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Public Use

Welke Airport

Beaver Island, MI

Phone: 231-448-2071
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Attendance: Attended
Year-round, 7 Days a Week,All
Elevation:664 ft (202.4 m) (Surveyed)
Location:2.00 mi. S of Beaver Island
Beacon: Not present
Instrument Procedures:
Runways:09/27, 17/35 (unpaved)
Longest paved runway: 2512 ft
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  • Satellite
  • Sectional

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Runway 09/27

Dimensions:2512 x 30ft. / 765.7 x 9.1mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:asphalt, no surface treatment, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:low
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
09No Data
basicNo Data450' Disp Threshold
Trees, Both-Sides, 40 ft high, 201 ft from end
+ 15 Ft Rd, 160 Ft Dstc, +25 Ft Pline, 180 Ft Dstc, +40 Ft Trees, 190 Ft Dstc +34 Ft Trees 880 Ft Fm Dsplcd Thld
27No Data
basicNo Data240' Disp Threshold
Road, 55 ft Left of center, 15 ft high, 201 ft from end
+ 15 Ft Rd, 100 Ft Dstc

Runway 17/35

Dimensions:3500 x 140ft. / 1066.8 x 42.7mWeight Bearing Cap:
Surface:turf, grass, sod, no surface treatment, in fair conditionRunway Edge Lights:
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
17644.0ft. MSL

No DataNo DataTree, 12 ft Left of center, 20 ft high, 360 ft from end, 18:1 clearance slope
17/35 Mkd with 3 Ft Yellow Cones; Ry 35 Dsplcd Thld Mkd with Yellow Cones & Reflectors Each Side Runway Rolling Terrain, Rough with Bare Spots
35644.0ft. MSL

No DataNo Data1350' Disp Threshold
Trees, Both-Sides, 67 ft high, 10 ft from end

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Services at this airport:

Services: Camping on Field
Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: Major
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead
Rental Cars: 

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Operations & More Information

Lat/Long:N45 43.2697' / W85 31.2207'
Charts:NACO: Green Bay Sectional
Mag Var:05W (1985)
ARTCC:Minneapolis (ZMP)
FSS:Lansing (LAN)
NOTAM Facility:LAN
Approach/Departure Control Facility
Pattern Altitude:
Heavy Aircraft1460
Light Aircraft1260
Wind Indicator:Present (unlit)
Seg. Circle:Yes
Lighting:LIRL Ry 09/27 Not for Public Use; W/O Prior Approval Call 231-448-2071 or 231-448-2374. LIRL Locateed 72 Ft Fm Pvmt Edge Ea Side

Aircraft & Activity

Based GA Aircraft

Single Engine:10
Multi Engine:2

Airport Activity

GA Local:500
GA Itinerant:17,840
Air Taxi:5,110

(12-month period ending on 12/31/2015)

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Contact Addresses

Owner:Airport Manager:
Paul WelkePaul Welke
P.O. Box 112111 Airport Drive, Po Box 80
Beaver Island, MI 49782Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-448-2071 (Office) 231-448-2071 (Office)
Amgr Res Ph 231-448-2374