Fairbanks Terminal Radar Service Area (TRSA) Procedures

Updated Friday, September 16, 2011
Posted Monday, April 1, 2002


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Fairbanks TRSA

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Fairbanks Visual Check Points
Location LatitudeLongitude
Birch Hill 64° 52' 07" N 147° 38' 48" W
City Dump 64° 48' 26" N 147° 41' 54" W
Clear AFS 64° 19' 21" N 149° 10' 41" W
Clear Creek Buttes 64° 37' 47" N 147° 49' 16" W
College 64° 51' 40" N 147° 50' 25" W
Ester 64° 51' 08" N 148° 00' 15" W
Experimental Farm 64° 51' 58" N 147° 52' 40" W
Fairbanks VORTAC 64° 48' 00" N 148° 00' 43" W
Fox NDB 64° 58' 08" N 147° 34' 48" W
Gold King Airstrip 64° 12' 01" N 147° 55' 39" W
Granite Tors 64° 51' 16" N 146° 13' 18" W
Harding Lake 64° 25' 53" N 146° 51' 29" W
KFAR Tower 64° 53' 03" N 147° 48' 01" W
Murphy Dome Road 64° 59' 39" N 147° 46' 47" W
Poker Flats Range 65° 08' 03" N 147° 28' 08" W
SALLY (Fighters) 64° 33' 20" N 147° 05' 30" W
Wood River Buttes 64° 28' 24" N 148° 05' 45" W

Fairbanks General Guidlines

  1. Each person operating an aircraft within the Fairbanks Terminal Radar Service Area (TRSA) should operate that aircraft according to the rules set forth in this section unless otherwise authorized or required by ATC.
  2. Each person operation a helicopter shall operate it in a manner so as to avoid the flow of airplanes.
  3. All aircraft while in the Fairbanks Surface Area should fly with their lights on at all times.
  4. Arriving aircraft should contact Fairbanks Approach at least 20 miles from the airport of arrival destination.  Arriving traffic northeast through east through southeast of Fairbanks International Airport should contact Fairbanks Approach on 126.5.  All other arrivals should contact Fairbanks Approach on 125.35.
  5. All aircraft arriving Fairbanks International Airport on downwind from the north or south remain at least 1 mile east or west of the extended centerlines for Fairbanks International RWYs 2/20.

Fairbanks Traffic Pattern Altitudes

Aircraft arrival/departure altitudes may vary from these listed:

Reciprocating-engine 1,500 MSL
Large and turbine powered aircraft 2,000 MSL

Chena Marina Procedures

  1. Arrival/departure/pattern traffic for Chena Marina contact Fairbanks Tower on 118.3.
  2. Chena Marina traffic will observe a ceiling of 1,200 MSL while in the pattern.
  3. Traffic patterns will be to the west of the Chena Marina runway and float pond with Chena Ridge being the western boundary.
  4. All Chena Marina traffic will remain west of Chena Pump Road at or below 1200 MSL and will advise Fairbanks Tower prior to crossing Chena Pump Road eastbound.
  5. Departure traffic remains west of Fairbanks International Airport at all times unless otherwise authorized or required by ATC.
  6. In the interest of safety, please utilize Fairbanks Radar Services whenever departing Chena Marina.

TRSA Services

A. Standard TRSA Departure Instructions

Departing aircraft should monitor the ATIS, then contact Fairbanks Clearance Delivery on the appropriate frequency being broadcast on the ATIS prior to taxi. Pilots are expected to inform the controller of an intended destination and/or initial heading and desired cruising altitude. All departing aircraft will be given TRSA services unless the pilot states "negative TRSA service" or makes a similar comment.

B. TRSA Departure (VFR Departing Aircraft)

The standard TRSA departure for Fairbanks International Airport will be to fly runway heading for the runway assigned, departure frequency on 125.35. This will be referred to as the "TRSA departure". Fairbanks Clearance Delivery will issue to each aircraft: "TRSA departure, squawk (code)".

C. TRSA Service from Float Pond

Clearance Delivery frequency stated on ATIS. Aircraft departing the Float Pond at Fairbanks International Airport should monitor the ATIS, then contact Fairbanks Clearance Delivery for services. Those departing aircraft should then contact Fairbanks Tower 118.3 directly for taxi clearance.

D. TRSA Service from Satelllite Airports

Clearance Delivery frequency stated on ATIS. Aircraft departing satellite airports, inside the Fairbanks Class D surface area, such as Chena Marina, Chena River, Metro Field, and Peger Pond, and requesting TRSA services should monitor the ATIS, then contact Fairbanks Clearance Delivery for TRSA services. Those departing aircraft should then contact Fairbanks Tower directly on 118.3.

Fairbanks TRSA Description

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 7,000 feet MSL within a 4.7-mile radius of Eielson AFB (lat. 64° 39' 56" N, long. 147° 06' 05" W), and within 5.4-mile radius of Fairbanks International Airport (lat. 64° 48' 57" N, long. 147° 51' 29" W), and within 5.3-mile radius of Ladd AAF (lat. 64° 50' 11" N, long. 147° 37' 01" W), and within 3.3 miles each side of the 218° bearing and 038° bearing from the Fox NDB (lat. 64° 58' 08" N, long. 147° 34' 48" W) extending from the 5.4-mile radius of the Fairbanks International Airport to 13.5 miles north of the Fairbanks International Airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Chena NDB (lat. 64° 50' 17" N, long. 147° 29' 24" W) 089° bearing extending from the 5.3-mile radius of the Ladd AAF to 10.1 miles east of the Ladd AAF and within 1.8 miles north of the Fairbanks VORTAC (lat. 64° 48' 00" N, long. 148° 00' 43" W) 078° radial extending from the 5.3-mile radius of the Ladd AAF to 9.9 miles east of Ladd AAF; excluding the portion of the arrival extension south of a line from lat. 64° 48' 44" N, long. 147° 13' 18" W; to lat. 64° 47' 57" N, long. 147° 21' 23" W; and upward from 2,500 feet MSL to and including 7,000 feet MSL within a 15-mile arc around the Fairbanks Int’l Airport from the centerline of V-480 counterclockwise to the intersection of the 15-mile arc around the Eielson AFB, then counterclockwise along the Eielson AFB 15-mile arc to lat.64° 27’ 27" N, long. 146° 47’00" W, then north to the boundary of the Viper MOA at lat. 64° 33’ 23"N, long. W146° 46’ 09" W then northwest via the Viper MOA Boundary to the intersection of the Eielson Class D surface area, then clockwise along the Eielson Class D surface area to the Viper MOA, then north to the northwest corner of the Viper MOA, then northwest on a direct line to the southeast corner of the Ladd AAF Class E surface area extension, thence clockwise along the Fairbanks, Ladd AAF, and Fairbanks Intl, AK Class D & E surface areas to V-480; and upward from 3,000 feet MSL to and including 7,000 feet MSL within a 15-mile arc around the Fairbanks Int’l Airport from the centerline of V-480 clockwise to lat. 64° 56’ 00”N, long. 147° 20’ 44"W; thence directly east along lat. 64° 56’ 00" N to the boundary of the Yukon 1 MOA, then southwest along the Yukon 1 and Viper MOA’s to the Northwest Corner of the Viper MOA then direct to the Southeast corner of the Ladd AAF Class E4 surface area extension, then counterclockwise along the Fairbanks, Ladd AAF, and Fairbanks Int’l, AK Class D & E surface areas to V-480.



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