Ferndale Airfield Airport (53U) in Bigfork, Montana
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Ferndale Airfield Airport (53U)

  • General
  • Type: Airport, Status: Operational, Acivation Date: 06/01/1976, Runways: 1, Land Area Covered By Airport: 35 acres, Ownership: Publicly owned, Facility Use: Open to public, Site Number: 12258.*A, Location ID: 53U, Region: Northwest Mountain, District Office: HLN, Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF): 122.900 MHz, Aeronautical sectional chart: Great Falls, Tie-In FSS: No, Tie-In FSS ID: GTF, Tie-In FSS Name: Great Falls, Tie-In FSS Toll-Free Number: 1-800-WX-BRIEF, Elevation: 3060 ft, Elevation determination method: Estimated, Air traffic control tower: No, Boundary ARTCC (FAA) computer ID: ZCU, Boundary ARTCC ID: ZLC, Boundary ARTCC Name: Salt Lake City, Airspace Determination: Conditional, NOTAM Service: Yes, NOTAM Facility ID: GTF, Last Inspection Date: 08/04/2008, Inspection Group: State aeronautical personnel, Inspection Method: State
  • Location
  • State: Montana, County: Flathead, City: Bigfork, GPS (Degrees): Lat: 48° 04' 29.834'', Lng: -114° 00' 03.392'', GPS (Seconds): Lat: 48.074954, Lng: -114.000942, GPS determination method: Estimated, Distance from central business district: 3 mi (NE) Find on map
  • Owner
  • Flathead Muni Arpt Auth, 4170 Highway 2-E, Kalispell, Mt 59901, 406-257-5994
  • Manager
  • Cindi Martin, 4170 Highway 2-E, Kalispell, Mt 59901, 406-257-5994
  • Operations
  • Period: 08/24/2004 - 08/24/2005, Air Taxi Operations: 100, Itinerant Operations: 2,600, Local Operations: 8,000
  • Aircraft
  • Single Engine Aircraft: 35, Gliders Operational: 1
  • Additional
  • Magnetic Variation: 18E (Year 1985), Airframe repair service availability/type: Major, Power Plant repair service availability/type: Major, Non-Commercial Landing Fee: No, Transient storage: HGR,TIE, Wind direction indicator: Yes, Segmented circle airport marker system: No
  • Remarks
  • Traffic Pattern Altitude: DEPARTURE PROCEDURE STRAIGHT OUT THROUGH TPA OF 4060 FT MSL (1000 FT AGL).

Runway 1

  • Base End
  • Base End ID: '15, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Runway Markings Type: Basic, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 12, Object Height: 86 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 1083.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 203R ft
  • Reciprocal End
  • Reciprocal End ID: '33, Right Traffic Pattern: No, Controlling Object Description: TREES, FAA FAR Part 77 Category: Utility runway with a visual approach, Object Clear Slope: 3, Object Height: 88 ft, Object Distance From Runway: 258.0 ft, Object Offset From Runway: 75L ft
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bigfork)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 82 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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May 7, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
What type of tow plane do you have for glider operations? What type of glider is on the field and is it available for rent?

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