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79S Fort Benton Airport
Fort Benton, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 MAY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: 79S
Lat/Long: 47-50-39.0800N 110-38-12.7000W
47-50.651333N 110-38.211667W
47.8441889,-110.6368611
(estimated)
Elevation: 2868.8 ft. / 874 m (estimated)
Variation: 14E (2005)
From city: 1 mile NE of FORT BENTON, MT
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 59442

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: GREAT FALLS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GTF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT PAPI RWY 05 & 23; MIRL RWY 05/23 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-A: 122.8 (406-622-5976)
  • APCH/DEP CTL SVC PRVDD BY SALT LAKE CITY ARTCC ( ZLC) ON FREQS 133.4/285.4 (GREAT FALLS RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GTFr037/39.3GREAT FALLS VORTAC115.1016E

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 4300 x 75 ft. / 1311 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 16.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 47-50.538833N47-50.874333N
Longitude: 110-38.651333W110-37.726667W
Elevation: 2868.8 ft.2859.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 048 magnetic, 062 true228 magnetic, 242 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 1700 x 75 ft. / 518 x 23 m
Surface: dirt, in good condition
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 47-50.634833N47-50.388667N
Longitude: 110-38.367333W110-38.170333W
Elevation: 2863.2 ft.2866.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 138 magnetic, 152 true318 magnetic, 332 true
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: FT BENTON & CHOUTEAU CO
CHOUTEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE, PO BOX 459
FORT BENTON, MT 59442
Phone 406-622-9494
Manager: MIKE MAY
PO BOX 1512, COLONY BAY ROAD
FORT BENTON, MT 59442
Phone (406) 781-9478
OR CONTACT ANDY TAYLOR @ 406-622-5682.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 27
Single engine airplanes: 24
Multi engine airplanes: 3
    
Aircraft operations: avg 104/week *
70% local general aviation
30% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 01 June 2017

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.
(PAY PHONE) PAY PHONE AVAILABLE.

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 from 20 May 2021 at 0901Z to 17 June 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (194KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (37KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (223KB)

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KCII - Choteau Airport (62 nm W)
KSBX - Shelby Airport (65 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 14-Jun-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:4310:43
Sunrise05:2411:24
Sunset21:2103:21
Evening civil twilight22:0204:02

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Jun-2021 17:09:38
Local (UTC-6)  14-Jun-2021 11:09:38
 
METAR
K79S 141700Z AUTO 05004KT 10SM 28/11 A2992
TAF
KGFA 
30nm SW 
141100Z 1411/1517 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2987INS BECMG 1421/1422 20010G15KT 9999 SKC QNH2981INS BECMG 1502/1503 VRB06KT 9999 SKC QNH2977INS TX39/1423Z TN08/1411Z
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Fort Benton Airport 406-739-4341
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100LL
SS $4.75 
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Miscellaneous businesses, services or facilities

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
Taylor Aviation 406-622-5682
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