About This File
FS2004 Scenery--Naknek 5NK And Naknek South WSN, Alaska (AK), USA. Naknek and Naknek South are two towns close to the mouth of the Naknek River; King Salmon is 15 miles to the east. The canneries on both banks of the river are the reason for the existance of both towns and airfields, with fishing for salmon being the primary industry of the area. There is a picture of one boat unloading in Naknek, Cornelia Marie from Deadliest Catch. This area too is very productive but without the drama of TV. Naknek 5NK has two gravel runways and a float runway in the adjoining lake; all three are just under 2,000 feet long. Naknek South WSN has two gravel runways, 12-30 being 3,300 feet long and 04-22 2,260 feet. As the road connecting to King Salmon is on the north bank it is probable that more seasonal workers are brought into the southern canneries by air, hence the longer runway (and with PAPI on 12). Grant Aviation run scheduled flights into both and there are numerous seasonal charter flights. The AI is a further modification of that posted with King Salmon PAKN and presumes that you have already downloaded PAKN. There are minor modifications to 8AK0 and also to 4AK9. By Roger Wensley.