Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

SPECIAL PILOT IN COMMAND QUALIFICATION AIRPORTS

Revised February 2010

United States Airports (Lower 48 States)

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Ashville , NC

KAVL

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Aspen , CO

KASE

Mountainous terrain in immediate vicinity of airport, all quadrants; high climb gradient performance requirements; special procedures

06/20/90

Beckley , WV

KBKW

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Binghamton , NY

KBGM

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Bluefield , WV

KBLF

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Bullhead City , AZ , Laughlin/Bullhead International

KIFP

Rapidly rising terrain (north, south, and west quadrants); high departure climb gradient performance requirements

08/30/02

Burbank , CA

KBUR

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Burlington , VT

KBTV

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Butte , MT

KBTM

Numerous obstructions; no tower

06/20/90

Charleston , (Kanawha), WV

KCRW

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Cody , WY

KCOD

Mountainous terrain; no approach control; no tower; nonprecision approaches only

06/20/90

Cumberland , MD

KCBE

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Durango , CO

KDRO

High terrain; no radar

06/20/90

Eagle, CO

KEGE

Mountainous terrain; high climb gradient performance requirements

06/20/90

Elmira , (Chemung), NY

KELM

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Flagstaff , AZ

KFLG

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Gunnison , CO

KGUC

Uncontrolled; numerous obstructions in airport area; complex departure procedures

06/20/90

Hailey , ID (Friedman Memorial)

KSUN

Mountainous terrain; special arrival/departure procedures

06/20/90

Hayden, Yampa Valley, CO

KHDN

Mountainous terrain; no control tower

06/20/90

Hot Springs , VA

KHSP

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Huntington , WV

KHTS

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Jackson Hole , WY

KJAC

Mountainous terrain, all quadrants; complex departure procedures

06/20/90

Keene/Dillant-Hopkins, NH

KEEN

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Klamath Falls , OR

KLMT

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90


Lebanon Regional, (Lebanon), NH

KLEB

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Missoula , MT

KMSO

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Ontario , CA

KONT

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Palm Springs , CA

KPSP

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Pinal Airpark, (Marana), AZ

KMJZ

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

 


Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

SPECIAL PIC QUALIFICATION AIRPORTS

United States Airports (Lower 48 States) (Continued)

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Reno , NV

KRNO

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Rifle/Garfield County Regional, CO

KRIL

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Roanoke , VA

KROA

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

San Diego , CA

KSAN

Rising terrain close to runway

06/20/90

San Francisco Intl, CA

KSFO

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Saranac Lake , NY

KSLK

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Shenandoah Valley , VA (Stanton-Waynesboro-Harrisonburg)

KSHD

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

South Lake Tahoe , CA

KTVL

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Telluride, CO

KTEX

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Washington , DC (National)

KDCA

Special arrival/departure procedures

06/20/90

West Yellowstone, (Yellowstone), MT

KWYS

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

United States Airports

(Alaska and Hawaii)

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Dutch Harbor , (Unalaska), AK

PADU

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Hilo Intl (General Lyman Field), HI

PHTO

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Juneau , AK

PAJN

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Kahului , HI

PHOG

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Ketchikan , AK

PAKT

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Kodiak , AK

PADQ

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Kulik Lake Airport , AK

PLKK

Mountainous terrain

08/30/02

Lihue, Kauai, HI

PHLI

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Petersburg , AK

PAPG

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Red Dog, AK

PARD

Mountainous terrain

08/30/02

Sand Point , AK

PASD

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Seward , AK

PAWD

Mountainous terrain (no approach)

06/20/90

Sitka , AK

PASI

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Valdez , AK

PAVD

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Wrangell , AK

PAWG

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

 


Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

U.S. Military Airports

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Adak Island , AK

PADK

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Cape Lisburne LRRS, AK

PALU

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Cape Newenham LRRS, AK

PAEH

Runway located on mountain slope with high gradient factor; nonstandard instrument approach.  Extreme slope of runway gives illusion of very steep descent when on normal glide slope for runway 14.  Departure end of runway 32 (lower end) is flanked on the west (left) side by a filled area, which can cause the left side runway markers to appear to be runway centerline.  Visibility is reported from the weather station that is located at the lower end of the runway and faces north, normally away from sun.  The runway 14 approach is to the south, normally into the sun, and effective visibility on final may be much less than reported, especially in haze, snow, or broken layered conditions.  Recommend landing configuration be established far enough prior to touchdown to allow for go-around in the event of landing gear and/or flap malfunctions, and to allow sufficient time to visually acquire the runway and establish normal glide slope.  Do not rely on VASI for glide slope information; the VASI runway intercept point is 500 feet past the threshold.  Reliance on the VASI will cause long landings.  Runway has 5 foot-tall lip at both ends.  Aircraft may incur significant damage when operating on gravel runways.

06/20/90

Cape Romanzof , AK

PACZ

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Indian Mountain LRRS, AK

PAIM

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Sparrevohn LRRS, AK

PASV

Mountainous terrain. 

06/20/90

Tin City LRRS, AK

PATC

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Thule , Greenland

BGTL

Navigation and approach facilities are oriented to True North while the en route environment is oriented to Magnetic North.  In addition to the mountainous terrain surrounding the airport, there is a runway gradient that pilots need to be aware of when landing.  Operators using GPS as primary means without inertial platforms may not be approved to use the Thule airport as a destination or an alternate.  The Air Force does not allow air carrier operations to use BGTL as an alternate because it has no passenger facilities.  Air carriers operating into Thule under military contracts must provide their flightcrews with specific training and checking on Thule.

03/12/04

Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

OAIX

Ctl explosions and de-mining ops in vicinity of airport, ATC will advise. Aircraft operating below FL210 may experience a loss of radio and/or radar contact with Bagram ATC at dist greater than 30 NM. MPN-25 (ASR/PAR) PMI Mon-Fri 1930-2130Z. Hi potential for hydroplaning when runway surface is wet. Runway in advanced state of decay, increased possibility of FOD. Avoid overflight 1/2 mile NE dep end Runway 03, burn pit will cause inadvertent flare dispersal. Takeoff obstacle runway 03 4900' MSL ant , 599' fr DER, 510' left of cntrln. Lit tower, 120' AGL, Runway 03 approach end 1,250 ft E of cntrln. Lit tower, 120' AGL, 1,250 ' E of cntrln midfield Runway 03/21. Poss 1/2 runway width closed for const, contact App for status. Taxiway H between taxiways B and E is 44 ft wide. Aircraft use inboard engine only to reduce FOD.

(Source:  World Aero Data, www.worldaerodata.com)

06/13/08

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

European Airports

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Sondre Stromfjord AB, (Kangerlussuaq) Greenland

BGSF

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Svalbard Airport, Svalbard/Longyearbyen, Norway

ENSB

Rapidly rising terrain to the north, south, and east

06/26/09

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

China (PRC) Airports

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

All Airports in the

People’s Republic of China,

 

EXCEPT Shenzhen Huangtian Airport, China, Beijing Capital, Guangzhou, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Tianjin-Zhanguizhuang, Hangzhou-Jianqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenzhen Huangtian, Dalian, Zhengding, Shijazhuang, Harbin Airports, Wuhan, Nanjing

All A/P’s except ZBAA, ZGGG, ZSSS,

ZBTJ, ZSHC, ZSPD, ZGSZ, ZYTL, ZBSJ, ZYHB, ZHHH, ZSNJ

 

Limited information

 

 

10/19/06

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Airports

 

Note:  Member countries include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

All Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), formerly the Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) Airports,

 

EXCEPT Anadyr, Archangel, Domodedovo, Khabarovsk, Murmansk, Prevek, Pulkovo, Sheremetyevo-Moscow, Tiski, Tolmachevo/Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Vnukovo, Yakutsk, and Yuzhno airports.

Bratsk Airport, UIBB, Bratsk, Russia; Irkutsk International Airport, UIII, Irkutsk, Russia; Minsk-2, UMMS, Minsk, Belarus; L’viv, UKLL, L’viv, Ukraine; Simferopol, UKFF, Simferopol, Ukraine; Kyiv/Boryspil, UKBB, Kyiv, Ukraine; Kyiv, UKKM, Kyiv, Ukraine; Yekaterinburg International Airport, USSS, Russia;

All A/P’s EXCEPT UHMA, ULAA, UUDD, UHHH, ULMM, UHMP, ULLI, UNNT, UEEE, UEST, UHWW, UUWW, UHSS, UIBB, UIII, UMMS,

UKFF,

UKLL,

UKKM,

USSS

Limited airport information; lack of accurate NOTAM information; unique local procedures; local weather conditions/weather reporting; language/accents; mountainous terrain

02/26/10

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

Caribbean Airports

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Ft. De France, Martinique

TFFF

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Guantanamo Bay , Cuba

MUGM

Unique approach requirements; limited maneuvering airspace due to politically sensitive territorial boundaries

06/20/90

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

TFFR

Mountainous terrain

06/20/90

Ponce, Puerto Rico

TJPS

High terrain to the north and numerous man-made obstacles

11/28/05

Santa Domingo, Dominican Rep. (Las Americas)

MDSD

No radar environment; prohibited area and San Isidro Air Base northeast of field

06/20/90

St. Maarten I, Neth Antilles (Phillipsburg)

TNCM

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

St. Thomas I, Virgin Is (Charlotte Amalie).

TIST

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

E.T. Joshua, Lessor Antilles

 (St Vincent)

TVSV

Mountainous terrain

04/26/05

Gustavia III, TFFJ, St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe, French West Indies

TFFJ

Severe mountainous terrain hindering an approach to both runway 10 and runway 28. Departure on 28 is prohibited.  French Civil Aviation Authority requires a special flight check from an authorized individual and a sign off to all crew members that fly commercially into this airport.

10/19/06

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

Central American Airports

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Guadalajara , Mexico

MMGL

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Guatemala City , Guatemala

MGGT

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Loreto Int’l, Mexico

MMLT

Mountainous terrain.

08/30/02

San Jose , Costa Rica

MROC

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Tegucigalpa , Honduras

MHTG

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

South American Airports

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

Bogota , Colombia   (Eldorado International)

SKBO

Mountainous terrain.

08/30/02

Cali , Colombia

SKCL

Mountainous terrain.

08/30/02

La Paz , Bolivia

SLLP

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Arequipa , Peru

SPQU

Mountainous terrain.

05/15/03

Pasto , Colombia (Antonio Narino)

SKPS

Mountainous terrain.

08/30/02

Pereira , Colombia (Matecana)

SKPE

Mountainous terrain.

08/30/02

Quito , Ecuador

SEQU

Mountainous terrain; complexity of arrival and departure procedures.

06/20/90

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Galeao)

SBGL

Mountainous terrain; complexity of approaches.

06/20/90

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010

Pacific Airports

 

Special PIC Qualification Airport

ICAO ID

Distinctive Characteristics

Effective Date

 

Fukuoka , Japan

RJFF

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Hong Kong Intl, 

Hong Kong, PR of China

VHHH

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

Pago Pago , Tutuila Island, U.S. (American Samoa)

NSTU

Mountainous terrain.

06/20/90

 

Special Pilot In Command Qualification Airports (14 CFR § 121.445)

As of February 26, 2010


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Special PIC Qualification Airports Revision History

Airport Changes

Change Document

Date of Change

Completely Revised List per FAA-Cancelled AC 121-445 and put OpSpec C050 into place

HBAT 03-07

October 16, 2003

Added - Thule Air Base, Greenland (BGTL)

Notice 8400-63

March 29, 2004

Removed – Russian airports, Domodedovo, (UUDD), Moscow and Pulkovo, (ULLI), St. Petersburg

Notice 8400-76

January 14, 2005

Removed - Chinese airport at Zhengding, Shijazhuang (ZBSJ)

Notice 8400-86

November 23, 2005

Added - Ponce, Puerto Rico (TJPS)

Notice 8400-86

November 23, 2005

Removed - Chinese airports Wuhan (ZHHH) and Nanjing (ZSNJ)

Notice 8400-88

April 4, 2006

Removed  - all asterisks from Alaska Airports & Adak Island NAF, AK is now a public airport

No notice-asterisks were removed since they were left over in anticipation of the AC revision-which was cancelled

April 24, 2006

Removed – Russian airports

Yakutsk, (UEEE) and Tolmachevo, (UNNT)

Notice 8400-91

May 19, 2006

Removed – Russian airports:

Minsk-2, (UMMS), Minsk, Belarus;

L’viv, (UKLL), L’viv, Ukraine;

Simferopol, (UKFF), Simferopol, Ukraine;

Kyiv/Boryspil, (UKBB), Kyiv, Ukraine;

Kyiv, (UKKM), Kyiv, Ukraine

Notice 8400-93

Oct. 19, 2006

Removed –Chinese airports:

Pudong, (ZSPD), Shanghai, China;

Zhengding, (ZBSJ), Shijiazhuang, China; (duplicate)

Hongqiao, (ZSSS), Shanghai, China;

Binhai, (ZBTJ), Tianjin, China

Notice 8400-93

Oct. 19, 2006

Added - Gustavia III, (TFFJ), St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe, French West Indies

Notice 8400-93

Oct. 19, 2006

Corrected duplications of Chinese airports

No Notice

Nov. 13, 2006

Added - Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan (OAIX)

Notice 8900.43

June 13, 2008

Added – Svalbard Airport, Norway (ENSB)

Removed – Bratsk Airport, Russia (UIBB) and Irkutsk International Airport, Russia (UIII)

Notice 8900.79

June 26, 2009

Removed - Yekaterinburg International Airport, Russia (USSS)

Notification

February 26, 2010