FS2004 Scenery - Chignik Lake A79 And Port Heiden PAPH, Alaska (AK), USA.
These are two villages in Alaska, in the peninsula that is the start of the Aleutians. Both are east of Perryville, Chignik Lake by 30 miles on the south side of the peninsula and Port Heiden by 75 miles on the north coast.
Both are served by Grant Aviation. Chignik Lake has a population of around 70. There are two buildings on the airfield, but passengers still wait in their car for the plane to arrive as there is no terminal bulding as such. The runway is 3, 300 feet of gravel aligned 08-26.
Port Heiden is on the north shore of the peninsula, and the population is around 100. FS2004 showed the town as being large enough to house 10,000; the new landclass here reduces this to the actual 40 or so houses.
There are buildings on the airfield (mostly old, except for a garage building) but passengers again wait in their cars for the plane to arrive. The two runways are both gravel, and are 05-23 of 6,200 feet, and 13-31 of 4,400 feet.
By Roger Wensley.