (346KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 20L   download (396KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 02L   download (359KB)
RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 20R   download (401KB)
VOR OR TACAN RWY 20R   download (352KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (147KB)
 
Departure Procedures
DRRLL FOUR (RNAV)   download (161KB)
GALENA SEVEN   download (164KB)
MCKINLEY THREE   download (163KB)
PUYVO FOUR (RNAV)   download (156KB)
RDFLG FOUR (RNAV)   download (154KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (398KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAFB - Ladd Army Airfield (6 nm E)
PAEI - Eielson Air Force Base (21 nm SE)
PANN - Nenana Municipal Airport (35 nm SW)
PAHV - Healy River Airport (64 nm SW)
PAML - Manley Hot Springs Airport (72 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 26-Nov-2022
 Local
(UTC-9)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight08:5417:54
Sunrise10:0519:05
Sunset15:1300:13
Evening civil twilight16:2301:23

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-Nov-2022 19:24:58
Local (UTC-9)  26-Nov-2022 10:24:58
 
METAR
PAFA 261853Z 00000KT 8SM -SN FEW011 SCT035 BKN085 M14/M16 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP186 P0000 T11391161 $
PAFB 
6nm E 
261855Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT017 M13/M14 A3003 RMK AO2 SNE14 SLP186 P0000 T11281140
TAF
PAFA 261720Z 2618/2724 VRB03KT 2SM -SN BR SCT008 BKN015 OVC030 FM271600 VRB03KT 4SM -SN BR BKN015 OVC025 FM272000 VRB02KT P6SM BKN035 OVC050
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Atlantic Aviation UNICOM 122.95
907-474-0061
[web site]
[email]
Atlantic Aviation is more than an FBO; we are international tech-stop specialists providing unparalleled Flight Hospitality. A gateway between Asia and North America, we anticipate our guests' needs and deliver fast, safe, and experienced service.
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NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government AIR Card   U.S. Customs Service   World Fuel Contract Fuel   Crew cars   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)   National Business Aviation Association  
 
independent
100LL Jet A
FS $8.44 $8.42 
 Updated 26-Nov-2022
 
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FBO Fairbanks/Everts Fuel 123.50
907-474-9494
[email]
FBO Fairbanks, operated by Omni Logistics Inc., is focused on bringing world-class service with a small-town charm. We provide a comprehensive list of services to a range of aircraft and passengers for our partners, in order to provide the utmost comfort and care to our clients in the safest and fastest way possible.
 
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Titan
Jet A
FS $6.75 
 Updated 09-Nov-2022
 
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 Crowley
907-328-4500
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Pilots lounge / snooze room, Public telephone, Computerized weather, Internet access, Restrooms

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independent
100LL
SS $7.72 
 Updated 14-Oct-2022
 
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FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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