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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 22 APRIL 2021

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): 124.05 (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
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: 220
Single engine airplanes: 206
Multi engine airplanes: 12
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 22 April 2021 at 0901Z to 20 May 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35 **CHANGED**   download (343KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (331KB)

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 13-May-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:0112:01
Sunrise05:3712:37
Sunset20:3403:34
Evening civil twilight21:1004:10

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  13-May-2021 09:44:52
Local (UTC-7)  13-May-2021 02:44:52
 
METAR
KPLU 130935Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM -DZ CLR 09/09 A3019 RMK AO2
KTCM 
7nm W 
130858Z 00000KT 7SM CLR 09/08 A3018 RMK WND DATA ESTMD $
KGRF 
12nm W 
130858Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/08 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP224 T01130078 52004 $
KTIW 
16nm NW 
130853Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/09 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP225 T01060089 53009
TAF
KTCM 
7nm W 
130500Z 1305/1411 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH3017INS BECMG 1311/1312 VRB06KT 9999 BKN015 QNH3018INS BECMG 1316/1317 01007KT 9999 SCT020 SCT200 QNH3019INS BECMG 1321/1322 01012KT 9999 FEW200 QNH3015INS BECMG 1403/1404 VRB06KT 9999 SCT180 QNH3010INS TX23/1322Z TN07/1313Z
KGRF 
12nm W 
130500Z 1305/1411 35006KT 9999 SCT050 BKN200 QNH3014INS BECMG 1312/1313 33005KT 9999 BKN015 BKN200 QNH3021INS BECMG 1315/1316 36009KT 9999 FEW025 BKN200 QNH3019INS BECMG 1320/1321 01012G18KT 9999 BKN180 QNH3008INS BECMG 1401/1402 34007KT 9999 SCT180 QNH3009INS TX23/1323Z TN09/1312Z
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 SpanaFlight
UNICOM 122.70
253-848-2020
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100LL
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Spencer Aircraft 253-848-9349
toll-free 800-424-1160
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We provide a wide range of aviation parts, supplies, and services to the aviation industry with a special emphasis on top-notch customer service! Our sister company, "Safety in Motion Flight Center" manages a full-array of flight operations services ranging from fuel management, aircraft maintenance, and a is a Part 141 flight school offering training from Private - ATP, in single and multi-engine aircraft to include aircraft rentals and specialized instruction in this area of diverse weather and mountainous terrain - Your one location for EVERYTHING!
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Hangar Inn 253-848-7516
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