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KEKS Ennis - Big Sky Airport
Ennis, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 NOVEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: EKS
Lat/Long: 45-16-32.6090N 111-38-56.0960W
45-16.543483N 111-38.934933W
45.2757247,-111.6489156
(estimated)
Elevation: 5432.6 ft. / 1655.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 12E (2015)
From city: 6 miles SE of ENNIS, MT
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 59720

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 08/1975
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: GREAT FALLS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GTF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-1700
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RWY 16/34 - CTAF. PAPI RWY 16 & 34 OPR CONSLY.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3P: 119.85 (406-682-3835)
BIG SKY APPROACH: 118.975
BIG SKY DEPARTURE: 118.975
  • APCH/DEP CTL SVC PRVDD BY SALT LAKE CITY ARTCC (ZLC) ON FREQS 118.975/226.675 (LIVINGSTON RCAG) WHEN BIG SKY APCH CTL (BOI) IS UNAVAILABLE 0615-1200Z++.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BZNr196/36.9BOZEMAN VOR/DME112.4018E
DLNr070/38.0DILLON VOR/DME113.0018E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
ENNISat field28615EEKS . -.- ...

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1 JET-A1+
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR

Runway Information

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 7600 x 100 ft. / 2316 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 34 /F/B/X/U
Single wheel: 87.0
Double wheel: 138.0
Double tandem: 236.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: 16/34 1020 FT DIST MKRS EACH END.
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 45-17.167528N45-15.919425N
Longitude: 111-38.987287W111-38.882597W
Elevation: 5432.6 ft.5348.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 165 magnetic, 177 true345 magnetic, 357 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 56 ft. fence, 1765 ft. from runway, 350 ft. right of centerline, 27:1 slope to clearnone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: MADISON COUNTY
MADISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, PO BOX 278
VIRGINIA CITY, MT 59755-0278
Phone 406-843-4277
Manager: TROY HUNTER
35 AIRPORT ROAD
ENNIS, MT 59729
Phone 406-682-7502

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 34
Single engine airplanes: 29
Multi engine airplanes: 2
Jet airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 34/day *
53% local general aviation
40% transient general aviation
6% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 21 July 2019

Additional Remarks

AFLD SFC COND UNMONITORED 0400-1300Z++.
FOR SVC AFTER HRS CALL (406) 682-7502.
AFTER HRS CREDIT CARD FUELING.
DE-ICING TYPE 1 AVAIL.
FOR CD CTC BIG SKY APCH AT 208-364-5860/5861, IF UNABLE CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.

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 04 November 2021 at 0901Z to 02 December 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 16   download (433KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 34   download (535KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (184KB)
 
ENNIS TWO (OBSTACLE) (RNAV)   download (524KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (523KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KRVF - Ruby Valley Field Airport (32 nm NW)
KBZN - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (37 nm NE)
KDLN - Dillon Airport (38 nm W)
KWYS - Yellowstone Airport (42 nm SE)
KBTM - Bert Mooney Airport (54 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 27-Nov-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0914:09
Sunrise07:4214:42
Sunset16:4723:47
Evening civil twilight17:2000:20

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  28-Nov-2021 01:14:31
Local (UTC-7)  27-Nov-2021 18:14:31
 
METAR
KEKS SuperAWOS
280055Z AUTO 17014G25KT 10SM SCT090 BKN120 06/M05 A3025 RMK AO2
TAF
KEKS 271739Z 2718/2818 18012G20KT P6SM SCT060 BKN150 FM280100 16013G21KT P6SM SCT045 BKN080 FM281200 18018G28KT P6SM SCT060 BKN120
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
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Choice Aviation, LLC 406-682-7502
[web site]
[email]
Airport management, Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, ...

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Avfuel
100LL Jet A
FS $5.99 $5.65 
SS $5.24 --- 
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SS=Self service
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