Ferndale Airfield
Bigfork, Montana

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 06/22/2017 - 8/17/2017

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA Identifier:53U
Lat/Lng: 48.0604722222, -114.001166667
48-03-37.7000N, 114-00-04.2000W
Estimated by FAA-EST on 03/01/2011
Elevation: 3072 feet Estimated
Magnetic Variation: 18E, (1985), [13E (2017)]
Sectional: GREAT FALLS
From City: 3nm NE of Bigfork


Use: Open to the public
Airspace Analysis: CONDITIONAL
Provided Compatible Ingress/Egress are Established in Order to Avoid Congested Areas and Assume Safety to Persons and Property on the Surface.
Ownership: Publicly owned
Activation: 06/1976
Control Tower: no
ARTCC: Salt Lake City Center (ZLC)
FSS: Great Falls FSS (GTF)
NOTAMs and Weather: GTF NOTAM-D service at airport
Pattern Altitude: Departure Procedure Straight out Through TPA of 4072 Ft MSL (1000 Ft AGL).
Wind Indicator: Unlighted
Landing Fee: no


CTAF: 122.900


Airframe Repair: Major
Powerplant Repair: Major
Bottled Oxygen: None
Bulk Oxygen: None
Transient Storage: Tie-Down

Based Aircraft

Total: 0

Annual Operations

For year ending: 07/21/2016
Local GA (< 20 miles): 2500
Non-local GA: 2500
Total: 5000


Owner: Flathead Muni Airport Auth
4170 Highway 2-E
Kalispell, Mt 59901
Manager: Cindi Martin
4170 Highway 2-E
Kalispell, Mt 59901


Runways: 15/33

Runway 15/33

Length: 3500 feet
Width: 95 feet
Surface: Grass / Sod, Good Condition
End 15 End 33
True Alignment: 171, (158 Magnetic) 351, (338 Magnetic)
Runway Markings: Nonstandard (Other Than Numbers Only), 15/33 Non-Standard Markings - White Cones Mark Full Runway Length. Red Traffic Cones Mark Each Runway Threshold with 100 Foot Displaced Threshold, Good Condition Nonstandard (Other Than Numbers Only), Good Condition
Gradient: 7.0 Up  
Elevation at End: 3046.0' MSL 3072.0' MSL
Objects: Trees Trees
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77): Utility runway with a visual approach Utility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope: 12:1 3:1
Object Height: 86' AGL 88' AGL
Object Distance: 1083' Along centerline
203' Right of centerline
258' Along centerline
75' Left of centerline



Additional Remarks

Snow Removal may be Delayed Call for Conditions 406-257-5994.
Runway 15 +80 Ft Trees 1647 Ft from Eor 0B; Runway 33 +70 Ft Trees 1743 Ft from Eor; Runway 15 +15 Ft Road 279 Ft from Eor 0B.
Trees in Transition Surface Both Sides of Runway Full Length.
Free Bicycles for Airport Use Located in Storage Shed. to Access Use Emergency Frequency on Lock.
Runway 33 +50 Ft Tree on Centerline 350 Ft from Eor at 7:1.

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