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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

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 -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: 0800-1600
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: 205
Single engine airplanes: 194
Multi engine airplanes: 9
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 11 August 2022 at 0901Z to 08 September 2022 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download (331KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (537KB)

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 15-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3412:34
Sunrise06:0713:07
Sunset20:2003:20
Evening civil twilight20:5303:53

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Aug-2022 00:33:28
Local (UTC-7)  15-Aug-2022 17:33:28
 
METAR
KPLU 160015Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM CLR 31/09 A3002 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
152358Z AUTO 26003KT 10SM CLR 29/09 A3000 RMK AO2 SLPNO T02880090 10291 20226 57013 $
KGRF 
12nm W 
152358Z 28006KT 10SM CLR 29/11 A2998 RMK AO2A SLPNO T02900106 10291 20215 57013 $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
152353Z VRB03KT 10SM CLR 28/13 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP157 T02830128 10289 20206 56015
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
152100Z 1521/1703 28006KT 9999 FEW250 QNH2999INS BECMG 1609/1610 VRB06KT 9999 SCT008 BKN013 QNH3007INS BECMG 1611/1612 VRB06KT 4800 BR OVC006 QNH3009INS BECMG 1617/1618 02006KT 9999 NSW BKN015 QNH3002INS BECMG 1619/1620 02009KT 9999 SCT015 QNH3000INS TX28/1523Z TN12/1613Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
152100Z 1521/1703 27005KT 9999 SKC QNH2999INS BECMG 1610/1611 21003KT 9999 OVC007 QNH3006INS BECMG 1617/1618 03005KT 9999 SKC QNH3000INS TX29/1600Z TN14/1613Z
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Pierce County Airport - Thun Field 253-798-3779
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