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6S3 Columbus Airport
Columbus, Montana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 17 DECEMBER 2009

Location

FAA Identifier: 6S3
Lat/Long: 45-37-49.9350N / 109-14-21.2600W
45-37.832250N / 109-14.354333W
45.6305375 / -109.2392389
(estimated)
Elevation: 3575 ft. / 1089.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (1985)
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 59019

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Sectional chart: GREAT FALLS
Control tower: no
ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
FSS: GREAT FALLS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: GTF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0800-1700
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: DUSK-DAWN
ACTVT MIRL RY 10/28 AND PAPI RY 28 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BILr233/27.9BILLINGS VORTAC114.5014E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
RED LODGE346/23.520317ERED .-. . -..

Airport Services

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

Runway Information

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 3814 x 75 ft. / 1163 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 10  RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 45-37.950167N45-37.714333N
Longitude: 109-14.768833W109-13.939833W
Elevation: 3574.8 ft.3561.1 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 30 ft. bldg, 1400 ft. from runway, 75 ft. right of centerline, 40:1 slope to clear8 ft. brush, 395 ft. from runway, 60 ft. right of centerline, 24:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF COLUMBUS & STILLWATER CO
P O BOX 970
COLUMBUS, MT 59019
Phone 406-322-5313
Manager: ALLEN RICKMAN
BOX 724
COLUMBUS, MT 59019
Phone 406-322-5974

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 29
Single engine airplanes: 28
Helicopters: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 25/day *
53% transient general aviation
44% local general aviation
3% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 11 September 2009

Additional Remarks

REPAIR SVC ATTENDED WEEKDAYS 0800-1700 LCL.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 6S3.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

6S8 - Laurel Municipal Airport (21 nm E)
KBIL - Billings Logan International Airport (31 nm E)
KPOY - Powell Municipal Airport (50 nm SE)
KLVM - Mission Field Airport (51 nm W)
U68 - North Big Horn County Airport (55 nm SE)
 
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Area around 6S3 (Columbus Airport)
 
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Aerial photo of 6S3 (Columbus Airport)
Photo taken 13-Aug-2006

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From to 6S3

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 26-Jan-2010
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1414:14
Sunrise07:4614:46
Sunset17:1300:13
Evening civil twilight17:4500:45

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  27-Jan-2010 03:59:46
Local (UTC-7)  26-Jan-2010 20:59:46
 
METAR
KBIL 
31nm E 
270353Z 00000KT 3SM -SN BR BKN030 BKN037 OVC095 M10/M12 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP233 P0000 T11001122
TAF
KBIL 
31nm E 
262330Z 2700/2724 05010KT 1SM -SN BR SCT015 OVC020 FM270500 09010KT P6SM VCSH SCT015 OVC025 FM270900 35006KT P6SM SCT025 FM271200 02004KT 1SM BR FEW010 SCT025
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

 Business Name   Contact    Services / Description  Fuel Prices Comments
Rickman Aircraft 406-322-5974
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100LL
SS $4.25 
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Hotels near Columbus Airport

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SUPER 8 MOTEL - COLUMBUS 1.1 82-92

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