Ralph Wien Memorial
Kotzebue, Alaska

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 06/22/2017 - 8/17/2017

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA/ICAO Identifier:OTZ / PAOT (Oscar-Tango-Zulu)
Lat/Lng: 66.8848055556, -162.598138889
66-53-05.3000N, 162-35-53.3000W
Estimated by 3RD PARTY SURVEY on 10/06/2015
Elevation: 15 feet Surveyed by 3RD PARTY SURVEY on 10/06/2015
Magnetic Variation: 15E, (2010), [12E (2017)]
Sectional: NOME
From City: 1nm S of Kotzebue


Use: Open to the public
Airspace Analysis: CONDITIONAL
Review of Road Location /Pending.
Ownership: Publicly owned
Activation: 09/1947
Attended: All year Wed-Mon 0600-2000 (local) All year Tue 0600-2100 (local)
Control Tower: no
ARTCC: Anchorage Center (ZAN)
FSS: Kotzebue FSS (OTZ) (on field)
NOTAMs and Weather: OTZ NOTAM-D service at airport
Wind Indicator: Lighted
Segmented Circle: yes
Lights: HIRL Runway 09/27 & MIRL Runway 18/36 Opers 0700-0000 Otr Hrs Activate - CTAF. Activate Reils Runways 09 & 27 - CTAF. PAPI Runways 09 and 27 Operating Continuously.
Beacon: Sunset-Sunrise (local time)
Clear-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Landing Fee: no
ARFF: I B S 04/2005
Closed to Air Carrier Operations with More than 30 Passenger Seats Except Prior Permission in Writing to Airport Mgr, Box 55, Kotzebue, Ak. 99752.


CTAF: 123.600
UNICOM: 122.800
Weather: ASOS 907-442-2279 135.45
Other: --AFIS 135.45
Tower Remarks: Approach/Departure Service Provided by Anchorage ARTCC on Frequencies 119.2/263.0 (Kotzebue RCAG).


Fuel: Grade 100 Gasoline (green)
Jet A - Kerosene, freeze point -40C
Airframe Repair: Minor
Powerplant Repair: Minor
Bottled Oxygen: None
Bulk Oxygen: None
Transient Storage: Hanger
Other Services: Cargo handling

Based Aircraft

Single Engine GA: 37
Multi Engine GA: 6
Total: 43

Annual Operations

For year ending: 12/01/2014
Commercial Carriers: 2000
AirTaxi: 20000
Local GA (< 20 miles): 7000
Non-local GA: 30000
Military Operations: 1000
Total: 60000


Owner: Alaska Dot&Pf Northern Region
2301 Peger Rd
Fairbanks, Ak 99701
Manager: Alvin Werneke
Box 55
Kotzebue, Ak 99752


Runways: 09/27

Runway 09/27

Length: 6300 feet
by Faa on 12/08/2014
Width: 150 feet
Surface: Asphalt / Bituminous Concrete, Good Condition
Surface Treatment: Saw-cut or Plastic Grooved
Classification (PCN): 91 /F/B/X/T, 91 , Flexible, Subgrade Strength Medium (represents CBR > 8), Tire pressure Medium (limited to 218 psi), Technical determination
Weight Capacity: Single Wheel aircraft: 100,000 lbs
Dual Wheel aircraft: 128,000 lbs
Dual Tandem Wheel aircraft: 240,000 lbs
Runway Lights Edge Intensity: High Intensity
& 18/36 Lights Extend 30 Inches Above Ground.
End 09 End 27
Takeoff Run Available (TORA): 6300 feet 5900 feet
Takeoff Distance Available (TODA): 6300 feet 5900 feet
Accelerate-Stop Distance Available (ASDA): 6300 feet 5900 feet
Landing Distance Available (LDA): 5900 feet 5900 feet
True Alignment: 102, (090 Magnetic) 282, (270 Magnetic)
Runway Markings: Precision Instrument, Good Condition Nonprecision Instrument, Good Condition
Displaced Threshold Distance: 400'  
Gradient: 0.1 0.1
Elevation at End: 12.8' MSL 15.4' MSL
Elevation at Displaced Threshold: 13.1' MSL  
Elevation at Touchdown Zone: 13.2' MSL 15.4' MSL
Threshold Crossing Glide Path Height: 43' AGL 46' AGL
Visual Glide Path Angle: 3.00° 3.30°
Visual Glide Slope Indicator: 4-light PAPI on right side of runway 4-light PAPI on left side of runway
Runway Visual Range Equipment Location: Touchdown Rollout
Runway End Identifer Lights (REIL): Yes Yes
Objects: Road Hill
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77): Precision Instrument Runway Other than utility runway with a nonprecision approach having visibility minimums greater than 3/4 mile
Object Clearance Slope: 0:1 15:1
Object Height: 15' AGL 38' AGL
Object Distance: 30' Along centerline 800' Along centerline
Other Objects: Road 30 Ft from Threshold.  

Runway 18/36

Length: 3876 feet
by 3Rd Party Survey on 08/22/2011
Width: 90 feet
Surface: Gravel / Cinders / Crushed Rock / Coral/Shells / Slag, Fair Condition
Surface Treatment: NONE
Runway Lights Edge Intensity: Med Intensity
End 18 End 36
True Alignment: 194, (182 Magnetic) 014, (002 Magnetic)
Gradient: 0.0 0.0
Elevation at End: 11.2' MSL 10.8' MSL
Elevation at Touchdown Zone: 11.4' MSL 11.4' MSL
Objects: Road  
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77): Other than utility runway with a visual approach Other than utility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope: 26:1 50:1
Object Height: 15' AGL 15' AGL
Object Distance: 400' Along centerline



Additional Remarks

Snow Removal/Ice Removal & Airport Hazardous Reporting only Performed During Duty Hours.
Runway 18/36 Aircraft Operations Greater than 49 Ft Wingspan Approved with Prior Permission from Airport Manager.
Parking Area not Lgtd.
Taxiways and Ramps Have Numerous Dips and Rough Surfaces.
Airport Sand Larger Gradation than FAA Recommended/See Ac150/5200-30.
Gates for Blocking Vehicle Traffic Crossing Runway 09 Threshold, Key CTAF 7 Times to Lock; Key 5 Times on 122.65 to Unlock. Pilots Making Ils or Loc/DME Runway 09 Siap are Rqrd to Lock Gates Prior to Faf. All Others Landing Runway 09 are Requested to Lock Gates. See Section "C " Notices for Gate Control Procedures.
Numerous Wind Turbine Twrs 395 Ft (330 AGL) Aprxy 3.5 Miles SE of the Airport.
Wx Camera Available on Internet at Http://Avcams.FAA.Gov
Uncontrolled Vehicle Access to Runway 18/36.
Cold Temperature Restricted Airport. Altitude Correction Required at or Below -43C/-45F.

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