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Adirondack Regional Airport
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IATA: SLK – ICAO: KSLK – FAA LID: SLK
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Town of Harrietstown
Serves Saranac Lake, New York
Location Harrietstown, New York
Elevation AMSL 1,663 ft / 507 m
Coordinates 44°23′07″N 074°12′22″W / 44.38528°N 74.20611°W / 44.38528; -74.20611
Website SaranacLake.com/...
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 6,573 2,003 Asphalt
9/27 3,998 1,219 Asphalt
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations 8,100
Based aircraft 15
Source: Federal Aviation Administration

Adirondack Regional Airport (IATA: SLK, ICAO: KSLK, FAA LID: SLK) is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) northwest of the central business district of Saranac Lake, in Franklin County, New York, United States. The airport is owned by the Town of Harrietstown. It is situated in the north-central Adirondacks two miles (3 km) from Lake Clear, in Harrietstown.

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 2,597 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2004 and 2,682 enplanements in 2005. According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011, Adirondack is classified as commercial service - non-primary because it has between 2,500 and 10,000 passenger boardings per year.

History

In the autumn of 1940, a group of local men from the Saranac Lake Planning board got together to discuss the possibility of an airport in the Adirondack Mountains, near Saranac Lake. Their thinking was that such a development would play an important part in the future development of the Adirondaks. Due to the mountainous nature of the region many thought such a development would not be likely. However, after countless reviews of area maps, a plateau large enough for airport purposes was identified within a few miles of Saranac Lake Village.

The Planning Board's search for an airport site had been prompted by an announcement from Washington, DC that Congress had appropriated funds for the building of a system of airports throughout the country. There was, among other problems, however, one restriction. The land for an airport site, to be acceptable to the federal government, had to be publicly owned. The ideal site which these men had spotted on the map was part of the holdings of the Paul Smith's Electric Company. Since no other tract of suitable terrain was to be found within a radius of some 40 miles (64 km), the whole effort might have bogged down but for the public-spirited cooperation of the Paul Smith's Electric Company which, in the interests of regional development, immediately deeded the 1,200-acre (4.9 km) tract to the Town of Harrietstown without cost.

With the requirement of public ownership thus complied with, events moved swiftly toward the realization of an airport for the Adirondacks. Through persistent effort on the part of various citizens, who maintained close contact with Washington, DC, the site was inspected and federal expenditures for construction of a Class III airport were approved. Step by step, the Town of Harrietstown Town Board and the Saranac Lake Airport Commission worked closely with state and federal agencies in the building process. Construction of the airfield was completed in 1942. The Town of Harrietstown issued bonds to augment the available funds and erected a terminal building in 1948 and a 100 by 100-foot (30 m) hangar in 1950.

At the time, the airport was rated as one of the best built Class III airports in the country. Two commercial airlines, Colonial Airlines and Resort Airlines, served the region at that time. Airmail service was provided by Colonial Airlines. The volume of air express business handled by Railway Express increased steadily, as did the number of privately owned aircraft using the field. Resort traffic response was immediate and increased steadily.

The airport was officially dedicated to the service of the people of the Adirondacks on July 10, 1949. Since 1960, the Town of Harrietstown has operated the airport. The Saranac Lake Airport was renamed in 1989 to the Adirondack Regional Airport.

Day to day operations are under the jurisdiction of the airport manager who is appointed by the Town Board. The airport manager supervises a staff of five full-time and one part-time employee. The airport is open 365 days per year. Cape Air currently serves the airport and offers flights to Boston.

Facilities and aircraft

Adirondack Regional Airport covers an area of 1,499 acres (607 ha) at an elevation of 1,663 feet (507 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 6,573 by 150 feet (2,003 x 46 m) and 9/27 is 3,998 by 100 feet (1,219 x 30 m).

In the 1960s, the Adirondack Airport had three runways. Runway 16/34 was 4,000 feet (1,200 m) long and 100 feet (30 m) wide, but was abandoned sometime between the mid 1970s and early 1980s. The main runway was lengthened from approximately 5,000 feet (1,500 m) to its present length during the early 1970s or thereabouts and an instrument landing system and approach lighting system was installed on the southwest-facing runway 23. Also, a parallel taxiway was added to almost the full length of runway 9-27 and a partial parallel taxiway was added between the abandoned northwest-southeast runway - part of which was converted into a taxiway and the approach end of runway 23.

For the 12-month period ending July 14, 2009, the airport had 8,100 aircraft operations, an average of 22 per day: 56% general aviation, 43% air taxi, and 1% military. At that time there were 15 aircraft based at this airport: 73% single-engine, 7% multi-engine, 13% helicopter and 7% ultralight.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Cape Air Boston


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Location & QuickFacts

FAA Information Effective:2008-09-25
Airport Identifier:SLK
Airport Status:Operational
Longitude/Latitude:074-12-22.3000W/44-23-07.1000N
-74.206194/44.385306 (Estimated)
Elevation:1663 ft / 506.88 m (Surveyed)
Land:1499 acres
From nearest city:4 nautical miles NW of Saranac Lake, NY
Location:Franklin County, NY
Magnetic Variation:14W (1980)

Owner & Manager

Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:Town Of Harrietstown
Address:39 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone number:518-891-1470
Manager:Ross Dubarry
Address:96 Airport Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone number:518-891-4600

Airport Operations and Facilities

Airport Use:Open to public
Wind indicator:Yes
Control Tower:No
Lighting Schedule:DUSK-DAWN
ACTVT HIRL RY 05/23, MIRL RY 09/27, MALSR RY 23, PAPI RY 05, & TWY LGTS - CTAF.
Beacon Color:Clear-Green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee charge:Yes
Sectional chart:Montreal
Region:AEA - Eastern
Boundary ARTCC:ZBW - Boston
Tie-in FSS:BTV - Burlington
FSS on Airport:No
FSS Toll Free:1-800-WX-BRIEF
NOTAMs Facility:SLK (NOTAM-d service avaliable)
Certification type/date:II A S 11/200
PPR 48 HR FOR UNSKED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS CALL AMGR 518-891-4600 EXT. 106. INDEX "B" COVERAGE IS PROVIDED.
Federal Agreements:NGY3

Airport Communications

CTAF:123.000
Unicom:123.000 

Airport Services

Fuel available:100LLA
Airframe Repair:NONE
Power Plant Repair:MINOR
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:NONE

Runway Information

Runway 05/23

Dimension:6573 x 150 ft / 2003.5 x 45.7 m
Surface:ASPH, Good Condition
Surface Treatment:Saw-cut or plastic Grooved
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 40000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 73000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 115000 lbs.
Edge Lights:High
 

Runway 05

Runway 23

Longitude:074-12-47.7922W074-11-56.0143W
Latitude:44-22-48.7471N44-23-41.9834N
Elevation:1638.00 ft1663.00 ft
Alignment:35127
ILS Type:ILS
Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft
Markings:Non-precision instrument, Fair ConditionPrecision instrument, Fair Condition
Crossing Height:50.00 ft0.00 ft
VASI:4-light PAPI on left side
Visual Glide Angle:3.00°0.00°
Approach lights:MALSR
Obstruction:66 ft trees, 1300.0 ft from runway, 600 ft right of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear71 ft trees, 2870.0 ft from runway, 620 ft right of centerline, 37:1 slope to clear
Decleard distances:Take off run available 6573.00 ft
Take off distance available 6573.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 6573.00 ft
Landing distance available 6573.00 ft
Take off run available 6573.00 ft
Take off distance available 6573.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 6333.00 ft
Landing distance available 6333.00 ft

Runway 09/27

Dimension:3998 x 100 ft / 1218.6 x 30.5 m
Surface:ASPH, Fair Condition
Weight Limit:Single wheel: 40000 lbs.
Dual wheel: 73000 lbs.
Dual tandem wheel: 115000 lbs.
Edge Lights:Medium
 

Runway 09

Runway 27

Longitude:074-12-49.8609W074-11-55.7889W
Latitude:44-22-49.8081N44-22-57.2638N
Elevation:1639.00 ft1638.00 ft
Alignment:79127
Traffic Pattern:LeftLeft
Markings:Nonstandard, Fair Condition
NSTD MKGS; THLD MKGS 400 FT FM RY END.
Non-precision instrument, Fair Condition
Obstruction:74 ft trees, 1380.0 ft from runway, 400 ft left of centerline, 15:1 slope to clear58 ft trees, 1200.0 ft from runway, 60 ft right of centerline, 17:1 slope to clear
Decleard distances:Take off run available 3998.00 ft
Take off distance available 3998.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 3998.00 ft
Landing distance available 3998.00 ft
Take off run available 3998.00 ft
Take off distance available 3998.00 ft
Actual stop distance available 3998.00 ft
Landing distance available 3998.00 ft

Radio Navigation Aids

ID Type Name Ch Freq Var Dist
PTDNDBPotsdam400.0014W35.4 nm
PLBVORTACPlattsburgh116X116.9015W34.4 nm
MSSVORTACMassena088X114.1014W38.7 nm
BTVVORTACBurlington122X117.5015W44.0 nm
BTVVOTBurlington Intl109.0045.6 nm

Remarks

  • TWY B UNAVBL TO ACFT WITH WINGSPAN 79 FT & ABV.

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General Info
Country United States
State NEW YORK
FAA ID SLK
Latitude 44-23-07.100N
Longitude 074-12-22.300W
Elevation 1663 feet
Near City SARANAC LAKE


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