FS2004 Scenery - Adak Airport (PADK) in the Aleutians, Alaska (AK), USA.
Adak is near the western end of the Aleutian chain of islands in Alaska. The closed naval air base buildings are mostly still there and once housed over 6,000; the population is now much reduced to around 320, involved in fishing and a fish processing plant, organising caribou hunts for the tourism industry, running the airport, etc. The runways are long and wide (both are over 7,000 feet) and aligned 23-05 (with an ils) and 18-36. There are flights from Anchorage on Thursdays and Sundays by Alaska Airlines (a 737) and occasional charters from Dutch Harbor by Grant Aviation, 445 miles east of Adak. The Ai is included here for these flights. There are also revisions included for Dutch Harbor PADU which provide parking for more Grant planes, as Grant are now also running flights to Akun Island, east of Dutch Harbor. There will be further posts of Atka, Cold Bay, and Sand Point.
By Roger Wensley.