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Y31 West Branch Community Airport
West Branch, Michigan, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 FEBRUARY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: Y31
Lat/Long: 44-14-41.3260N / 084-10-47.3135W
44-14.688767N / 084-10.788558W
44.2448128 / -84.1798093
(estimated)
Elevation: 882.9 ft. / 269.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 06W (1985)
From city: 3 miles SE of WEST BRANCH, MI
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 48661

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: LANSING FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LAN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0800-1700, ALL SAT-SUN BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
FOR ATTENDANT AFT HRS CALL 989-345-1453; SVC CHARGE.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 09/27; PAPI & REIL RYS 09 & 27 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3P: 119.575 (989-787-1100)
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC ON FREQS 125.475/269.45 (OSCODA RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BXZ at fieldWEST BRANCH VOR/DME113.2006W
CGGr144/(35.2)GRAYLING VOR109.8006W
ASPr257/35.9AU SABLE VOR/DME116.1007W

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 5000 x 100 ft. / 1524 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 26.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 9  RUNWAY 27
Latitude: 44-14.680633N44-14.696900N
Longitude: 084-11.360850W084-10.216267W
Elevation: 882.9 ft.861.8 ft.
Gradient: 0.4%0.4%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 095 magnetic, 089 true275 magnetic, 269 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 74 ft. trees, 1760 ft. from runway, 21:1 slope to clear90 ft. trees, 2250 ft. from runway, 22:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CO OGEMAW CITY W BRANCH
121 N 4TH ST
WEST BRANCH, MI 48661
Phone (989) 345-0500
WEST BRANCH CITY MGR.
Manager: BEN EVERGREEN
1519 AIRPORT RD., P.O. BOX 183
WEST BRANCH, MI 48661
Phone 989-345-1453

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 27
Single engine airplanes: 24
Multi engine airplanes: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 102/week *
50% transient general aviation
50% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2014

Additional Remarks

DEER ON & INVOF ARPT.
ADMIN BLDG ACCESS, 5-3-2-1-#.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 1 February 2018 at 0901Z and 1 March 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 09   download (210KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 27   download (195KB)
VOR RWY 27   download (173KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (26KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (122KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGDW - Gladwin Zettel Memorial Airport (21 nm SW)
KHTL - Roscommon County - Blodgett Memorial Airport (22 nm W)
6D9 - Iosco County Airport (33 nm E)
48D - Clare Municipal Airport (35 nm SW)
KIKW - Jack Barstow Airport (35 nm S)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Feb-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0012:00
Sunrise07:3012:30
Sunset18:1123:11
Evening civil twilight18:4123:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Feb-2018 22:30:44
Local (UTC-5)  20-Feb-2018 17:30:44
 
METAR
KHTL 
22nm W 
202214Z AUTO 23005KT 1/2SM RA FG FEW005 BKN041 OVC049 11/11 A2986 RMK AO2 P0006 T01110111
KIKW 
35nm S 
202216Z AUTO 20012G17KT 7SM -RA OVC007 15/15 A2985 RMK AO2 P0004 T01490146
KGOV 
35nm NW 
202218Z AUTO 00000KT 1/2SM R14/2400FT -RA FG BKN050 BKN060 OVC075 10/10 A2984 RMK AO2 SLP118
KOSC 
36nm E 
202215Z AUTO 20008G15KT 5SM BR OVC003 12/12 A2985 RMK AO2 T01200116
KMBS 
43nm S 
202217Z 19012KT 1 1/2SM RA BR SCT011 BKN019 OVC045 14/14 A2988 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 2 P0007 T01440139
TAF
KMBS 
43nm S 
201732Z 2018/2118 21015G22KT 6SM -SHRA BR SCT020 BKN035 OVC060 FM202100 20012KT 5SM -RA BR SCT011 OVC020 FM210500 27010KT 4SM -RA BR OVC015 FM211100 31010KT 6SM BR BKN015 OVC025
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