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8D4 Paul C Miller/Sparta Airport
Sparta, Michigan, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 DECEMBER 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: 8D4
Lat/Long: 43-07-38.7752N 085-40-44.8665W
43-07.646253N 085-40.747775W
43.1274376,-85.6791296
(estimated)
Elevation: 774.8 ft. / 236.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (1980)
From city: 3 miles SE of SPARTA, MI
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 49345

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 12/1944
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: LANSING FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LAN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0900-1300, ALL SAT-SUN IREG
UNATNDD MAJOR HOLS.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWY 07 & 25; PAPI RWY 07 & 25; MIRL RWY 07/25 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-AV: 132.95
GREAT LAKES APPROACH: 124.6
GREAT LAKES DEPARTURE: 124.6
WX ASOS at GRR (16 nm SE): PHONE 616-575-1953
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY CHICAGO ARTCC (ZAU) ON FREQ 128.4 (GRAND RAPIDS RCAG) WHEN GREAT LAKES APCH CTL CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
VIOr343/22.0VICTORY VOR/DME115.9504W

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL MOGAS
100LL:FUEL AVBL H24 SELF SVC VIA CREDIT CARD.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
RPRS AVBL ON CALL 616-706-4421.
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 4032 x 75 ft. / 1229 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 24.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Latitude: 43-07.492800N43-07.799705N
Longitude: 085-41.149523W085-40.346025W
Elevation: 774.6 ft.744.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 066 magnetic, 062 true246 magnetic, 242 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 20 ft. trees, 504 ft. from runway, 158 ft. left of centerline, 15:1 slope to clearnone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF SPARTA
156 E DIVISION ST
SPARTA, MI 49345-1330
Phone 616-887-8251
Manager: MARTIN COAKER
156 E DIVISION ST
SPARTA, MI 49345-1330
Phone 616-240-4292

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 95
Single engine airplanes: 86
Multi engine airplanes: 5
Jet airplanes: 2
Helicopters: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 170/day *
81% local general aviation
19% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2021

Additional Remarks

A30A-25 CALM WIND RWY.
BIRDS & DEER ON & INVOF ARPT.
PWRD PRCHT OPS NORTH SIDE OF RWY.
ADMIN BLDG ACES: PRESS 5-3-2-1.
FOR CD CTC GREAT LAKES APCH AT 269-459-3344, WHEN APCH CLSD CTC CHICAGO ARTCC AT 630-906-8921.

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 01 December 2022 at 0901Z to 29 December 2022 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 07 **CHANGED**   download (210KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 25 **CHANGED**   download (210KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   download (349KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KGRR - Gerald R Ford International Airport (16 nm SE)
6D6 - Greenville Municipal Airport (19 nm E)
KFFX - Fremont Municipal Airport (23 nm NW)
3GM - Grand Haven Memorial Airpark (23 nm W)
KMKG - Muskegon County Airport (24 nm W)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of 8D4 (Paul C Miller/Sparta Airport)
Photo by Tal Reichert
Photo taken 29-Jul-2012
looking northeast.

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 04-Dec-2022
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:2712:27
Sunrise07:5912:59
Sunset17:0722:07
Evening civil twilight17:3922:39

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  04-Dec-2022 15:59:50
Local (UTC-5)  04-Dec-2022 10:59:50
 
METAR
KGRR 
16nm SE 
041553Z 22015KT 10SM FEW210 M01/M06 A3015 RMK AO2 SLP220 T10061056 PNO
KFFX 
23nm NW 
041555Z AUTO 23011G20KT 10SM CLR 02/M05 A3012 RMK AO2 T00221052
KMKG 
24nm W 
041455Z 24013G20KT 10SM SCT120 02/M06 A3016 RMK AO2 SLP222 T00171061 58004
KBIV 
29nm SW 
041553Z AUTO 25021KT 10SM CLR 02/M06 A3017 RMK AO2 PK WND 26031/1526 SLP225 T00221061
KY70 
29nm SE 
041555Z AUTO 23015G22KT 7SM CLR 00/M05 A3012 RMK AO2 T00001055
TAF
KGRR 
16nm SE 
041140Z 0412/0512 20008KT P6SM BKN250 FM041400 23010G20KT P6SM BKN250 FM050600 22010KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Village of Sparta (FBO) 616-887-5744
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100LL Mogas
SS $6.29 $4.79 
 Updated 18-Nov-2022
 
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SS=Self service
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