Tom Madsen Airport is a state owned, public use airport in City of Unalaska, on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Islands, off the coast of the U. S. state of Alaska. It is located near the Bering Sea coast of Unalaska Island, 800 miles southwest of Anchorage and 1,950 miles from Seattle; the official name of the City of Unalaska's port is Dutch Harbor. That name is applied to the portion of Unalaska on Amaknak Island, located across a bridge from the rest of the city on Unalaska Island. Therefore, the airport is sometimes referred to as Dutch Harbor Airport. In 2002, the State of Alaska renamed it Tom Madsen Airport in honor of Charles Thomas Madsen Sr. a bush pilot, killed in an airplane accident that year. However, the Federal Aviation Administration still refers to it as Unalaska Airport. Scheduled commercial airline service was provided by PenAir, a code share partner of Alaska Airlines until October 2019, prior to that Alaska Airlines operated Boeing 737-200 Combi jetliners to the airport with these aircraft transporting a combination of passengers and freight on the main deck of the aircraft.
However, due to load restrictions as a result of the short runway as well as cancellations due to weather, Alaska Airlines contracted the service via a code sharing arrangement to PenAir in 2004. PenAir operated Saab 340 and Saab 2000 regional turboprop aircraft into the airport. PenAir went into bankruptcy in 2019 and its assets, including aircraft were acquired by Ravn Alaska, one of the Saab 2000 operated by PenAir was involved in a fatal accident on October 17, 2019, which resulted in the end of Alaska Airlines code shared service. Ravn Alaska is now serving the airport using Dash-8 aircraft, but without involvement of Alaska Airlines. AirPac previously served the airport with British Aerospace BAe 146-100 jets with this aircraft type having enhanced short runway takeoff and landing performance; the airfield runway is 4,100 feet long, quite short for jet operations when compared with typical runways used by mainline jet aircraft. Other airlines that served the airport in the past included MarkAir operating Boeing 737-200 Combi jet aircraft and Reeve Aleutian Airways flying Lockheed L-188 Electra turboprops via a code sharing agreement with Alaska Airlines.
As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 28,234 passenger boardings in calendar year 2008, 26,705 enplanements in 2009, 26,711 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport. Unalaska Airport has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,500 by 100 feet. There is a microwave landing system approach; the airport's runway is bordered on one side by a steep drop off into the ocean and the side of a hill on the other. Both ends drop off into open water. For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2007, the airport had 1,295 aircraft operations, an average of 25 per week: 85% scheduled commercial, 8% air taxi, 4% general aviation, 4% military. At that time there were 4 aircraft based at this airport: 25 % ultralight; the following airlines offer scheduled passenger service at this airport: The following air carrier operates air cargo flights from the airport: On October 17, 2019, PenAir flight 3296, a Saab 2000 operating from Anchorage to Unalaska and codeshared by Alaska Airlines, went off the runway on landing, killing one passenger.
All scheduled flights to Dutch Harbor were subsequently suspended, Alaska Airlines said that it would not place its code on any Saab 2000 flights into Dutch Harbor until the airline reviewed the National Transportation Safety Bureau preliminary report. Unalaska Airport is the base for the "Dutch Harbor Approach" mission supplied with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Unalaska Airport has been featured in the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch. FAA Alaska airport diagram Topographic map from USGS The National Map FAA Terminal Procedures for DUT, effective February 27, 2020 Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for DUT AirNav airport information for PADU ASN accident history for DUT FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS latest weather observations for PADU SkyVector aeronautical chart for DUT
Michelle Rempel Garner is a Canadian politician, the federal Member of Parliament for the electoral riding of Calgary Nose Hill since the 2015 federal election. Prior to this, she served as the MP for Calgary Centre-North after the 2011 federal election, holding the seat for the Conservative Party following the retirement of Jim Prentice from federal politics. Rempel is a member of the Conservative Party and served as the Minister of State responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, she served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. On November 20, 2015, she was appointed as Official Opposition Critic for Immigration and Citizenship, within the shadow cabinet of Rona Ambrose. On November 29, 2019, she was appointed as Official Opposition Critic for Industry and Economic Development. Rempel was born in Manitoba, she is of partial Franco-Manitoban ancestry. Rempel Garner completed a degree in economics at the University of Manitoba. Rempel helped to pay her way through school by playing as a classically-trained pianist.
Rempel became involved in politics by volunteering with the riding association of Diane Ablonczy, she served as president of the Conservative Party riding executive for her riding of Calgary—Nose Hill. After the resignation of Jim Prentice, Rempel was encouraged to run for his old seat of Calgary Centre-North by members of the Calgary business community and the Conservative party, but only decided to do so after talking with Rona Ambrose. Rempel was acclaimed as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in Calgary Centre-North on December 17, 2010, in anticipation of a by-election to replace Prentice; the uncalled by-election was superseded by the 2011 federal election. Following her election to the House of Commons of Canada, Rempel was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment on May 25, 2011, she received positive media coverage in late 2011 for her strong performance during Question Period, was seen as a rising star within the Conservative caucus. Rempel played a role in the multi-partisan effort to create Sable Island National Park Reserve.
On November 21, 2012, Canadian newsmagazine Maclean's named her as one of their "Parliamentarians of the Year" in the "Rising Star" category, which Rempel repeated on November 24, 2014. Rempel was recognized as the MP with the 7th biggest social media influence in November 2013; the 2013 Hill Times Annual Most Valuable Politician & All Politics Poll awarded Rempel 2nd place in the "Best Up-and-comer MP" category behind Justin Trudeau. She was one of the co-chairs of the 2013 Conservative Party of Canada's national convention held in Calgary. In the 2013 redistribution, Rempel's riding was split into the ridings of Calgary Confederation and Calgary Nose Hill. With the retirement of, Rempel ran for the Conservative nomination in Calgary Nose Hill and won. On July 15, 2013, she was appointed Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, she was the youngest female cabinet minister in Canadian history. In October 2013 Rempel launched WINN, a $100 million five-year initiative that offers repayable contributions for small- and medium-sized enterprises with operations in Western Canada.
At Western Economic Diversification Rempel has directed about $100 million to small- and medium-sized companies in emerging sectors, such as clean energy. On November 20, 2015, Rempel was appointed as Official Opposition Critic for Immigration and Citizenship. Rempel has been an advocate for human rights and has advocated for the protection of ethnic minorities, including the Yazidis. In 2016, a motion put forward by Rempel, which acknowledged the genocide of the Yazidis and called on the government to expedite the processing of Yazidi refugees coming to Canada, passed unanimously. Rempel sponsored Petition E-1310. Rempel tabled a bill amending Canada's bestiality laws in December 2017, which stalled at first reading. A year a government bill addressing the same concerns was tabled by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. In 2010 Rempel was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the "Future Leaders" category by the Women's Executive Network. In November 2014 Rempel was named one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue magazine.
In 2016 Rempel was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders for that year. The World Economic Forum calls the Forum of Young Global Leaders a "unique and diverse community of the world's most outstanding, next generation leaders. Bold, action-oriented and entrepreneurial, these individuals commit a portion of their time to jointly shape a better future and thereby improve the state of the world." Rempel was named one of "Alberta's 50 Most Influential People of 2016" by Alberta Venture Magazine referencing her "strong debate performances in the House of Commons and for her fierce support of women in politics". In 2018, Rempel was ranked third on the list of "Most Valuable Politicians" by The Hill Times. Michelle Rempel Garner – Parliament of Canada biography Official website MichelleRempel on Twitter