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Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Location Galena, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 153 ft / 47 m
Coordinates 64°44′10″N 156°56′15″W / 64.73611°N 156.9375°W / 64.73611; -156.9375
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 7,249 2,209 Asphalt/Concrete
6/24 2,786 849 Gravel
Based aircraft 13
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport is located in Alaska
Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport
Location of Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport, Alaska

Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport (IATA: GALICAO: PAGAFAA LID: GAL) is a state-owned public-use airport located in Galena, a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]



Edward G. Pitka Sr. Airport covers an area of 1,250 acres (506 ha) which contains two runways: 7/25 with an asphalt/concrete pavement measuring 7,249 by 150 feet (2,209 x 46 m) and 6/24 with a gravel surface measuring 2,786 by 80 feet (849 x 24 m).[1]

Airlines and non-stop destinations

Military use

Galena Airport was used as a transport base during World War II, facilitating the transit of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union.

Galena Air Force Base was also used by the USAF during the Cold War as an interceptor base for aircraft patrolling the western areas of Alaska. It was closed in 1993, however the military airfield is maintained by a private contractor as a weather/emergency diversion airfield since Regular Air Force fighter-interceptor alert operations ended

See also


PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c FAA Airport Master Record for GAL (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ Fairbanks Schedule. Arctic Circle Air. 24 Apr 2006.
  3. ^ 2007 Timetable (PDF). Frontier Flying Service. Retrieved 29 Aug 2007.

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