KWAJALEIN ATOLL
REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS


HOME LIVING * AVIATION * MARINE PET INFO HISTORY ISLANDS LINKS MEDIA PHOTOS SERVICES SITE MAP ABOUT

AVIATION
AIR TRAFFIC
CONTROL
BUCHOLZ ARMY
AIRFIELD
UH1 OPS
REEF RUNNERS
FIXED-WING
OPERATIONS




Kwajalein Island

BUCHOLZ ARMY AIRFIELD
0843.1'N 16743.9'E / UTC+12 / Elev 9'

PKWA is located in the western Pacific Ocean between Hawai'i and Australia. It's an excellent trans-Pacific refuel and RON stop with professional services.




Terminal building and main ramp.
Bucholz Army Airfield is operated by the United States Army. All civil and military operations require 24 hour prior permission. Check directly with Bucholz Base Operations for current information. Instructions for contacting Base Ops are located in the Pacific Supplement.

Information on this site is unofficial and subject to change.


ATC radar displays.
Radar services are provided Tuesday through Saturday from 1000L until 1800L, except holidays. During other times, oceanic service is provided by Oakland Center, through San Francisco ARINC.

Kwajalein Tower
126.2 / 360.2

Bucholz Base Operations
118.8


Left base to runway 6
Runway 6/24 (ASP) is 6,673' long by 200' wide with no overrun. Airfield lighting includes high-intensity runway lights with PAPIs. REILs are available for runway 6. Although IFR conditions are rare, GPS, NDB and TACAN approaches are available to both runways.

JP5 is the only fuel available - no avgas. Contact Base Operations for service availability and lodging information.


3D Research provides comprehensive local weather services.
Because of high-intesity RF hazards, pilots should not deviate from assigned course without clearance. Refer to the Pacific Supplement for detailed hazard information.

Corrections to erroneous published data:

Base Operations frequency is 118.8, not 118.5.

Surrounding ARTCC is Oakland Center, not Honolulu.




Continental Micronesia Boeing 737-800
and a US AFRES C141

Air Marshall Islands DO228 (Joe Johnston)

Main Ramp

Orbital L1011 "Stargazer" (Joe Johnston)

Ground crew services a Royal Thai Air Force C130

North American Boeing 757

Asia Pacific Airlines provides cargo service across the Pacific.


Site Operator E-mail:



Please include "KWA" in the subject line.



1999-2007