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Airport Overview

Pingelap Civil Airfield is located in Pohnpei State on the west coast of the largest and southernmost of the three islands that compose Pingelap Atoll, roughly 154 nautical miles (285 km) west of Pohnpei Island. In order to utilize the airstrip, operators must apply for the appropriate flight permits with the F.S.M. Division of Civil Aviation. Once approval has been granted, the operator can contact the Pohnpei Port Authority Airport Manager to make arrangements for on-call personnel to be present at the airfield.

Pingelap Atoll is 2.6 miles long and 1.6 miles at its widest point. Only the largest island is inhabited with roughly 250 residents living mostly near the airfield on the west side of the island. The three islands have a cumulative land area of 1.1 square miles. The local language is Pingelapese, though English is also spoken. Pingelap is famous among geneticists around the world because of the high occurrence of achromatopsia (a type of color-blindness). Perpetuated by a small gene pool and rapid population growth, nearly 10% of the current population suffers from the condition. Neurologist Oliver Sacks' 1997 book, The Island of the Colorblind, was written about the atoll.

 Communication is by way of CTAF 123.6 (COMS provided by Pohnpei Radio)

 

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Federated States of Micronesia

Province or District

Pingalap

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Pingalap 1.0 Km

Airport’s Complete Name

Pingalap Airfield

Latitude

6.21111111

Longitude

160.70444

Elevation (ft and m)

2.5m

IATA Code

NA

ICAO Code

NA

Managing Company or Airport Authority

FSM Division of Civil Aviation

Management Contact Person

Melson Darra 691.320.3241

NGO and/or UN Presence at Airport?

No

Mortlock Islands Civil Airfield is located in Chuuk State on Ta Island, the southern-most of the islands of Satawan Atoll, roughly 194 miles (312 km) southeast of Chuuk International Airport. It is currently served by Caroline Islands Air. In order to utilize the airstrip, operators must apply for the appropriate flight permits with the F.S.M. Division of Civil Aviation. Once approval has been granted, the operator can contact the Chuuk Port Authority Airport Manager to make arrangements for on-call personnel to be present at the airfield.

Runway(s)

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

366 x 30 m

Runway Orientation

067

Runway Surface

concrete

Runway Condition

In fair condition, deteriorated paving in some places, eroded fringe

 

Airport Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening

No

Runway Lighting

No faded markings only

Refueling Capacity

No

Ground Handling Services

No

Air Traffic Control

No

Fire Fighting Equipment

No

Weather Information

No

Aircraft Parking Space

Yes

Navigation Aids

No

Perimeter Fencing

No

Windsock

No

 

 

Fuel Services Charges

There is no fuel service at the airport


Royalties / Non Objection Fees (NOFs)

There are no known Royalties or Non objection fees applicable

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