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79S Fort Benton Airport
Fort Benton, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: 79S
Lat/Long: 47-50-39.0800N 110-38-12.7000W
47-50.651333N 110-38.211667W
47.8441889,-110.6368611
(estimated)
Elevation: 2868.8 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 PAPI RWY 05 & 23; MIRL RWY 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
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
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: 47-50.538833N47-50.874333N
Longitude: 110-38.651333W110-37.726667W
Elevation: 2868.8 ft.2859.5 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: 47-50.634833N47-50.388667N
Longitude: 110-38.367333W110-38.170333W
Elevation: 2863.2 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: MIKE MAY
PO BOX 1512, COLONY BAY ROAD
FORT BENTON, MT 59442
Phone (406) 781-9478
OR CONTACT ANDY TAYLOR @ 406-622-5682.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 27
Single engine airplanes: 24
Multi engine airplanes: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 104/week *
70% local general aviation
30% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 01 June 2017

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.
(PAY PHONE) PAY PHONE AVAILABLE.

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 10 September 2020 at 0901Z to 08 October 2020 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (194KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (37KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 26-Sep-2020
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4612:46
Sunrise07:1713:17
Sunset19:1001:10
Evening civil twilight19:4101:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  27-Sep-2020 02:11:37
Local (UTC-6)  26-Sep-2020 20:11:37
 
METAR
K79S 270200Z AUTO 24009KT 10SM 12/M02 A2992
TAF
KGFA 
30nm SW 
262326Z 2623/2801 26015G25KT 9999 SCT100 QNH2980INS TEMPO 2623/2702 26025G35KT SCT150 520009 BECMG 2703/2704 26009KT 9999 BKN150 QNH2990INS BECMG 2721/2722 30012KT 9999 SCT100 QNH3028INS TX15/2623Z TN06/2712Z LAST NO AMDS AFT 2623 NEXT 2811
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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
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100LL
SS $4.75 
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Miscellaneous businesses, services or facilities

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Taylor Aviation 406-622-5682
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