Pierce County Airport, (ICAO: KPLU, FAA LID: PLU), also known as Thun Field, is a county-owned public-use airport located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) south of the central business district of Puyallup, Washington, a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States.[1] It is located in the CDP South Hill, Washington. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a local general aviation facility.[2] There is no commercial airline at this airport; the closest airport with commercial airline service is Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, about 24 miles (39 km) to the north.

Pierce County Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerPierce County, Washington
ServesPuyallup, Washington
LocationSouth Hill, Washington
Elevation AMSL538 ft / 164 m
Coordinates47°06′14″N 122°17′14″W / 47.10389°N 122.28722°W / 47.10389; -122.28722
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 3,651 1,113 Asphalt
Statistics (2022)
Aircraft operations107,000
Based aircraft205

Many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA. However, this airport is assigned PLU by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.

Facilities and aircraft edit

Pierce County Airport covers an area of 200 acres (81 ha) at an elevation of 538 feet (164 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt runway: 17/35 is 3,651 by 60 feet (1,114 x 18 m) with runway edge lights and PAPIs on both ends.[1]

In 2022, the airport had 107,000 aircraft operations, an average of 293 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% air taxi. In December 2022, there was 205 aircraft based at this airport: 194 single-engine, 9 multi-engine, and 2 helicopter.[1]

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References edit

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for PLU PDF, effective October 5, 2023.
  2. ^ "NPIAS Report 2019-2023 Appendix A" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.

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