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PABV Birchwood Airport
Birchwood, Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: BCV
Lat/Long: 61-24-57.9150N 149-30-29.9152W
61-24.965250N 149-30.498587W
61.4160875,-149.5083098
(estimated)
Elevation: 83 ft. / 25.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 19E (2010)
From city: 2 miles NW of BIRCHWOOD, AK
(LCTD 2 SM NW OF CHUGIAK.)
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99567

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1949
Control tower: no
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: KENAI FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-283-7211]
NOTAMs facility: BCV (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT VASI RWY 20R; MIRL RWY 02L/20R - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.0
WX AWOS-3P: 135.55 (907-688-0826)
WX AWOS-3P at IYS (9 nm N): 135.25 (907-373-3801)
WX ASOS at FRN (10 nm SW): 134.25
WX ASOS at MRI (16 nm SW): 124.25 (907-271-5277)
WX ASOS at PAQ (16 nm NE): 134.75 (907-746-6675)
WX ASOS at LHD (19 nm SW): PHONE 907-245-5432

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BGQr106/16.0BIG LAKE VORTAC112.5019E
TEDr023/19.8ANCHORAGE VOR/DME113.1518E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR

Runway Information

Runway 2L/20R

Dimensions: 4012 x 100 ft. / 1223 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 2L  RUNWAY 20R
Latitude: 61-24.705337N61-25.213990N
Longitude: 149-30.971737W149-30.099503W
Elevation: 82.6 ft.68.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 020 magnetic, 039 true200 magnetic, 219 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left
KEY MIKE 7 TIMES FOR VASI.
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 76 ft. trees, 1647 ft. from runway, 19:1 slope to clear
-5 FT FENCE 195 FT FM PAVEMENT EDGE.
55 ft. trees, 1112 ft. from runway, 120 ft. left and right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear

Runway 2R/20L

Dimensions: 1802 x 50 ft. / 549 x 15 m
RWY 02R/21L 600 FT ASPH ON RWY 20L END, REMAINDER GRVL.
Surface: asphalt/gravel, in fair condition
RUNWAY 2R  RUNWAY 20L
Latitude: 61-24.863465N61-25.091943N
Longitude: 149-30.611955W149-30.220132W
Elevation: 78.6 ft.73.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 020 magnetic, 039 true200 magnetic, 219 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 4 ft. hill, 125 ft. left of centerlinenone

Airport 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) 338-1466
Manager: KAYCE ELIASON
5300 E. TUDOR ROAD, STATE OF ALASKA DOTPF CR
ANCHORAGE, AK 99507-1249
Phone 907-338-1466

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 309
Single engine airplanes: 301
Multi engine airplanes: 6
Helicopters: 1
Gliders airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 192/day *
50% transient general aviation
50% local general aviation
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2019

Additional Remarks

RWY USED FOR SAILPLANE OPERATIONS OCCASIONALLY.
ARPT HAS DESIGNATED TRANSIENT ACFT PARKING AVBL. FIRST 24 HRS FREE. PAY AT PILOT SHACK.
HELICOPTERS AVOID FIXED WING AND ULTRALIGHT TRAFFIC PATTERN.
WX CAMERA AVBL ON INTERNET AT HTTPS://WEATHERCAMS.FAA.GOV
TUNDRA TIRES/SKI STRIP IS NOT MAINTAINED IN THE WINTER MONTHS. BEWARE OF POSSIBLE HUMPS, BUMPS, AND RUTS.
UNATTENDED. RUNWAY CONDITION NOT MONITORED, RECOMMEND VISUAL INSPECTION PRIOR TO LANDING.
MID 1500 FT OF TWY A DESIGNATED AS RY FOR ULTRALIGHT & SKI/TUNDRA TIRE EQUIPPED ACFT, NO PARALLEL OPS ALLOWED - SEQUENCE ON CTAF.
ULTRALIGHT RY SKI/TUNDRA TIRE RWY.
RGT TFC PATTERN RY 20L AND 20R EXCEPT ULTRALIGHT ACFT USE LEFT TFC PATTERN EAST AWAY FROM ALL RYS.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at PABV.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAWS - Wasilla Airport (9 nm N)
PAFR - Bryant Army Airfield Heliport (10 nm SW)
PAGQ - Big Lake Airport (11 nm NW)
PAED - Elmendorf Air Force Base (13 nm SW)
PAMR - Merrill Field Airport (16 nm SW)
PAAQ - Warren "Bud" Woods Palmer Municipal Airport (16 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 13-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:0513:05
Sunrise06:0214:02
Sunset22:0406:04
Evening civil twilight23:0007:00

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  13-Aug-2022 19:06:01
Local (UTC-8)  13-Aug-2022 11:06:01
 
METAR
PABV 131856Z AUTO 27003KT 7SM -RA OVC003 14/13 A2964 RMK AO2 RAE38B54 CIG 003V007 SLP042 P0000 T01390133
PAFR 
10nm SW 
131856Z AUTO 00000KT 9SM OVC005 15/14 A2958 RMK AO2 RAE37 CIG 004V007 SLP022 P0001 T01470142 VISNO RWY35 CHINO RWY35 $
PAED 
13nm SW 
131855Z 02003KT 1 1/2SM -RA BR FEW002 SCT005 OVC009 14/14 A2961 RMK AO2A VIS NW-NE 3/4 SLP023 CLD BASES 009 PER PIREP P0002 T01390139 FZRANO $
PAMR 
15nm SW 
131853Z 36004KT 4SM -RA BR OVC006 14/13 A2962 RMK AO2 SLP031 P0002 T01440133
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
131853Z 11008KT 9SM -RA FEW075 OVC090 15/12 A2962 RMK AO2 SLP033 P0002 T01500122
PALH 
19nm SW 
131853Z 02005KT 10SM BKN003 BKN085 BKN100 13/13 A2963 RMK AO2 RAE45 CIG 003V009 SLP034 P0003 T01330133
TAF
PAED 
13nm SW 
131800Z 1318/1424 VRB06KT 4800 -SHRA BR SCT005 BKN007 BKN070 610808 QNH2951INS BECMG 1320/1321 01006KT 9000 -SHRA BKN010 BKN060 BKN100 610808 QNH2958INS BECMG 1404/1405 01009KT 9999 VCSH FEW015 BKN070 BKN100 620709 QNH2961INS BECMG 1411/1412 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA VCFG SCT002 BKN060 610609 QNH2963INS TX17/1400Z TN13/1412Z
PAAQ 
16nm NE 
131722Z 1318/1418 07005KT P6SM -RA BKN070 FM140000 13012G22KT P6SM -RA SCT050 OVC100 FM140900 14005KT P6SM BKN060
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