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79S Fort Benton Airport
Fort Benton, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 29 MARCH 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: 79S
Lat/Long: 47-50-42.3900N / 110-38-11.3300W
47-50.706500N / 110-38.188833W
47.8451083 / -110.6364806
(estimated)
Elevation: 2868.5 ft. / 874 m (estimated)
Variation: 14E (2005)
From city: 1 mile NE of FORT BENTON, MT
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 59442

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
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: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 05/23 AND PAPI RYS 05 & 23 - CTAF
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-A: 122.8 (406-622-5976)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY SALT LAKE CITY ARTCC (GREAT FALLS RCAG) ON FREQS 133.4/285.4.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GTFr037/39.3GREAT FALLS VORTAC115.1016E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
CHECK WITH MGR AS FUEL NOT AVBL AT ALL TIMES.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
FOR SVCS CALL 406-622-3489.
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 4300 x 75 ft. / 1311 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 16.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 47-50.538783N47-50.874233N
Longitude: 110-38.651283W110-37.726583W
Elevation: 2868.5 ft.2859.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 048 magnetic, 062 true228 magnetic, 242 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, 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)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 1700 x 75 ft. / 518 x 23 m
Surface: dirt, in good condition
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 47-50.634800N47-50.388667N
Longitude: 110-38.367350W110-38.170283W
Elevation: 2863.0 ft.2866.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 138 magnetic, 152 true318 magnetic, 332 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: FT BENTON & CHOUTEAU CO
CHOUTEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE, PO BOX 459
FORT BENTON, MT 59442
Phone 406-622-9494
Manager: RUSS HONRUD
BOX 4724, COLONY BAY ROAD
LOMA, MT 59460
Phone (406) 739-4341
OR CONTACT ANDY TAYLOR @ 406-622-5682.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 38
Single engine airplanes: 34
Multi engine airplanes: 4
    
Aircraft operations: avg 104/week *
70% local general aviation
30% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 01 June 2017

Additional Remarks

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Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 29 March 2018 at 0901Z to 26 April 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (171KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (37KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

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KHVR - Havre City-County Airport (55 nm NE)
S01 - Conrad Airport (57 nm W)
KCII - Choteau Airport (62 nm W)
KSBX - Shelby Airport (65 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Apr-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5011:50
Sunrise06:2312:23
Sunset20:2002:20
Evening civil twilight20:5302:53

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Apr-2018 08:36:06
Local (UTC-6)  21-Apr-2018 02:36:06
 
METAR
TAF
KGFA 
30nm SW 
210300Z 2103/2209 18009KT 9999 SCT220 QNH3000INS BECMG 2114/2115 22012KT 9999 SCT080 QNH2999INS BECMG 2117/2118 23012G18KT 9999 SCT060 QNH2999INS BECMG 2120/2121 24020G30KT 9999 SCT065 530009 QNH3000INS TEMPO 2121/2202 25025G35KT BECMG 2202/2203 22012G18KT 9999 SCT050 SCT100 QNH3011INS TX19/2120Z TN02/2112Z
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Fort Benton Airport 406-739-4341
no information available

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100LL
SS $4.25 
 Updated 17-Nov-2017
 
   1 read write
Taylor Aviation 406-622-5682
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100LL Jet A
FS $4.78 $3.37 
 Updated 08-Sep-2016
 
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FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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