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Banks Airport (ME5) in Swans Island, Maine
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Banks Airport (ME5)

  • General
  • Type: Airport, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 01/01/1983, Runways: 2, Ownership: Privately owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 08344.*A, Location ID: ME5, Region: New England, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF): 122.900 MHz, Aeronautical sectional chart: Halifax, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: BGR, Tie-In FSS Name: Bangor, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 100 ft, Elevation determination method: Estimated, Air traffic control tower: No, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZCB, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZBW, Boundary ARTCC Name: Boston, Airspace Determination: Conditional, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: BGR, Last Inspection Date: 08/11/2013, Inspection Group: Private contract personnel, Inspection Method: State
  • Location
  • State: Maine, County: Hancock, City: Swans Island, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 44° 09' 55.400'', Lng: -68° 25' 41.400'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 44.165389, Lng: -68.428167, GPS determination method: Estimated, Position Source: FAA-EST (2007-04-25), Distance from central business district: 5 mi (N) Find on map
  • Owner
  • William H. Banks, Po Box 97, Swans Island, Me 04685, 207-460-1113
  • Manager
  • William H. Bank, Po Box 97, Swans Island, Me 04479, 207-460-1113
  • Operations
  • Period: 08/11/2012 - 08/11/2013, Itinerant Operations: 100
  • Additional
  • Magnetic Variation: 19W (Year 1985), Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Wind direction indicator: No, Segmented circle airport marker system: No
  • Remarks
  • Airspace Determination: SEE AIRSPACE CASE 99-ANE-8016-NRA.

Runway 1

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: 10, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 44° 09' 53.840'', Lng: -68° 25' 51.420'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 44.164956, Lng: -68.430950, Controlling Object Description: TREE, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 2, Object Height: 35 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 0.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 70L ft, Take-Off Run Available: 1,500 ft, Take-Off Distance Available: 1,500 ft, Actual Stop Distance Available: 1,500 ft, Landing Distance Available: 1,500 ft, Position Source: FAA-EST IMAGERY (04/25/2007)
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: 28, Physical GPS (Degrees): Lat: 44° 09' 56.950'', Lng: -68° 25' 31.300'', Physical GPS (Seconds): Lat: 44.165819, Lng: -68.425361, Displaced GPS (Degrees): Lat: 44° 09' 56.320'', Lng: -68° 25' 35.320'', Displaced GPS (Seconds): Lat: 44.165644, Lng: -68.426478, Length At Displaced Threshold: 300 ft, Controlling Object Description: BLDG, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 0, Object Height: 15 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 0.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 0B ft, Take-Off Run Available: 1,500 ft, Take-Off Distance Available: 1,500 ft, Actual Stop Distance Available: 1,500 ft, Landing Distance Available: 1,200 ft, Position Source: FAA-EST IMAGERY (04/25/2007), Displaced Threshold Position Source: FAA-EST (04/25/2007)

Runway 2

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    Sep 14, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
    Are there planes from anywhere in Maine to Banks Airport - trying to figure out if it is possible to fly into Banks Airport from another airport in Maine or NH. We are trying to get to Swan's Island on Thursday Sept. 20th and it looks like the ferry from Bass Harbor Maine does not run on that day.
    Are we wrong or right in assuming that a ferry is not available???

    Please help if you can.
    If there is a flight what is the price for two people and what are the details.

    Thanks so much - any information would be so helpful.

    Sue and Steve Russell
    Newbury, NH
    Ed Rose
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    Aug 18, 2014 @ 9:09 am
    There are no flights, public or private to this airport. The runway was used some years ago by a gentleman whom has since passed on. The Medivac helicopter uses it as a safe landing site. As for the ferry, they run a full schedule everyday, including holidays. The only times it doesn't run is if the weather, in the Captain's opinion, is too rough or if there is a mechanical issue. It is a gorgeous island and worth the visit! My in laws live there so we go as often as we can. Check the ferry schedule at Maine State Ferry Service, you'll want the Bass Harbor to Swans Island route. Good luck! Ed

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