McGrath Airport

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McGrath Airport
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves McGrath, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 341 ft / 104 m
Coordinates 62°57′10″N 155°36′25″W / 62.95278°N 155.60694°W / 62.95278; -155.60694Coordinates: 62°57′10″N 155°36′25″W / 62.95278°N 155.60694°W / 62.95278; -155.60694
Map
MCG is located in Alaska
MCG
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Location of airport in Alaska
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,936 1,809 Asphalt
5/23 2,000 610 Gravel
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 11,000
Based aircraft 10

McGrath Airport (IATA: MCG[2]ICAO: PAMC[3]FAA LID: MCG) is a state-owned public-use airport serving McGrath,[1] a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.

Formerly, the facility operated as McGrath Army Airbase.

As per the Federal Aviation Administration, the airport had 5,278 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 4,893 in 2009, and 5,242 in 2010.[5] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a non-primary commercial service airport.[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The facility covers an area of 641 acres (259 ha) at an elevation of 341 feet (104 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 16/34 is 5,936 by 100 feet (1,809 x 30 m) with an asphalt surface and 5/23 is 2,000 by 60 feet (610 x 18 m) with a gravel surface.[1]

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2012, the airport had 11,000 aircraft operations, an average of 30 per day: 82% air taxi and 18% general aviation. At that time there were 10 aircraft based at this airport, all single-engine.[1]

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines offering scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
PenAir Anchorage
Tanana Air Service Nikolai, Takotna

Statistics[edit]

Carrier shares: January – December 2013[7]
Carrier   Passengers (arriving and departing)
Peninsula
4,940(96.22%)
Tanana
190(3.60%)
Hageland
10(0.18%)
Top domestic destinations: Jan. – Dec. 2013[7]
Rank Destination Airport Passengers
2013 2012
1 Anchorage, AK Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC) 2,440 3,210
2 Nikolai, AK Nikolai Airport (NIB) 40 40
3 Takotna, AK Takotna Airport (TCT) 30 20
4 Unalakleet, AK Unalakleet Airport (UNK) 20 10
5 Tatalina, AK Tatalina Airport (TLJ) <10 10
6 Anvik, AK Anvik Airport (ANV) <10 <10
7 Ophir, AK Ophir Airport (OPH) <10 <10
8 St. Mary's, AK St. Mary's Airport (KSM) <10 <10

Incidents[edit]

  • On July 3, 1970, Douglas C-47 N154R of Reeder Flying Service crashed on take-off on a domestic passenger flight to Galena Airport, Alaska. Seven of the 27 people on board were killed.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for MCG (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "IATA Airport Code Search (MCG: McGrath)". International Air Transport Association. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Location Identifiers (Order JO 7350.8Y). Federal Aviation Administration. December 12, 2013. Archived from the original on July 28, 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on September 27, 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ a b "McGrath, AK: McGrath Airport (MCG)". Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation. December 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "N154R Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 

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