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PAMR Merrill Field Airport
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: MRI
Lat/Long: 61-12-48.7622N 149-50-41.0069W
61-12.812703N 149-50.683448W
61.2135451,-149.8447241
(estimated)
Elevation: 137.3 ft. / 41.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 19E (2010)
From city: 1 mile E of ANCHORAGE, AK
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99508

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 05/1947
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: KENAI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-283-7211]
NOTAMs facility: MRI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0730-1700
Pattern altitude: TPA FOR ACFT 105 KTS OR LESS 900 FT MSL. ACFT GREATER THAN 105 KTS 1200 FT MSL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RYS 07/25 & 16/34; REIL RYS 07, 25; 16 & 34 - CTAF. PAPI RY 34; VASI RYS 07, 25 & 16 OPERATES 24 HRS.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 126.0
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 124.25
WX ASOS: 124.25 (907-271-5277)
MERRILL GROUND: 121.7 [0700-0000 MAY 1-AUG 31; 0700-2200 SEP 1-APR 30]
MERRILL TOWER: 126.0 127.55 [0700-0000 MAY 1-AUG 31; 0700-2200 SEP 1-APR 30]
ANCHORAGE APPROACH: 119.1
ANCHORAGE DEPARTURE: 119.1
CLASS C: 119.1
WX ASOS at LHD (4 nm SW): PHONE 907-245-5432
WX ASOS at ANC (5 nm SW): PHONE 907-271-5278
WX ASOS at FRN (6 nm NE): 134.25
WX AWOS-3P at BCV (16 nm NE): 135.55 (907-688-0826)
  • INTERFERENCE MAY BE RECEIVED ON ATCT FREQS IN TRAFFIC PATTERN FROM FM BROADCAST STATION.
  • WHEN ATCT CLSD CTAF PROCEDURES ARE RECOMMENDED. SEE REGULATORY NOTICES ANCHORAGE TERMINAL AREA MERRILL SEGMENT THIS SUPPLEMENT.
  • WHEN ATCT CLSD WX ALSO AVBL ON CTAF, CALL SIGN MERRILL WEATHER OR PHONE 907-271-4355.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TEDr033/4.3ANCHORAGE VOR/DME113.1518E
BGQr152/21.6BIG LAKE VORTAC112.5019E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100 JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: LOW
Bulk oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 4000 x 100 ft. / 1219 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 50.0
Double wheel: 80.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Latitude: 61-12.954167N61-12.954000N
Longitude: 149-51.198333W149-49.837333W
Elevation: 124.4 ft.136.7 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 071 magnetic, 090 true251 magnetic, 270 true
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-box VASI on left (3.75 degrees glide path)2-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 32 ft. pole, 245 ft. from runway, 300 ft. right of centerline, 1:1 slope to clear37 ft. bldg, 410 ft. from runway, 305 ft. right of centerline, 5:1 slope to clear

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 2640 x 75 ft. / 805 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 20.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 61-12.940833N61-12.507667N
Longitude: 149-51.151000W149-51.151500W
Elevation: 124.4 ft.117.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 161 magnetic, 180 true341 magnetic, 000 true
Markings: basic, in fair conditionbasic, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-box VASI on right (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: 40 ft. bldg, 425 ft. from runway, 270 ft. left of centerline, 5:1 slope to clear26 ft. bldg, 200 ft. from runway, 220 ft. left of centerline, 1:1 slope to clear
26 FT BLDG, 220 FT L OF CNTRLN, 0-200 FT FROM RWY THR.

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 2000 x 60 ft. / 610 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt/gravel, in good condition
Operational restrictions: RWY 05 PAVED FIRST 60 FT.
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 61-12.580317N61-12.713083N
Longitude: 149-50.708433W149-50.085933W
Elevation: 130.0 ft.136.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 047 magnetic, 066 true227 magnetic, 246 true
Markings: , in good condition, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 32 ft. pole, 146 ft. from runway, 252 ft. right of centerline, 4:1 slope to clear7 ft. fence, 223 ft. right of centerline

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE
800 MERRIL FIELD DR.
ANCHORAGE, AK 99501-4129
Phone 907-343-6303
Manager: D. RALPH GIBBS
800 MERRIL FIELD DR.
ANCHORAGE, AK 99501-4129
Phone 907-343-6303
EMAIL: DONALD.GIBBS@ANCHORAGEAK.GOV

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 844
Single engine airplanes: 786
Multi engine airplanes: 41
Helicopters: 16
Gliders airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 346/day *
53% transient general aviation
47% local general aviation
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2018

Additional Remarks

MERRILL ARPT WX INFO AVBL ON CTAF (CALL SIGN MERRILL WEATHER) DURG HRS ATCT CLSD OR PHONE 271-4355 DURING HRS WHEN ATCT CLSD.
USE FREQ 122.55 (RCO) FOR FILING, ACTIVATING, CANCELING FLIGHT PLANS IN ANCHORAGE BOWL AREA.
MRI RWY 5/23 PAVED FIRST 60 FT REMAINING SFC COMPOSITION IS GRAVEL AND USED SEASONALLY AS A SNOW RUNWAY (SKI EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT USE RECOMMENDED TO MINIMIZE WHEEL RUTTING).
ALL ACFT IN NON-MOVEMENT AREAS MUST CTC GND CTL PRIOR TO TAXI.
ANCHORAGE WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTP://AVCAMS.FAA.GOV
PORTIONS OF TWY C BTN TWY S AND TWY N, AND PORTIONS OF TWY Q NOT VISIBLE FROM THE TWR. TWY Q UNCONTROLLED EAST OF TWY C. TWY G UNCONTROLLED BTN TWY N AND RY 05/23. ALL SURFACES SOUTH OF RY 05/23 UNCONTROLLED.
TWY B UNCONTROLLED SOUTH OF TWY M.
COMPASS ROSE AVBL WITH PRIOR CDN FM MERRILL FIELD ATCT.
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE ROUTES-SEE AREA NOTICES- SPECIAL NOTICE CARTEE AIRSPACE.
SEAGULLS AND RAVENS ON ARPT. MIGRATORY BIRDS ON ARPT SPRING THROUGH FALL.
PPR FOR ACFT OVR 12500 LBS.
ALL RWY AND TWY LGTS NON-STD HEIGHT.
1 FT TO 8 FT SNOW BERMS AND PILES ADJACENT TO RWYS AND TWYS DURING WINTER MONTHS.
SEE SEPERATE LISTING FOR HOSP HELI.

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 15 July 2021 at 0901Z to 12 August 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS)-A   download (220KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (407KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAED - Elmendorf Air Force Base (3 nm NE)
PANC - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (5 nm SW)
PAFR - Bryant Army Airfield Heliport (6 nm NE)
PAGQ - Big Lake Airport (19 nm N)
PAWS - Wasilla Airport (23 nm N)
 
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Aerial photo of PAMR (Merrill Field Airport)
Photo by Vicki Eifert
Taken in June 2018
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Jul-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight03:5711:57
Sunrise05:1313:13
Sunset22:5806:58
Evening civil twilight00:1408:14

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Jul-2021 09:32:36
Local (UTC-8)  24-Jul-2021 01:32:36
 
METAR
PAMR 240853Z 08003KT 10SM -RA BKN042 OVC050 16/10 A2966 RMK RAB12 SLP146 P0000 60000 T01560100 402000150 53013
PAED 
3nm NE 
240909Z 00000KT 10SM -RA OVC047 15/12 A2997 RMK AO2A RAB09 SLP144 $
PALH 
4nm SW 
240853Z 17005KT 10SM -RA OVC041 15/11 A2998 RMK AO2 RAB40 SLP151 P0000 60000 T01500106 401780144 51013
PANC 
6nm SW 
240853Z 15011KT 10SM -RA FEW039 FEW047 OVC065 15/10 A2996 RMK AO2 RAB51 CIG 044 N SLP147 P0000 60000 T01500100 401780139 51013
PAFR 
6nm NE 
240904Z AUTO 00000KT 9SM OVC055 13/12 A2994 RMK AO2 RAE04 SLP144 PNO $
PABV 
15nm NE 
240856Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC060 15/11 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP158 60000 T01500106 401780144 53012
TAF
PAED 
3nm NE 
240200Z 2402/2508 02009KT 9999 VCSH SCT035 BKN050 QNH2989INS BECMG 2405/2406 VRB06KT 9999 VCSH BKN040 BKN060 QNH2991INS BECMG 2409/2410 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA BKN025 BKN040 QNH2993INS BECMG 2413/2414 35009KT 8000 -RA BR BKN010 BKN035 QNH3000INS BECMG 2420/2421 24009KT 9000 BR BKN015 BKN040 QNH3004INS TX19/2402Z TN12/2412Z
PANC 
6nm SW 
240539Z 2406/2512 15010KT P6SM -SHRA SCT030 OVC050 TEMPO 2406/2409 17012G25KT FM240900 17010KT P6SM -RA SCT010 OVC035 FM241600 16005KT 6SM -RA BR SCT010 OVC020 FM242200 17010KT P6SM VCSH SCT015 OVC050
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