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ME5 Banks Airport
Swans Island, Maine, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

Location

FAA Identifier: ME5
Lat/Long: 44-09-55.4000N 068-25-41.4000W
44-09.923333N 068-25.690000W
44.1653889,-68.4281667
(estimated)
Elevation: 100 ft. / 30 m (estimated)
Variation: 17W (2005)
From city: 5 miles N of SWANS ISLAND, ME
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 04685

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 01/1983
Control tower: no
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BANGOR FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BGR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
BANGOR APPROACH: 133.6 [0545-0000]
BANGOR DEPARTURE: 133.6 [0545-0000]
IC: 133.6
WX AWOS-3PT at BHB (17 nm N): 118.35 (207-667-7364)

Airport Services

Runway Information

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: concrete, in fair condition
Operational restrictions: INGRESS & EGRESS TO HELIPAD BTN 130 & 320 DEGS MAG.
Latitude: 44-09.913333N
Longitude: 068-25.813333W
Elevation: 86.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: none, in fair condition

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 1500 x 30 ft. / 457 x 9 m
Surface: gravel, in poor condition
RWY 10/28 SFC ROUGH WITH LRG STONES, STEEP GRADIENTS AND NO LN OF SIGHT BTN ENDS.
RUNWAY 10  RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 44-09.897333N44-09.949167N
Longitude: 068-25.857000W068-25.521667W
Elevation: 70.0 ft.100.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 095 magnetic, 078 true275 magnetic, 258 true
Displaced threshold: no300 ft.
DTHR 300 FT; LDA 1200 FT.
Declared distances: TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1500TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1200
Markings: none, in poor conditionnone, in poor condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 36 ft. tree, 20 ft. from runway, 65 ft. left of centerline12 ft. bldg
COMS TWR 500 FT AGL; 1 MI SE OF RWY.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: WILLIAM H BANKS
PO BOX 97
SWANS ISLAND, ME 04685
Phone 207-460-1113
Manager: WILLIAM H BANKS
PO BOX 97
SWANS ISLAND, ME 04685
Phone 207-460-1113
EMERG PHONE: 207-460-1113.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 100/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 14 August 2022

Additional Remarks

ALL OPS RSTRD TO DALGT VFR ONLY.
PRIOR TO USING ARPT CALL 207-460-1113.
ROCK DRAINAGE SWALE ACRS 600 FT FM RWY 28, APRX 40 FT WIDE AT CNTRLN.
RWY 10/28 +6 FT ROCK LEDGE 50 FT FM CNTRLN, SOUTHSIDE OF ARPT.
RWY 10 HAS +15 FT TREES 50 FT R OF CNTRLN, 430 FT FM THR.
WILDLIFE ON & INVOF ARPT.
HELI COORDS 44 09 54.80N 68 25 48.80W; HELI ELEV 86 FT.
FOR CD CTC BANGOR APCH AT 207-561-2521.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at ME5.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBHB - Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport (17 nm N)
KBST - Belfast Municipal Airport (29 nm NW)
KRKD - Knox County Regional Airport (30 nm W)
43B - Deblois Flight Strip (39 nm NE)
KBGR - Bangor International Airport (42 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 08-Feb-2023
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1411:14
Sunrise06:4411:44
Sunset16:5221:52
Evening civil twilight17:2222:22

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  08-Feb-2023 18:07:06
Local (UTC-5)  08-Feb-2023 13:07:06
 
METAR
KBHB 
17nm N 
081756Z AUTO 27007KT 10SM FEW060 06/00 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP143 60003 T00560000 10056 21017 58011
KRKD 
29nm W 
081756Z AUTO 27010G15KT 10SM OVC055 A2998 RMK AO2 SLPNO 60000 58007 FZRANO $
TAF
KBHB 
17nm N 
081720Z 0818/0918 29011G22KT P6SM BKN080 FM082000 30012G23KT P6SM SCT100 FM090400 30009KT P6SM FEW100
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