West Papua, Indonesia

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Frequencies in Use

Check and check and check again!! Call the airport and or Tower to confirm frequencies in use. Although the published TWR frequency is 122.40, the ACTUAL frequency in use is 118.80 MHz

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Rapidly changing weather conditions, hazards on runway

This is a tough airport to operate from. Rising terrain on the North side, with a hill off the East end of the runway. Winds are generally no more than 10-15 knots and almost always from the South. Winds tend to favor Runway 10. Generally 3 movements per day with Wings Air and Expressair. The weather reports are very vague and somewhat unreliable.

Wild dogs live at the airport and sometimes walk around on the runway. They will avoid you if you approach them. People walk and children play on the runway. Ensure that the runway is clear before commencing an approach.

The radio operators will provide weather reports and can speak English, as long as you speak in ICAO phraseology. It helps to call repeatedly, if you do not get a response, as they are sometimes not in the tower.

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Other id?

This airport was "WA1A" in DAFIF.

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WASB-NTI

According to "INDOAVIS NUSANTARA" the airport is called STENKOL and not STEENKOL.

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