McGrath Airport

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McGrath Airport
(formerly McGrath Army Airbase)
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IATA: MCGICAO: PAMCFAA LID: MCG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves McGrath, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 341 ft / 104 m
Coordinates 62°57′10″N 155°36′25″W / 62.95278°N 155.60694°W / 62.95278; -155.60694Coordinates: 62°57′10″N 155°36′25″W / 62.95278°N 155.60694°W / 62.95278; -155.60694
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MCG is located in Alaska
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Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,936 1,809 Asphalt
5/23 2,000 610 Gravel
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 11,000
Based aircraft 10
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

McGrath Airport (IATA: MCG[2]ICAO: PAMC[3]FAA LID: MCG) is a state-owned public-use airport serving McGrath,[1] a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.

As per the Federal Aviation Administration, the airport had 5,278 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 4,893 in 2009, and 5,242 in 2010.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The facility covers an area of 641 acres (259 ha) at an elevation of 341 feet (104 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 16/34 is 5,936 by 100 feet (1,809 x 30 m) with an asphalt surface and 5/23 is 2,000 by 60 feet (610 x 18 m) with a gravel surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2012, the airport had 11,000 aircraft operations, an average of 30 per day: 82% air taxi and 18% general aviation. At that time there were 10 aircraft based at this airport, all single-engine.[1]

Airline and non-stop destinations[edit]

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
PenAir Anchorage
Tanana Air Service Nikolai, Takotna

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares: January – December 2013[7]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Peninsula
4,940(96.22%)
Tanana
190(3.60%)
Hageland
10(0.18%)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2013[7]
Rank Destination Airport Passengers
2013 2012
1 Anchorage, AK Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC) 2,440 3,210
2 Nikolai, AK Nikolai Airport (NIB) 40 40
3 Takotna, AK Takotna Airport (TCT) 30 20
4 Unalakleet, AK Unalakleet Airport (UNK) 20 10
5 Tatalina, AK Tatalina Airport (TLJ) <10 10
6 Anvik, AK Anvik Airport (ANV) <10 <10
7 Ophir, AK Ophir Airport (OPH) <10 <10
8 St. Mary's, AK St. Mary's Airport (KSM) <10 <10

Incidents[edit]

  • On July 3, 1970, Douglas C-47 N154R of Reeder Flying Service crashed on take-off on a domestic passenger flight to Galena Airport, Alaska. Seven of the 27 people on board were killed.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MCG (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (MCG: McGrath)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Location Identifiers (Order JO 7350.8Y). Federal Aviation Administration. December 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "McGrath, AK: McGrath Airport (MCG)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "N154R Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 

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