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Next time you go flying you may notice markings pointing to the airport and will probably see the airport name painted on the airfield. This program of identifying airports to pilots was started as the National Air Marking Program.

Airmarkings are a national Ninety-Nines program with a long standing history throughout the United States.

Patty Livingston formerly of the AK Chapter and now of the MatSu Chapter has been our major general for a long, long time. Many hands have helped over the years.

The Alaska Chapter of the 99s has completed 34 airmarkings since 1982. The longest name was "Healy River" with "Dillingham" coming in as a close second.

DATE
AIRPORT
ACTION
1982
MERRILL FIELD (MRI)
Original Airmarking of name
1983
BIRCHWOOD (ABV)
Original Airmarking of name
1984
PALMER (PAQ)
Original Airmarking of name
 
NORTHWAY (ORT)
Original Airmarking of name
1985

GULKANA (GKN)

Original Airmarking of name
 
TOK (6K8)
Original Airmarking of name
 
VALDEZ (VDZ)
Original Airmarking of name
 
SOLDOTNA (SXQ)
Original Airmarking of name
1986
KENAI (ENA)
Original Airmarking of name
1988
TALKEETNA (TKA)
Original Airmarking of name
1989
HOMER (HOM)
Original Airmarking of name
1991
NOME (OME)
Original Airmarking of name
1994
DILLINGHAM (DLG)
Original Airmarking of name
 
SEWARD (SWD)
Original Airmarking of name
1995
POLARIS

Roof of Polaris School Compass (Reporting Station for Merrill Field)

1996
HOMER (HOM)
New airmarking west ramp of name Remark compass rose east ramp
 
NORTHWAY (ORT)
Remark after new asphalt
1997
HEALY RIVER
Original Airmarking of name
1998
TALKEETNA (TKA)
Remark
 
MERRILL FIELD (MRI)
COMPASS ROSE (original)
2000
GULKANA (GKN)
Remark
 
SEWARD (SWD)
Remark
2001
WOLF LAKE (4KAWS)
2002
PALMER (PAQ)
COMPASS ROSE
 
VALDEZ (VDZ)
Remark
2003
BETHEL (BET)
Original Airmarking of name & original COMPASS ROSE
2007
KENAI (ENA)
Remark
 
VALDEZ (VDZ)
Remark
2008
HOMER (HOM)
Remark
 
Remark
 
TALKEETNA (TKA)
Remark
 
MERRILL FIELD (MRI)
Remark
2009    
 
MERRILL FIELD (MRI)
COMPASS ROSE (remark due to Runway Re-Alignment))
 

1/2 Compass Rose

Navigational Point

This is a comprehensive list. Please feel free to email any edits or corrections or if you have photos of a specific airmarking. For more information or to request an airrmarking at your facility please contact Patty Livingston.

Some airfields are redone more often than others due to the high amount of air traffic at those facilites. Talkeetna gets lots of General Aviation traffic transporting climbers to the Mt. McKinley base camp on the Ruth Glacier. Valdez averages over 60" of rain and 325 inches of snow per year.

 

 

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