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Sandpoint Airport

Aviator fly-in directions to the Bird Ranch Airport
for special invited guests, family and friends, only

or those who fly their own aircraft to visit the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center. The ALL WEATHER Sandpoint Airport SZT locate at N48-17.97 W116-33.61 is the preferential landing site. Chart Great Falls ; L9. Rental cars are available to allow you to visit the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center as well as the beautiful Sandpoint area featuring many other interesting attractions and great restaurants.

" SANDPOINT ALL WEATHER AIRPORT " location information.

The following information can also be found at www.airnav.com Sandpoint Airport identification number is KSZT. Or you may click on http://www.airnav.com/airport/KSZT for a direct link.

Location

FAA Identifier: 

SZT

Lat/Long: 

48-17-58.3620N / 116-33-36.4860W
48-17.972700N / 116-33.608100W
48.2995450 / -116.5601350
(estimated)

Elevation: 

2131 ft. / 650 m (estimated)

Variation: 

18E (1995)

From city: 

2 miles N of SANDPOINT, ID

Time zone: 

UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)

Zip code: 

83864

Airport Operations

Airport use: 

Open to the public

Activation date: 

04/1940

Sectional chart: 

GREAT FALLS

Control tower: 

no

ARTCC: 

SEATTLE CENTER

FSS: 

BOISE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [208-332-0200]

NOTAMs facility: 

SZT (NOTAM-D service available)

Attendance: 

SUMMER 0700-1900, WINTER 0800-1700

Wind indicator: 

lighted

Segmented circle: 

yes

Lights: 

DUSK-DAWN
ACTVT MIRL RY 01/19 AND PAPI & REIL RYS 01 & 19 - CTAF.

Beacon: 

white-green (lighted land airport)

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 

122.7

WX AWOS-3: 

135.425 (208-263-3074)

  • APCH/DEP SVCS PRVDD BY SEATTLE ARTCC FREQS 123.95/282.3 ( LAKESIDE RCAG.)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance

 

VOR name

 

Freq

 

Var

COE r359/33.2

COEUR D'ALENE VOR/DME

108.80

19E


NDB name

 

Hdg/Dist

 

Freq

 

Var

 

ID

SANDPOE

at field

264

20E

SZT

... --.. -

DEER PARK

041/40.0

216

19E

DPY

-.. .--. -.--

Airport Services

Fuel available: 

100LL JET-A

Parking: 

tiedowns

Airframe service: 

MAJOR

Powerplant service: 

MAJOR

Bottled oxygen: 

NONE

Bulk oxygen: 

NONE

Runway Information

Runway 1/19

Dimensions: 

5502 x 75 ft. / 1677 x 23 m

Surface: 

asphalt, in good condition

Weight bearing capacity: 

Single wheel: 

40000 lbs

Runway edge lights: 

medium intensity

RUNWAY 1

RUNWAY 19

Latitude: 

48-17.589630N

48-18.355743N

Longitude: 

116-33.968497W

116-33.247630W

Elevation: 

2128.6 ft.

2129.8 ft.

Gradient: 

0.1

0.1

Traffic pattern: 

left

left

Runway heading: 

014 magnetic, 032 true

194 magnetic, 212 true

Markings: 

nonprecision, in fair condition

nonprecision, in fair condition

Visual slope indicator: 

2-light PAPI on left (3.75 degrees glide path)

2-light PAPI on left (3.75 degrees glide path)

Runway end identifier lights: 

yes

yes

Touchdown point: 

yes, no lights

yes, no lights

Instrument approach: 

LOC/DME

Obstructions: 

23 ft. rr, 680 ft. from runway, 170 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear

85 ft. trees, 1900 ft. from runway, 100 ft. right of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: 

Publicly-owned

Owner: 

BONNER COUNTY
215 SOUTH FIRST AVENUE
SANDPOINT , ID 83864
Phone 208-265-1438

Manager: 

JORGE OLEARY
1100 AIRPORT WAY
SANDPOINT , ID 83864
Phone 208-263-9102

Additional Remarks

ADDNL OBSTRUCTION +23 FT RR AT 730 FT ON CNTRLINE +65 FT PLINE AT 1800 FT ON CENTERLINE +85 FT TREES AT 1900 FT ON CENTERLINE.

Aviator fly-in directions to the Bird Ranch Airport for special invited guests, family and friends, only
Bird Airport Information for Pilots

•  Vital Statistics:

Latitude: 48-13-52 North

Longitude 116-13-18 West

Elevation 2250 (at the South end of the runway)

Use the Coeur d'Alene Unicom frequency 122.8 for traffic advisories.

 

•  Runway information

Designations: 35 and 17

Surface: asphalt paved

Dimensions: 40 ft. x 1900 ft

The first 100 ft. of pavement at the South end of the runway should be considered a displaced threshold.

The runway slopes uphill to the North. Total gradient is 50 ft.

The runway curves 7 degrees to the right at approximately midfield when landing to the North.

A 60 ft. wide turn-around area is provided at the North end of the runway.

 

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS:

•  Bird Ranch Airport is for use by invitation only, except in an emergency.

•  A ridge line topped by 80 ft. trees is perpendicular to the runway only 400 ft. North of the runway end and parallel to the runway on the West side. Therefore, ALL TRAFFIC SHOULD LAND TO THE NORTH AND TAKEOFF TO THE SOUTH.

•  A conventional windsock is positioned approximately midfield and 250 ft. East of the runway. IF THE WIND IS UNFAVORABLE FOR A LANDING TO THE NORTH, YOU SHOULD DIVERT TO SANDPOINT AIRPORT (SZT).

•  DUE TO THE OBSTACLES SURROUNDING THE FIELD, THE DECISION TO MAKE A BALKED LANDING MUST BE MADE EARLY IN THE FINAL APPROACH, OR YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CLEAR THE TREES

•  WATCH OUT FOR DEER ON OR NEAR THE RUNWAY! (We often overfly the runway before landing just to chase them away).


 

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