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Meshik, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Meshik.

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Around Meshik ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Port Heiden. It lies just northeast of Meshik. Port Heiden has a population of 97 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chignik. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Meshik and has a population of 87 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Meshik and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Chignik Lagoon   [Map]     S   41 miles [66 km]
Chignik Lake   [Map]     S   45 miles [72.4 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Meshik.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Meshik. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Meshik ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Meshik.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Port Heiden Airport(PTH/PAPH)   [Map]   PTH   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chignik Lagoon Airport(IATA:KCL)   [Map]   KCL   S   41 miles [66 km]
Chignik Airport   [Map]   AJC   SSE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chignik Lake Airport(IATA:KCQ)   [Map]   A79   S   45 miles [72.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Meshik.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Meshik. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Port Heiden Airport(PTH/PAPH)   [Map]   PTH   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chignik Lagoon Airport(IATA:KCL)   [Map]   KCL   S   41 miles [66 km]
Chignik Airport   [Map]   AJC   SSE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chignik Lake Airport(IATA:KCQ)   [Map]   A79   S   45 miles [72.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Port Heiden Airport   (PTH/PAPH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meshik. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Meshik.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Meshik. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meshik) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meshik. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.9125, Longitude: -158.6819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meshik have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Meshik), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Meshik.