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PAGA Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport
Galena, Alaska, USA


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 05 NOVEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: GAL
Lat/Long: 64-44-10.2830N 156-56-04.3970W
64-44.171383N 156-56.073283W
64.7361897,-156.9345547
(estimated)
Elevation: 153.7 ft. / 46.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 13E (2020)
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 99741

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1947
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: FAIRBANKS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-474-0788]
NOTAMs facility: GAL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: OCT-APR MON-FRI 0600-1700
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT HIRL RWY 08/26 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.0
WX AWOS-3P: 132.525 (907-656-2483)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY ANCHORAGE ARTCC ON FREQS 127.0/290.2 (GALENA RCAG).COMMUNICATIONS PRVDD BY FAIRBANKS FSS ON FREQ 122.20 (GALENA RCO).
  • MIL CONTRACTOR CALL SPACE MARK ON 391.2 FOR ALL SERVICES.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GALr251/4.0GALENA VOR/DME114.8017E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
SUN-SAT 0800-1700. CALL OUT FEE AFT HRS 907-656-1875/7066.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns

Runway Information

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 6000 x 100 ft. / 1829 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in fair condition
FIRST USABLE 975 FT OF RWY 26 IS CONCRETE THAT SEASONALLY CONTAIN FROST HEAVES. DIFFERENT IN APPEARANCE AND POSSIBLY BRAKING ACTION FM REMAINING PORTION OF RWY.
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 62 /F/C/X/T
Single wheel: 110.0
Double wheel: 144.0
Double tandem: 240.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 64-44.156893N64-44.165110N
Longitude: 156-57.143420W156-54.840237W
Elevation: 149.2 ft.153.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 076 magnetic, 089 true257 magnetic, 270 true
Displaced threshold: 400 ft.800 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:6000 TODA:6000 ASDA:6000 LDA:5600TORA:6000 TODA:6000 ASDA:6000 LDA:5200
Markings: precision, in fair conditionprecision, in fair condition
Runway end identifier lights: no
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LOC/GS
Obstructions: none33 ft. tree, 658 ft. from runway, 309 ft. left of centerline, 13:1 slope to clear

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 2600 x 50 ft. / 792 x 15 m
Surface: gravel, in good condition
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 64-44.193607N64-44.196748N
Longitude: 156-56.760297W156-55.762243W
Elevation: 147.0 ft.148.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 077 magnetic, 090 true257 magnetic, 270 true
Markings: none, in fair conditionnone, in fair condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ALASKA DOT&PF NORTHERN REGION
2301 PEGER RD, 2301 PEGER RD
FAIRBANKS, AK 99701
Phone 907-451-52200
Manager: MARVIN THURMOND
BOX 9
GALENA, AK 99741
Phone 907-656-1236

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 52/day *
47% transient general aviation
21% local general aviation
16% commercial
11% military
5% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2019

Additional Remarks

POSSIBLE WINDSHEAR BELOW 2000 FT AGL ON FINAL APCH TO RWY 08 & 26.
ARPT HAZARDOUS REPORTING ONLY PERFORMED DURING DUTY HRS UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENT IN WRITING WITH ARPT MGMT, PO BOX 09, GALENA AK 99741.
SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS - MONITOR CTAF.
ACFT MAY BE CLOSER TO LANDING SURFACE THAN THEY APPEAR TO PILOT.
ULTRALIGHTS ON AND INVOF ARPT.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV.
COLD TEMPERATURE RESTRICTED AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -33C.
ARPT MAINT DUTY HRS 0800-1600 MON-FRI EXCP HOLS.
(PAY PHONE) PAY PHONE AVAILABLE.

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 05 November 2020 at 0901Z to 03 December 2020 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 **CHANGED**   download (227KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 26 **CHANGED**   download (215KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (293KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PFKU - Koyukuk Airport (22 nm NW)
PANU - Nulato Airport (29 nm W)
PARY - Ruby Airport (38 nm E)
PAKV - Kaltag Airport (53 nm SW)
PAHL - Huslia Airport (60 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 25-Nov-2020
 Local
(UTC-9)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight09:3018:30
Sunrise10:4019:40
Sunset15:5000:50
Evening civil twilight17:0002:00

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  25-Nov-2020 18:45:32
Local (UTC-9)  25-Nov-2020 09:45:32
 
METAR
PAGA 251820Z AUTO 08010KT 5SM -SN BR FEW012 BKN033 OVC046 M05/M07 A2893 RMK AO2 P0000 FZRANO
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