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5BL Homer-Beluga Lake Seaplane Base
Homer, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: 5BL
Lat/Long: 59-38-29.6000N 151-31-16.0600W
59-38.493333N 151-31.267667W
59.6415556,-151.5211278
(estimated)
Elevation: 25 ft. / 8 m (estimated)
Variation: 24E (1985)
From city: 1 mile E of HOMER, AK
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99603

Seaplane Base Operations

Seaplane Base use: Open to the public
Activation date: 11/1950
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: HOMER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-235-8588]
ASSOC FSS OPERS 0545-2145 LCL, OT CTC KENAI FSS.
Alternate FSS: ENA KENAI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-866-864-1737]
NOTAMs facility: HOM (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Seaplane Base Communications

CTAF: 123.6
WX ASOS at HOM (1.1 nm E): 135.65 (907-235-3603)
WX ASOS at SOV (13 nm SW): 135.4 (907-234-7407)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
HOMr191/4.5HOMER VOR/DME114.6015E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
KACHEMAKat field27717EACE .- -.-. .

Seaplane Base Services

Fuel available: 100LL
AVAILABLE MAY-SEP, 907-299-5494.
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway NE/SW

Dimensions: 3000 x 600 ft. / 914 x 183 m
Surface: water
RUNWAY NE  RUNWAY SW
Traffic pattern: leftright
Markings: nonenone
Runway end identifier lights: nono

Seaplane Base Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ALASKA DOT&PF CENTRAL REGION
PO BOX 196900
ANCHORAGE, AK 99519-6900
Phone (907) 269-0783
Manager: KEVIN JONES
2156 KACHEMAK BAY DR
HOMER, AK 99603
Phone 907-235-8872

Seaplane Base Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 10
Single engine airplanes: 10
    
Aircraft operations: avg 63/week *
76% air taxi
15% local general aviation
9% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2019

Additional Remarks

SURFACE CONDITION NOT MONITORED RECOMMEND VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO USING. FREQUENT RECREATIONAL USE.
TPA 1000 FT AGL FOR FIXED WING ACFT; TPA 600 AGL & BLO FOR ROTARY ACFT.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
PUBLIC DOCK AT NW CORNER OF LAKE FOR LOADING/UNLOADING ONLY. NO TRANSIENT TIE DOWNS AVLB AT PUBLIC DOCK.
WINDSOCK LCTD AT NW CORNER OF LAKE.
OLD PILING BESIDE PUBLIC DOCK NEAR SHORE.
WATER FOWL INVOF ARPT.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 5BL.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAHO - Homer Airport (1 nm E)
PASX - Soldotna Airport (52 nm N)
PAEN - Kenai Municipal Airport (57 nm N)
PAWD - Seward Airport (70 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Sep-2020
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0615:06
Sunrise07:4715:47
Sunset20:1204:12
Evening civil twilight20:5304:53

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Sep-2020 16:21:06
Local (UTC-8)  19-Sep-2020 08:21:06
 
METAR
PAHO 191553Z 05003KT 10SM CLR 04/03 A2975
PASO 
13nm SW 
190553Z AUTO 20004KT 10SM CLR 10/06 A2974 RMK AO2 SLP072 T01000061 10144 20094 51009 TSNO
TAF
PAHO 181732Z 1818/1918 23010KT P6SM VCSH SCT035 BKN050 TEMPO 1818/1822 23012G20KT
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