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Sitka Seaplane Base (A29) in Sitka, Alaska

 

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Sitka Seaplane Base (A29)
GeneralType: Seaplane Base, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 04/01/1964, Runways: 1, Ownership: Publicly owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 50703.2*C, Location ID: A29, Region: Alaska, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF): 123.600 MHz, Aeronautical sectional chart: Juneau, Airport To FSS Phone Number: 907-966-2221, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: SIT, Tie-In FSS Name: Sitka, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-478-6300, Alternate FSS ID: JNU, Alternate Name: Juneau, Alternate FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 0 ft, Elevation determination method: Estimated, Air traffic control tower: No, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZAN, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZAN, Boundary ARTCC Name: Anchorage, Airspace Determination: No Objection, Federal Agreements: NGY, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: SIT, Last Inspection Date: 09/26/2007, Inspection Group: Private contract personnel, Inspection Method: State
LocationState: Alaska, County: Sitka, City: Sitka, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 57 03' 07.696'', Lng: -135 20' 46.351'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 57.052138, Lng: -135.346209, GPS determination method: Estimated, Distance from central business district: <1 mi (NW), Find on map >>
OwnerCity & Borough Of Sitka, Box 79, Sitka, Ak 99835, 907-747-3294ManagerRay Majeski, 617 Katlian, Sitka, Ak 99835, 907-738-0836
Schedule
OperationsPeriod: 12/31/2005 - 12/31/2006, Air Taxi Operations: 4,000, Itinerant Operations: 250, Local Operations: 500
AircraftSingle Engine Aircraft: 9
AdditionalFuel Types: 100LL, Magnetic Variation: 27E (Year 1985), Beacon Color: Clear-green (lighted land airport), Lighting Schedule: Dusk-Dawn, Customs Airport Of Entry: No, Customs Landing Rights: No, Military/civil joint use agreement: No, Military Landing Rights: Yes, Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Wind direction indicator: No, Segmented circle airport marker system: No
Runway 1
GeneralID: 'NW/SE, Length: 4000 ft, Width: 200 ft, Runway Surface Type Condition: Water
Base EndBase End ID: 'NW, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Physical Elevation: 0 ft, Runway Visual Range Equipment (RVR): Midfield, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): No, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Runway End Gradient: 0.0
Reciprocal EndReciprocal End ID: 'SE, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Physical Elevation: 0 ft, Runway Visual Range Equipment (RVR): Midfield, Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL): No, Centerline Lights: No, Touchdown Lights: No, Runway End Gradient: 0.0
National Wildlife Strike Incidents
2008-08-25Time: Day (13:35), Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Rain, Operator: Alaska Airlines, Aircraft: B-737-400 (Airplane), Mass: 27,001 - 272,000 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Registration: N775AS, Flight: 63/58, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 11, Speed: 130 knots, Phase of Flight: Landing Roll, Birds Seen: 11-100, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: WESTERN SANDPIPER, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck Engine 1, Engine ingested the bird/ animal, Struck Fuselage, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Remarks: JUST ATTEMPTED TO SCARE AWAY MOMENTS BEFORE FROM INFIELD WITH BANGERS AND SCREAMERS. LAST SEEN FLYING AWAY MIDE FIELD OVER THE WATER.
2008-08-12Time: Day (13:37), Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Rain, Operator: Alaska Airlines, Aircraft: B-737-400 (Airplane), Mass: 27,001 - 272,000 kg, Engines: 2, Power Type: Turbofan, Flight: 62, Remains Collected: Yes, Remains Sent: No, Runway: 11, Speed: 50 knots, Phase of Flight: Take-off run, Birds Seen: Over 100, Birds Struck: 11-100, Species: WESTERN SANDPIPER, Size: Small, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: No, Strikes/Damages: Struck radome, Struck Engine 1, Engine ingested the bird/ animal, Struck Wing or Rotor, Struck Fuselage, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7-E
Remarks: BIRDS WERE NOT SEEN FOR FLIGHT ARRIVAL. ARPT WAS BUSY WITH ABOUT 6 PLANES HERE AT ONCE ON DEPARTURE. FLT 62 PILOT CALLED WHEN AIRBORNE AND REPTD POSSIBLE STRIKE. FUND 18 BIRDS ON RWY MOSTLY BTWN 1000-2000 ON CENTERLINE TOWARDS L SIDE OF RWY. 3/4 OF THEM WERE INGESTED. CLOSED RWY BIREFLY FOR CLEAN UP AND RECON. STILL 100 BIRDS PRESENT. KILLED 30 SCARNG THE REST AWAY.
1998-11-18Time: Day (08:30), Sky: Overcast, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: DHC2 BEAVER (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N5595M, Remains Collected: No, Above Ground: 20 ft, Speed: 60 knots, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: Over 100, Birds Struck: 2-10, Species: GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Wing or Rotor, Struck Other, Out Of Service: 280 h, Other Costs: $387, Report Type: FAA Form 5200-7
Comments: OPER = TAQUAN AIR
Remarks: SPECIES ID IS AN EDUCATED GUESS. MEW & HERRING GULLS ARE ALSO COMMON BUT NOT AS ABUNDANT. DENT IN LE RT WING WAS ENOUGH TO WARRANT A/C BEING GROUNDED UNTIL IT WAS REPAIRED.
1998-11-14Time: Day (08:10), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: Snow, Operator: Business, Aircraft: DHC2 BEAVER (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N5595M, Remains Collected: No, Above Ground: 30 ft, Speed: 80 knots, Phase of Flight: Climb, Birds Seen: Over 100, Birds Struck: 1, Species: GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Wing or Rotor, Struck & Damaged Lights, Effect On Flight: None, Out Of Service: 165 h, Other Costs: $228, Report Type: Multiple
Comments: OPER = TAQUAN AIR SOURCE = xxxx-x & AIRPORT
Remarks: PROBABLY GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL AS THEY ARE THE MOST ABUNDANT. LANDING LT LENS ON RT WING WAS BKN & REPLACED. DENTS ON RT WING NOT REPAIRED.
1998-10-03Time: Day (10:20), Sky: Some Cloud, Precipation: None, Operator: Business, Aircraft: DHC2 BEAVER (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N5595M, Remains Collected: No, Above Ground: 10 ft, Speed: 50 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: Over 100, Birds Struck: 11-100, Species: HERRING GULL, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Strikes/Damages: Struck Propeller, Struck Wing or Rotor, Struck Landing Gear, Effect On Flight: None, Report Type: Multiple
Comments: SOURCE = xxxx-x (INTERNET REPT xxx) AND AIRPORT OPER = TAQUAN AIR
Remarks: SEVERAL THOUSAND GULLS IN VICINITY OF SITKA CHANNEL. MOST FEEDING ON EFFLUENT FROM SEAFOOD PROCESSORS. NO DAMAGE.
1998-09-09Sky: Overcast, Precipation: Rain, Operator: Business, Aircraft: DHC2 BEAVER (Airplane), Mass: 2251 - 5700 kg, Engines: 1, Power Type: Reciprocating engine (piston), Registration: N5595M, Remains Collected: No, Speed: 50 knots, Phase of Flight: Approach, Birds Seen: Over 100, Birds Struck: 1, Species: HERRING GULL, Size: Medium, Pilot warned of birds/wildlife: Yes, Damage: Minor, Strikes/Damages: Struck & Damaged Wing or Rotor, Struck & Damaged Lights, Effect On Flight: None, Out Of Service: 300 h, Other Costs: $414, Report Type: Multiple
Comments: OPER = TAQUAN AIR SOURCE = xxxx-x (INTERNET REPT xxx) & AIRPORT REPT
Remarks: DAMAGED LANDING LIGHT ON EDGE OF WING WHICH HAD TO BE REPLACED. DENTED WING PANEL.
FAA Registered Aircraft: 58 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sitka)

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