Sapwuahfik Civil Airfield is located in Pohnpei State on the reef adjacent to Ngatik Island at the western extreme of Sapwuahfik Atoll, roughly 96 nautical miles southwest of Pohnpei Island. Due to coastal erosion, the airstrip is now separated from the island by about 20 meters and passengers are ferried back and forth by boat. In order to utilize the airstrip, operators must apply for the appropriate flight permits with the F.S.M. Division of Civil Aviation. Once approval has been granted, the operator can contact the Pohnpei Port Authority Airport Manager to make arrangements for on-call personnel to be present at the airfield.
The atoll of Sapwuahfik (formerly known as Ngatik or the Raven Islands) consists of 10 islands surrounding a large lagoon. The atoll is 14 miles long and 6 miles at its widest point. Only the largest island, Ngatik, is inhabited, supporting 635 people. All of the islands have a cumulative land area of 0.68 square miles. The local language is Ngatikese and is closely related to the Pohnpeian language, though many inhabitants are also fluent in English.
BASIC AIRFIELD INFORMATION
|Lat/Long:||5°47'1.21"N / 157°10'1.70"E (estimated)|
|From Population Center:||100 meters SE of NGATIK ISLAND, SAPWUAHFIK ATOLL|
|Time Zone:||UTC +11 (year round; does not observe DST)|
|Airport Use:||Open to the public, PPR FOR LANDING TO BE FILED 48 HRS IN ADVANCE WITH FSM SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE: DIVISION OF CIVIL AVIATION.|
|CTAF:||123.6 (COMS provided by Pohnpei Radio)|
|Dimensions:||1200 x 75 ft. / 366 x 23 m|
|Surface:||concrete, in fair condition, some significant surface cracks|