Willow Airport

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Willow Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Central Region
Serves Willow, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 221 ft / 67 m
Coordinates 61°45′15″N 150°03′06″W / 61.75417°N 150.05167°W / 61.75417; -150.05167
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 4,400 1,341 Gravel
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 7,700
Based aircraft 21
Enplanements (2008) 2,703

Willow Airport (IATA: WOWICAO: PAUOFAA LID: UUO) is a state-owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) northwest of the central business district of Willow, in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] It is located across the road from Willow Lake and the Willow Seaplane Base (ICAO: 2X2).[3]

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, Willow Airport had 2,703 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, an increase of 33% from the 2,025 enplanements in 2007.[2] Willow 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, Willow Airport is assigned UUO by the FAA and WOW by the IATA.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Willow Airport covers an area of 610 acres (250 ha) at an elevation of 221 feet (67 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 13/31 with a gravel surface measuring 4,400 by 75 feet (1,341 x 23 m). The airport is unattended.[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 7,700 aircraft operations, an average of 21 per day: 78% general aviation, 19% air taxi and 3% military. At that time there were 21 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 5% multi-engine and 5% helicopter.[1]


  • Runway 13 non-standard markings; threshold marked with flexible reflective markers & cones.
  • Runway 31 non-standard markings; displaced threshold marked with reflective markers & cones.
  • Runway 31 approach slope 20:1 to displaced threshold.
  • Credit card self serve fuel available 24 hours.
  • Activate rotating beacon - CTAF.
  • Activate MIRL runway 13/31 - CTAF.
  • Runway condition not monitored; recommend visual inspection prior to using.
  • Float planes on Willow Lake across road.
  • When available weather reports hourly only.


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for UUO (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. ^ Airport diagram for Willow Airport (UUO) (GIF). Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska Region. 20 Sep 2004.
  4. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2009-2013. Federal Aviation Administration. Published 1 Oct 2008.
  5. ^ Great Circle Mapper: WOW / PAUO - Willow, Alaska. Retrieved 1 Sep 2009.

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