Girdwood Airport

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Coordinates: 60°57′58″N 149°07′33″W / 60.96611°N 149.12583°W / 60.96611; -149.12583

Girdwood Airport
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alask DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Girdwood, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 150 ft / 46 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1/19 2,088 636 Gravel
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 3,300

Girdwood Airport (IATA: AQY[1]FAA LID: AQY) is a state-owned public-use airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Girdwood, in Anchorage Borough, Alaska, United States.[2]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, this airport had 2 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2005 and 8,100 enplanements (all unscheduled) in 2006.[3] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011, it is a general aviation airport.[4]

Girdwood Airport also served as the Finish Line for the 12th season of the popular 5-time emmy winning reality TV show, The Amazing Race.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Girdwood Airport has one runway designated 1/19 with a gravel surface measuring 2,088 x 73 ft. (636 x 22 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 3,300 aircraft operations, an average of 9 per day: 55% general aviation and 45% air taxi.[2]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for AQY (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-10-25
  3. ^ FAA Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data: 2005 and 2006
  4. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2007-2011

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