North Whale Seaplane Base

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North Whale Seaplane Base
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Southeast Region
Serves North Whale Pass, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 0 ft / 0 m
Coordinates 56°06′59″N 133°07′18″W / 56.11639°N 133.12167°W / 56.11639; -133.12167Coordinates: 56°06′59″N 133°07′18″W / 56.11639°N 133.12167°W / 56.11639; -133.12167
96Z is located in Alaska
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
NW/SE 10,000 3,048 Water
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 350

North Whale Seaplane Base (IATA: WWPFAA LID: 96Z) is a state owned, public use seaplane base located in North Whale Pass,[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]

North Whale Seaplane Base has one seaplane landing area designated NW/SE 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 350 aircraft operations, an average of 29 per month: 86% air taxi and 14% general aviation.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Taquan Air Ketchikan[3]


  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for 96Z (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Summer Flight Schedule: Effective May 13 – September 15, 2012". Taquan Air. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 

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