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53U

Ferndale Airfield
Bigfork, Montana

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FAA Identifier: 53U
Latitude/Longitude: 48-03-37.7000N / 114-00-04.2000W
48.0603 / -114.0011
Elevation: 3072 feet MSL (Estimated)
Magnetic Variation: 18E (1985)
Land Area Covered: 35 acres
From City: 3 nautical miles NE of Bigfork, MT
County/Parish: Flathead, MT
Airport Operations:
Airport Use: Public
Activiation Date: 6/1/1976 12:00:00 AM
Sectional Chart: Great Falls
Control Tower: No
ARTCC: Salt Lake City Center (ZLC)
FSS: Great Falls Flight Service Station ()
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind Indicator: Yes
Segmented Circle: No
Lights:
Beacon:
Landing Fee: No
Communications:
CTAF: 122.9
Services:
Airframe Repair: Major
Power Plant Repair: Major
Bottled oxygen: None
Bulk oxygen: None
Runway Information:
Runway: 15/33
Dimensions: 3500 x 95 ft.
Surface: Grass, sod - in good condition
Airport Ownership and Management:
Ownership: Publicly Owned
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
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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.
  • 15/33 NSTD MARKINGS - WHITE CONES MARK FULL RY LENGTH. RED TRAFFIC CONES MARK EACH RY THRESHOLD WITH 100 FOOT DISPLACED THRESHOLD
  • PROVIDED COMPATIBLE INGRESS/EGRESS ARE ESTABLISHED IN ORDER TO AVOID CONGESTED AREAS AND ASSUME SAFETY TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY ON THE SURFACE.
  • DEPARTURE PROCEDURE STRAIGHT OUT THROUGH TPA OF 4072 FT MSL (1000 FT AGL).
Nearby Public Airports: (50 mile radius)
IDNameCity/State/UseChartDistance
S27 Kalispell City Kalispell, MT - Public Great Falls 16 miles
GPI Glacier Park Intl Kalispell, MT - Public Great Falls 21 miles
8U4 Spotted Bear /usfs/ Spotted Bear, MT - Public Great Falls 22 miles
8S1 Polson Polson, MT - Public Great Falls 27 miles
58S Whitefish Whitefish, MT - Public Great Falls 28 miles
0S1 Meadow Creek Usfs Meadow Creek, MT - Public Great Falls 31 miles
7S0 Ronan Ronan, MT - Public Great Falls 34 miles
8U2 Schafer /usfs/ Schafer, MT - Public Great Falls 35 miles
S04 Condon Usfs Condon, MT - Public Great Falls 38 miles
S09 Hot Springs Hot Springs, MT - Public Great Falls 42 miles
Nearby Private Airports: (20 mile radius)
IDNameCity/State/UseChartDistance
93MT Masonry Field Bigfork, MT - Private Great Falls 5 miles
17MT Abel Ranch Kalispell, MT - Private Great Falls 9 miles
22MT Wounded Buck Ranch Kalispell, MT - Private Great Falls 9 miles
MT95 Flathead Lake Sky Ranch Kalispell, MT - Private Great Falls 9 miles
MT03 Lakeside Lakeside, MT - Private 11 miles
MT37 Sanders Kalispell, MT - Private Great Falls 12 miles
2MT2 Braidwater Farm Kalispell, MT - Private Great Falls 15 miles
MT54 Weaver Kalispell, MT - Private Great Falls 17 miles
MT18 Hoerner Columbia Falls, MT - Private Great Falls 18 miles
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