Nome Airport IATA: OME – ICAO: PAOM – FAA LID: OME Summary Airport type Public Owner Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region Serves Nome, Alaska Elevation AMSL 37 ft / 11 m Coordinates Runways Direction Length Surface ft m 3/21 5,576 1,700 Asphalt 10/28 6,001 1,829 Asphalt Statistics (2008) Aircraft operations 28,000 Based aircraft 71 Source: Federal Aviation Administration
Nome Airport (IATA: OME, ICAO: PAOM, FAA LID: OME) is a state-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Nome, a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.
Facilities and aircraft
For the 12-month period ending November 1, 2008, the airport had 28,000 aircraft operations, an average of 76 per day: 54% air taxi, 36% general aviation, 5% scheduled commercial and 5% military. At that time there were 71 aircraft based at this airport: 72% single-engine, 17% multi-engine, 7% helicopter and 4% military.
Free parking is available at the airport.
Airlines and non-stop destinations
Airlines Destinations Alaska Airlines Anchorage, Kotzebue Arctic Transportation Services Brevig Mission, Elim, Gambell, Golovin,Savoonga, Shishmaref, Teller, Unalakleet, Wales, White Mountain Bering Air Anadyr, Brevig Mission, Council, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Kotzebue, Koyuk, Little Diomede, Port Clarence, Provideniya, Saint Michael, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, Tin City, Unalakeet, Wales, White Mountain Era Alaska Unalakleet, Galena Evergreen Helicopters Wales, Little Diomede Frontier Flying Service Hageland Aviation Services Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Savoonga, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, White Mountain, Brevig Mission, Teller, Wales, Unalakeet
Nome Airport was used as a transport base during World War II, facilitating the transit of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union. Known as Marks Army Airfield it shared the facility with the civilian Nome Airport. It also was used as a defensive airfield in 1942 by the United States Army Air Force for the western coast of Alaska. Known USAAF units assigned were:
- 404th Bombardment Squadron (July 18–28, 1942) (28th BG)
- 56th Fighter Squadron (June 20 – October 20, 1942) (54th FG)
Renamed Marks Air Force Base in 1948, it was used as a cold weather survival school and a fighter-interceptor forward base. Marks was too close to the USSR to operate defending fighter-interceptors, so they were pulled back to Galena Airport. Although Marks AFB closed in 1950, an air base squadron was at Nome Airport until December 1956.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5
- ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for OME ( PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
- ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 94Z ( PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
- ^ Nome Alaska Economy and Transportation
- ^ http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/alaska/kodiak-nome-and-the-bush/review-471134.html
- ^ Bering Air: Nome Flight Schedule. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
- ^ Hageland Aviation Services: Scheduled Flights. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
Previously: Alaskan Air Force (1941-1942)
- FAA Alaska airport diagram (GIF)
- (PDF), effective 20 October 2011
- FAA Terminal Procedures for Nome Airport (OME), effective 20 October 2011
- Resources for this airport:
Airfields Units CommandsXI Bomber · XI Fighter Groups Bombardment28th Bombardment Fighter
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