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S34 Plains Airport
Plains, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 02 DECEMBER 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: S34
Lat/Long: 47-28-24.8000N 114-54-25.5000W
47-28.413333N 114-54.425000W
47.4735556,-114.9070833
(estimated)
Elevation: 2467.1 ft. / 752.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 18E (1985)
From city: 1 mile NW of PLAINS, MT
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 59859

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: GREAT FALLS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GTF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT PAPI RWY 31; MIRL RWY 13/31 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
MLPr073/30.0MULLAN PASS VOR/DME117.8015E

Airport Services

Oil available: AUTOMATED UNICOM AVBL ON 118.1; 3 CLICKS.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 4651 x 75 ft. / 1418 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Double wheel: 18.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 47-28.715288N47-28.112225N
Longitude: 114-54.771747W114-54.077683W
Elevation: 2461.5 ft.2467.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 124 magnetic, 142 true304 magnetic, 322 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: SANDERS COUNTY
PO BOX 519
THOMPSON FALLS, MT 59873
Phone 406-826-3605
Manager: RANDY GARRISON
PO BOX 988
PLAINS, MT 59859
Phone 406-826-3605
CELL NUMBER 406-370-6179

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 11
Single engine airplanes: 11
    
Aircraft operations: avg 49/week *
79% local general aviation
20% transient general aviation
2% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 27 October 2020

Additional Remarks

PHONE ON ARPT.
FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at S34.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

8S1 - Polson Airport (32 nm NE)
7S0 - Ronan Airport (33 nm E)
KMSO - Missoula Montana Airport (47 nm SE)
S59 - Libby Airport (54 nm NW)
KGPI - Glacier Park International Airport (57 nm NE)
 
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Aerial photo of S34 (Plains Airport)
Photo by P.J. Reinders
Taken in September 2008

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 05-Dec-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:3714:37
Sunrise08:1215:12
Sunset16:4823:48
Evening civil twilight17:2400:24

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  05-Dec-2021 21:38:40
Local (UTC-7)  05-Dec-2021 14:38:40
 
METAR
KTHM 
16nm W 
SuperAWOS
051955Z AUTO 31007KT 10SM 01/M08 A3037 RMK Thomp on Fall
TAF
KMSO 
47nm SE 
051740Z 0518/0618 32011KT P6SM SCT060 FM052000 31011G18KT P6SM SCT080 FM060000 VRB03KT P6SM SCT120 FM061200 VRB03KT 5SM -SN BKN050
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