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3B8 Shady Acres Airport
Spanaway, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 MAY 2020

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 -7 (UTC -8 during Standard 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 TIW (15 nm NW): 124.05 (253-858-6507)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TCMr123/6.3MCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E
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 fair conditionNSTD, in fair condition
Obstructions: 40 ft. trees, 650 ft. from runway, 50 ft. both sides of centerline, 11:1 slope to clear
90 FT TREES, 111 FT R. FM RWY END.
104 ft. road, 504 ft. from runway, 76 ft. left of centerline, 2:1 slope to clear
ROAD AT 23 FT; RWY 34 APCH SLOPE 13:1 TO DSPLCD THR; 9 FT SIGN, 76' L, AT 21' FM RWY END; 9 FT SIGN, 69 FT R AT 20 FT; 39 FT POLE, 111 FT L AT 18 FT FM RWY END; 6, 4 FT REFLECTIVE POSTS, AT 12 FT CENTERED ON 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 253-846-8953
Manager: JAMES JOHNSON
21125 44TH AVE E
SPANAWAY, WA 98387
Phone (253) 297-8420

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 36
Single engine airplanes: 34
Multi engine airplanes: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 38/week *
75% local general aviation
25% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

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.
ARPT CLSD TO MIL HELICOPTERS. CIVILIAN HELICOPTERS FLY IN FIXED WING TFC PATTERNS DUE TO LIMITED VISIBILITY. TWRS LOCATED: 2100 FT NE, 160 FT AGL RED/WHITE, 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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Aerial photo of 3B8 (Shady Acres Airport)
Photo taken 17-Mar-2013
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 31-May-2020
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:4011:40
Sunrise05:1912:19
Sunset20:5603:56
Evening civil twilight21:3404:34

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  31-May-2020 10:18:15
Local (UTC-7)  31-May-2020 03:18:15
 
METAR
KPLU 
4nm NE 
310955Z AUTO VRB05KT 10SM OVC049 10/09 A2998 RMK AO2
KTCM 
5nm NW 
310958Z 19010KT 10SM OVC044 10/08 A2997 RMK AO2A SLP153 T00980081 $
KGRF 
8nm W 
310958Z AUTO 16009KT 10SM OVC090 10/10 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP153 T00980098 $
KTIW 
15nm NW 
310953Z AUTO 21008KT 10SM OVC018 09/08 A2996 RMK AO2 RAE05 SLP147 P0000 T00890078
TAF
KTCM 
5nm NW 
310500Z 3105/0111 17012G18KT 9999 VCSH SCT010 OVC025 610909 QNH2989INS TEMPO 3105/3111 BKN010 OVC025 BECMG 3113/3114 22012KT 9999 NSW BKN050 620506 QNH3002INS TEMPO 3114/3118 BKN017 BECMG 3120/3121 27010KT 9999 FEW200 QNH3007INS TX17/3123Z TN09/3113Z
KGRF 
8nm W 
310600Z 3106/0111 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA SCT013 OVC028 QNH2989INS TEMPO 3106/3113 BKN130 BECMG 3113/3114 25012G20KT 9999 NSW BKN015 QNH3001INS BECMG 3120/3121 27009KT 9999 BKN040 QNH3008INS BECMG 0100/0101 VRB06KT 9999 SCT050 QNH3007INS TX16/3123Z TN10/3109Z
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