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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 OCTOBER 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
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: 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 SEA 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 11 October 2018 at 0901Z to 8 November 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 18-Oct-2018
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0214:02
Sunrise07:3314:33
Sunset18:1601:16
Evening civil twilight18:4701:47

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Oct-2018 23:41:05
Local (UTC-7)  18-Oct-2018 16:41:05
 
METAR
KPLU 182315Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 21/09 A3018 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
182258Z AUTO 32004KT 10SM CLR 19/10 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP224 T01920102 $
KGRF 
12nm W 
182258Z AUTO 29004KT 10SM CLR 21/11 A3017 RMK AO2 SLP221 T02080106 $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
182253Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 17/08 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP220 T01670078
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
182104Z 1821/2003 VRB06KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3013INS BECMG 1906/1907 VRB06KT 4800 BR FEW200 QNH3020INS BECMG 1911/1912 VRB06KT 0800 FG VV002 QNH3022INS BECMG 1917/1918 25009KT 9999 NSW SKC QNH3026INS TX18/1822Z TN03/1912Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
181301Z 1813/1919 13006KT 4800 BR FEW180 QNH3013INS BECMG 1816/1817 23009KT 9999 NSW FEW180 QNH3013INS BECMG 1819/1820 VRB06KT 9999 FEW180 QNH3017INS BECMG 1906/1907 VRB06KT 4800 BR FEW200 QNH3020INS BECMG 1917/1918 25009KT 9999 NSW SKC QNH3026INS TX19/1823Z TN01/1813Z
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 SpanaFlight
UNICOM 122.70
253-848-2020
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[email]
With over 40 years of aviation experience, SpanaFlight offers competitive pricing.
Aircraft maintenance - $85.00 per hour.
Aircraft Rental
Flight training.

Discovery Flights for $99.00 +tax
Scenic Flights for 1hr. $175.00 +tax
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EPIC
100LL
SS $5.49 
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Spencer Aircraft 253-848-9349
toll-free 1-800-424-1160
[web site]
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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