Hyder Seaplane Base

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Hyder Seaplane Base
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves Hyder, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 55°54′12″N 130°00′24″W / 55.90333°N 130.00667°W / 55.90333; -130.00667Coordinates: 55°54′12″N 130°00′24″W / 55.90333°N 130.00667°W / 55.90333; -130.00667
4Z7 is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
N/S 10,000 3,048 Water
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 105

Hyder Seaplane Base (IATA: WHDFAA LID: 4Z7) is a state owned, public use seaplane base located one nautical mile (2 km) southeast of the central business district of Hyder,[1] a community in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Hyder Seaplane Base has one seaplane landing area designated N/S with a water surface measuring 10,000 by 1,000 feet (3,048 x 305 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 105 aircraft operations, an average of 8 per month: 95% air taxi and 5% general aviation.[1]

There are two floats for seaplanes, one along the shoreline and another within a protected cove with a concrete launch ramp. The floats are shared with vessels that dock at the base.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Taquan Air Ketchikan[3]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 4Z7 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). faa.gov. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Summer Flight Schedule: Effective May 13 – September 15, 2012". Taquan Air. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 

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