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PAFB Ladd Army Airfield
Fairbanks (Ft Wainwright), Alaska, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: FBK
Lat/Long: 64-50-15.4040N 147-36-52.1710W
64-50.256733N 147-36.869517W
64.8376122,-147.6144919
(estimated)
Elevation: 448.6 ft. / 136.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 17E (2020)
From city: 2 miles E of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -9 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 99703

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use, 24 HR PPR RQRD FOR TRANSIENT ACFT CALL DSN 317-353-7212/6514 COMMERCIAL 907-353-7212/6514.
Activation date: 05/1949
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ANCHORAGE CENTER
FSS: FAIRBANKS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [907-474-0788]
NOTAMs facility: PAFB (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 1700-0800++
Pattern altitude: TPA R/W 1200 FT; F/W (PISTON) 1500 FT; F/W (TURBINE) 2000 FT.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN TWR CLSD ACTVT AFLD LIGHTING ON 125.0.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 125.0
ATIS: 134.25
WX ASOS: 119.275 (907-353-7940)
LADD GROUND: 121.7 263.15 [1700-0800Z++ MON-FRI; EXC HOL.]
LADD TOWER: 125.0 284.6 40.8FM [1700-0800Z++ MON-FRI; EXC HOL.]
FAIRBANKS APPROACH: 125.35 ;180-359 127.1 ;360-179
FAIRBANKS DEPARTURE: 125.35
BASE OPS: 139.3
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 125.35 ;180-359
PAR: 121.3 134.1 237.5
PMSV METRO: 128.8 381.375
RANGE CTL: 38.3FM
WX ASOS at FAI (6 nm W): PHONE 907-474-8036
  • PAR LCTD LAT 64-50-12.22N LONG 147-36-54.24W.
  • VHF COMMUNICATIONS FROM TWR INTERMITTENT NE OF ARPT.
  • REMOTE BRIEFING SVC AVBL: EILSON METRO (PAEI) 344.6.
  • BASE OPS MON-FRI 1700-0200Z++
  • WX PMSV VHF: 128.8 / UHF: 381.375.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FAIr056/10.4FAIRBANKS VORTAC108.6021E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CHENA252/3.025717ECUN -.-. ..- -.

Airport Services

Fuel available: J4 FUEL AVAILABLE.
Parking: hangars
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 8575 x 150 ft. / 2614 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
Double wheel: 38.0, SEASONAL CLIMATIC COND EFFECTS WEIGHT BRG CAPACITY.
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Latitude: 64-50.244667N64-50.268500N
Longitude: 147-38.521500W147-35.217500W
Elevation: 442.8 ft.447.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 072 magnetic, 089 true252 magnetic, 269 true
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.30 degrees glide path)
PAPI NOT COINCIDENTAL WITH PAR.
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
NSTD.
ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
NSTD.
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: trees road, 500 ft. from runway, 10:1 slope to cleartrees/road, 300 ft. from runway, 20:1 slope to clear

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 50 x 50 ft. / 15 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Latitude: 64-50.023667N
Longitude: 147-35.358833W
Elevation: 448.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: none

Helipad H4

Dimensions: 50 x 50 ft. / 15 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Latitude: 64-49.960833N
Longitude: 147-38.168500W
Elevation: 448.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: none

Helipad H5

Dimensions: 50 x 50 ft. / 15 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Latitude: 64-49.953500N
Longitude: 147-37.465000W
Elevation: 448.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: none

Helipad H6

Dimensions: 50 x 50 ft. / 15 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Latitude: 64-49.998667N
Longitude: 147-36.171500W
Elevation: 448.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: none

Helipad H7

Dimensions: 50 x 50 ft. / 15 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Latitude: 64-50.020833N
Longitude: 147-35.756333W
Elevation: 448.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: none

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: U.S. ARMY
U.S. ARMY FORCES COMMAND
ATLANTA, GA
Manager: HQ 172 INFANTRY BRIGADE
FT RICHARDSON
ALASKA 99505
Phone 907-353-7022

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 103
Single engine airplanes: 13
Military aircraft: 90
    
Aircraft operations: avg 175/day *
94% military
5% local general aviation
2% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 15 April 1979

Additional Remarks

A39-07/25 PCN (JUN-FEB) 130/F/A/W/T. PCN (MAR-MAY) 112/F/D/W/T.
A30A-H1 DESIGNATED: HELIPAD S
A35 T200; ST175; TT340; TDT714.
NORTH TFC PAT RW AND MQ-1 GRAY EAGLE ONLY; LARGE ACFT-RAMP PARKING; SMALL ACFT TIE DOWN NOT AVBL.
HEAVY BIRD ACTIVITY INVOF ARPT.
BE ALERT NUMEROUS NIGHT DEVICE ACFT OPNS INVOF LADD AAF. EXPECT NUMEROUS DIMLY LIT ACFT IN THE TANNANA FLATS AND YUKON TRAINING AREAS DURG HRS OF DARKNESS & WEEKDAYS FROM SEP THRU APR.
CAUTION: 100 FT AGL MARKED LIGHT POLES FOR ILLUMINATION ARE 3/4 NM SE OF AIRFIELD.
MINS BASED ON FBK WX OBSERVATIONS.
CAUTION: RWY 07 ROAD BEGINNING 349 FT FROM DEPARTURE END OF RWY (DER), RUNS THRU CLEAR ZONE PERPENDICULAR TO EXTENDED RWY CNTRLN, RAILROAD TRACKS, 556 FT FROM DER, RUNS THRU CLEAR ZONE PERPENDICULAR TO CNTRLN, RIVER BEGINNING 556 FT FROM DER, RUNS THRU CLEAR ZONE PERPENDICULAR TO EXTENDED CNTRLN.
ASOS FREQ 119.275 IS ASSOCD WITH R-2205 YUKON TRAINING RANGE. ASOS FREQ 118.525 IS ASSOCD WITH R-2211 BLAIR LAKE TRAINING RANGE. PMSV LMTD TO LINE OF SIGHT; RECEPTION BLW 5000 FT MSL LMTD FM 210-100 WI 100 NM BY TRRN, NO LMT ABV 5000 FT WI 50 NM; RECEPTION 3500-12000 FT LMTD FM 100-210 FM 50-100 NM BY TRRN, NO LMT ABV 12000 FT WI 100 NM. PMSV UNMONITORED WHEN FBK TWR CLSD. SFC VIS RESTRICTED FM 020-050 DUE TO HANGER 1 AND FM 250-350 DUE TO CTL TWR AND BLDGS.
ALL HELIPADS ARE DAY VMC ONLY.
RWY 07/25 HAVE NO OVERRUNS. TWYS A, B, C, D, E, F, G AND SECTIONS OF N AND S DO NOT HAVE SHOULDERS.
CAUTION: AIRFIELD HAS NO ACFT DE-ICE CAPABILITIES.
CAUTION: RWY 25 ROAD BEGINNING 387 FT FROM DEPARTURE END OF RWY (DER), RUNS THROUGH CLEAR ZONE PERPENDICULAR EXTENDED RWY CNTRLN, RIVER BEGINNING 477 FT FORM DER, RUNS THRU CLEAR ZONE PERPENDICULAR EXTENDED RWY CNTRLN. ROAD VEHICLE TFC IS CONTROLLED BY TWR WHEN OPEN (DISTANCES ARE ESTIMATED).
LASER RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED INTERMITTENTLY WITHIN 4 NM OF LAT650700N.,/1472750.W, POKER FLAT RESEARCH RANGE AT AN ANGLE OF 70 TO 90 DEG, FROM THE SFC, PROJECTING UP TO UNLIMITED. THE BEAM WILL BE TERMINATED IF ACFT ENTER THE AFFECTED AREA. THIS BEAM IS INJURIOUS TO PILOTS/AIRCREWS AND PASSENGERS EYES. COCKPIT ILLUMINATION-FLASH BLINDNESS MAY OCCUR BEYOND THESE DISTANCES. ANCHORAGE/ZAN/ARTCC FACILITY (907-269-1103) IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY.
RWY 25 PUBLIC ROAD 349 FT WEST OF DER, UP TO 15 FT AGL/460 FT MSL, RAILROAD TRACKS 556 FT WEST OF DER, UP TO 23 FT AGL/461 FT MSL, TREES 556 FT WEST OF DER, UP TO 25 FT AGL/460 FT MSL.
FIRING RANGES S OF FLD-CTC TWR OR OPNS FOR ADVISORY.
RWY 07, PUBLIC ROAD 387 FT EAST OF DER, UP TO 15 FT AGL/460 FT MSL.
COMMUNICATIONS: WEATHER (PMSV) METRO 381.375 UHF, 128.8 VHF, 134.25 (ATIS): WX OPS H24, DSN 317-353-7111, C:907-353-7111.
PAPI MONTHLY MAINTENANCE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THE LAST WED OF EVERY MONTH FROM 0900-1200L (1800-2100Z++). PAPI WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FOR USE DURING THIS TIME.
SERVICE: US CUSTOMS AND INTL TRASH NOT AVBL.
TWY EDGE LIGHTS ON TWY H AND PORTIONS OF TWYS N AND S GREATER THAN 10 FT FROM TWY SIDE STRIPES.
GCA 121.3 118.05 276.4 (MON-FRI 1700-0100++ EXC HOLIDAYS).
HOT PIT REFUELING OPS INOP, 1 NOV - 1 APR. CONTACT UNIT FOR COLD FUEL.
OBST TREES PENETRATE CLEAR ZONES ON THE APCH ENDS OF RWY 07/25.
CAUTION: TOWERS LOCATED IN ALPHA SOD CENTER ARE INOP AND UNLIT OBST LIGHTS. RWY 07 CLEAR ZONE RAILROAD TRAIN MOVEMENT ACTIVITY. WHEN OPEN ATCT WILL ADVISE ACFT THAT THEY ARE NOT AUTH TO DEPART OF LAND UNTIL TRAIN MOVEMENTS HAVE COMPLETED.
MED EVAC PAD FOR F/W AT OPS RAMP; R/W EVAC PAD AT HOSPITAL; 15 MIN NOTICE REQUIRED.
AIRSPACE FAIRBANKS, AK - SCIENTIFIC LASER OPS NEAR FAIRBANKS ARPT, 645134N/1475059W, OR THE FAI VORTAC 028 DEG RADIAL AT 5.5 NM. THIS BEAM MAY CAUSE DISTRACTION AND/OR FLASH BLINDNESS TO PILOTS/AIRCREWS AND PASSENGERS EYES. FAIRBANKS/FAI/ATCT TELEPHONE NUMBER 907-474-0452 IS THE FAA CDN FACILITY.
DUR EVACUATION OF WX STATION CTC (907) 382-6518.
WX BRIEF AVBL 1600-0700Z++ WEEKDAYS EXC HOLS. DSN 317-353-7111/9999. BRIEFS AVBL OTHER TIMES 17TH OWS JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM DSN 315-449-8333/7950 C 808-449-8333/7950.
CAUTION: LGTD HWY PARALLEL TO & NORTH RWY 07/25 CAN BE CONFUSED WITH RWY DURG APCH.
CAUTION: MAIN ROAD IMMEDIATELY OFF APCH END OF RWY 07 AND RWY 25.
INSPECTION FURNISHED BY DEPT OF ARMY.

Instrument Procedures

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FAA instrument procedures published for use from 15 July 2021 at 0901Z to 12 August 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 25   download (119KB)
NDB-A   download (111KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (114KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (134KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (293KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

PAFA - Fairbanks International Airport (6 nm W)
PAEI - Eielson Air Force Base (17 nm SE)
PANN - Nenana Municipal Airport (41 nm SW)
PAHV - Healy River Airport (68 nm SW)
PABI - Allen Army Airfield (70 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 01-Aug-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight03:1311:13
Sunrise04:5212:52
Sunset23:0207:02
Evening civil twilight00:4108:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  02-Aug-2021 00:03:23
Local (UTC-8)  01-Aug-2021 16:03:23
 
METAR
PAFB 012258Z AUTO 26003KT 9SM OVC140 25/10 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP170 T02530098 PNO $
PAFA 
7nm W 
012353Z 16003KT 10SM SCT075 SCT110 BKN160 26/12 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP172 T02560117 10256 20183 56006
PAEI 
17nm SE 
012356Z 36006KT 10SM CLR 26/12 A3003 RMK AO2A SLP172 T02580119 10258 20196 58003 $
TAF
PAFA 
7nm W 
011734Z 0118/0224 00000KT P6SM FEW060 SCT080 BKN120 FM012000 VRB04KT P6SM SCT100 BKN250
PAEI 
17nm SE 
012200Z 0122/0304 30009KT 9999 SCT085 BKN100 QNH3003INS BECMG 0205/0206 VRB06KT 9999 FEW075 SCT150 QNH3004INS TX27/0202Z TN12/0214Z
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