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PKWA Bucholz Army Airfield (Kwajalein KMR) (Atoll)
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 06 DECEMBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: KWA
Lat/Long: 08-43-12.4508N / 167-43-53.9481E
08-43.207513N / 167-43.899135E
8.7201252 / 167.7316523
(estimated)
Elevation: 15.9 ft. / 4.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 09E (1985)
Time zone: UTC +12 (year round; does not observe DST)

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: HONOLULU CONTROL FACILITY CENTER
FSS: HONOLULU FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PKWA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0730-2130
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

KWAJALEIN GROUND: 121.9 [1900-0500Z TUE-SAT, EXCLD FED HOL]
KWAJALEIN TOWER: 126.2 360.2 [1900-0500Z TUE-SAT, EXCLD FED HOL]
KWAJALEIN APPROACH: 126.2 360.2 [2200-0600, TUE-SAT, EXCLD FED HOL]
KWAJALEIN DEPARTURE: 126.2 360.2 [2200-0600, TUE-SAT, EXCLD FED HOL]
BASE OPS: 118.8
EMERG: 121.5
  • ALL ACFT WITHIN 50NM MAINT. TWR CTC, OT CTC BASE OPS 118.8 (ADVSY SVC ONLY).
  • DUR AFLD OPR PERIODS WHEN ATC NOT AVBL, ALL ACFT WILL USE STD ADVSY PRO OF SECTION 4-1-9 OF THE US AIM AND SELF-ANNOUNCE ALL MOVEMENTS ON CTAF BOTH ON GND AND WITHIN 10 NM OF THE ARPT.
  • ATCT-ARAC.

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
BUCHOLZat field35909ENDJ -. -.. .---

Airport Services

Fuel available: FUEL CODE JP-5
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 6668 x 198 ft. / 2032 x 60 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 158.0
Double wheel: 205.0
Double tandem: 308.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 08-43.044313N08-43.370715N
Longitude: 167-43.369877E167-44.428393E
Elevation: 14.9 ft.15.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesno
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060

Additional Remarks

24 HR PPR THRU CMDR US ARMY KWAJALEIN ATOLL; P.O. BOX 26 APO AP 96555; ATTN: BASE OPS; C805-355-2131 CONUS DSN 254-2131; HI/C 471-1836 X2131; HI/DSN 480-2131.
AVOID RAIN CATCHMENTS ON N SIDE OF RWY AND TWY.
TACAN TOWER 75 FT HIGH LCTD 164 FT NORTH OF TWY E CNTRLN.
PORTIONS OF TWY E NOT VIS FM ATCT.
NUMEROUS TREES AND OTHER OBSTN WITHIN 300 FT S OF RY.
USE OF PARALLEL TWY A LMTD TO C-141 AND SMALLER ACFT.
ELECTRO-MAGNETIC RADIATION MAY EXIST 24 HRS DAILY WITHIN 5 NM, FM SFC TO 30,000 FT.
RSTD: TWYS A AND E ARE WEIGHT RESTRICTED FOR THE FOLLOWING ACFT: B737, B757, B767, C-5, C-17, C-130, C-141, AND DC-8 BACK TAXI AND 180 DEG TURN ON RY WILL BE REQUIRED, FOR EITHER ARR OR DEP. EXCEPTIONS MAY BE GRANTED FOR TWY A, IN ORDER TO ACCESS EXPLOSIVE CARGO PARKING LOCATIONS.
250' TWR 8.5NM PKWA BRG 300DEG.
REPORT ON INITIAL CALL UP WITH AWOS WX INFO AVBL ON FREQ.119.675 OR CALL (805) 355-8161.
FOR CD CTC HCF APCH AT 808-840-6201.
CTN-PILOTS HAVE EXPERIENCED VERTIGO DUR NGT OPERNS ESPECIALLY DUR PERIODS OF REDUCED VIS DUE TO LACK OF VISUAL CUES.
AFCT WITH EXPLOSIVE CARGO SHOULD PLAN TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 0830-1730 LCL.
CAUTION: MEN EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES MAY BE OPERATING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE RWY.
TRANSIT ALERT CONTRACTOR ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE 0730-1930 LCL.
ARR/DEP SHOULD NOT BE PLANNED BETWEEN 1300-0730 LCL.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at PKWA.
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Dec-2018
 Local
(UTC+12)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3518:35
Sunrise06:5718:57
Sunset18:3206:32
Evening civil twilight18:5506:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Dec-2018 21:24:51
Local (UTC+12)  17-Dec-2018 09:24:51
 
METAR
PKWA 162100Z AUTO 07015G21KT 10SM -RA SCT015 BKN021 BKN027 28/25 A2985 RMK AO2 T02790254
TAF
PKWA 161738Z 1618/1718 08011KT P6SM VCSH SCT020 SCT050 BKN130
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