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7Y3 Backus Municipal Airport
Backus, Minnesota, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: 7Y3
Lat/Long: 46-49-37.8300N 094-30-24.4300W
46-49.630500N 094-30.407167W
46.8271750,-94.5067861
(estimated)
Elevation: 1355 ft. / 413.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04E (1985)
From city: 1 mile NE of BACKUS, MN
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 56435

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 11/1941
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: PRINCETON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PNM (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3 at PWC (8 nm SE): 118.525 (218-587-3420)
WX AWOS-3 at XVG (16 nm NE): 118.275 (218-363-3347)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PKDr096/23.5PARK RAPIDS VOR/DME110.6004E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
PINE RIVER317/7.833003EPWC .--. .-- -.-.
LONGVILLE228/15.939203EXVG -..- ...- --.
STAPLES024/29.425701ESAZ ... .- --..
AITKIN296/38.139700EAIT .- .. -

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns

Runway Information

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 3585 x 135 ft. / 1093 x 41 m
Surface: turf, in poor condition
RWY 15/33 SAND SHOWING THROUGH TURF.
Runway edge lights: non-standard
NSTD LIRL DUE TO SPACING.
Runway edge markings: 15/33 MKD WITH YELLOW PLASTIC CONES.
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 46-49.908667N46-49.352333N
Longitude: 094-30.549667W094-30.264667W
Elevation: 1353.0 ft.1346.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Obstructions: 58 ft. trees, 34 ft. from runway, 122 ft. right of centerline53 ft. trees, 943 ft. from runway, 75 ft. left of centerline, 17:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF BACKUS
PO BOX 44
BACKUS, MN 56435
Phone 218-947-3221
Manager: CRAIG TAYLOR
1633 24TH AVE SW
BACKUS, MN 56435
Phone (218) 831-1373

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 8
Single engine airplanes: 7
Multi engine airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 123/week *
62% local general aviation
38% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 July 2017

Additional Remarks

ULTRALIGHT ACTIVITY ON & INVOF ARPT.
NMRS PRIM SFC PENETRATIONS.
FUEL SYS OTS.
FOR CD CTC MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC AT 651-463-5588.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 7Y3.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KPWC - Pine River Regional Airport (8 nm SE)
KXVG - Longville Municipal Airport (16 nm NE)
Y49 - Walker Municipal Airport (21 nm N)
KPKD - Park Rapids Municipal Airport-Konshok Field (24 nm W)
KSAZ - Staples Municipal Airport (29 nm SW)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of 7Y3 (Backus Municipal Airport)
Photo taken 25-Jul-2010
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 13-Nov-2019
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4612:46
Sunrise07:1913:19
Sunset16:4622:46
Evening civil twilight17:1823:18

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Nov-2019 02:45:42
Local (UTC-6)  13-Nov-2019 20:45:42
 
METAR
KPWC 
9nm SE 
140235Z AUTO 33007KT 10SM OVC026 M08/M12 A3008 RMK AO2
KXVG 
16nm NE 
140232Z AUTO 31005KT 7SM -SN OVC026 M07/M11 A3004 RMK AO2
TAF
KBRD 
30nm SE 
131733Z 1318/1418 28004KT P6SM OVC017 FM140000 32007KT P6SM BKN024 FM140900 31006KT P6SM SCT040 FM141600 26006KT P6SM FEW200
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