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PAVD Valdez Pioneer Field Airport
Valdez, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 JUNE 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: VDZ
Lat/Long: 61-08-03.1750N / 146-14-41.1430W
61-08.052917N / 146-14.685717W
61.1342153 / -146.2447619
(estimated)
Elevation: 121 ft. / 36.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 19E (2015)
From city: 3 miles E of VALDEZ, AK
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99686

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1952
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: JUNEAU FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-586-7380]
NOTAMs facility: VDZ (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MAY-SEPT 0700-1830, OCT-APR 0600-1830
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT HIRL RY 06/24; MALSR & PAPI RY 06 & REIL RY 24 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
24 HRS
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: CLSD TO ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS EXCP WITH PPR IN WRITING TO AMGR; PO BOX 507 VALDEZ AK 99686; 24 HRS IN ADVANCE; FAX 907-835-5849.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3P: 118.8 (907-835-5578)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY ANCHORAGE ARTCC ON FREQS 269.4 (MIDDLETON ISLAND RCAG) AND 119.3 (JOHNSTONE POINT RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
MINERAL CREEK060/3.252419EMNL -- -. .-..

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A JET-B
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 6500 x 150 ft. / 1981 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 54 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 75.0
Double wheel: 200.0
Double tandem: 300.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 61-07.972048N61-08.133775N
Longitude: 146-15.776087W146-13.595335W
Elevation: 50.0 ft.121.0 ft.
Gradient: 1.3%1.3%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 062 magnetic, 081 true242 magnetic, 261 true
Declared distances: TORA:6500 TODA:6500 ASDA:6500 LDA:6500TORA:6500 TODA:6500 ASDA:6500 LDA:6500
Markings: precision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: noyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: LDA/DME
Obstructions: 55 ft. trees, 2100 ft. from runway, 34:1 slope to clear77 ft. trees, 1580 ft. from runway, 20:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ALASKA DOT&PF NORTHERN REGION
2301 PEGER ROAD
FAIRBANKS, AK 99709
Phone 907-451-5217
Manager: STEVE SEARLES
BOX 507
VALDEZ, AK 99686
Phone 907-835-5658
OTHER PHONE NUMBERS AVBL 835-4695/5658.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 35
Single engine airplanes: 25
Multi engine airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 7
Ultralights: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 25/day *
41% air taxi
27% transient general aviation
27% local general aviation
5% military
* for 12-month period ending 30 June 2017

Additional Remarks

FUEL SALES BY PPR ONLY. FOR JET B 907-834-6933. FOR 100LL 907-831-0643.
SOUTHWEST SECTION OF RAMP (1675 X 200 FEET) NOT MAINTAINED NOV 1 TO APR 15.
SN REMOVAL, WILDLIFE CTL, COND RPRTG, AND OTHER AFLD MAINT SVCS ONLY AVBL AND VALID DUR ARPT MAINT DUTY HRS.
CTC ARPT MGMT FOR ANY AFTER HRS REQ FOR AFLD SVCS.
ARPT MAINT DUTY HRS: NOV-APR 0600-1600 MON-SAT, 0600-1500 SUN; MAY-OCT 0600-1830 MON-THURS, 0700-1730 FRI-SAT, 0900-1700 SUN.
BE ALERT - DURG STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS THE WINDS AT MIDFIELD AND AT THE EAST END OF THE RY MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE WINDS DETECTED AT THE AWOS SITE.
BE ALERT: SEE SPECIAL NOTICES - PORT VALDEZ AREA AND GENERAL NOTICES - THOMPSON PASS AVALANCHE CONTROL.
POTATO POINT WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
ARPT SAND LARGER GRADATION THAN FAA RECOMMENDED/SEE AC150/5200-30.
COLD TEMPERATURE RESTRICTED AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -4C.

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 21 June 2018 at 0901Z to 19 July 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
LDA/DME-H   download (269KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (25KB)
 
Departure Procedures
NAKED SIX   download (158KB)
 
JMAAL THREE (OBSTACLE)   download (199KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (148KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAKA - Tatitlek Airport (20 nm SW)
PACV - Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport (45 nm SE)
PAGK - Gulkana Airport (65 nm N)
PAAQ - Palmer Buddy Woods Municipal Airport (86 nm W)
PAWS - Wasilla Airport (98 nm W)
 
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Aerial photo of PAVD (Valdez Pioneer Field Airport)
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Photo taken 11-Jul-2012
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight++
Sunrise04:0912:09
Sunset23:2607:26
Evening civil twilight++

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  25-Jun-2018 06:28:12
Local (UTC-8)  24-Jun-2018 22:28:12
 
METAR
PAVD 250617Z AUTO 09003KT 10SM FEW022 BKN029 OVC033 11/08 A2993 RMK AO2
TAF
PAVD 250525Z 2506/2606 VRB04KT P6SM -SHRA SCT015 OVC030 FM260000 26008KT P6SM -SHRA SCT030 OVC045 AMD LTD TO CLD VIS AND WIND
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