North Adams, Massachusetts

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 08/17/2017 - 10/12/2017

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA/ICAO Identifier:AQW / KAQW
Lat/Lng: 42.6962538056, -73.1705530556
42-41-46.5137N, 073-10-13.9910W
Estimated by FAA on 06/02/2015
Elevation: 653 feet Surveyed by 3RD PARTY SURVEY on 10/21/2011
Magnetic Variation: 14W, (1985), [-14W (2017)]
Sectional: NEW YORK
From City: 3nm W of North Adams


Use: Open to the public
Airspace Analysis: NOT ANALYZED
Filed for Record Purposes only.
Ownership: Publicly owned
Activation: 10/1944
Attended: All year Every day DAWN-DUSK (local)
Control Tower: no
ARTCC: Boston Center (ZBW)
FSS: Burlington FSS (BTV)
NOTAMs and Weather: AQW NOTAM-D service at airport
Pattern Altitude: 1653 MSL (1000 AGL)
Wind Indicator: Lighted
Lights: Activate MIRL Runway 11/29 - CTAF.
Beacon: Sunset-Sunrise (local time)
Clear-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Landing Fee: no


CTAF: 122.800
UNICOM: 122.800
Weather: ASOS 413-664-6658 134.775
Contact 'ALBANY' Approach
132.825, 307.2
Contact 'ALBANY' Departure
132.825, 307.2
Master Airport: ALB (ALBANY INTL)


Fuel: Grade 100LL Gasoline (low lead blue)
Jet A - Kerosene, freeze point -40C
Airframe Repair: Major
Powerplant Repair: Major
Bottled Oxygen: High pressure
Transient Storage: Hanger,Tie-Down
Other Services: Avionics, Glider, Pilot Instruction, Aircraft Rental, Annual Surveying, Glider Towing

Based Aircraft

Single Engine GA: 22
Multi Engine GA: 3
Gliders: 7
Total: 32

Annual Operations

For year ending: 10/20/2016
AirTaxi: 1100
Local GA (< 20 miles): 18000
Non-local GA: 12500
Military Operations: 300
Total: 31900


Owner: City of North Adams
City Hall
North Adams, Ma 01247
Manager: Bill Greenwald
836 State Road
North Adams, Ma 01247


Runways: 11/29

Runway 11/29

Length: 4300 feet
by 3Rd Party Survey on 10/21/2011
Width: 100 feet
Surface: Asphalt / Bituminous Concrete, Excellent Condition
Weight Capacity: Single Wheel aircraft: 25,000 lbs
Runway Lights Edge Intensity: Med Intensity
End 11 End 29
True Alignment: 097, (083 Magnetic) 277, (263 Magnetic)
Right Hand Pattern:   Yes
Runway Markings: Basic, Good Condition Basic, Good Condition
Displaced Threshold Distance: 500' 100'
Gradient: 0.2 0.2
Elevation at End: 652.0' MSL 653.8' MSL
Elevation at Displaced Threshold: 652.2' MSL 653.3' MSL
Elevation at Touchdown Zone: 652.2' MSL 653.4' MSL
Objects: Trees Bldg
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77): Utility runway with a visual approach Utility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope: 11:1 6:1
Runway 29 Approach Ratio 20:1 to Displaced Threshold.
Object Height: 62' AGL 25' AGL
Object Distance: 920' Along centerline
80' Left of centerline
340' Along centerline
130' Right of centerline



Additional Remarks

Mountain Ranges 9100 Ft North at Elev 1894 Ft; 4300 Ft North at Elev 2254 Ft; 10800 Ft South at Elev 2951 Ft; 12800 Ft South at Elev 2690 Ft.
Extensive Glider Operations Dawn-Dusk Surface 18000 Year Round;Primarily Weekends & Holidays.
Deer & Birds on & in Vicinity of Airport.
Right Traffic When Landing Rnwy 29.
Cold Temperature Restricted Airport. Altitude Correction Required at or Below -18C.
After Hours/Emergency, Contact Manager at (802)823-4639.

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