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PAVD Valdez Pioneer Field Airport
Valdez, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: VDZ
Lat/Long: 61-08-03.1990N 146-14-41.1650W
61-08.053317N 146-14.686083W
61.1342219,-146.2447681
(estimated)
Elevation: 128 ft. / 39.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 19E (2015)
From city: 3 miles E of VALDEZ, AK
Time zone: UTC -9 (UTC -8 during Daylight Saving 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: JAN-DEC MON - FRI 0600-1830, JAN-DEC SAT & SUN 0800-1830
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MALSR RWY 06; REIL RWY 24; PAPI RWY 06; HIRL RWY 06/24 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
Airline operations: CLSD TO ACR OPS MORE THAN 30 PAX SEATS EXC 24 HR PPR IN WRITING - AMGR PO BOX 507 VALDEZ AK 99686; FAX 907-835-5849.
International operations: international airport of entry
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

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
A:PPR - 907-834-6933.
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR

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: 61-07.972388N61-08.134095N
Longitude: 146-15.776422W146-13.595652W
Elevation: 57.4 ft.128.0 ft.
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: TODD BISCHOFF
BOX 507
VALDEZ, AK 99686
Phone 907-835-5658

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 35
Single engine airplanes: 25
Multi engine airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 7
Ultralights: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 28/day *
37% air taxi
29% transient general aviation
24% local general aviation
5% military
5% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2021

Additional Remarks

1675 X 200 FT SW PTN OF RAMP NOT MNTND NOV 1 - APR 15.
MAINT HRS MON-FRI 0600-1830; SAT & SUN 0800-1830.
ALERT: DURG STRONG N WIND; MIDFIELD & E END RWY WIND MAY BE MUCH HYR THAN AWOS INDCD.
ALERT: SEE SPL NOTICE - PORT VALDEZ AREA & GENOTS - THOMPSON PASS AVALANCHE CTL.
POTATO POINT WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTPS://WEATHERCAMS.FAA.GOV
ARPT SAND LRGR THAN FAA RCMDD/SEE AC150/5200-30.
COLD TEMPERATURE RESTRICTED AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -11C.

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 01 December 2022 at 0901Z to 29 December 2022 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
LDA-H   download (313KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (147KB)
 
Departure Procedures
NAKED SIX   download (179KB)
 
JMAAL THREE (OBSTACLE)   download (221KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (397KB)

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 - Warren "Bud" Woods Palmer Municipal Airport (86 nm W)
PAWS - Wasilla Airport (98 nm W)
 
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Photo taken 11-Jul-2012
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 06-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-9)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight08:4217:42
Sunrise09:4118:41
Sunset15:3100:31
Evening civil twilight16:3001:30

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  07-Dec-2022 06:15:13
Local (UTC-9)  06-Dec-2022 21:15:13
 
METAR
PAVD 070556Z 00000KT 3SM -SN BR OVC020 A2955 RMK AO2 SLPNO 00/M02 6//// 57014 PNO $
TAF
PAVD 070540Z 0706/0806 VRB03KT 3SM -SN BR OVC020 FM070900 VRB03KT 1 1/2SM -SN BR OVC015 FM072000 VRB05KT 6SM -SN BR SCT015 BKN025 FM080000 07011G25KT P6SM SCT025 BKN040 AMD LTD TO CLD AND WIND 0706/0716
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FS --- $10.50 
PS $10.00 --- 
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