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
Federated States of Micronesia
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
Pingalap 1.0 Km
Airport’s Complete Name
Elevation (ft and m)
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?
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.
366 x 30 m
In fair condition, deteriorated paving in some places, eroded fringe
Passenger / Cargo Security Screening
No faded markings only
Ground Handling Services
Air Traffic Control
Fire Fighting Equipment
Aircraft Parking Space
There is no fuel service at the airport
There are no known Royalties or Non objection fees applicable