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U72 Upper Loon Creek USFS Airport
Challis, Idaho, USA


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 NOVEMBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: U72
Lat/Long: 44-35-29.6810N 114-49-23.3160W
44-35.494683N 114-49.388600W
44.5915781,-114.8231433
(estimated)
Elevation: 5500 ft. / 1676 m (estimated)
Variation: 17E (1985)
From city: 26 miles NW of CHALLIS, ID
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 83278

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 07/1958
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: BOISE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BOI (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 2500 x 75 ft. / 762 x 23 m
Surface: turf/dirt, in fair condition
Runway edge markings: 04/22 EDGES & THRS MARKED WITH WHITE ROCKS.
Operational restrictions: RCMD LAND RWY 22; TKOF RWY 04 WHEN WIND CONDS PMT.
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Obstructions: 70 ft. tree, 45 ft. from runway, 70 ft. left of centerline25 ft. trees, 20 ft. from runway, 80 ft. left of centerline

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: U.S. FOREST SERVICE
324 25TH ST
OGDEN, UT 84401
Phone 208-625-5511
Manager: MIDDLE FORK DIST RANGER
P.O. BOX 750 HIGHWAY 93
CHALLIS, ID 83226
Phone 208-879-4101

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 67/month *
62% transient general aviation
38% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 30 September 2018

Additional Remarks

RECOMMENDED FOR EXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN PILOTS ONLY.
TREES AND HIGH TRRN ON BOTH ENDS OF RWY 04/22, REQUIRES A STEEP APCH.
NO WINTER MAINTENANCE.
RWY 04/22 NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL OBSTNS ON APCH TO BOTH RWY ENDS.
FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at U72.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KSMN - Lemhi County Airport (51 nm NE)
KMYL - Mc Call Municipal Airport (57 nm W)
KSUN - Friedman Memorial Airport (69 nm S)
KBOI - Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (86 nm SW)
KAOC - Arco-Butte County Airport (87 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Nov-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1214:12
Sunrise07:4414:44
Sunset17:0600:06
Evening civil twilight17:3800:38

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  21-Nov-2019 06:40:06
Local (UTC-7)  20-Nov-2019 23:40:06
 
METAR
KSNT 
26nm S 
210551Z AUTO 33005KT M04/M09 A2995 RMK AO1 SLP137 T10391094 10011 21050 53015
KLLJ 
26nm E 
210555Z AUTO 32007KT 10SM CLR M02/M08 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP171 T10221083 10017 21028 51014
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