Anchorage International Airport (Ted Stevens) is on the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet at the base of the Chugach Mountains. There is high ground surrounding the airport with the highest MSA being 9700ft to the E. The airfield is 4nm SW of Anchorage. The airfield is busy overnight with large freighter aircraft.
There are strict noise abatement procedures in force – see preferential RWY use programme (Jeppesen 10-4B).
Time Zone: Alaskan Standard Time (AKST = GMT – 9) DST commences 13 Mar 2011.
Expect arrival as per the charts with radar vectors to ILS RWY 14/32. Expect a descent restriction to FL250 until ANC 90 DME when the Sustina Military Operations Area (MOA) is active (N of PANC).
Expect Radar vectors to final Approach from about 4000ft. There are no precision approaches to RWY 25 or RWY 32. No descent below 1600’ MSL until manoeuvring for a safe landing (Jepp 10-4A).
RUNWAY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES
The RWYs are 07L/R, 25L/R, 14, 32; all in excess of 10,000’. LVPs: RWY 7L (Cat II) & RWY 7R (Cat III).
RFFS is CAT 9.
TAKE-OFF AND DEPARTURE
There are Minimum Climb gradients on RWY 7L/7R. Expect vectors to an assigned route or depicted fix. Expect further clearance to filed altitude/level within 10 minutes after departure.