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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 21 JUNE 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): 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

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LACOMAS046/12.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.
GRAYE086/13.321616EGRF --. .-. ..-.
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 21 June 2018 at 0901Z to 19 July 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download (309KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (331KB)

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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 22-Jun-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:3511:35
Sunrise05:1512:15
Sunset21:0704:07
Evening civil twilight21:4704:47

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Jun-2018 06:34:22
Local (UTC-7)  22-Jun-2018 23:34:22
 
METAR
KPLU 230615Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC021 15/13 A3014 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
230558Z AUTO 24010KT 10SM OVC023 16/13 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP206 T01610128 10226 20161 50003 $
KGRF 
12nm W 
230558Z 19007KT 10SM OVC025 16/13 A3013 RMK AO2A SLP206 T01580131 10228 20158 50003 $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
230553Z AUTO 21006KT 10SM BKN021 OVC028 15/11 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP206 T01500106 10206 20150 53003
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
230502Z 2305/2411 22009KT 9999 BKN026 QNH3012INS BECMG 2306/2307 22009KT 9000 -SHRA BKN015 QNH3016INS BECMG 2308/2309 20009KT 9999 VCSH BKN010 QNH3013INS BECMG 2314/2315 20009KT 9999 NSW BKN012 QNH3017INS TEMPO 2315/2318 BKN008 BECMG 2317/2318 22009KT 9999 SCT010 BKN020 QNH3020INS BECMG 2320/2321 33009KT 9999 BKN030 QNH3020INS TX19/2305Z TN14/2313Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
230503Z 2305/2411 22009KT 9999 BKN025 QNH3012INS BECMG 2306/2307 22009KT 9000 -SHRA BKN015 QNH3016INS BECMG 2308/2309 20009KT 9999 VCSH BKN010 QNH3013INS BECMG 2314/2315 20009KT 9999 NSW BKN012 QNH3017INS TEMPO 2315/2318 BKN008 BECMG 2317/2318 22009KT 9999 SCT010 BKN020 QNH3020INS BECMG 2320/2321 33009KT 9999 BKN030 QNH3020INS TX19/2305Z TN14/2313Z
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