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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 JANUARY 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

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LACOMAS046/12.432816ELAC .-.. .- -.-.

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
2702 S. 42ND ST STE 201
TACOMA, WA 98409
Phone (253) 798-3779
Manager: INT. ADMIN. DEBI ROSS
16915 103RD AVE E
PUYALLUP, WA 98374-3768
Phone (253) 798-2421

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 02 January 2020 at 0901Z to 30 January 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35 **CHANGED**   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 25-Jan-2020
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1015:10
Sunrise07:4315:43
Sunset17:0001:00
Evening civil twilight17:3301:33

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  26-Jan-2020 02:36:52
Local (UTC-8)  25-Jan-2020 18:36:52
 
METAR
KPLU 260215Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 08/08 A2995 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
260158Z AUTO 05005KT 10SM FEW180 08/08 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP150 T00840084 $
KGRF 
12nm W 
260158Z 03004KT 10SM FEW170 09/09 A2995 RMK AO2A SLP147 T00880088 $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
260153Z 06004KT 7SM BKN070 08/07 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP151 T00780072 $
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
251302Z 2513/2619 18009KT 9999 VCSH SCT020 BKN040 610509 QNH2997INS BECMG 2523/2524 21009KT 8000 -SHRA BKN020 BKN050 610509 QNH2976INS BECMG 2611/2612 20012G18KT 8000 -SHRA BKN020 BKN050 610509 QNH2976INS TX11/2523Z TN07/2613Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
252100Z 2521/2703 20009KT 9999 SCT018 BKN020 QNH2999INS TEMPO 2521/2523 20010G18KT BECMG 2601/2602 VRB06KT 9999 FEW020 SCT025 BKN150 QNH2986INS BECMG 2608/2609 17006KT 8000 -SHRA BKN035 OVC050 QNH2986INS TEMPO 2610/2621 18012G25KT 9000 -SHRA BKN010 OVC015 BECMG 2700/2701 18008KT 9999 NSW SCT025 BKN040 QNH3002INS TX13/2522Z TN06/2607Z
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 SpanaFlight
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253-848-2020
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With over 40 years of aviation experience, SpanaFlight offers competitive pricing.
Aircraft maintenance - $85.00 per hour.
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Discovery Flights for $99.00 +tax
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EPIC
100LL
SS $5.59 
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Spencer Aircraft 253-848-9349
toll-free 1-800-424-1160
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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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