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C53 Lower Loon Creek Airport
Challis, Idaho, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 JANUARY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: C53
Lat/Long: 44-48-31.2163N 114-48-31.1756W
44-48.520272N 114-48.519593W
44.8086712,-114.8086599
(estimated)
Elevation: 4200 ft. / 1280 m (estimated)
Variation: 17E (1990)
From city: 30 miles SW of CHALLIS, ID
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 83469

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 11/1992
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: BOISE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BOI (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
LKTr234/33.3SALMON VOR/DME113.5013E

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 1200 x 25 ft. / 366 x 8 m
Surface: turf/dirt, in fair condition
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 44-48.618877N44-48.421667N
Longitude: 114-48.526852W114-48.512333W
Elevation: 4084.0 ft.4098.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: 4 ft. fence, 75 ft. left of centerline40 ft. brush, 50 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 1:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: IDAHO DEPT OF FISH AND GAME
600 S. WALNUT
BOISE, ID 83707
Phone 208-334-3771
Manager: TOM CURET
PO BOX 25
BOISE, ID 83707
Phone 208-756-2271

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 38/month *
56% air taxi
44% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2017

Additional Remarks

ARPT LCTD ON A PLATEAU 50 FT TO 75 FT ABOVE THE RIVER.
RY NOT MARKED.
RECOMMEND LAND RY 16; DEPART RY 34 WHEN WIND CONDITIONS ALLOW.
NO WINTER MAINT.
STOCK AND BIG GAME ANIMALS INVOF RY.
RODENT ACTIVITY ADJACENT BOTH SIDES OF RY.
LCTD IN NARROW WINDING RIVER CANYON.
FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at C53.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KSMN - Lemhi County Airport (44 nm NE)
KMYL - Mc Call Municipal Airport (55 nm W)
KSUN - Friedman Memorial Airport (81 nm S)
KGIC - Idaho County Airport (88 nm NW)
6S5 - Ravalli County Airport (91 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Jan-2020
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:3614:36
Sunrise08:0815:08
Sunset17:3500:35
Evening civil twilight18:0701:07

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Jan-2020 17:34:57
Local (UTC-7)  24-Jan-2020 10:34:57
 
METAR
KLLJ 
31nm SE 
241655Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC060 M05/M07 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP211 T10501072
KSNT 
39nm S 
241651Z AUTO 00000KT M05/M07 A3002 RMK AO1 SLP170 P0003 T10501072
KSMN 
44nm NE 
240056Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT055 OVC080 M01/M06 A3018 RMK AO2 SLPNO T10061056 FZRANO
TAF
KSMN 
44nm NE 
241125Z 2412/2512 00000KT P6SM SCT050 BKN150 FM241500 VRB03KT P6SM VCSH BKN050 TEMPO 2416/2418 1SM -SN BR OVC025 FM250300 VRB02KT P6SM BKN050 AMD NOT SKED
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