Tin City LRRS Airport
|Tin City LRRS Airport
|IATA: TNC – ICAO: PATC – FAA LID: TNC|
|Owner||U.S. Air Force|
|Location||Tin City, Alaska|
|Elevation AMSL||269 ft / 82 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Tin City LRRS Airport  (IATA: TNC, ICAO: PATC, FAA LID: TNC) is a military airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) east of the central business district of Tin City, in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is owned by the U.S. Air Force.
The airstrip was conducted in 1951 during the construction of the Tin City Air Force Station. During the station's operational use as a manned radar station, it provided transportation for station personnel and for supplies and equipment to be airlifted to the station. With the manned radar station's closure in 1983, the airstrip now provides access to the unattended site for maintenance personnel and other requirements.
It is not staffed by any support personnel, and is not open to the public. During the winter months, it may be inaccessible due to the extreme weather conditions at the location.
Facilities and aircraft
Tin City LRRS Airport has one runway designated 16/34 with a gravel surface measuring 4,700 by 100 feet (1,433 x 30 m). For the 12-month period ending July 9, 1980, the airport had 350 aircraft operations: 57% air taxi, 29% general aviation and 14% military.
- "Can You Really See Russia From Alaska?". Slate Magazine. 15 September 2008.
- FAA Terminal Procedures for TNC, effective May 2, 2013
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