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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

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 -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving 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 26 January 2023 at 0901Z to 23 February 2023 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download
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 27-Jan-2023
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0815:08
Sunrise07:4115:41
Sunset17:0301:03
Evening civil twilight17:3601:36

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  28-Jan-2023 01:45:36
Local (UTC-8)  27-Jan-2023 17:45:36
 
METAR
KTCM 
7nm W 
280055Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM OVC034 08/06 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP232 T00800058 $
KGRF 
12nm W 
280055Z COR 00000KT 10SM OVC034 10/05 A3020 RMK SLPNO WND DATA ESTMD ALSTG ESTMD COR 0104
KTIW 
16nm NW 
280053Z 00000KT 10SM SCT018 OVC037 08/04 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP232 T00830044
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
272300Z 2723/2903 02006KT 9999 BKN025 OVC035 620402 QNH3017INS BECMG 2808/2809 02006KT 6000 BR VCSH OVC009 610502 QNH3009INS BECMG 2812/2813 02006KT 4800 -SHRA BR OVC004 610402 QNH3008INS BECMG 2815/2816 02009KT 9999 NSW BKN010 OVC015 QNH3006INS BECMG 2819/2820 04012G18KT 9999 SCT020 BKN050 OVC100 QNH3004INS BECMG 2900/2901 05009KT 9999 FEW030 SCT080 QNH3008INS TX09/2723Z TN05/2813Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
272100Z 2721/2903 34010KT 9999 VCSH BKN015 OVC025 600354 QNH3018INS BECMG 2800/2801 02008KT 9999 NSW SCT017 BKN026 OVC050 600353 QNH3013INS BECMG 2806/2807 01003KT 9999 BKN012 OVC025 620353 QNH3012INS BECMG 2808/2809 36003KT 1600 -DZ BR OVC005 620353 QNH3008INS BECMG 2815/2816 34005KT 3200 BR FEW005 BKN015 OVC040 620303 QNH3007INS BECMG 2817/2818 35007KT 9999 NSW SCT010 SCT020 BKN060 OVC160 620609 QNH3004INS BECMG 2820/2821 36009KT 9999 SKC QNH3004INS TX09/2721Z TN04/2815Z
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