Bert Mooney Airport
|Bert Mooney Airport|
|IATA: BTM – ICAO: KBTM – FAA LID: BTM|
|Owner||Bert Mooney Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||5,550 ft / 1,692 m|
The airport name was changed in 1972 to honor Bert Mooney, an aviator from Butte who was the first to fly mail into Yellowstone National Park in 1935. Prior to this the airport was Butte Municipal Airport (from its opening in 1926) and Silver Bow County Airport from 1960-1972.
The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a primary commercial service facility (more than 10,000 enplanements per year). Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 30,431 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 25,178 in 2009 and 25,433 in 2010.
In 2011 the airport had 23,934 aircraft operations, average 65 per day: 86% general aviation, 8% air taxi, 3% commercial service and 3% military. 36 aircraft were then based at this airport: 67% single-engine, 25% multi-engine, and 8% helicopter.
Airline and destination
Scheduled passenger flights:
|Delta Connection||Salt Lake City|
On November 7, 1950 a Northwest Airline plane carrying 22 people crashed into the East Ridge of Butte during a blizzard. Source Helena Independent Record 11-8-50.
- FAA Airport Master Record for BTM ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
- "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.
- "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.
- Plane crash kills 3 families with young children on way to vacation
- Bert Mooney Airport, official site
- (PDF), effective May 28, 2015
- FAA Terminal Procedures for BTM, effective May 28, 2015
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