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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 30 DECEMBER 2021

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: 0800-1600
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWYS 17 & 35; PAPI RWYS 17 & 35 AND MIRL 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 TCM (8 nm W): PHONE 253-982-3434
WX ASOS at TIW (15 nm NW): PHONE 253-858-6507

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
SEAr158/19.9SEATTLE VORTAC116.8019E
OLMr053/26.4OLYMPIA VORTAC113.4019E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
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: medium 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: 220
Single engine airplanes: 206
Multi engine airplanes: 12
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 293/day *
65% transient general aviation
32% local general aviation
3% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2019

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 30 December 2021 at 0901Z to 27 January 2022 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download (334KB)
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 19-Jan-2022
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1515:15
Sunrise07:4915:49
Sunset16:5100:51
Evening civil twilight17:2501:25

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Jan-2022 07:17:24
Local (UTC-8)  19-Jan-2022 23:17:24
 
METAR
KPLU 200655Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC028 09/09 A3024 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
200658Z AUTO 16003KT 4SM -RA OVC025 08/08 A3024 RMK AO2 VIS 2 3/4 RWY34 CIG 023 RWY34 SLP246 P0001 T00820082 RVRNO $
KGRF 
12nm W 
200658Z 00000KT 4SM -RA OVC025 08/07 A3022 RMK AO2A SLP239 P0002 T00840073 $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
200658Z AUTO 18004KT 1 3/4SM BR OVC003 08/08 A3023 RMK AO2 T00780078
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
200500Z 2005/2111 VRB06KT 9999 VCSH OVC025 610709 510102 QNH3022INS BECMG 2007/2008 20012KT 8000 -RA BR BKN012 OVC015 620909 510102 QNH3020INS BECMG 2011/2012 18012G20KT 8000 -RA OVC020 620709 510009 QNH3016INS BECMG 2017/2018 22020G30KT 9999 NSW OVC020 520009 QNH3022INS BECMG 2103/2104 22015G25KT 9999 BKN015 OVC025 620402 510009 QNH3039INS BECMG 2108/2109 20012KT 9999 BKN009 OVC012 QNH3052INS TX11/2021Z TN08/2009Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
200529Z 2005/2111 17005KT 8000 -SHRA BKN020 OVC030 610907 QNH3023INS BECMG 2010/2011 20010G20KT 8000 -SHRA BKN010 OVC020 610807 QNH3022INS BECMG 2020/2021 23015G25KT 9999 -SHRA SCT020 BKN040 610503 QNH3034INS BECMG 2104/2105 23009KT 3200 BR BKN005 QNH3040INS TX11/2012Z TN06/2105Z
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