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PALH Lake Hood Seaplane Base
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 OCTOBER 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
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.4
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): PHONE 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 15-Oct-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight08:0016:00
Sunrise08:4416:44
Sunset18:4802:48
Evening civil twilight19:3203:32

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  15-Oct-2018 11:47:22
Local (UTC-8)  15-Oct-2018 03:47:22
 
METAR
PALH 151053Z 01004KT 10SM CLR 03/02 A2970 RMK AO2 SLP058 T00330017
PANC 
2nm SW 
151053Z 35006KT 10SM CLR 04/02 A2969 RMK AO2 SLP055 T00440022
PAMR 
4nm NE 
151053Z 06003KT 10SM CLR 00/M01 A2969 RMK AO2 SLP055 T00001011
PAED 
6nm NE 
151056Z 01006KT 10SM CLR 03/03 A2968 RMK AO2A SLP047 T00300030
PAFR 
10nm NE 
151058Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR M02/M03 A2966 RMK AO2 SLP052 T10231028
PABV 
19nm NE 
151056Z AUTO 11003KT 10SM SCT120 M01/M02 A2971 RMK AO2 SLP069 T10111017 FZRANO
TAF
PANC 
2nm SW 
150530Z 1506/1612 02008KT P6SM SCT060 BKN200 FM152100 36008KT P6SM -RA OVC060 WS020/12035KT FM160300 36008KT P6SM -RA OVC035
PAED 
6nm NE 
150300Z 1503/1609 VRB06KT 9999 SCT060 BKN100 QNH2962INS BECMG 1517/1518 02015G20KT 9999 BKN050 620506 QNH2930INS BECMG 1523/1524 02010G15KT 8000 -SHRA BKN020 610208 QNH2928INS TX08/1603Z TN03/1516Z
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