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3U7 Benchmark Airport
Augusta, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 05 DECEMBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: 3U7
Lat/Long: 47-28-55.3000N 112-52-20.3000W
47-28.921667N 112-52.338333W
47.4820278,-112.8723056
(estimated)
Elevation: 5434 ft. / 1656 m (estimated)
Variation: 18E (1985)
From city: 19 miles W of AUGUSTA, MT
(ARPT IS LCTD WITHIN THE LEWIS & CLARK NATIONAL FOREST.)
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 59410

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1965
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: GREAT FALLS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GTF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes, WIND INDICATOR BOTH ENDS AND MIDDLE OF RY; THREE WINDSOCKS ON FIELD.
Segmented circle: yes

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
CHOTEAU221/34.926913ECII -.-. .. ..

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 6000 x 100 ft. / 1829 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 45.0
Double wheel: 80.0
Double tandem: 140.0
Runway edge markings: RY 12/30 MARKINGS FADED AND ALMOST NON-EXISTENT.
Operational restrictions: RY 30 RECOMMENDED DEPARTURE RY CONDITIONS PERMITTING. RY 12 RISES UPHILL 120' WITH RISING TERRAIN BEYOND.
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 47-29.299487N47-28.545280N
Longitude: 112-52.808442W112-51.868835W
Elevation: 5316.0 ft.5434.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 122 magnetic, 140 true302 magnetic, 320 true
Markings: basic, in poor conditionbasic, in poor condition
Obstructions: 31 ft. trees, 383 ft. from runway, 6:1 slope to clear
+58' TREES ON CENTERLINE.
33 ft. trees, 461 ft. from runway, 8:1 slope to clear
+250' TREES ON CENTERLINE.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: U S FOREST SERVICE
LEWIS & CLARK NATNL FOREST
CHOTEAU, MT 59422
Phone 406-791-7700
Manager: JAY LINDGREN
HELENA & LEWIS & CLARK NAT FORESTS, 2880 SKYWAY DRIVE
HELENA, MT 59602
Phone (406) 495-3832
MANAGER CELL PHONE NUMBER 406-461-1652

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 32/month *
92% transient general aviation
5% military
3% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 06 September 2019

Additional Remarks

NO SNOW REMOVAL WINTERS.
MTNS PARALLEL E & W OF ARPT IN TRANS SURFACE.
RWY SUBJ TO MODERATE TO SEVERE CROSSWINDS AND TURBULENCE
NO SVCS AVBL.
NO TELEPHONE ON FIELD. BENCHMARK CABIN LCTD 1 MILE NW OF ARPT.
FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 3U7.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCII - Choteau Airport (35 nm NE)
7S0 - Ronan Airport (50 nm W)
8S1 - Polson Airport (55 nm W)
S01 - Conrad Airport (55 nm NE)
KMSO - Missoula International Airport (60 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 14-Dec-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
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(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:3714:37
Sunrise08:1315:13
Sunset16:4023:40
Evening civil twilight17:1500:15

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Dec-2019 08:57:35
Local (UTC-7)  14-Dec-2019 01:57:35
 
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