Thompson Falls Airport

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Thompson Falls Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Sanders County
Serves Thompson Falls, Montana
Elevation  AMSL 2,467 ft / 752 m
Coordinates 47°34′25″N115°16′50″W / 47.57361°N 115.28056°W / 47.57361; -115.28056
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
ftm
7/254,2001,280Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 7,000
Based aircraft 12

Thompson Falls Airport( IATA : THM, ICAO : KTHM, FAA LID : THM) is a county-owned, public-use airport located three  nautical miles (6  km) southeast of the central business district of Thompson Falls, a city in Sanders County, Montana, United States. [1] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport. [2]

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Facilities and aircraft

Thompson Falls Airport covers an area of 136 acres (55 ha) at an elevation of 2,467 feet (752 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 7/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,200 by 75 feet (1,280 x 23 m). [1]

Acre unit of area

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Hectare metric unit of area

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For the 12-month period ending July 22, 2008, the airport had 7,000 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 19 per day. At that time there were 12 aircraft based at this airport, all single-engine. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 FAA Airport Master Record for THM ( Form 5010 PDF ). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems . Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.External link in |work= (help)