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3B3 Sterling Airport
Sterling, Massachusetts, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: 3B3
Lat/Long: 42-25-33.3000N / 071-47-34.3000W
42-25.555000N / 071-47.571667W
42.4259167 / -71.7928611
(estimated)
Elevation: 459 ft. / 140 m (estimated)
Variation: 15W (1985)
From city: 2 miles SW of STERLING, MA
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 01564

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 12/1948
Control tower: no
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BRIDGEPORT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BDR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: THU-SUN 0800-1800
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTVT LIRL RY 16/34 & ROTG BCN - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX ASOS at FIT (8 nm N): 135.175 (978-343-9121)
WX ASOS at ORH (10 nm S): PHONE 508-795-7546
  • CLNC DLVY THRU BRIDGEPORT RADIO (BDR) 1-866-293-5149.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GDMr136/13.8GARDNER VOR/DME110.6014W
PUTr019/28.3PUTNAM VOR/DME117.4014W
EENr149/31.2KEENE VORTAC109.4014W
MHTr230/32.5MANCHESTER VOR/DME114.4015W
CEFr081/35.3WESTOVER VORTAC114.0014W
BOSr293/35.8BOSTON VOR/DME112.7016W
LWMr254/36.2LAWRENCE VOR/DME112.5015W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
FITCHBURG207/7.736515WFIT ..-. .. -
SHAKER HILL282/27.325116WSKR ... -.- .-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 16/34

Dimensions: 3086 x 40 ft. / 941 x 12 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 8.0
Runway edge lights: non-standard
NSTD LIRL; FIRST 190 FT RY 16 UNLGTD; FIRST 240 FT RY 34 UNLGTD.
RUNWAY 16  RUNWAY 34
Latitude: 42-25.747635N42-25.360660N
Longitude: 071-47.793187W071-47.348915W
Elevation: 458.7 ft.449.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.3% UP
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Displaced threshold: 150 ft.500 ft.
Markings: basic, in fair conditionbasic, in fair condition
Obstructions: 50 ft. trees, 400 ft. from runway, 125 ft. right of centerline, 4:1 slope to clear
RY 16 APCH RATIO 11:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.
100 ft. tree, 600 ft. from runway, 53 ft. right of centerline, 4:1 slope to clear
RY 34 APCH RATIO 6:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 50 x 50 ft. / 15 x 15 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: basic

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: MONADNOCK REALTY CORP
LAFAYETTE RD
RYE, NH 03870
Phone 508-756-4605
Manager: THOMAS DUFFY
121 GREENLAND RD
STERLING, MA 01564
Phone 978-422-8860

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 72
Single engine airplanes: 30
Multi engine airplanes: 2
Gliders airplanes: 37
Ultralights: 3
  • INTENSIVE GLIDER ACTIVITY ON WKENDS.
    
Aircraft operations: avg 135/day *
71% local general aviation
28% transient general aviation
<1% military
<1% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 09 July 2015

Additional Remarks

GLIDER OPS INVOF ARPT SR-SS DAILY.
WILDLIFE IN VICINITY OF AIRPORT

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 3B3.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KFIT - Fitchburg Municipal Airport (8 nm N)
KORH - Worcester Regional Airport (10 nm S)
6B6 - Minute Man Air Field (12 nm E)
KGDM - Gardner Municipal Airport (12 nm NW)
3B0 - Southbridge Municipal Airport (22 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Nov-2017
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1911:19
Sunrise06:5011:50
Sunset16:1821:18
Evening civil twilight16:4921:49

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Nov-2017 07:44:25
Local (UTC-5)  24-Nov-2017 02:44:25
 
METAR
KFIT 
8nm N 
240652Z AUTO 14005KT 10SM CLR M01/M05 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP152 T10061050
KORH 
10nm S 
240654Z AUTO 26010KT 10SM CLR M01/M08 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP150 T10111078
TAF
KORH 
10nm S 
240533Z 2406/2506 26010KT P6SM SKC FM241800 22010KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Sterling Air 978-422-8860
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100LL
PS $5.40 
 Updated 15-Nov-2017
 
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