Hyder Seaplane Base
|Hyder Seaplane Base|
|IATA: WHD – ICAO: none – FAA LID: 4Z7|
|Owner||Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region|
|Elevation AMSL||0 ft / 0 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Hyder Seaplane Base (IATA: WHD, FAA LID: 4Z7) is a state owned, public use seaplane base located one nautical mile (2 km) southeast of the central business district of Hyder, a community in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.
Facilities and aircraft
Hyder Seaplane Base has one seaplane landing area designated N/S with a water surface measuring 10,000 by 1,000 feet (3,048 x 305 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 105 aircraft operations, an average of 8 per month: 95% air taxi and 5% general aviation.
There are two floats for seaplanes, one along the shoreline and another within a protected cove with a concrete launch ramp. The floats are shared with vessels that dock at the base.
Airline and destination
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|Taquan Air||Ketchikan |
- FAA Airport Master Record for 4Z7 ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Summer Flight Schedule: Effective May 13 – September 15, 2012". Taquan Air. Retrieved August 2, 2012.