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Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport

Cordova, AK

Phone: 907-424-3202
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Attendance: Attended
Elevation:53 ft (16.2 m) (Surveyed)
Location:11.00 mi. SE of Cordova
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, DME, LOC, RNAV, GPS
Runways:09/27, 16/34 (unpaved)
Longest paved runway: 7500 ft
Fees:No data
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Runway 09/27

Dimensions:7500 x 150ft. / 2286.0 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 90000 lb
Surface:asphalt, grooved, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
0942.3ft. MSL
95° mag
114° true
0.0% up
precisionapproach: Omni-directional ALS
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
Antenna, 250 ft Left of center, 20 ft high, 600 ft from end, 20:1 clearance slope
Rwy 09 VASI Does Not Provide Obstruction Clearance Byd 4 Nm, Unusbl Byd 4 Nm
2743.7ft. MSL
275° mag
294° true
0.0% down
precisionrunway visual value: RVV is present
approach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
visual glide slope: 4-Box/Left-Side VASI
ILS/DMEPole, 450 ft Right of center, 25 ft high, 500 ft from end, 12:1 clearance slope
Engineered Materials Arresting System (Emas) 250 Ft in Length by 170 Ft in Width Lctd at the Der 27

Runway 16/34

Dimensions:1899 x 30ft. / 578.8 x 9.1mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:gravel, natural soil, no surface treatment, in fair conditionRunway Edge Lights:
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
1651.6ft. MSL
162° mag
181° true
0.6% down
No DataTrees, ft Both-Sides of center, 100 ft high, 1,500 ft from end, 15:1 clearance slope
Rwy 16/34 Mkd with 36 in Orange Cones May 1 - Oct 25
3440.5ft. MSL
342° mag
1° true
0.6% up
No DataTrees, 150 ft Left of center, 70 ft high, 350 ft from end, 5:1 clearance slope

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    Operations & More Information

    Lat/Long:N60 29.5067' / W145 28.6533'
    Charts:NACO: Anchorage Sectional
    Mag Var:19E (2015)
    ARTCC:Anchorage (ZAN)
    FSS:Juneau (JNU)
    NOTAM Facility:CDV
    Approach/Departure Control Facility
    Pattern Altitude:No data provided. Assume 1000 AGL
    Wind Indicator:Lighted
    Seg. Circle:Yes
    Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
    • high intensity: 7 clicks in 10 secs
    • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 10 secs
    • low intensity: 3 clicks in 10 secs
    Actvt HIRL Ry 09/27; MALSR Ry 27; ODALS Ry 09 & VASI Rys 09 & 27 - CTAF

    Aircraft & Activity

    Based GA Aircraft

    Single Engine:27
    Multi Engine:

    Airport Activity

    GA Local:4,100
    GA Itinerant:1,855
    Air Taxi:4,100

    (12-month period ending on 1/1/2015)

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    Contact Addresses

    Owner:Airport Manager:
    DOT Nothern RegionRob Mattson
    2301 Peger RoadBox 598
    Fairbanks, AK 99709Cordova, AK 99574
    907-451-5250 (Office) 907-424-3202 (Office)