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Cape Newenham LRRS Airport

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Airport type  Military
Elevation AMSL  541 ft / 165 m
3,945  1,202
Address  Bethel, AK 99559, USA
Elevation  165 m
Location  Cape Newenham, Alaska
15/33  3,945
1,202  Gravel
Code  EHM
Owner  United States Air Force
Cape Newenham LRRS Airport

Cape Newenham LRRS Airport (IATA: EHM, ICAO: PAEH, FAA LID: EHM) is a military airstrip located one nautical mile (1.2 miles; 1.9 km) southeast of Cape Newenham, in the Dillingham Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is not open for public use.

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Overview

Cape Newenham Airport is a United States Air Force military airstrip. Its mission is to provide access to the Cape Newenham Long Range Radar Station for servicing and other requirements.

The airstrip was constructed in 1951 during the construction of the Cape Newenham Air Force Station. During the station's operational use as a manned radar station, it provided transportation for station personnel and for supplies and equipment to be airlifted to the station. With the manned radar station's closure in 1983, the airstrip now provides access to the unattended site for maintenance personnel and other requirements.

It is not staffed by any support personnel, and is not open to the public. During the winter months, it may be inaccessible due to the extreme weather conditions at the location.

Facilities and aircraft

Cape Newenham LRRS Airport has one runway designated 14/32 with a gravel surface measuring 3,950 by 150 feet (1,204 x 46 m). For the 12-month period ending August 2, 1978, the airport had 1,024 aircraft operations, an average of 85 per month: 98% air taxi and 2% military.

References

Cape Newenham LRRS Airport Wikipedia


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