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W73 Mid Atlantic Soaring Center Airport
Fairfield, Pennsylvania, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: W73
Lat/Long: 39-45-25.3440N 077-21-04.9540W
39-45.422400N 077-21.082567W
39.7570400,-77.3513761
(estimated)
Elevation: 573 ft. / 175 m (estimated)
Variation: 10W (1985)
From city: 2 miles SE of FAIRFIELD, PA
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 17320

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1971
Control tower: no
ARTCC: WASHINGTON CENTER
FSS: WILLIAMSPORT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: IPT (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: SAT-SUN DAYLIGHT HOURS, ALL MON - FRI UNATTENDED
Pattern altitude: TPA 1365' MSL.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
SEGM CIRC ON WEST SIDE OF ARPT; 45 FT DIAM.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 123.3
WX ASOS at HGR (18 nm W): 126.375 (301-745-3497)
WX AWOS-3 at DMW (18 nm SE): 121.25 (410-876-1281)
WX AWOS-3 at N68 (19 nm NW): 120.725 (717-261-1943)
  • MULTICOM 123.3 USED DURING GLIDER ACTIVITY.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FDKr011/(20.7)FREDERICK VOR109.0008W
EMIr320/23.3WESTMINSTER VORTAC117.9008W
HGRr088/(23.5)HAGERSTOWN VOR109.8007W
THSr118/29.6ST THOMAS VORTAC115.0007W
MRBr053/32.0MARTINSBURG VORTAC112.1007W
HARr212/35.2HARRISBURG VORTAC112.5010W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
ELLICOTT328/38.737111WFND ..-. -. -..

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 2700 x 50 ft. / 823 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Double wheel: 12.5
Runway edge markings: RY 15 NOT MARKED WITH THLD OR MAGNETIC HEADING.
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Traffic pattern: leftright
Displaced threshold: no900 ft.
Markings: basic, in good condition
Obstructions: 76 ft. tree, 373 ft. from runway, 93 ft. left of centerline, 2:1 slope to clear
RY 15 HAS +15 FT ROAD AT RY END 125 FT L/R OF CNTRLN.
58 ft. tree, 1025 ft. from runway, 162 ft. left of centerline, 14:1 slope to clear
RY 33 APPROACH SLOPE 20:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: MID-ATLANTIC SOARING ASSOC.
154 PECHER RD
FAIRFIELD, PA 17320
Phone 717-642-9907
Manager: ROBERT JACKSON
931 PECHER RD, 165 PECHER RD
FAIRFIELD, PA 17320
Phone 717-642-9886

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 48
Single engine airplanes: 13
Gliders airplanes: 35
    
Aircraft operations: avg 79/week *
97% local general aviation
3% transient general aviation
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 18 November 2020

Additional Remarks

EXTSV GLDR OPNS.
RY 15 CLSD FOR LANDINGS.
KARLINDO PERSONAL USE ARPT LCTD 1300 FT E OF RYS.
ARPT OPS RESTRICTED, IAW TFR RULES, WHEN P-40 EXPANDED TO 10 NM RADIUS.
GLIDERS OCCASSIONALLY LAND ON TURF AREA ADJACENT TO RY 15/33.
FOR CD CTC POTOMAC APCH AT 866-709-4993.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at W73.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

W05 - Gettysburg Regional Airport (6 nm NE)
KHGR - Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A Henson Field (18 nm W)
KDMW - Carroll County Regional Airport/Jack B Poage Field (18 nm SE)
N68 - Franklin County Regional Airport (19 nm NW)
KFDK - Frederick Municipal Airport (20 nm S)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 27-Feb-2021
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1911:19
Sunrise06:4711:47
Sunset17:5822:58
Evening civil twilight18:2523:25

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  27-Feb-2021 17:11:10
Local (UTC-5)  27-Feb-2021 12:11:10
 
METAR
KHGR 
18nm W 
271653Z 24005KT 6SM BR OVC004 04/03 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP201 T00390028 $
KDMW 
18nm SE 
271655Z AUTO 25004KT 10SM OVC005 06/06 A3005 RMK AO2
TAF
KMRB 
36nm SW 
271139Z 2712/2812 VRB03KT 2SM BR OVC002 FM271300 19004KT 2SM -RA BR OVC003 FM271500 18004KT 2SM BR OVC005 FM271800 22005KT P6SM BKN015 FM272300 26004KT P6SM BKN080 FM280600 00000KT 6SM -RA BR OVC050 FM280900 00000KT 5SM -RA BR OVC010
KMDT 
38nm NE 
271133Z 2712/2812 10004KT 4SM -RA BR OVC005 FM271900 28006KT P6SM OVC015 FM272100 29005KT P6SM BKN035
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