About PLU

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Located in central Pierce County 21 miles southeast of Tacoma, Pierce County Airport-Thun Field functions as a key community transportation and emergency services facility. With Mt. Rainier only 25 miles to the southeast, Thun Field offers spectacular scenery from both the ground and the air. Pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike appreciate the location, the facilities, and the beautiful views of Thun Field. 

Capabilities


The runway at Thun Field, measuring 3,650 feet long by 60 feet wide, is capable of handling all general aviation aircraft, from light sport to small business jets. Available aviation support and airport services include:
  • Aircraft repair and maintenance
  • Aircraft storage and parking
  • Aviation fuel and oil sales
  • Avionics repair
  • Charter and business flights
  • Flight supplies and equipment
  • Flight training
  • Restaurant with observation deck seating.

Services


  • Fuel: 100LL
  • 24/7 self-serve facility with credit card (self-serve located at midfield apron)
  • Aircraft repair
  • Avionics sales and repair
  • Flight training
  • Full-service restaurant

Pilot Operations


  • AWOS: 128.575
  • CLNC DEL: 121.85
  • CTAF/UNICOM: 122.7
  • APP/DEP: 126.5
  • Approaches:
    • GPS Rwy 35
  • Latitude: 47°06'14'' N
  • Longitude: 122°17'14'' W
  • AWOS: (253) 848-2748
  • Fuel: 100LL
  • Runway 17/35: 3650' x 60', Asphalt
  • Taxiway: 3650' x 35'
  • Pavement Load Limit:
  • 12,500 lbs. Single Wheel Axle
  • Elevation: 538' MSL
  • TPA: 1538' MSL (1000' AGL)
  • Left traffic 17/35
  • Approach Lights:
    • PAPI 17/35 (4°)
    • REIL 17/35
  • Runway Lights: MIRL (dusk to dawn)
  • Taxiway Lights: Blue Reflectors

Rules and Regulations


View Thun Field Rules & Regulations.

Pilot-Tenant Meetings


Pilot-Tenant meetings are held on an as-needed basis and not on a regular schedule. A News Flash will be issued whenever a meeting is planned; the date, time, and location will also be posted here.

Events at Airport


If you want to hold an event at the airport, please fill out the Event Application and submit to Pierce County Planning and Public Works at least 90 days prior to your event date.

Additional Information

 
Learn more about the history of PLU.
Contact Us
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Phone (253) 798-7250
Billing (253) 798-2576
Operations (253) 221-4637
After Hours Emergency 
(253) 798-6000
PLU AWOS
(253) 848-2748
Sunday–Thursday
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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