Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
a component of the
Alaska Aviation System Plan


NPIAS: 02-0249
Airport Use: Public
Type: Airport
DOT&PF Region: Northern
DOT Owned: True
Facility Status: Active
General Information

Medium and Small Hub – Airports that meet the FAA’s definition of medium and small hub airports. The FAA definition is based on the reported number of U.S. commercial enplanements. Medium hubs account for 0.25 to 1.0 percent of total U.S. enplanements. Small hubs receive 0.05 to 0.25 percent of the total annual enplanements.

Regional Hubs - Airports that serve the transportation and economic hub for more than one community. Regional airports generally accommodate larger aircraft, have instrument approaches, and have more landside facilities, infrastructure, and services than other smaller, public use airports.

Community – Airports that generally fulfill the role of a small community’s primary airport and serve basic needs such as passenger travel to regional hubs, mail service, local aviation related business, and emergency needs. This classification includes communities with a year-round population of at least 25 people, a public school, and located more than one hour by road from an International, Regional Hub, or other Community class airport. This classification is divided into two subcategories, On-Road and Off-Road. Off-Road airports are not connected to the National Highway System.

Local – These airports are considered general aviation airports and widely vary in size, scope, and dimensions. Local airports are divided into three sub-classifications: Local NPIAS High-Activity, Local NPIAS Low-Activity, and Local Non-NPIAS. High-Activity airports do not qualify for other classifications, are in the NPIAS, and have at least 20 based aircraft. Low-Activity airports do not qualify for other classifications, are in the NPIAS, and have fewer than 20 based aircraft. Non-NPIAS airports are DOT&PF owned facilities that are not in the NPIAS and ineligible for federal grant funding.

Landing Strips – This classification includes all aircraft landing areas that are registered with FAA and open to public use but are not in the NPIAS and not owned and operated by DOT&PF.

*Definitions updated in Phase III of the AASP.

DOT Owned:

State Region:
M&O District:
FAA Site ID: 50672.*A
NPIAS Number: 02-0249
NPIAS Level of Service: Commercial Service - Nonprimary
AASP Classification:
Maintenance Provider:

Contract – includes airports owned and operated by DOT&PF but with day to day maintenance activities provided through a DOT/PF funded contract. Contract airports may still require some maintenance services to be provided by DOT&PF as well as possibly other contractors i.e. electrical, building, heavy re-surfacing repairs, large scale brushing, or other repairs that may be outside the scope of the standard maintenance contract.

DOT M&O – includes airports with onsite DOT&PF maintenance crews or airports maintained by DOT&PF crews from satellite maintenance stations.

Local Sponsor – includes airports not owned and/or operated by DOT&PF.

N/A – includes airports where ownership and/or maintenance is uncertain.

Staffed Airport:

Alternative Name:
Location ID: RSH
Borough/Census Area: Kusilvak Census Area
Facility Use:
Facility Type:
Facility Status:
EAS Facility:

Part 139 Designation:

PFAS Identified in Soil:
What are PFAS?
PFAS are "emerging contaminants," or chemicals with limited data on human health effects. PFOS and PFOA are the most studied. PFAS are used in products that resist fire, stains, grease, and water. While PFAS can be found in firefighting foam, they can also be present in furniture and carpets treated for stain resistance, waterproof clothing, and food packaging.
Beginning in 2001, 3M and other major manufacturers of fire-fighting foams and consumer products containing PFAS-related chemicals began to phase out the use of PFOA and PFOS in these products due to findings that these chemicals can be harmful.
PFAS that enter the environment are known to persist for a long time and may travel long distances in groundwater.
To learn more, visit the State of Alaska DOT&PF, Alaska PFAS Information page at: Alaska PFAS Information, Transportation & Public Facilities, State of Alaska.
System Planning Data
Airport Reference Point (ARP): 61.774892° N,161.319400° W
Last scored APEB: 10/23/2023
Seasonal Closures: None
ALP Approved: 8/30/2005
Master Plan Approved:
Property Map Date: 11/20/2003
Federal Grant Obligation:

Federal Grant Expiration:
Seaplane Haulout Ramp:
Full Airport Sponsor Property Ownership:

Documented Need For:
Leased Lots:


Floatplane Parking:

Auto Parking:

Current ARC: Utility:
Ultimate ARC: Utility:
Current Design Aircraft: Unknown
Wind Coverage:
Crosswind Runway:

Non-Standard Conditions:

Compliant RPZ for Property Control:

Compliant RPZ for Land Use:

Land Use Compliance:
Last Airfield Grant: 3-02-0249-003-2022 Seal Apron Pavement Surface/Pavement Joints
Last Building Grant: 3-02-0249-001-2000 Improve Snow Removal Equipment Building 8/27/2004
Last Equipment Grant: 3-02-0249-002-2021 Acquire Snow Removal Equipment
Last Planning Grant: N/A
Last Major Improvement: Improve SREB, Construct RW 17/35 3-02-0249-001-2000
Assigned Tie-downs:
Transient Tie-downs:
Useable Tie-downs: 2
Useable Floatplane Parking: 0
Passenger Shelter:

Emergency Maintenance Shelter:

Public Restrooms:

Fuel Available:
Fuel information is pulled directly from the FAA 5010 database; fuel availability is not guaranteed and pilots should confirm directly with vendor.

Utilities Available:

USPS Bypass Mail Hub:

Certified WX Station:
Wx Cameras:

UAS Integration:

Survey Type:

Snow Removal Equipment:

SRE Building: 2-Bay
ARFF Index:
ARFF Equipment List:
ARFF Building:

DOT Maintenance Equipment: 1995 MDP12H U/VPLOW GRADER/, 1995 720 GRADER 34,000#, 2004 521D LOADER WHL 2CY, 2012 D6TLGD DOZER CRWLR 20-