Talkeetna Airport

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Talkeetna Airport
IATA: TKAICAO: PATKFAA LID: TKA
WMO: 70251
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Talkeetna, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 358 ft / 109 m
Coordinates 62°19′14″N 150°05′37″W / 62.32056°N 150.09361°W / 62.32056; -150.09361Coordinates: 62°19′14″N 150°05′37″W / 62.32056°N 150.09361°W / 62.32056; -150.09361
Map
TKA is located in Alaska
TKA
TKA
Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 3,500 1,067 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 480 146 Gravel
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 30,000
Based aircraft 25

Talkeetna Airport (IATA: TKAICAO: PATKFAA LID: TKA) is a state-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) east of the central business district of Talkeetna, in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]

This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport.[2] As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 1,150 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008.[3]

The airport is home to at least seven air taxi operations, and is very busy during tourist season because of its proximity to Mount McKinley.[4]

Air services operating from the airport include Sheldon Air Service, Talkeetna Aero Services, K2 Aviation, Talkeetna Air Taxi.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Talkeetna Airport covers an area of 624 acres (253 ha) at an elevation of 358 feet (109 m) above mean sea level. Its one runway is designated 18/36 and has an asphalt pavement measuring 3,500 by 75 feet (1,067 x 23 m). It also has one helipad designated H1 with a gravel surface measuring 480 by 85 feet (146 x 26 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2009, the airport had 30,000 aircraft operations, an average of 82 per day: 67% general aviation, 32% air taxi, and 2% military. At that time there were 25 aircraft based at this airport: 96% single-engine, and 4% multi-engine.[1]

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