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3B8 Shady Acres Airport
Spanaway, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 DECEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: 3B8
Lat/Long: 47-04-13.4000N 122-22-15.9000W
47-04.223333N 122-22.265000W
47.0703889,-122.3710833
(estimated)
Elevation: 445 ft. / 136 m (estimated)
Variation: 20E (1985)
From city: 3 miles SE of SPANAWAY, WA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 98387

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 01/1963
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SEA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
LANDING PATTERN INDICATOR PAINTED ON RY.
Lights: SS-SR

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3 at PLU (4 nm NE): 128.575 (253-848-2748)
WX ASOS at TCM (6 nm NW): PHONE 253-982-3434
WX ASOS at TIW (15 nm NW): PHONE 253-858-6507

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SEAr168/22.0SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
OLMr056/22.5OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 1800 x 20 ft. / 549 x 6 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: low intensity
Runway edge markings: DSPLCD THLD MKD WITH NSTD CHEVRONS.
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Traffic pattern: leftright
Displaced threshold: no200 ft.
Markings: NSTD, in good conditionNSTD, in good condition
Obstructions: 55 ft. trees, 819 ft. from runway, 11:1 slope to clear
90 FT TREES, 111 FT R FM RWY END. 5 FT FENCE, BRUSH, EMBANKMENT AND ROAD, 73 FT R FM RWY END. 15 FT TREE. 64 FT L, 80 FT RWY END.
15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 1:1 slope to clear
ROAD AT 23 FT; RWY 34 APCH SLP 13:1 TO DTHR; 9 FT SIGN, 76 FT L, AT 21 FT FM RWY END; 9 FT SIGN 69 FT R AT 20 FT; 39 FT POLE 111 FT L AT 18 FT FM RWY END. SIX 4 FT REFLECTIVE POSTS AT 12 FT CNTRD ON RWY. 4 FT FENCE AT 13 FT CNTRD ON RWY. 60 FT TREES, 89 FT R, 86 FT FM RWY.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: SHADY ACRES APT INC
4409 208 ST E
SPANAWAY, WA 98387
Phone 253-219-7980
Manager: MIKE BEABER
20615 42ND AVE. E.
SPANAWAY, WA 98387
Phone 253-720-4546

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 21
Single engine airplanes: 21
    
Aircraft operations: avg 42/week *
68% local general aviation
32% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2019

Additional Remarks

TREES AND BLDGS IN TRSN SFCS.
ALL PATTERNS TO THE EAST.
SHADY ACRES PAINTED ON RWY MIDFIELD.
PLINE EAST TREES. PWR POLE N OF FIELD TREES MRKD WITH ORANGE BALLS.
PWR PLANTS WITH EMISSIONS THAT MAY NOT BE VSBL .5 & 1 SM NE OF APT.
CIV HELS FLY IN FIXED WING TFC PATS DUE TO LTD VIS. TWRS LCTD: 2100 FT NE, 160 FT AGL RED/W. LGTD AT NGT; 2700 FT E 150 FT AGL, LGTD AT NGT.
FOR CD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 3B8.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KPLU - Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (4 nm NE)
KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (6 nm NW)
KGRF - Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (9 nm W)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (15 nm NW)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (17 nm N)
 
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Photo taken 17-Mar-2013
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 06-Dec-2021
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0715:07
Sunrise07:4215:42
Sunset16:2000:20
Evening civil twilight16:5500:55

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  06-Dec-2021 17:07:41
Local (UTC-8)  06-Dec-2021 09:07:41
 
METAR
KPLU 
4nm NE 
061655Z AUTO 00000KT 1 1/4SM -DZ OVC003 03/03 A3007 RMK AO2
KTCM 
5nm NW 
061644Z AUTO 00000KT 2SM BR FEW006 OVC021 03/03 A3007 RMK AO2 CIG 003 RWY34 SLP189 $
KGRF 
8nm W 
061637Z 00000KT 1 7/8SM -DZ BR OVC005 04/02 A3006 RMK AO2A TWR VIS 1 SLP186 $
KTIW 
15nm NW 
061653Z 25005KT 1SM BR OVC004 03/03 A3007 RMK AO2 CIG 003V009 SLP188 P0001 T00330033
TAF
KTCM 
5nm NW 
061130Z 0611/0711 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA BKN040 OVC060 610809 QNH3028INS BECMG 0615/0616 18009KT 6000 -SHRA BR OVC010 610309 QNH2994INS BECMG 0623/0624 18009KT 8000 BR VCSH OVC007 QNH2994INS BECMG 0708/0709 18009KT 4800 BR OVC005 QNH2998INS TX06/0622Z TN02/0614Z
KGRF 
8nm W 
061300Z 0613/0719 VRB03KT 9999 BKN020 OVC030 620452 620805 QNH3001INS TEMPO 0615/0618 4800 -RA BR BKN005 OVC020 BECMG 0618/0619 18006KT 9000 -RA OVC010 620805 QNH2992INS BECMG 0700/0701 17005KT 9999 NSW OVC010 QNH2992INS BECMG 0706/0707 VRB03KT 4800 -RA BR OVC010 620602 QNH2993INS BECMG 0717/0718 VRB03KT 9999 NSW OVC010 QNH2996INS TX07/0622Z TN03/0613Z
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