Three Forks Airport

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Three Forks Airport
Pogreba Field
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Gallatin County
Serves Three Forks, Montana
Elevation  AMSL 4,089 ft / 1,246 m
Coordinates 45°52′41″N111°34′10″W / 45.87806°N 111.56944°W / 45.87806; -111.56944 Coordinates: 45°52′41″N111°34′10″W / 45.87806°N 111.56944°W / 45.87806; -111.56944
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9S5
Location of airport in Montana
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,100 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 11,530
Based aircraft 31

Three Forks Airport( FAA LID : 9S5) is a public use airport in Gallatin County, Montana, United States. [1] The airport is owned by Gallatin County and located one  nautical mile (2  km) southeast of the central business district of Three Forks, Montana. [1] It is also known as Pogreba Field, named for a World War II,Korean War and Vietnam War combat aviator from Three Forks. [2] This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. [3]

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Facilities and aircraft

Three Forks Airport covers an area of 160 acres (65 ha) at an elevation of 4,089 feet (1,246 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,100 by 60 feet (1,554 x 18 m). [1]

Acre unit of area

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​1640 of a square mile, or 43,560 square feet, and approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. Based upon the International yard and pound agreement of 1959, an acre may be declared as exactly 4,046.8564224 square metres. The acre is a statute measure in the United States and was formerly one in the United Kingdom and almost all countries of the former British Empire, although informal use continues.

Hectare metric unit of area

The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. There are 100 hectares in one square kilometre. An acre is about 0.405 hectare and one hectare contains about 2.47 acres.

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For the 12-month period ending August 17, 2011, the airport had 11,530 aircraft operations, an average of 31 per day: 63% air taxi, 28% general aviation, and 9% military. At that time there were 31 aircraft based at this airport: 81% single-engine, 16% ultralight, and 3% helicopter. [1]

Air taxi on-demand commercial air transportation, particularly of smaller quantities of passenger or cargo by aeroplane or helicopter

An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft which makes short flights on demand.

General aviation civil use of aircraft excluding commercial transportation

General aviation (GA) is all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services and non-scheduled air transport operations for remuneration or hire. General aviation flights range from gliders and powered parachutes to rotorcraft and corporate business jets. The majority of the world's air traffic falls into this category, and most of the world's airports serve general aviation exclusively.

Military aviation use of aircraft by armed forces in combat or other military capacity

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 FAA Airport Master Record for 9S5 ( Form 5010 PDF ). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. "Three Forks Airport (Pogreba Field)" (PDF). Gallatin County. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  3. "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems . Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.External link in |work= (help)
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