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3U8 Big Sandy Airport
Big Sandy, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 31 JANUARY 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: 3U8
Lat/Long: 48-09-48.3691N / 110-06-51.4219W
48-09.806152N / 110-06.857032W
48.1634359 / -110.1142839
(estimated)
Elevation: 2698.5 ft. / 822.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16E (1985)
From city: 1 mile S of BIG SANDY, MT
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 59520

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 10/1949
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: GREAT FALLS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GTF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: ON CALL ON CALL ON CALL
Pattern altitude: 3498.5 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RWY 06/24 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
HVRr195/26.5HAVRE VOR/DME111.8016E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 3570 x 60 ft. / 1088 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 48-09.716333N48-09.858500N
Longitude: 110-07.436833W110-06.585500W
Elevation: 2689.7 ft.2697.2 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 2100 x 100 ft. / 640 x 30 m
Surface: turf, in good condition
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 48-09.982167N48-09.693833N
Longitude: 110-06.737000W110-06.453000W
Elevation: 2697.0 ft.2698.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.5%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 131 magnetic, 147 true311 magnetic, 327 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: BIG SANDY/CCJAB
1026 PRAIRIE DOG LANE
BIG SANDY, MT 59520
Phone (406) 390-3910
Manager: MARK REICHELT
1026 PRAIRIE DOG LANE
BIG SANDY, MT 59520
Phone 406-378-2361

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 14
Single engine airplanes: 14
    
Aircraft operations: avg 108/week *
88% local general aviation
11% transient general aviation
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 01 June 2017

Additional Remarks

A52-13 RWY 13 POWER LINE MARKED WITH ORANGE BALLS.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 3U8.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KHVR - Havre City-County Airport (27 nm NE)
79S - Fort Benton Airport (28 nm SW)
KGTF - Great Falls International Airport (65 nm SW)
KLWT - Lewistown Municipal Airport (72 nm S)
KSBX - Shelby Airport (74 nm W)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Feb-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4213:42
Sunrise07:1414:14
Sunset17:5400:54
Evening civil twilight18:2501:25

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Feb-2019 10:04:33
Local (UTC-7)  23-Feb-2019 03:04:33
 
METAR
KHVR 
27nm NE 
230953Z AUTO 22017KT 10SM BKN080 M13/M16 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP150 T11331161 $
TAF
KHVR 
27nm NE 
230547Z 2306/2406 26011KT P6SM SCT100 FM230900 25009KT P6SM BKN040 FM231300 31014G22KT 2SM -SN BLSN SCT015 OVC020 FM231800 32011KT P6SM VCSH OVC050
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