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W78
William M Tuck Airport
Official FAA Data Effective 2014-09-18 0901Z
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Location Information for W78
Coordinates: N36°42.56' / W78°50.90'
Located 03 miles E of South Boston, Virginia on 300 acres of land. View all Airports in Virginia.
Surveyed Elevation is 419 feet MSL.
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 800 AGL (1219 MSL)
Magnetic Variation from 1995 is 8° West
Operations Data
Airport Use:Open to the public
Activation Date:September 1949
Status:Operational
Control Tower:No
Seg-Circle:No
Beacon:Clear-Green
(Lighted Land Airport)
Wind Indicator:Yes, Lighted
Lighting Schedule:SEE RMK
A.R.T.C.C.:WASHINGTON
F.S.S.:LEESBURG
NOTAMs Facility:DCA (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart:WASHINGTON
AirspaceAnalysis:NOT ANALYZED
IN OPERATION PRIOR 1959
Attendance:Continuous
TERMINAL OPEN - UNATTENDED
Airport Communications
AWOS-3:119.425 Tel. 434-575-0332
UNICOM:122.800
CTAF:122.800
AWOS-3 at W63 (15.5 SE):118.225 434-374-2431
AWOS-3 at CXE (17.4 E):121.225 434-372-4506
AWOS-3 at TDF (26.3 S):126.725 336-364-1651
Remarks:
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY WASHINGTON ARTCC ON FREQS 124.05/307.0 (SOUTH BOSTON RCAG).
  • SOUTH BOSTON RCO 122.1R 110.4T (LEESBURG RADIO)
Nearby Navigation Aids
IDNameFreqRadial / Range
VOT SBV SOUTH BOSTON 110.40 080°8.3
VOR DAN DANVILLE 113.10 076°25.0
VOT LYH LYNCHBURG 109.20 155°37.6
VOT LVL LAWRENCEVILLE 112.90 270°46.0
IDNameFreqBearing / Range
VOT HXO HUNTSBORO 271 163°26.9
VOT HUR PERSON 220 208°30.4
VOT LY BOJAR 385 338°38.2
VOT AEA JONES 373 106°38.8
Runway 01/19
Dimensions:4003 x 75 feet / 1220 x 23 meters
Surface:Asphalt in Good Condition
Weight Limits:S-12
Edge Lighting:Medium Intensity
Runway 01Runway 19
Coordinates:N36°42.27' / W78°50.86'N36°42.93' / W78°50.90'
Elevation: 382.5 419.8
Gradient: 1.0 1.0
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 005° Magnetic, 357° True 185° Magnetic, 177° True
Markings:Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.Non-Precision Instrument in poor condition.
Glide Slope IndicatorP2L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)P2L (3.00° Glide Path Angle)
REIL:Yes
OTS INDEF
Yes
OTS INDEF
Obstacles: 18 ft Tree 863 ft from runway, 83 ft left of center 10 ft Brush 223 ft from runway, 227 ft right of center
+5-12 FT GND 0-200 FT FM THLD 158 FT LEFT.
Runway 06/24
Dimensions:2065 x 200 feet / 629 x 61 meters
Surface:Turf in Good Condition
Runway 06Runway 24
Coordinates:N36°42.37' / W78°51.10'N36°42.60' / W78°50.78'
Elevation: 375.6 389.8
Gradient: 0.7 UP
NE
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 056° Magnetic, 048° True 236° Magnetic, 228° True
Obstacles: 55 ft Trees 643 ft from runway, 189 ft left of center
RY 06 APCH SLOPE 15:1 TO THE DSPLCD THLD.
60 ft Tree 499 ft from runway, 170 ft right of center
RY 24 APCH SLOPE 17:1 TO THE DSPLCD THLD.
Services Available
Fuel:100LL (blue)
Transient Storage:Tiedowns
Airframe Repair:MAJOR
HOURS VARY.
Engine Repair:MAJOR
HOURS VARY.
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:NONE
Other Services:PILOT INSTRUCTION
Ownership Information
Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:COUNTY OF HALIFAX
PO BOX 786
HALIFAX, VA 24558
434-476-3300
Manager:OTIS VAUGHAN
PO BOX 786
HALIFAX, VA 24558
434-476-3300
Operational Statistics
Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:14 Statistics collected for 12 month period ending 2011-04-30
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:1 Annual Commercial Operations:none
Jet Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Commuter Operations:none
Helicopters Based on Field:none Annual Air Taxi Operations:none
Military Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Military Operations:none
Gliders Based on Field:none Annual GA Local Operations:4897
Ultralights Based on Field:none Annual GA Itinerant Operations:2555
Other Remarks
  • DEER ON & INVOF RYS.
  • SELF-FUELING WITH A CREDIT CARD.
  • RY 01/19 MARKINGS VERY POOR & MAY NOT BE VISIBLE.
  • RY 06 OUTLINED WITH YELLOW CONES.
  • ACTVT MIRL RY 01/19 & REIL RYS 01 & 19 - CTAF. PAPI RYS 01 & 19 OPER CONT.
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