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PAIW Wales Airport
Wales, Alaska, USA


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 19 JULY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: IWK
Lat/Long: 65-37-21.2000N / 168-05-41.9000W
65-37.353333N / 168-05.698333W
65.6225556 / -168.0949722
(estimated)
Elevation: 25.8 ft. / 7.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 12E (2005)
From city: 1 mile NW of WALES, AK
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99783

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1954
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: NOME FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [ 443-2291 (local call from the AIRPORT)]
Alternate FSS: FAI FAIRBANKS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-866-248-6516]
NOTAMs facility: IWK (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted, WIND SOCK LGT MAY BE OTS.
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 18/36; PAPI AND REIL RYS 18 & 36 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.0
WX AWOS-3: 118.525 (907-664-3907)
  • APCH/DEP CTL PRVDD BY ANCHORAGE ARTCC ON FREQS 133.3/290.4 (NOME RCAG) .
  • COMMUNICATIONS PRVDD BY NOME FSS ON FREQ. 122.6 (TIN CITY RCO).

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
TIN CITY301/5.634710ETNC - -. -.-.

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 3990 x 75 ft. / 1216 x 23 m
Surface: gravel, in good condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 65-37.677473N65-37.030232N
Longitude: 168-05.580643W168-05.814562W
Elevation: 22.4 ft.21.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 177 magnetic, 189 true357 magnetic, 009 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: none15 ft. road, 600 ft. from runway, 40:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ALASKA DOT&PF NORTHERN REGION
NORTHERN REGION, 2301 PEGER RD
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
Phone 907-451-2200
Manager: JOSEPH JOHNSON
PO BOX 1048
NOME, AK 99762
Phone 907-443-3431

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 25/month *
100% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

EASTERLY WINDS MAY CAUSE SEVERE TURBULENCE IN VICINITY OF RWY.
HIGH TERRAIN SE THRU E.
RY CONDITIONS NOT MONITORED; RECOMMEND VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO LANDING.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
COLD TEMPERATURE RESTRICTED AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -12C.
ALL LIGHTS BROKEN ON WINDSOCK
SEVERAL RWY LIGHTS BROKEN.

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 19 July 2018 at 0901Z to 16 August 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (156KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (156KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (148KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PATC - Tin City LRRS Airport (6 nm SE)
PFKT - Brevig Mission Airport (44 nm SE)
PATE - Teller Airport (49 nm SE)
PASH - Shishmaref Airport (62 nm NE)
PAOM - Nome Airport (94 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Jul-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
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(UTC)
Morning civil twilight++
Sunrise05:2713:27
Sunset01:1009:10
Evening civil twilight++

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Jul-2018 16:35:28
Local (UTC-8)  22-Jul-2018 08:35:28
 
METAR
PAIW 221621Z AUTO 18019KT 2 1/2SM -RA BR BKN009 BKN013 OVC023 12/12 A3006 RMK AO2 CIG 004V010 P0000
PATC 
6nm SE 
221611Z AUTO 18018KT 1/2SM DZ VV003 12/12 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP173 $
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