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PALH Lake Hood Seaplane Base
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 JUNE 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: LHD
Lat/Long: 61-10-53.9000N / 149-57-59.4000W
61-10.898333N / 149-57.990000W
61.1816389 / -149.9665000
(estimated)
Elevation: 79.3 ft. / 24.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 25E (1985)
From city: 3 miles SW of ANCHORAGE, AK
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99517

Seaplane Base Operations

Seaplane Base use: Open to the public
Activation date: 06/1947
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: KENAI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-283-8469]
NOTAMs facility: LHD (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: 679.3 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR

Seaplane Base Communications

CTAF: 126.8
ATIS: 125.6
WX ASOS: PHONE 907-245-1618
LAKE HOOD TOWER: 126.8
ANCHORAGE APPROACH: 119.1
ANCHORAGE DEPARTURE: 119.1
CLASS C: 119.1
WX ASOS at ANC (1.0 nm SW): 118.4 (907-271-5278)
WX ASOS at MRI (4 nm NE): PHONE 907-271-5277
WX AWOS-3 at FRN (10 nm NE): 118.525 (907-384-0132)
WX AWOS-3P at BCV (19 nm NE): 135.55 (907-688-0826)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TED at fieldANCHORAGE VOR/DME113.1518E
BGQr161/23.3BIG LAKE VORTAC112.5019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CAMPBELL LAKE059/2.433816ECMQ -.-. -- --.-

Seaplane Base Services

Fuel available: 100 100LL JET-A
FUEL AVBL RY 14/32 TRANSIENT PARKING AND FM VARIOUS FIXED BASE OPERATORS.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 2200 x 75 ft. / 671 x 23 m
Surface: gravel/dirt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: LIMITED TO ACFT 9000 LBS OR LESS.
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 61-11.359693N61-11.037010N
Longitude: 149-58.091452W149-57.755785W
Elevation: 74.6 ft.79.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 128 magnetic, 153 true308 magnetic, 333 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 40 ft. tree, 880 ft. from runway, 170 ft. left of centerline, 22:1 slope to clear27 ft. tree, 650 ft. from runway, 180 ft. right of centerline, 24:1 slope to clear

Runway E/W

Dimensions: 4541 x 188 ft. / 1384 x 57 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY E  RUNWAY W
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Runway N/S

Dimensions: 1930 x 200 ft. / 588 x 61 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY N  RUNWAY S
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Runway SE/NW

Dimensions: 1369 x 150 ft. / 417 x 46 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY NW  RUNWAY SE
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Seaplane Base Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: STATE OF AK -- DOT&PF
PO BOX 196960
ANCHORAGE, AK 99519-6960
Phone 907-266-2741
Manager: TIM COONS
STATE OF AK -- DOT&PF, PO BOX 196960
ANCHORAGE, AK 99519-6960
Phone 907-266-2741

Seaplane Base Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 1032
Single engine airplanes: 999
Multi engine airplanes: 33
  • TOTAL: 1185.
    
Aircraft operations: avg 169/day *
73% local general aviation
24% air taxi
2% transient general aviation
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2016

Additional Remarks

PUB RAMPS ON N & W SHORE OF LAKE HOOD.
ANCHORAGE WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
NOISE SENSITIVE AREA IN EFFECT; CTC AMGR 907-266-2741 FOR FURTHER INFO.
TWY V PCL SECURITY GATE EAST OF TWY E; KEY 121.75 5 TIMES TO ACTVT.
FLOATING DEBRIS ON LAKE.
SEE NOTICE IN SECTION C FOR AIRPORT LAYOUT GRAPHIC.
TWY AROUND LAKE HOOD IS A JOINT USE TWY/ROAD & IS USED BY MOTOR VEHICLES/BICYCLISTS/JOGGERS AND TOUR BUSES. USE OF LANDING LIGHT WHEN TAXIING RCMDD.
TWY H-2/LAKESHORE TWY GATES PCL; KEY 121.75 3 TIMES TO ACTVT.
PPR FOR NON-RADIO OPNS. CTC FAA AT 907-271-5936. REQUEST TO BE TRANSFERRED TO ATCT. PROVIDE AN ETA AND REMAIN WITHIN PLUS/MINUS 15 MIN. NO NIGHTIME NON-RADIO ACFT OPNS.
RY 14/32 TFC PATTERNS OVERLAP SEADROME PATTERNS.
LAKE CLSD TO ACFT OVER 12500 LBS FM FREEZUP TIL APRXLY DEC 31; OVERFLOWS INTO ICE MAY OCCUR WINTER MONTHS.
AREA NW & SW OF LAKE SPENARD FM CANAL EASTWARD 1500' NOT VSBL FM ATCT.
NUMEROUS WATERFOWL AND NESTING AREAS INVOF ARPT.
FOR AVBLTY OF WINTER SKI OPNS ON LAKE SURFACES, CONSULT LOCAL NOTAMS AND CTC TWR PRIOR TO ARR /DEP.
NORTH POTHOLE DESIGNATED NO-WAKE AREA TO PROTECT MOORED AIRCRAFT/SHORELINE
ALL WATERLANES ELEV 76 FT TO LAKE HOOD SEAPLANE BASE (LHD).
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE ROUTES; SEE AREA NOTICES.
LARGE FLOCKS OF MIGRATORY BIRDS INVOF ARPT SPRING TO FALL.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at PALH.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PANC - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (1 nm SW)
PAMR - Merrill Field Airport (4 nm NE)
PAED - Elmendorf Air Force Base (6 nm NE)
PAFR - Bryant Army Airfield Heliport (10 nm NE)
PAGQ - Big Lake Airport (22 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Jul-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight03:3011:30
Sunrise04:5812:58
Sunset23:1407:14
Evening civil twilight00:4208:42

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Jul-2018 10:48:00
Local (UTC-8)  17-Jul-2018 02:48:00
 
METAR
PALH 170953Z 19006KT 10SM OVC085 13/09 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP162 T01330094
PANC 
2nm SW 
170953Z 17008KT 10SM FEW060 BKN080 BKN100 14/08 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP159 T01390078
PAMR 
4nm NE 
170953Z 19005KT 10SM SCT055 BKN075 BKN250 13/09 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP159 T01330094
PAED 
6nm NE 
170956Z AUTO 16008KT 10SM SCT080 OVC130 13/09 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP151 T01340094 $
PAFR 
10nm NE 
171018Z AUTO 18003KT 10SM SCT043 BKN050 BKN080 12/08 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP158
PABV 
19nm NE 
170956Z AUTO 06003KT 10SM OVC045 13/11 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP170 T01280106 PNO $
TAF
PANC 
2nm SW 
170521Z 1706/1812 16012G19KT P6SM VCSH SCT050 BKN080 FM170900 16007KT P6SM -SHRA SCT030 OVC050 FM172000 27007KT P6SM SCT040 BKN070
PAED 
6nm NE 
170300Z 1703/1809 17009KT 9999 -SHRA OVC060 QNH2989INS BECMG 1707/1708 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA SCT030 BKN040 620703 QNH2995INS BECMG 1715/1716 VRB06KT 9999 VCSH SCT040 BKN070 620703 QNH3001INS TX20/1802Z TN11/1714Z
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