McKinley National Park Airport

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McKinley National Park Airport
Airport type Public
Owner U.S. National Park Service
Serves McKinley Park, Alaska
Location Denali National Park and Preserve
Elevation AMSL 1,720 ft / 524 m
Coordinates 63°43′57″N 148°54′38″W / 63.73250°N 148.91056°W / 63.73250; -148.91056
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,000 914 Gravel
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 3,200
Based aircraft 7

McKinley National Park Airport (IATA: MCLICAO: PAINFAA LID: INR, formerly 5MK) is a public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) of McKinley Park,[1] in Denali Borough, Alaska, United States. It is owned by the U.S. National Park Service[1] and is located at the Denali National Park and Preserve (previously Mount McKinley National Park).

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned INR by the FAA[1] and MCL by the IATA.[2] The airport's ICAO identifier is PAIN.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

McKinley National Park Airport has one runway designated 16/34 with a gravel surface measuring 3,000 by 68 feet (914 x 21 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 3,200 aircraft operations, an average of 266 per month: 69% general aviation and 31% air taxi. At that time there were 7 aircraft based at this airport: 57% single-engine, 29% multi-engine and 14% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for INR (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "MCL / PAIN - McKinley Park, Alaska (McKinley National Park Airport)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Alaskan ICAO Identifiers". Federal Aviation Administration. Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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