Pilot Point Airport
|Pilot Point Airport|
View from east, looking west
|Owner||State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region|
|Serves||Pilot Point, Alaska|
|Elevation AMSL||57 ft / 17 m|
Pilot Point Airport (IATA: PIP, ICAO: PAPN, FAA LID: PNP) is a state-owned, public-use airport located in Pilot Point, a city in the Lake and Peninsula Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. Scheduled airline service to King Salmon Airport is provided by Peninsula Airways (PenAir).
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, this airport had 738 commercial passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, an increase of 9% from the 678 enplanements in 2007. Pilot Point Airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (2009–2013), which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.
Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned PNP by the FAA and PIP by the IATA (which assigned PNP to Girua Airport in Popondetta, Papua New Guinea).
Airlines and destinations
|PenAir||King Salmon [not in citation given]|
Facilities and aircraft
Pilot Point Airport has one runway designated 7/25 with a gravel surface measuring 3,280 by 75 feet (1,000 x 23 m). The airport was previously located at where it had an 3,100-by-50-foot (945 m × 15 m) runway also designated 7/25.
Accidents and incidents
On 1 July 1981, Douglas R4D N111ST of United Aircraft Services crashed shortly after take-off while on a flight to Anchorage International Airport, following the failure of the port engine. All three people on board were killed. The aircraft was on a cargo flight laden with fish.
- FAA Airport Master Record for PNP ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 27 Aug 2009.
- CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data (Preliminary). Federal Aviation Administration. Published 15 July 2009.
- 2009 Timetables . Peninsula Airways. Retrieved 4 Sep 2009. Archived December 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009-2013. Federal Aviation Administration. Published 1 Oct 2008.
- Great Circle Mapper: PIP - Pilot Point, Alaska. Retrieved 4 Sep 2009.
- Great Circle Mapper: AYGR - Popondetta, Papua New Guinea - Girua Airport. Retrieved 4 Sep 2009.
- Annotated aerial photo of Pilot Point Airport (GIF). Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska Region. August 1998.
- "N111ST Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
- "NTSB Identification: ANC81FA074". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
- Airport diagram for Pilot Point (PNP) (GIF). Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska Region. 10 June 2004
- FAA Terminal Procedures for PNP, effective June 22, 2017
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