Plymouth Municipal Airport (Massachusetts)

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Plymouth Municipal Airport
Plymouth Airport.JPG
A private plane on the airport's main ramp
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerTown of Plymouth
ServesPlymouth County, Massachusetts
Elevation AMSL148 ft / 45 m
Coordinates41°54′32″N 070°43′44″W / 41.90889°N 70.72889°W / 41.90889; -70.72889
Websitepymairport.com
Statistics (2009)
Aircraft operations73,040
Based aircraft134

Plymouth Municipal Airport (IATA: PYM, ICAO: KPYM, FAA LID: PYM) is a town-owned, public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) southwest of the central business district of Plymouth, a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.[1] According to the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, it is categorized as a general aviation airport.[2] Due to space issues, the airport has 2 gates in Carver, Massachusetts.

The field was originally Outlying Landing Field Plymouth, a Naval Outlying Landing Field located in Plymouth, Massachusetts operational from 1942 to 1945. It existed as an outlying field of Naval Air Station Squantum (as well as nearby Naval Air Station Quonset Point in December 1944) and was used by student pilots to gain flight experience on its two 4,300-foot turf runways.[3]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Plymouth Municipal Airport covers an area of 758 acres (307 ha) at an elevation of 148 feet (45 m) above mean sea level.[1]

Runway 6/24 Information[4]
Dimensions 4350 x 75 ft. / 1326 x 23 m
Surface asphalt, in good condition.
Weight Bearing Capacity Single Wheel: 25.0
Runway Edge Lights Medium Intensity
Runway 6 Runway 24
Latitude 41-54.254138N 41-54.806325N
Longitude 070-44.191108W 070-43.580575W
Elevation(MSL) 135.1 ft 146.8 ft
Gradient 0.4% 0.4%
Traffic Pattern Left Left
Runway Heading 056 magnetic

040 true

236 magnetic

220 true

Declared Distances TORA: 4350 TODA: 4350

ASDA: 4650 LDA: 4350

TORA: 4350 TODA: 4350

ASDA: 4350 LDA: 4350

Markings Precision, in good condition Non-Precision, in good condition
Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left

(3.00 degrees glide path)

4-light PAPI on left

(4.00 degrees glide path)

Approach Lights MALSF: 1,400 foot medium intensity

approach lighting system with sequenced flashers.

Runway End Identifier Lights Yes
Touchdown Point Yes, no lights Yes, no lights
Instrument Approach ILS/DME, RNAV (GPS) RNAV (GPS)
Obstructions 30 foot trees, 1700 feet from runway 65 foot trees, 1,500 feet from runway, 20:1 slope to clear.
Runway 15/33 Information[4]
Dimensions 4350 x 75 ft. / 1326 x 23 m
Surface asphalt, in good condition.
Weight Bearing Capacity Single Wheel: 60.0

Double Wheel: 85.0

Double Tandem: 155.0

Runway Edge Lights Medium Intensity
Runway 15 Runway 33
Latitude 41-54.732080N 41-54.275500N
Longitude 070-43.805838W 070-43.066833W
Elevation(MSL) 144.9 ft 133.4 ft
Gradient 0.4% 0.4%
Traffic Pattern Left Left
Runway Heading 146 magnetic

130 true

326 magnetic

310 true

Declared Distances TORA: 4350 TODA: 4350

ASDA: 4350 LDA: 4350

TORA: 4350 TODA: 4350

ASDA: 4650 LDA: 4350

Markings Basic, in good condition Basic, in good condition
Visual Slope Indicator 4-light PAPI on left

(3.00 degrees glide path)

Touchdown Point Yes, no lights Yes, no lights
Obstructions 27 ft. trees, 750 ft. from runway,

125 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear.

80 ft. tree, 1800 ft. from runway,

125 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear.

Airport Services[4]
Fuel 100LL, Jet-A
Parking Aircraft hangars and Tiedowns
Airframe Service Major
Powerplant Service Magor
Bottled Oxygen Low
Bulk Oxygen Low
Airport Communications[4]
CTAF/UNICOM 123.0
WX ASOS 135.625

(508) 746-8003

CLEARANCE DELIVERY* 127.75
CAPE APPROACH/DEPARTURE* 118.2
PILOT CONTROLLED LIGHTING 122.900
* NOTE: APCH/DEP SERVICES PROVIDED BY BOSTON CENTER

ON 128.75 WHEN CAPE APPROACH IS CLOSED.

For the 12-month period ending July 14, 2016, the airport had an average of 139 operations per day. 59% local general aviation, 39% transient general aviation, 1% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 114 aircraft based at this airport: 96 single-engine, 8 multi-engine, 6 jets and 4 helicopters.[1][4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for PYM (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 8 April 2010.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 3 (PDF, 1.28 MB) Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Naval Air Bases, Coast Guard Bases, Military & Auxiliary Air Fields 1923-1945". Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society. 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "AirNav: KPYM - Plymouth Municipal Airport". www.airnav.com. Retrieved 2017-12-02.

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