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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 27 FEBRUARY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: PLU
Lat/Long: 47-06-14.1120N 122-17-13.9210W
47-06.235200N 122-17.232017W
47.1039200,-122.2872003
(estimated)
Elevation: 537.6 ft. / 163.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (2020)
From city: 5 miles S of PUYALLUP, WA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving 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
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWY 17 & 35; PAPI RWY 17 & 35; HIRL RWY 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): 124.05 (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

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: 3651 x 60 ft. / 1113 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 47-06.535453N47-05.935097N
Longitude: 122-17.227262W122-17.236673W
Elevation: 537.4 ft.535.4 ft.
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
9850 - 64TH ST. W.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA 98467
Phone 253-798-2421
Manager: ROD PROPST
16915 103RD AVE E
PUYALLUP, WA 98374-3768
Phone 253-798-3779

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 253
Single engine airplanes: 242
Multi engine airplanes: 11
    
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.
FOR CD CTC SEATTLE APCH AT 206-214-4723.

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 27 February 2020 at 0901Z to 26 March 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download (312KB)
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 27-Feb-2020
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2314:23
Sunrise06:5414:54
Sunset17:5001:50
Evening civil twilight18:2102:21

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  28-Feb-2020 04:19:03
Local (UTC-8)  27-Feb-2020 20:19:03
 
METAR
KPLU 280355Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 06/04 A3031 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
280358Z AUTO 16003KT 10SM CLR 04/02 A3031 RMK AO2 SLPNO T00420022 $
KGRF 
12nm W 
280358Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 07/07 A3030 RMK AO2 SLPNO T00720071 $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
280353Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 08/04 A3031 RMK AO2 SLP267 T00830039
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
272304Z 2723/2903 24009KT 9999 SKC QNH3023INS BECMG 2808/2809 14002KT 6000 BR SKC QNH3012INS BECMG 2816/2817 19006KT 9999 NSW FEW200 QNH3008INS BECMG 2820/2821 23012G20KT 9999 SCT050 BKN150 QNH3003INS BECMG 2823/2824 22016G25KT 9000 -SHRA BKN030 OVC050 610409 510009 QNH2992INS TX13/2800Z TN01/2813Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
272100Z 2721/2903 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH3014INS BECMG 2812/2813 VRB06KT 6000 BR SKC QNH3010INS BECMG 2816/2817 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2993INS TX13/2800Z TN00/2815Z
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 SpanaFlight
UNICOM 122.70
253-848-2020
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[email]
With over 40 years of aviation experience, SpanaFlight offers competitive pricing.
Aircraft maintenance - $85.00 per hour.
Aircraft Rental
Flight training.

Discovery Flights for $99.00 +tax
Scenic Flights for 1hr. $175.00 +tax
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EPIC
100LL
SS $5.44 
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
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Spencer Aircraft 253-848-9349
toll-free 1-800-424-1160
[web site]
We provide a wide range of aviation parts, supplies, and services to the aviation industry with a special emphasis on top-notch customer service! Our sister company, "Safety in Motion Flight Center" manages a full-array of flight operations services ranging from fuel management, aircraft maintenance, and a is a Part 141 flight school offering training from Private - ATP, in single and multi-engine aircraft to include aircraft rentals and specialized instruction in this area of diverse weather and mountainous terrain - Your one location for EVERYTHING!
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Hangar Inn 253-848-7516
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