Pilot Point Airport

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Pilot Point Airport
View from east, looking west
Airport type Public
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Pilot Point, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 57 ft / 17 m
Coordinates 57°34′49″N 157°34′19″W / 57.58028°N 157.57194°W / 57.58028; -157.57194 (Pilot Point Airport (new location))
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 3,280 1,000 Gravel
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 5,300
Enplanements (2008) 738

Pilot Point Airport (IATA: PIPICAO: PAPNFAA LID: PNP) is a state-owned, public-use airport located in Pilot Point,[1] 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).[3]

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.[2] 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.[4]

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[5] (which assigned PNP to Girua Airport in Popondetta, Papua New Guinea[6]).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
PenAir King Salmon [3][not in citation given]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Pilot Point Airport has one runway designated 7/25 with a gravel surface measuring 3,280 by 75 feet (1,000 x 23 m).[1] The airport was previously located at 57°33.79′N 157°33.51′W / 57.56317°N 157.55850°W / 57.56317; -157.55850 (Pilot Point Airport (original location)) where it had an 3,100-by-50-foot (945 m × 15 m) runway also designated 7/25.[7]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 5,300 aircraft operations, an average of 14 per day: 66% general aviation and 34% air taxi.[1]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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.[8] The aircraft was on a cargo flight laden with fish.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for PNP (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 27 Aug 2009.
  2. ^ a b CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data (Preliminary). Federal Aviation Administration. Published 15 July 2009.
  3. ^ a b 2009 Timetables . Peninsula Airways. Retrieved 4 Sep 2009. Archived December 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009-2013. Federal Aviation Administration. Published 1 Oct 2008.
  5. ^ Great Circle Mapper: PIP - Pilot Point, Alaska. Retrieved 4 Sep 2009.
  6. ^ Great Circle Mapper: AYGR - Popondetta, Papua New Guinea - Girua Airport. Retrieved 4 Sep 2009.
  7. ^ Annotated aerial photo of Pilot Point Airport (GIF). Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska Region. August 1998.
  8. ^ "N111ST Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "NTSB Identification: ANC81FA074". National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 

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