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Richard I Bong Airport (SUW) in Superior, Wisconsin
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Richard I Bong Airport (SUW)

  • General
  • Type: Airport, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 10/01/1937, Runways: 2, Land Area Covered By Airport: 571 acres, Ownership: Publicly owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 27625.*A, Location ID: SUW, Region: Great Lakes, District Office: CHI, Unicom Frequency: 122.700 MHz, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF): 122.700 MHz, Aeronautical sectional chart: Green Bay, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: GRB, Tie-In FSS Name: Green Bay, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 674 ft, Elevation determination method: Surveyed, Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (2009-06-01), Air traffic control tower: No, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZCP, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZMP, Boundary ARTCC Name: Minneapolis, Airspace Determination: No Objection, Federal Agreements: NGY, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: SUW, Last Inspection Date: 10/09/2013, Inspection Group: State aeronautical personnel, Inspection Method: State
  • Location
  • State: Wisconsin, County: Douglas, City: Superior, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 46° 41' 22.862'', Lng: -92° 05' 40.711'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 46.689684, Lng: -92.094642, GPS determination method: Estimated, Position Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (2010-12-14), Distance from central business district: 3 mi (S) Find on map
  • Owner
  • City Of Superior, Superior, Wi 54880, 715-394-0282
  • Manager
  • William Amorde, 4804 Hammond Ave, Superior, Wi 54880, 715-394-0282
  • Operations
  • Period: 10/09/2012 - 10/09/2013, Air Taxi Operations: 700, Itinerant Operations: 9,500, Local Operations: 9,000, Military Operations: 50
  • Aircraft
  • Single Engine Aircraft: 52, Multi Engine Aircraft: 6, Helicopters: 1, Ultralight Aircraft: 3, Gliders Operational: 1
  • Additional
  • Fuel Types: 100LLA, Magnetic Variation: 1W (Year 2015), Beacon Color: Clear-green (lighted land airport), Lighting Schedule: See Rmk, Beacon Schedule: Ss-Sr, Airframe repair service availability/type: Major, Power Plant repair service availability/type: Major, Customs Airport Of Entry: No, Customs Landing Rights: No, Military/civil joint use agreement: No, Military Landing Rights: Yes, Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Transient storage: HGR,TIE, Wind direction indicator: Y-L, Segmented circle airport marker system: No, Other services: INSTR, PAJA, RNTL
  • Remarks
  • ACTVT REIL RY 04/22; MIRL RY 04/22; REIL RYS 14/32; MIRL RY 14/32 - CTAF.

Runway 1

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 04, True Alignment: 37, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 46° 41' 20.962'', Lng: -92° 06' 01.073'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 46.689156, Lng: -92.100298, Physical Elevation: 670 ft, Threshold Crossing Height: 28.0 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.03 °, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 670.3 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4L, Runway Visual Range Equipment (RVR): Midfield, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Controlling Object Description: POLE, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a non-precision approach, Object Clear Slope: 36, Object Height: 27 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1175.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 280L ft, Position Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: AVN (04/11/2011)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 22, True Alignment: 217, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 46° 42' 01.236'', Lng: -92° 05' 17.194'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 46.700344, Lng: -92.088109, Physical Elevation: 660 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 666.0 ft, Runway Visual Range Equipment (RVR): Midfield, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a non-precision approach, Object Clear Slope: 26, Object Height: 50 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1500.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft, Position Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009)

Runway 2

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 14, True Alignment: 140, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 46° 41' 14.767'', Lng: -92° 06' 01.109'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 46.687435, Lng: -92.100308, Physical Elevation: 672 ft, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 674.4 ft, Runway Visual Range Equipment (RVR): Midfield, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Controlling Object Description: TREE, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a non-precision approach, Object Clear Slope: 28, Object Height: 48 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1550.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 30R ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.1, Position Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: AVN (04/11/2011)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 32, True Alignment: 320, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Non-precision instrument, Markings Condition: Good, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 46° 40' 44.454'', Lng: -92° 05' 24.335'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 46.679015, Lng: -92.090093, Physical Elevation: 673 ft, Glide Path Angle: 0.04 °, Elevation At Touchdown Zone: 674.4 ft, Visual Glide Slope Indicators: P4L, Runway Visual Range Equipment (RVR): Midfield, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): Yes, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Controlling Object Description: ROAD, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a non-precision approach, Object Clear Slope: 20, Object Height: 15 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 500.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft, Runway End Gradient: 0.1, Position Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Elevation Source: 3RD PARTY SURVEY (06/01/2009), Touchdown Zone Elevation Source: AVN (04/11/2011)

National Wildlife Strike Incidents

2015-02-27
Time: Day, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Phase of Flight: Arrival, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Snowy owl, Size: Large, Strikes/Damages: Struck Other, Part Not Reptd, Report Type: Other
Comments: SOURCE = BREEDING BIRD LAB
Remarks: USGS BAND 65900998. HIT & KILLED BY A LANDING SINGLE ENGINE PROP A/C ABOUT 12-1400H ON 2/27/15 AT KSUW. BIRD HAD BEEN SPENDING MOST OF HER TIME ON TERRITORY TO THE NE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SOO/CP RAILROAD AYRD WITH ABOUT 20 SIGHTINGS THERE SINCE 12/11/14.
2006-11-17
Time: Day (16:30), Sky: Overcast, Precipation: None, Operator: Privately Owned, Aircraft: CIRRUS SR 20/22 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N330SR, Remains Collected: No, Runway: 21, Above Ground: 300 ft, Speed: 90 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: 1, Birds Struck: 1, Species: Unknown bird - small, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Propeller, Struck Other, Air Inlet On Cowl, Effect On Flight: Precautionary Landing, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Comments: OPER = JOHN SJOBLOM (N# SHOWS OWNER AS GILMAN E RUD) xxxx-xx-xx-xxxxxx
Remarks: BIRD STRUCK COWL, GLANCED OFF WINDSCREEN. NO DMG. ENG SHUT DOWN, A/C INPSCTD. NO DMG.
1999-03-29
Time: Dusk (17:00), Sky: No Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: C-172 (Airplane), Mass: <= 2,250 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N5315D, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 21, Speed: 70 knots, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Struck: 1, Species: White-tailed deer, Size: Large, Damage: Substantial, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Landing Gear, Effect On Flight: Other, Out Of Service: 8000 h, Repair Costs: $5000, Other Costs: $11880, Report Type: PACIR
Comments: OPER = TWIN PORTS FLYING SVC SOURCE = xxxx-x, NASDAC & PACIR
Remarks: SML HERD CROSSED FIRST THIRD OF RWY. HIT DEER WITH NOSE GEAR JUST PRIOR TO LDG.& HAD SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. NASDAC REPT SAID MINOR DMG TO LOWER FIREWALL. A/C TAXIED TO HANGAR W/O INCIDENT. 6TH DEER KILLED AT SUW WITHIN 10 YRS. REPT FIRST ENTERED TWICE AS DATE WAS REPTD AS MAR 29 AND MAR 31. CORRECTED VIA NASDAC REPT

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