Lake Hood Seaplane Base Airport in Anchorage, Alaska

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Lake Hood Seaplane Base
Lake Hood Seaplane Base

Lake Hood Seaplane Base Airport

Lake Hood Seaplane Base (ICAO: Palah, FAA IDAKNA: LHD) is a state-owned sea airbase located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Lake Hood Strip (ICAO): Palah, FAA ID: LHD) is a pebble runway adjacent to a plain. The previous code of Gravel Strip Airport (FAA LID: Z41) has been revoked and attached to (ICAO: PALH, FAA LID: LHD) as another landing surface.

Consistently and open to the public, Lake Hood is the world’s busiest maritime airbase, operating an average of 190 flights per day. It is located on Lakes Hood and Spenard (Niłkidal’iy in the indigenous Danina language), three miles from downtown Anchorage next to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The base has an operating control tower and the surface of the frozen lake is maintained for ski-equipped aircraft during the winter months.

Most U.S. airports use the same three-character location identifier for FAA and IATA, Lake Hood is assigned LHD by FAA [1] but no designation from IATA. The airport’s ICAO identifier is PALH.

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Lake Hood Seaplane Base
Lake Hood Seaplane Base
Name
Lake Hood Seaplane Base
Address
Anchorage, AK 99530, United States
Status Active
Country United States
Type Public
Owner
City of Montgomery
Phone
Code LHD
Elevation 22 m
Passengers 458
Aircraft operations
Lon
Serves Anchorage
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Lake Hood Seaplane Base has three C-plane landing areas: E / W is 4,540 by 188 feet (1,384 x 57 m); N / S is 1,930 by 200 feet (588 x 61 m); The NW / SE is 1,370 by 150 feet (418 x 46 m).

A runway 14/32 is scheduled for an aircraft landing on a pebble near Lake Hood Strip with a pebble surface size of 2,200 by 75 feet (671 x 23 m).

For the 12 months ending August 1, 2005, there were 69,400 flights at sea airbase, with an average of 190: 88% daily general aircraft, 12% air taxi, and <1% military. This naval base has 781 aircraft: 97% single-engine and 3% multi-engine.

Lake Hood Seaplane Base

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