Tin City LRRS Airport

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Tin City LRRS Airport
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Summary
Airport type Military
Owner U.S. Air Force
Location Tin City, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 269 ft / 82 m
Coordinates 65°33′47″N 167°55′18″W / 65.56306°N 167.92167°W / 65.56306; -167.92167
Map
PATC is located in Alaska
PATC
PATC
Location of Tin City Long Range Radar Site Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 4,700 1,433 Gravel
Statistics (1980)
Aircraft operations 350

Tin City LRRS Airport [2] (IATA: TNCICAO: PATCFAA LID: TNC) is a military airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) east of the central business district of Tin City, in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is owned by the U.S. Air Force.[1]

Overview[edit]

Tin City Airport is a United States Air Force military airstrip. Its mission is to provide contractor access to the Tin City Long Range Radar Station for equipment servicing and other requirements.

The airstrip was constructed in 1951 during the construction of the Tin City Air Force Station. During the station's operational use as a manned radar station, it provided transportation for station personnel and for supplies and equipment to be airlifted to the station. With the manned radar station's closure in 1983, the airstrip now provides access to the unattended site for maintenance personnel and other requirements.

It is not staffed by any support personnel, and is not open to the public. During the winter months, it may be inaccessible due to the extreme weather conditions at the location. However, charter commercial air service is available for the military on Bering Air.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Tin City LRRS Airport has one runway designated 16/34 with a gravel surface measuring 4,700 by 100 feet (1,433 x 30 m). For the 12-month period ending July 9, 1980, the airport had 350 aircraft operations: 57% air taxi, 29% general aviation and 14% military.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Bering Air Nome [3]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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