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KPLU Pierce County Airport - Thun Field
Puyallup, Washington, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 29 MARCH 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: PLU
Lat/Long: 47-06-14.1000N / 122-17-13.9000W
47-06.235000N / 122-17.231667W
47.1039167 / -122.2871944
(estimated)
Elevation: 537.5 ft. / 163.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (2020)
From city: 5 miles S of PUYALLUP, WA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 98374

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 09/1945
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SEATTLE CENTER
FSS: SEATTLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: PLU (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0800-DUSK
Pattern altitude: 1537.5 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT HIRL RY 17/35; PAPI RYS 17 & 35 AND REIL RYS 17 & 35 -CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.7
WX AWOS-3: 128.575 (253-848-2748)
SEATTLE APPROACH: 126.5
SEATTLE DEPARTURE: 126.5
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.85
WX ASOS at TIW (15 nm NW): PHONE 253-858-6507

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
TCMr094/8.1MCCHORD VORTAC109.6015E
SEAr158/19.9SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
OLMr053/26.4OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LACOMAS046/12.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.
GRAYE086/13.321616EGRF --. .-. ..-.
RENTON170/23.735317ERNT .-. -. -
PARKK163/25.728115EHPK .... .--. -.-
MASON COUNTY086/33.734819EMNC -- -. -.-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
FUEL AVBL 24 HOURS WITH CREDIT CARD.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: LOW
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 3650 x 60 ft. / 1113 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 47-06.535380N47-05.935023N
Longitude: 122-17.227322W122-17.236727W
Elevation: 537.5 ft.535.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 165 magnetic, 180 true345 magnetic, 000 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (4.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (4.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 75 ft. trees, 2800 ft. from runway, 34:1 slope to clear13 ft. road, 242 ft. from runway, 3:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: PIERCE COUNTY
2702 S. 42ND ST STE 201
TACOMA, WA 98409
Phone 253-798-7109
Manager: LISSA SMITH
16915 103RD AVE E
PUYALLUP, WA 98374-3768
Phone 253-841-3779

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 60
Single engine airplanes: 55
Multi engine airplanes: 5
    
Aircraft operations: avg 274/day *
62% transient general aviation
34% local general aviation
3% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

ULTRALIGHTS PROHIBITED.
NOISE SENSITIVE ALL QUADRANTS.

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 35   download (310KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (331KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTCM - McChord Field Airport (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (8 nm W)
KGRF - Gray Army Airfield (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) (12 nm W)
S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport (14 nm N)
KTIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport (15 nm NW)
KSEA - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (21 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Apr-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4012:40
Sunrise06:1313:13
Sunset20:0303:03
Evening civil twilight20:3603:36

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Apr-2018 02:10:14
Local (UTC-7)  20-Apr-2018 19:10:14
 
METAR
KPLU 210155Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 14/03 A3016 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
210158Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT100 13/04 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP218 T01330044 $
KGRF 
12nm W 
210158Z AUTO 30005KT 10SM FEW100 13/04 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP218 T01300044 RVRNO $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
210153Z 00000KT 10SM SCT040 OVC110 12/03 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP217 T01220028
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
202106Z 2021/2203 28008KT 9999 BKN100 QNH3017INS BECMG 2106/2107 24010G15KT 8000 -RA BKN030 OVC060 620309 QNH3012INS TEMPO 2109/2116 24015G25KT BKN015 BECMG 2116/2117 25012KT 9999 NSW FEW030 QNH3030INS TX16/2021Z TN07/2112Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
202106Z 2021/2203 28008KT 9999 BKN100 QNH3017INS BECMG 2106/2107 24010G15KT 8000 -RA BKN030 OVC060 620309 QNH3012INS TEMPO 2109/2116 24015G25KT BKN015 BECMG 2116/2117 25012KT 9999 NSW FEW030 QNH3030INS TX17/2021Z TN07/2112Z
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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Safety In Motion Flight Center UNICOM 122.70
253-840-5758
[web site]
[email]
We are a full-service FBO offering services ranging from aircraft fuel, pilot support, flight training, and maintenance. In partnership with our sister company Spencer Aircraft located in the same building, additional services to include a full-array of aviation-related parts and supplies and an Avionics Repair station are available to you. We're truly your "on-stop" location for all your aviation needs!
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Hangar Inn 253-848-7516
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