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W78 William M Tuck Airport
South Boston, Virginia, USA

GOING TO SOUTH BOSTON?


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 05 NOVEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: W78
Lat/Long: 36-42-33.7407N 078-50-54.0149W
36-42.562345N 078-50.900248W
36.7093724,-78.8483375
(estimated)
Elevation: 419.8 ft. / 128.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 08W (1995)
From city: 3 miles E of SOUTH BOSTON, VA
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 24592

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1949
Control tower: no
ARTCC: WASHINGTON CENTER
FSS: LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DCA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATTENDED
Pattern altitude: 1219.8 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 01/19 & REIL RYS 01 & 19 - CTAF. PAPI RYS 01 & 19 OPER CONT.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3: 119.425 (434-575-0332)
WX AWOS-3 at W63 (15 nm SE): 118.225 (434-374-2431)
WX AWOS-3 at CXE (17 nm E): 121.225 (434-372-4506)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY WASHINGTON ARTCC ON FREQS 124.05/307.0 (SOUTH BOSTON RCAG).
  • COMMUNICATIONS PRVDD BY LEESBURG RADIO ON FREQS 122.1R/110.4T (SOUTH BOSTON RCO).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SBVr081/8.3SOUTH BOSTON VORTAC110.4005W
DANr076/(25.0)DANVILLE VOR113.1006W
LYHr155/37.6LYNCHBURG VOR/DME109.2005W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
HUNTSBORO345/26.927109WHXO .... -..- ---
PERSON028/30.422008WHUR .... ..- .-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 1/19

Dimensions: 4003 x 75 ft. / 1220 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 1  RUNWAY 19
Latitude: 36-42.272418N36-42.930965N
Longitude: 078-50.857067W078-50.904865W
Elevation: 382.5 ft.419.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 005 magnetic, 357 true185 magnetic, 177 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 41 ft. brush, 880 ft. from runway, 262 ft. right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear47 ft. tree, 1383 ft. from runway, 242 ft. left of centerline, 25:1 slope to clear

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 2065 x 200 ft. / 629 x 61 m
Surface: turf, in good condition
Runway edge markings: RY 24 OUTLINED WITH YELLOW CONES.
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 36-42.373102N36-42.599038N
Longitude: 078-51.095602W078-50.779653W
Elevation: 375.6 ft.389.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 056 magnetic, 048 true236 magnetic, 228 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 69 ft. trees, 1134 ft. from runway, 143 ft. right of centerline, 13:1 slope to clear70 ft. trees, 891 ft. from runway, 70 ft. right of centerline, 9:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: COUNTY OF HALIFAX
PO BOX 699
HALIFAX, VA 24558
Phone 434-476-3300
Manager: OTIS VAUGHAN
PO BOX 699
HALIFAX, VA 24558
Phone 434-476-3300

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 19
Single engine airplanes: 18
Helicopters: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 20/day *
66% local general aviation
34% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2019

Additional Remarks

WILDLIFE ON & INVOF RYS.
SELF-FUELING WITH A CREDIT CARD.
RWY 06/24 CLSD TO ACFT WITH AIRSPEED 50 KT OR MORE.
FOR CD CTC WASHINGTON ARTCC AT 703-771-3587.

Instrument Procedures

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NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 05 November 2020 at 0901Z to 03 December 2020 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 01   download (264KB)
VOR-A   download (219KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (41KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (140KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

W63 - Lake Country Regional Airport (15 nm SE)
KCXE - Chase City Municipal Airport (17 nm E)
KDAN - Danville Regional Airport (25 nm W)
KHNZ - Henderson-Oxford Airport (26 nm SE)
KTDF - Raleigh Regional Airport at Person County (26 nm S)
 
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Aerial photo of W78 (William M Tuck Airport)
Photo by Kenton Good
Taken in August 2017
looking south.

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 26-Nov-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3811:38
Sunrise07:0612:06
Sunset17:0022:00
Evening civil twilight17:2822:28

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-Nov-2020 07:00:02
Local (UTC-5)  26-Nov-2020 02:00:02
 
METAR
KW78 260635Z AUTO 19005KT 10SM BKN021 BKN029 OVC075 17/14 A3009 RMK AO1 T01680140
KW63 
15nm SE 
260655Z AUTO 18005KT 10SM OVC080 16/16 A3009 RMK AO1
KCXE 
17nm E 
260655Z AUTO 16004KT 10SM SCT022 BKN035 OVC075 16/15 A3009 RMK AO1 T01630146
TAF
KDAN 
25nm W 
260552Z 2606/2706 17005KT P6SM -RA BKN020 OVC050 TEMPO 2609/2613 5SM -SHRA BR OVC015 FM261400 22006KT P6SM BKN017 OVC027 FM261700 24008G16KT P6SM BKN025 FM262000 26008G16KT P6SM SCT040
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
County of Halifax 434-476-3300
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100LL
SS $3.99 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Dix Aviation 336-514-2724
[email]
Aircraft maintenance, Avionics sales and service

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