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8U4 Spotted Bear USFS Airport
Spotted Bear, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 JUNE 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: 8U4
Lat/Long: 47-57-42.0000N / 113-33-34.1000W
47-57.700000N / 113-33.568333W
47.9616667 / -113.5594722
(estimated)
Elevation: 3672 ft. / 1119 m (estimated)
Variation: 18E (1985)
From city: 3 miles NW of SPOTTED BEAR, MT
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 59919

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1945
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: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
FCAr104/29.0KALISPELL VOR/DME113.2018E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
SMITH LAKE089/37.251515ESAK ... .- -.-

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 3800 x 78 ft. / 1158 x 24 m
N QUARTER OF STRIP HAS A SLIGHT DOG-LEG; DOG LEG BEGINS 1100 FT FM N END.
Surface: turf/gravel, in poor condition
UP TO 4 INCH ROCK ON RY SFC.
Runway edge markings: RY 32 FIRST 2400 FT MKD WITH CONES SPACED 200 FT APART.
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 47-58.000135N47-57.400573N
Longitude: 113-33.699857W113-33.436190W
Elevation: 3660.0 ft.3672.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.5%0.5%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 146 magnetic, 164 true326 magnetic, 344 true
Markings: NSTD, in good conditionNSTD, in good condition
Obstructions: 60 ft. trees, 600 ft. from runway, 10:1 slope to clear45 ft. trees, 427 ft. from runway, 9:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: US FOREST SERVICE
FLATHEAD NATIONAL FOREST
KALISPELL, MT 59901
Phone 406-755-5401
Manager: DEB MUCKLOW
SPOTTED BEAR RANGER STATION
HUNGRY HORSE, MT 59919
Phone 406-758-5376
SUMMER PHONE: 406-758-5376

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 58/month *
58% transient general aviation
36% air taxi
6% military
* for 12-month period ending 19 September 2016

Additional Remarks

MOUNTAINS & TREES IN TRNSTN AREA BOTH SIDES OF RY.
PHONE IN RANGER STATION.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 8U4.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

8S1 - Polson Airport (30 nm SW)
7S0 - Ronan Airport (32 nm SW)
KGPI - Glacier Park International Airport (35 nm NW)
KCII - Choteau Airport (57 nm E)
KCTB - Cut Bank International Airport (61 nm NE)
 
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Photo taken 21-Sep-2009

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:5510:55
Sunrise05:3611:36
Sunset21:3703:37
Evening civil twilight22:1804:18

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Jun-2018 10:05:27
Local (UTC-6)  23-Jun-2018 04:05:27
 
METAR
KGPI 
35nm NW 
230955Z AUTO 16006KT 10SM OVC085 13/11 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP110 T01330106
TAF
KGPI 
35nm NW 
230526Z 2306/2406 23005KT P6SM VCSH BKN080= TAF KSMN 230526Z 2306/2406 34010KT P6SM VCTS FEW070CB BKN100 FM230900 18005KT P6SM BKN080
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