Flying into E55

Weather

Coastal weather is highly variable so it is always a good idea check conditions just before flying. There is now a weather station and webcam at the airport (as of late 2020)–this is the best bet for checking current conditions. You can also check Weather Underground, which seems to offer the most reliable forecast for the Gualala microclimate.

Airport Information

AirNav has everything you need to plan your flight. Check official aviation sources for up-to-date information. Details below are not necessarily current.

FAA Identifier: E55
Lat/Long: 38-48-05.8000N 123-31-50.3000W
38-48.096667N 123-31.838333W
38.8016111,-123.5306389
(estimated)
Elevation: 940 ft. / 287 m (estimated)
Variation: 13E (2025)
From city: 3 miles N of GUALALA, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 95445

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 2500 x 50 ft. / 762 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt, in poor condition
SFC COND CRACKED AT MIDFIELD WITH FOD PRESENT.
Weight limit: 8,000 LBS ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT
Runway edge lights: none
RUNWAY 13 RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 38-48.265000N 38-47.930000N
Longitude: 123-31.991667W 123-31.685333W
Elevation: 930.0 ft. 920.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: left right
Markings: NSTD, in fair condition NSTD, in fair condition
Obstructions: 85 ft. trees, 1500 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 15:1 slope to clear
+60-90 FT TREES 0-200 FT FROM THLD; 125 FT LEFT & RIGHT.
40 ft. trees, 1000 ft. from runway, 140 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear
RY 31 APCH RATIO 32:1 TO DSPLCD THLD

Tie Down Fees

Nightly tie downs are:

  • $7 for single engine
  • $10 for multi-engine

Payments can be made on-site using the provided envelopes and depositing them into the red payment box in the tie down closet.

Tie down closet at Ocean Ridge Airport, Gualala, CA. November 2013.

Tie down closet at Ocean Ridge Airport, Gualala, CA. November 2013.