Uel Kal

Alternate namesVel Kal,Uel-Kal,Uelkal
Location2 km S Uel Kal
Coordinates65° 31.1' N 179° 17.8' W (65.5183,-179.2967)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
Runway1150x60 m (3773x197 ft) 034-214°T (GRAV)

Comments and historyUel-Kal was the first major staging base along the Lend-Lease route from Nome starting around 1943. It was on the Nome-Uelkal-Markovo-Seymchan segment. The runways were corduroy (wood). During the 1950s Uel Kal was suspected of being a candidate for construction of a major Soviet bomber staging base.

Mapping linksGoogle Earth - http://maps.google.com/maps?&q=65.5183,-179.2967&spn=0.1,0.1&output=kml
Google Maps (map) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=65.5183,-179.2967&spn=0.1,0.1&t=m&q=65.5183,-179.2967
Google Maps (sat) - http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=65.5183,-179.2967&spn=0.1,0.1&t=h&q=65.5183,-179.2967
Wikimapia - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=65.5183&lon=-179.2967&z=14&l=1&m=b (Russian viewing recommended)
Geohack - http://stable.toolserver.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=65.5183_N_179.2967_W_type:city

Sources Computations and data compilation: Tim Vasquez
Coordinate data: Google Earth
Elevation data: Google Earth
Runway data: Google Earth
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