Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport
|Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport
|Owner||U.S. Air Force|
|Location||Cape Lisburne, Alaska|
|Elevation AMSL||16 ft / 5 m|
Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport (IATA: LUR, ICAO: PALU, FAA LID: LUR) is a military airport located on Cape Lisburne, at the northwest point of the Lisburne Peninsula in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The airport is owned by the U.S. Air Force. It is also known as Cape Lisburne Airport.
It is located within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Alaska, between the Arctic Ocean and the Chuckchi Sea. The nearest community is Point Hope, located 25 miles (40 km) to the southwest.
The airstrip was conducted in 1952 during the construction of the Cape Lisburne Air Force Station. During the station's operational use as a manned radar station, it provided transportation for station personnel and for supplies and equipment to be airlifted to the station. With the manned radar station's closure in 1983, the airstrip now provides access to the unattended site for maintenance personnel and other requirements.
It is not staffed by any support personnel, and is not open to the public. During the winter months, it may be inaccessible due to the extreme weather conditions at the location.
Facilities and aircraft
Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport has one runway designated 8/26 with a gravel surface measuring 4,805 by 135 feet (1,465 x 41 m). For the 12-month period ending July 12, 1977, the airport had 200 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 16 per month.
Airline and destinations
|Bering Air||Kotzebue, Point Hope|
|Carrier||Passengers (arriving and departing)|
|1||Kotzebue, AK||Ralph Wien Memorial Airport||106|
- FAA Airport Master Record for LUR ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective January 5, 2017.
- "Cape Lisburne LRRS Airport". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
- Photo of Cape Lisburne LRRS, with caption. Retrieved 29 August 2007.
- "Bering Air Schedule" (PDF). Bering Air. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
- "Cape Lisburne, AK: Cape Lisburne (LUR)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
- Cape Lisburne (LIZ-1) page from The DEW LINE: Sites in Canada, Alaska and Greenland
- FAA Terminal Procedures for LUR, effective April 27, 2017
- Resources for this airport: