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W55 Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
Seattle, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 16 AUGUST 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: W55
Lat/Long: 47-37-44.3530N / 122-20-19.4560W
47-37.739217N / 122-20.324267W
47.6289869 / -122.3387378
(estimated)
Elevation: 14 ft. / 4 m (estimated)
Variation: 20E (1985)
From city: 1 mile N of SEATTLE, WA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 98109

Seaplane Base Operations

Seaplane Base use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1947
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SEA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: DAWN-DUSK
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Landing fee: no, $150 TRANSIT DOCKING FEE.
International operations: international airport of entry

Seaplane Base Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX ASOS at BFI (6 nm S): PHONE 206-763-6904
WX ASOS at RNT (10 nm SE): 126.95 (425-255-6080)
WX ASOS at SEA (11 nm S): PHONE 206-214-2592
WX ASOS at PAE (17 nm N): 128.65 (425-355-6192)
WX AWOS-3PT at PWT (19 nm SW): 121.2 (360-674-2811)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SEAr335/11.7SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
PAEr168/17.6PAINE VOR/DME110.6020E
TCMr356/29.4MCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
NOLLA081/2.136215EBF -... ..-.
PARKK332/5.928115EHPK .... .--. -.-
GRAYE005/30.721616EGRF --. .-. ..-.
MASON COUNTY034/38.034819EMNC -- -. -.-.
LACOMAS357/38.332816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.

Seaplane Base Services

Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 16W/34W

Dimensions: 5000 x 500 ft. / 1524 x 152 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY 16W  RUNWAY 34W
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Seaplane Base Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: TODD BANKS
P O BOX 82064
KENMORE, WA 98028
Phone 425-486-1257
EXTENSION 2240
Manager: SARAH FELLER
950 WESTLAKE AVENUE N
SEATTLE, WA 98109
Phone 425-486-1257

Seaplane Base Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 119/day *
82% air taxi
13% local general aviation
6% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

APCH SURFACE DATA NOT CHECKED.
FUEL AVBL EMERG ONLY.
MARINA FREQUENCY 130.30.
FOR CD CTC SEA APCH AT 206-214-4794.
FIVE TEMPO BUOYS HAVE BEEN PLACED ALONG THE NORTH-SOUTH CNTRLN OF LAKE UNION, EACH SEPARATED BY APPROXIMATELY 750FT, AND MARK THE APRX LOCATION OF THE PREFERRED SEAPLANE OPR AREA. THE BUOYS HAVE A YELLOW FLASHING LIGHT THAT CAN BE ACTVT BY FIVE CLICKS ON 122.9, TO ALERT BOATERS OF AN IMPENDING SEAPLANE TKOF OR LANDING. RUN TIME ON THE LIGHTS IS 60 SECONDS. THE BUOY/LIGHT SYSTEM IS ADVISORY ONLY, AND BOATERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CLEAR THE AREA. THE BUOYS WILL BE REMOVED WITHIN FIVE DAYS FOLLOWING LABOR DAY, OR EARLIER.
INCREASED BOATING OPNS ON LAKE APR 15 THRU OCT 15.
SPECIAL NOISE ABATEMENT RULES IN EFFECT CONTACT OPERATOR FOR PATTERN INFORMATION.
KITE FLYING IN PUBLIC PARK AT N END OF ARPT AND UAVS OPERATING AT THE N AND S ENDS.
NIGHT LANDINGS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO UNLIGHTED SMALL WATERCRAFT.
DO NOT TAXI CLOSER THAN 200 FT FM SHORELINE EXCP IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO KENMORE AIR HARBOR.
ALL TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS IN CENTER OF LAKE.
WHEN CONSISTENT WITH SAFETY, AVOID 'ON THE STEP' OPERATIONS SOUTH AND WEST OF RED BUOY.
CALL 425-486-1257 X2010 FOR APVL AT LEAST 3 HRS PRIOR TO ARR. DOCKING FEE.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at W55.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBFI - Boeing Field/King County International Airport (6 nm S)
KRNT - Renton Municipal Airport (10 nm SE)
KSEA - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (11 nm S)
KPAE - Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field) (17 nm N)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (19 nm S)
S43 - Harvey Field Airport (19 nm NE)
KPWT - Bremerton National Airport (19 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Aug-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3812:38
Sunrise06:1213:12
Sunset20:1403:14
Evening civil twilight20:4803:48

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Aug-2018 23:44:18
Local (UTC-7)  19-Aug-2018 16:44:18
 
METAR
KBFI 
5nm S 
192253Z 32006KT 5SM HZ FU FEW040 24/13 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP163 T02440128
KRNT 
9nm SE 
192253Z AUTO 30008KT 7SM HZ CLR 26/14 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP166 T02560139
KSEA 
11nm S 
192253Z 35007KT 3SM HZ FU SCT032 26/13 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP173 FU SCT032 T02610133
KPAE 
17nm N 
192253Z 33007KT 6SM HZ OVC035 22/14 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP172 T02170144
KPWT 
18nm SW 
192256Z AUTO 06010KT 9SM CLR 25/13 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP180 T02500133
TAF
KBFI 
5nm S 
191720Z 1918/2018 32007KT P6SM SKC FM200000 02006KT 4SM FU SCT040 FM201200 35007KT 3SM FU BKN040
KSEA 
11nm S 
192101Z 1921/2024 33008KT 6SM HZ FU SKC FM200000 02006KT 4SM FU SCT040 FM201200 35007KT 3SM FU BKN040
KPAE 
17nm N 
192102Z 1921/2018 35007KT 6SM HZ FU SKC FM201000 01006KT 4SM FU SCT040 FM201200 35007KT 3SM FU BKN040
KPWT 
18nm SW 
191720Z 1918/2018 03005KT P6SM SKC FM200000 02006KT 4SM FU SCT040 FM201200 VRB04KT 3SM FU BKN040
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