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ME5 Banks Airport
Swans Island, Maine, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 12 OCTOBER 2017

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: 19W (1985)
From city: 5 miles N of SWANS ISLAND, ME
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard 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
WX AWOS-3PT at BHB (17 nm N): 118.35 (207-667-7364)
  • CLNC DLVY THRU FLIGHT SERVICES 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
BELFAST139/29.127818WBST -... ... -
SPRUCEHEAD095/30.035618WSUH ... ..- ....

Airport Services

Runway Information

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: concrete
Operational restrictions: INGRESS & EGRESS TO HELIPAD BTWN 130 & 320 DEGS MAGNETIC.
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 1500 x 30 ft. / 457 x 9 m
Surface: gravel, in poor condition
RY 10/28 SURFACE ROUGH WITH LARGE STONES, STEEP GRADIENTS, AND NO LINE OF SIGHT BETWEEN ENDS
RUNWAY 10  RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 44-09.897333N44-09.949167N
Longitude: 068-25.857000W068-25.521667W
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Displaced threshold: no300 ft.
DSPLCD THLD 300 FT; LDA 1,200 FT.
Declared distances: TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1500TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1200
Obstructions: 36 ft. tree, 20 ft. from runway, 65 ft. left of centerline12 ft. bldg
COMMUNICATIONS TWR 500 FT AGL; 1 MI SE OF RY.

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. BANK
PO BOX 97
SWANS ISLAND, ME 04479
Phone 207-460-1113
EMERGENCY PHONE: 207-526-4305.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 100/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 16 August 2016

Additional Remarks

ALL OPNS RESTRICTED TO DAYLGT VFR ONLY.
PRIOR TO USING ARPT CALL 207-460-1113.
ROCK DRAINAGE SWALE ACROSS 600 FT FM RY 28, APROX 40FT WIDE AT CNTRLN.
RY 10/28 +6 FT ROCK LEDGE 50 FT FM CNTRLN SOUTHSIDE OF ARPT.
RY 10 HAS +15 FT TREES 50 FT RIGHT OF CNTRLN 430 FT FM THLD.
WILDLIFE ON OR IN VICINITY OF AIRPORT.

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)
KBGR - Bangor International Airport (42 nm NW)
KOLD - Dewitt Field, Old Town Municipal Airport (48 nm N)
 
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Photo taken 06-Jul-2006
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Oct-2017
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2910:29
Sunrise06:5810:58
Sunset17:3821:38
Evening civil twilight18:0822:08

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Oct-2017 18:07:58
Local (UTC-4)  22-Oct-2017 14:07:58
 
METAR
KBHB 
17nm N 
221756Z AUTO 11007KT 10SM CLR 14/06 A3046 RMK AO2 SLP321 6//// T01390061 10139 20078 56008 PNO $
KRKD 
29nm W 
221756Z AUTO 07008KT 10SM CLR 15/08 A3045 RMK AO2 SLP314 T01500083 10150 20111 58002
TAF
KBHB 
17nm N 
221730Z 2218/2318 11008KT P6SM SCT250 FM230500 15005KT P6SM BKN015 FM230900 16005KT 4SM BR BKN008 FM231200 19005KT P6SM BKN010 FM231300 20006KT P6SM SCT250
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