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ME5 Banks Airport
Swans Island, Maine, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 JANUARY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: ME5
Lat/Long: 44-09-55.4000N / 068-25-41.4000W
44-09.923333N / 068-25.690000W
44.1653889 / -68.4281667
(estimated)
Elevation: 100 ft. / 30 m (estimated)
Variation: 19W (1985)
From city: 5 miles N of SWANS ISLAND, ME
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 04685

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 01/1983
Control tower: no
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BANGOR FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BGR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3PT at BHB (17 nm N): 118.35 (207-667-7364)
  • CLNC DLVY THRU FLIGHT SERVICES 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

Nearby radio navigation aids

NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
BELFAST139/29.127818WBST -... ... -
SPRUCEHEAD095/30.035618WSUH ... ..- ....

Airport Services

Runway Information

Helipad H1

Dimensions: 40 x 40 ft. / 12 x 12 m
Surface: concrete
Operational restrictions: INGRESS & EGRESS TO HELIPAD BTWN 130 & 320 DEGS MAGNETIC.
Traffic pattern: leftleft

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 1500 x 30 ft. / 457 x 9 m
Surface: gravel, in poor condition
RY 10/28 SURFACE ROUGH WITH LARGE STONES, STEEP GRADIENTS, AND NO LINE OF SIGHT BETWEEN ENDS
RUNWAY 10  RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 44-09.897333N44-09.949167N
Longitude: 068-25.857000W068-25.521667W
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Displaced threshold: no300 ft.
DSPLCD THLD 300 FT; LDA 1,200 FT.
Declared distances: TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1500TORA:1500 TODA:1500 ASDA:1500 LDA:1200
Obstructions: 36 ft. tree, 20 ft. from runway, 65 ft. left of centerline12 ft. bldg
COMMUNICATIONS TWR 500 FT AGL; 1 MI SE OF RY.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: WILLIAM H. BANKS
PO BOX 97
SWANS ISLAND, ME 04685
Phone 207-460-1113
Manager: WILLIAM H. BANK
PO BOX 97
SWANS ISLAND, ME 04479
Phone 207-460-1113
EMERGENCY PHONE: 207-526-4305.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 100/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 16 August 2016

Additional Remarks

ALL OPNS RESTRICTED TO DAYLGT VFR ONLY.
PRIOR TO USING ARPT CALL 207-460-1113.
ROCK DRAINAGE SWALE ACROSS 600 FT FM RY 28, APROX 40FT WIDE AT CNTRLN.
RY 10/28 +6 FT ROCK LEDGE 50 FT FM CNTRLN SOUTHSIDE OF ARPT.
RY 10 HAS +15 FT TREES 50 FT RIGHT OF CNTRLN 430 FT FM THLD.
WILDLIFE ON OR IN VICINITY OF AIRPORT.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at ME5.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBHB - Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (17 nm N)
KBST - Belfast Municipal Airport (29 nm NW)
KRKD - Knox County Regional Airport (30 nm W)
KBGR - Bangor International Airport (42 nm NW)
KOLD - Dewitt Field, Old Town Municipal Airport (48 nm N)
 
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Photo taken 06-Jul-2006
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Jan-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3411:34
Sunrise07:0612:06
Sunset16:2221:22
Evening civil twilight16:5421:54

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Jan-2018 11:53:51
Local (UTC-5)  17-Jan-2018 06:53:51
 
METAR
KBHB 
17nm N 
171134Z AUTO 01003KT 1SM -SN BR OVC025 M06/M07 A3041 RMK AO2 FZRANO RVRNO PNO $
TAF
KBHB 
17nm N 
170757Z 1708/1806 VRB02KT 1 1/2SM -SN SCT025 OVC035 FM170900 VRB02KT 1SM -SN OVC025 FM171500 13005KT 1SM -SN OVC015 FM171700 12004KT 1SM -SN OVC010 FM180300 04009KT 3SM -SN OVC010 FM180500 33011KT P6SM OVC010
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