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53U
Ferndale Airfield Airport
Official FAA Data Effective 2020-12-31 0901Z
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Location Information for 53U
Coordinates: N48°3.63' / W114°0.07'
Located 03 miles NE of Bigfork, Montana on 35 acres of land. View all Airports in Montana.
Estimated Elevation is 3072 feet MSL.
DEP PROC STRAIGHT OUT THRU TPA OF 4072 FT MSL (1000 FT AGL).
Operations Data
Airport Use:Open to the public
Activation Date:June 1976
Status:Operational
Control Tower:No
Seg-Circle:No
Beacon:None
Wind Indicator:Yes, Not Lighted
A.R.T.C.C.:SALT LAKE CITY
F.S.S.:GREAT FALLS
NOTAMs Facility:GTF (NOTAM-D available)
Sectional Chart:GREAT FALLS
AirspaceAnalysis:CONDITIONAL
PROVIDED COMPATIBLE INGRESS/EGRESS ARE ESTABLISHED IN ORDER TO AVOID CONGESTED AREAS AND ASSUME SAFETY TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON THE SURFACE.
Attendance:Unattended
Airport Communications
CTAF:122.900
ATIS at GPI (18.1 NW):132.625
ASOS at GPI (18.2 NW):132.625 406-756-8879
AWOS-2 at 7S0 (29.9 S):119.925 406-676-2967
Nearby Navigation Aids
IDNameFreqRadial / Range
VOD FCA KALISPELL 113.20 124°11.6
VOD CTB CUT BANK 113.35 229°73.0
VOD MLP MULLAN PASS 117.80 045°75.8
IDNameFreqBearing / Range
VOD SAK SMITH LAKE 515 278°18.7
VOD PLS POLSON 275 199°23.2
Runway 15/33
Dimensions:3500 x 95 feet / 1067 x 29 meters
Surface:Turf in Good Condition
Runway 15Runway 33
Coordinates:N48°3.91' / W114°0.14'N48°3.34' / W113°60.00'
Elevation: 3046.0 3072.0
Traffic Pattern: Left Left
Runway Heading: 171° True 351° True
Markings:Non-Standard in good condition.Non-Standard in good condition.
Obstacles: 86 ft Trees 1083 ft from runway, 203 ft right of center 88 ft Trees 258 ft from runway, 75 ft left of center
Services Available
Fuel:NONE
Transient Storage:Tiedowns
Airframe Repair:MAJOR
Engine Repair:MAJOR
Bottled Oxygen:NONE
Bulk Oxygen:NONE
Ownership Information
Ownership:Publicly owned
Owner:FLATHEAD MUNI ARPT AUTH
4170 HIGHWAY 2-E
KALISPELL, MT 59901
406-257-5994
Manager:ROB RATKOWSKI
4170 HIGHWAY 2-E
KALISPELL, MT 59901
406-257-5994
Operational Statistics
Single Engine Aircraft Based on Field:none Statistics collected for 12 month period ending 2019-05-14
Multi-Engine Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Commercial Operations:none
Jet Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Commuter Operations:none
Helicopters Based on Field:none Annual Air Taxi Operations:none
Military Aircraft Based on Field:none Annual Military Operations:none
Gliders Based on Field:none Annual GA Local Operations:2500
Ultralights Based on Field:none Annual GA Itinerant Operations:2500
Other Remarks
  • SNOW REMOVAL MAY BE DELAYED CALL FOR CONDITIONS 406-257-5994.
  • RY 15 +80 FT TREES 1647 FT FM EOR 0B; RY 33 +70 FT TREES 1743 FT FM EOR; RY 15 +15 FT ROAD 279 FT FM EOR 0B.
  • TREES IN TRANSITION SFC BOTH SIDES OF RY FULL LENGTH.
  • FREE BICYCLES FOR ARPT USE LCTD IN STORAGE SHED. TO ACCESS USE EMERG FREQ ON LOCK.
  • RY 33 +50 FT TREE ON CNTRLN 350 FT FM EOR AT 7:1.
  • FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.
  • 15/33 NSTD MARKINGS - WHITE CONES MARK FULL RY LENGTH. RED TRAFFIC CONES MARK EACH RY THRESHOLD WITH 100 FOOT DISPLACED THRESHOLD
  • DEP PROC STRAIGHT OUT THRU TPA OF 4072 FT MSL (1000 FT AGL).
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