Watsonville Airport Runway 8/26 Closure

watsonvilleBe advised that Runway 8/26 will be closed effective 0800 on January 30, 2013 and will reopen at 0800 on February 1, 2013. A NOTAM will be issued communicating this closure.

As you may know from time to time we review the effect of changes in magnetic declination on runway number identification at KWVI. Last year we determined the existing magnetic bearing of Runway 8-26 must to be changed to 9-27. (FYI the magnetic bearing of Runway 2-20, last changed in late 1980s, and does not require change.) During this closure the Crosswind Runway numbers 8-26 will be removed and remarked desginating the Runway as 9-27.

Considering we have instrument approaches, the timing of this change should have been been coordinated with the F.A.A.’s Flight Procedures Group, but due to circumstnaces beyond our control changes were made to their publication updates prematurely.

If you have any questions please contact the Airport Office.

~KWVI Management