Fort Benton Airport

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METAR: K79S 181235Z AUTO 25006KT 6SM -RA BR FEW018 BKN035 OVC047 07/07 A2993 RMK AO2 RAB1153 P0000 T00740072 $

TAF: N/A

Reporting Station: K79S (0.1 NM at True Heading of 35)
Visibility: 6SM
Flight Category: VFR
Altimeter: 1013.6
Temperature: 7.4 C (45.32 F)
Dewpoint: 7.2 C (44.96 F)

Location

Latitude: 
47-50-39.0800N (47.844189)
Longitude: 
110-38-12.7000W (-110.636861)
Elevation: 
2868.8 feet MSL (874 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
11.5 E (as of June 2024 from WMM2020 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -7.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -6.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
01 N.M. NE of Fort Benton, Montana
Found On: 
Great Falls Chart
FAA Region: 
ANM

Contacts

Manager: 
Publicly owned: 
MIKE MAY
PO BOX 1512, COLONY BAY ROAD
FORT BENTON, MT 59442
(406) 781-9478
FT BENTON & CHOUTEAU CO
CHOUTEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE, PO BOX 459
FORT BENTON, MT 59442
406-622-9494

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Activation Date: 
04/1940
Control tower: 
No
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
Unattended
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZLC (Salt Lake City)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZLC (Salt Lake City)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Traffic Pattern Altitude (MSL): 
3869 feet (1179 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
GTF
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
No
Military Landing Rights: 
Yes
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
No

Based Aircraft

Single Engine:  24
Multi Engine:  4
GA Helicopters:  2

Annual Operations (as of 07/24/2023)

Total Operations:  5450
GA Local:  3800 69.7%
GA Itinerant:  1650 30.3%

Communications

CTAF:  122.800
Unicom:  122.800
AWOS-3PT:  121.125 (406-622-5976)

  • APCH/DEP CTL SVC PRVDD BY SALT LAKE CITY ARTCC ( ZLC) ON FREQS 133.4/285.4 (GREAT FALLS RCAG).
   

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 406

Business Name Frequency Phone Fuel Grade
Fultz Aviation
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622-3298
Steve Rose
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622-5011
Taylor Aviation
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622-5682 100ll
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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Great Falls(GTF)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 06/13/24 to 0901Z 07/11/24.

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MIN - Minimums
STAR - Standard Terminal Arrival Charts
Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 NW-1
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS NW-1
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS NW-1
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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near 79S

Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).

Nearby Airports with Fuel

Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
0.0 Fort Benton Airport
(79S)
0 349 100LL
28.4 Big Sandy Airport
(3U8)
47 36 100LL
36.7 Great Falls International Airport
(GTF KGTF GTF)
234 222 100LL, Jet A
42.4 Liberty County Airport
(KLTY LTY)
340 328 100LL
45.0 Stanford/Biggerstaff Field Airport
(S64)
158 147 100LL
54.6 Havre City-County Airport
(HVR KHVR HVR)
39 28 100LL, Jet A+
57.2 Conrad Airport
(S01)
290 278 100LL
61.7 Choteau Airport
(KCII CII)
269 257 100LL, Jet A
64.7 Shelby Airport
(SBX KSBX SBX)
310 298 100LL, Jet A+
67.3 Lewistown Municipal Airport
(LWT KLWT LWT)
134 123 100, 100LL, Jet A
71.3 Edgar G Obie Airport
(S71)
50 39 100LL
74.6 Maddox Ranch Company Airport
(3MT4)
56 45 100LL
81.7 White Sulphur Springs Airport
(7S6)
187 176 100LL
83.3 Cut Bank International Airport
(CTB KCTB CTB)
304 292 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
92.3 Helena Regional Airport
(HLN KHLN HLN)
216 204 100, 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

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Remarks

A110-1 FOR CD CTC SALT LAKE ARTCC AT 801-320-2568.
A110-2 (PAY PHONE) PAY PHONE AVAILABLE.
A14 OR CONTACT ANDY TAYLOR @ 406-622-5682.
A81-APT ACTVT PAPI RWY 05 & 23; MIRL RWY 05/23 - CTAF.

Runways

Runway Summary

Runways: 05/23
14/32
Longest Runway: 05/23 is 4300 ft (1311 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach:

79S Airport Runway Details

Runway 05/23  4300 ft x 75 ft (1311 m x 23 m)
Runway Length Source:  NACO as of 05/16/2003
Surface:  Asphalt - Excellent condition - No special surface treatment
Runway Edge Lights:  Medium Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear:  16.0

Runway 05

Runway 23

Elevation: 
2868.8 2859.5
Latitude: 
47-50-32.3300N 47-50-52.4600N
Longitude: 
110-38-39.0800W 110-37-43.6000W
Runway True Alignment: 
062 242
Glide Path Angle: 
3.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Runway Markings Type: 
Nonprecision Instrument Nonprecision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway 2-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Threshold Crossing Height: 
40 40

Runway 14/32  1700 ft x 75 ft (518 m x 23 m)
Runway Length Source:  NACO as of 05/16/2003
Surface:  Asphalt - Excellent condition - No special surface treatment

Runway 14

Runway 32

Elevation: 
2863.2 2866.4
Latitude: 
47-50-38.0900N 47-50-23.3200N
Longitude: 
110-38-22.0400W 110-38-10.2200W
Runway True Alignment: 
152 332
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Object at End: 
PLINE
Object Height: 
50
Distance from End: 
830

Services

Airframe Repair: 
Major
Powerplant Repair: 
Major
Bottled Oxygen: 
High Pressure
Bulk Oxygen: 
High Pressure
Fuel Available: 
100, 100LL, Jet A
Landing Fees: 
Yes
Parking: 
Hangars and tiedowns available

Maps & Diagrams

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