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8D4 Paul C Miller-Sparta Airport
Sparta, Michigan, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 05 NOVEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: 8D4
Lat/Long: 43-07-38.7752N 085-40-44.8665W
43-07.646253N 085-40.747775W
43.1274376,-85.6791296
(estimated)
Elevation: 774.8 ft. / 236.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (1980)
From city: 3 miles SE of SPARTA, MI
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 49345

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 12/1944
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: LANSING FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LAN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0900-1300, ALL SAT-SUN IREG
UNATNDD MAJOR HOLS.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWY 07 & 25; MIRL RWY 07/25, - CTAF. PAPI RWY 07 & 25 OPS CONSLY.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-AV: 132.95
GREAT LAKES APPROACH: 124.6
GREAT LAKES DEPARTURE: 124.6
WX ASOS at GRR (16 nm SE): 118.725 (616-575-1953)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY CHICAGO ARTCC (ZAU) ON FREQ 128.4 (GRAND RAPIDS RCAG) WHEN GREAT LAKES APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
VIOr343/22.0VICTORY VOR/DME115.9504W
HICr178/26.9WHITE CLOUD VOR/DME117.6001W

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL MOGAS
SELF SVC FUEL AVBL 24/7 WITH CREDIT CARD.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
REPAIRS AVBL ON CALL 616-706-4421.
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 4032 x 75 ft. / 1229 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 24.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Latitude: 43-07.492800N43-07.799705N
Longitude: 085-41.149523W085-40.346025W
Elevation: 774.6 ft.744.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 067 magnetic, 063 true247 magnetic, 243 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on right (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF SPARTA
156 E DIVISION ST
SPARTA, MI 49345-1330
Phone 616-887-8251
Manager: MARTIN COAKER
156 E DIVISION ST
SPARTA, MI 49345-1330
Phone 616-443-1101

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 88
Single engine airplanes: 80
Multi engine airplanes: 4
Jet airplanes: 2
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 170/day *
81% local general aviation
19% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 20 September 2020

Additional Remarks

BIRDS & DEER ON & INVOF ARPT.
POWERED PARACHUTE OPNS NORTH SIDE OF RY.
ADMIN BLDG. ACES 5,3,2,1.
FOR CD CTC GREAT LAKES APCH AT 269-459-3344, WHEN APCH CLSD CTC CHICAGO ARTCC AT 630-906-8921.

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 05 November 2020 at 0901Z to 03 December 2020 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 07 **CHANGED**   download (208KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 25 **CHANGED**   download (210KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (181KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGRR - Gerald R Ford International Airport (16 nm SE)
6D6 - Greenville Municipal Airport (19 nm E)
KFFX - Fremont Municipal Airport (23 nm NW)
3GM - Grand Haven Memorial Airpark (23 nm W)
KMKG - Muskegon County Airport (24 nm W)
 
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Aerial photo of 8D4 (Paul C Miller-Sparta Airport)
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Photo taken 29-Jul-2012
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 30-Nov-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:2412:24
Sunrise07:5612:56
Sunset17:0822:08
Evening civil twilight17:4022:40

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  30-Nov-2020 09:52:44
Local (UTC-5)  30-Nov-2020 04:52:44
 
METAR
KGRR 
16nm SE 
300853Z AUTO 35014G22KT 10SM FEW026 OVC038 02/M03 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP120 T00171028 58009
KFFX 
23nm NW 
300936Z AUTO 34012KT 10SM BKN016 OVC021 01/M02 A2991 RMK AO2 T00051022
KMKG 
24nm W 
300855Z AUTO 35011KT 10SM FEW015 BKN020 OVC030 02/M02 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP138 60000 T00171022 58004
KBIV 
29nm SW 
300939Z AUTO 35009G20KT 10SM BKN024 OVC030 02/M03 A2990 RMK AO2 T00171033
KY70 
29nm SE 
300936Z AUTO 34008KT 10SM OVC023 01/M03 A2986 RMK AO2 T00131035
TAF
KGRR 
16nm SE 
300802Z 3008/0106 34012KT P6SM BKN025 FM301500 34014G24KT P6SM BKN025
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Village of Sparta (FBO) 616-887-5744
no information available

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100LL Mogas
SS $3.97 $3.49 
 Updated 15-Oct-2020
 
   1 read write
SS=Self service
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