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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 range: Touchdown, Rollout
approach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
runway visual value: RVV is present
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 DataRwy 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: Helicopter

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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 MALSR Rwy 27; ODALS Rwy 09; VASI Rwys 09 & 27; HIRL Rwy 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 4/30/2017)

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Contact Addresses

Owner:Airport Manager:
Alaska Dot&PF Northern RegionRob Mattson
2301 Peger RoadBox 598
Fairbanks, AK 99709Cordova, AK 99574
907-451-5250 (Office) 907-424-3202 (Office)