Pelican Seaplane Base
|Pelican Seaplane Base|
|IATA: PEC – ICAO: none – FAA LID: PEC|
|Owner||City of Pelican|
|Elevation AMSL||0 ft / 0 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Pelican Seaplane Base (IATA: PEC, FAA LID: PEC) is a public-use seaplane base located in and owned by the City of Pelican, on Chichagof Island in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.
The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility (the commercial service category requires at least 2,500 enplanements per year). As per the Federal Aviation Administration, this airport had 744 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 550 in 2009, and 652 in 2010.
Facilities and aircraft
Pelican Seaplane Base has one runway designated NW/SE which measures 10,000 by 2,000 feet (3,048 x 610 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 350 aircraft operations, an average of 29 per month: 86% air taxi and 14% general aviation.
Airline and destination
The following airline offers scheduled passenger service:
|Alaska Seaplane Service||Juneau|
|Carrier||Passengers (arriving and departing)|
|Rank||City||Airport name & IATA code||Passengers|
|1||Juneau, AK||Juneau International (JNU)||770||800|
|2||Elfin Cove, AK||Elfin Cove Seaplane Base (ELV)||60||<10|
- FAA Airport Master Record for PEC ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- "About Us". Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC. Archived from the original on October 20, 2011. "Alaska Seaplane Service (also known as Alaska Seaplanes)"
- "Flight Schedule". Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- "Elfin Cove, AK: Elfin Cove Seaplane Base (ELV)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Essential Air Service documents (Docket DOT-OST-2002-11586) from the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- Order 2003-1-27 (January 28, 2003): selecting Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide subsided essential air service at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $177,681 for a two-year term from February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2005.
- Order 2005-5-3 (May 10, 2005): selecting Alaska Seaplane Service to provide essential air service (EAS) to Pelican and Elfin Cove, Alaska, and establishing a subsidy rate of $216,593 per year.
- Order 2007-9-7 (September 7, 2007): granting the Petition for Reconsideration of Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, and extending its subsidized essential air service (EAS) term at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, to a four-year term, through May 31, 2011.
- Order 2011-3-11 (March 9, 2011): re-selecting Alaska Seaplane Service, LLC, to provide essential air service (EAS) at Elfin Cove and Pelican, Alaska, at annual subsidy rates of $75,391 at Elfin Cove and $185,721 at Pelican, from June 1, 2011, through January 31, 2015. Pelican, Alaska: Docket OST-2002-11586. Scheduled Service: Six nonstop round trips per week year round to Juneau. Aircraft: DeHavilland Beaver, six seats.