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ME5 Banks Airport
Swans Island, Maine, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 25 MARCH 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: ME5
Lat/Long: 44-09-55.4000N 068-25-41.4000W
44-09.923333N 068-25.690000W
44.1653889,-68.4281667
(estimated)
Elevation: 100 ft. / 30 m (estimated)
Variation: 17W (2005)
From city: 5 miles N of SWANS ISLAND, ME
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 04685

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 01/1983
Control tower: no
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BANGOR FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BGR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
BANGOR APPROACH: 133.6 [0545-0000]
BANGOR DEPARTURE: 133.6 [0545-0000]
IC: 133.6
WX AWOS-3PT at BHB (17 nm N): 118.35 (207-667-7364)

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
SPRUCEHEAD095/30.035618WSUH ... ..- ....

Airport Services

Runway Information

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: concrete, in fair condition
Operational restrictions: INGRESS & EGRESS TO HELIPAD BTN 130 & 320 DEGS MAG.
Latitude: 44-09.913333N
Longitude: 068-25.813333W
Elevation: 86.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: none, in fair condition

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 1500 x 30 ft. / 457 x 9 m
Surface: gravel, in poor condition
RWY 10/28 SFC ROUGH WITH LRG STONES, STEEP GRADIENTS AND NO LN OF SIGHT BTN ENDS.
RUNWAY 10  RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 44-09.897333N44-09.949167N
Longitude: 068-25.857000W068-25.521667W
Elevation: 70.0 ft.100.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Displaced threshold: no300 ft.
DSPLCD THR 300 FT; LDA 1200 FT.
Declared distances: TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1500TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1200
Markings: none, in poor conditionnone, in poor condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 36 ft. tree, 20 ft. from runway, 65 ft. left of centerline12 ft. bldg
COMS TWR 500 FT AGL; 1 MI SE OF RWY.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: WILLIAM H. BANKS
PO BOX 97
SWANS ISLAND, ME 04685
Phone 207-460-1113
Manager: KEVIN WATERS
PENOBSCOT ISLAND AIR SVC, P.O. BOX 273
SOUTH THOMASTON, ME 04858
Phone 207-596-7500
EMERGENCY PHONE: 207-460-1113

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 100/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 09 August 2019

Additional Remarks

ALL OPNS RSTRD TO DALGT VFR ONLY.
PRIOR TO USING ARPT CALL 207-460-1113.
ROCK DRAINAGE SWALE ACRS 600 FT FM RWY 28, APRX 40 FT WIDE AT CNTRLN.
RWY 10/28 +6 FT ROCK LEDGE 50 FT FM CNTRLN, SOUTHSIDE OF ARPT.
RWY 10 HAS +15 FT TREES 50 FT RIGHT OF CNTRLN, 430 FT FM THR.
WILDLIFE ON OR INVOF ARPT.
HELI COORDS 44 09 54.80N 68 25 48.80W; HELI ELEV 86 FT.
FOR CD CTC BANGOR APCH AT 207-561-2521.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at ME5.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBHB - Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (17 nm N)
KBST - Belfast Municipal Airport (29 nm NW)
KRKD - Knox County Regional Airport (30 nm W)
43B - Deblois Flight Strip (39 nm NE)
KBGR - Bangor International Airport (42 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 16-Apr-2021
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1909:19
Sunrise05:5009:50
Sunset19:1823:18
Evening civil twilight19:4823:48

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Apr-2021 00:23:12
Local (UTC-4)  16-Apr-2021 20:23:12
 
METAR
KBHB 
17nm N 
162356Z AUTO 03013G20KT 10SM -RA OVC008 02/01 A2969 RMK AO2 UPB16E17RAB17SNE16 CIG 007V011 SLP056 P0004 60051 T00220011 10044 20017 50001 FZRANO
KRKD 
29nm W 
162356Z AUTO 05016G25KT 7SM -RA OVC005 02/02 A2965 RMK AO2 UPE05RAB05 SLP041 P0002 60038 T00220017 10028 20017 53002 FZRANO
TAF
KBHB 
17nm N 
162224Z 1622/1718 05010G20KT 4SM -RASN OVC008 WS020/08045KT FM170200 06010G18KT 1SM -SN BR OVC008 WS020/08045KT FM170800 04010G18KT 1SM -SN BR OVC008 FM171400 01010G18KT 3SM -SNRA BR OVC010
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