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Old 05-30-2016, 09:33 PM
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Abandoned Airport

Taken in Reed City Michigan.
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:31 AM
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That's very cool.
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:29 AM
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I've been by that airport many times. Kind of a strange place.
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:38 AM
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Well...still open seasonally ....
Just no services....
And in poor shape....
Bern to a few airports like this...
So watch out...folks still use it!! It's still listed as open...
Neat picture....I like it!



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KRCT Nartron Field Airport
Reed City, Michigan, USA
GOING TO REED CITY?

Big Rapids (14 miles S)

FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 MAY 2016

Location

FAA Identifier: RCT
Lat/Long: 43-54-00.0590N / 085-31-00.1820W
43-54.000983N / 085-31.003033W
43.9000164 / -85.5167172
(estimated)
Elevation: 1055 ft. / 322 m (estimated)
Variation: 04W (1985)
From city: 2 miles N of REED CITY, MI
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 49677
Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 08/1956
Sectional chart: CHICAGO
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: LANSING FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: LAN (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: no
Segmented circle: no
Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3P at RQB (11 nm S): 125.875 (231-796-0884)
Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
HICr025/21.3 WHITE CLOUD VOR/DME 117.60 01W
MOPr301/37.6 MOUNT PLEASANT VOR/DME 110.60 05W
MBLr130/38.8 MANISTEE VOR/DME 111.40 05W


NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
LUDINGTON 099/38.8 341 03W LDM .-.. -.. --
Airport Services

Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE
Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 4506 x 100 ft. / 1373 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in poor condition
RWY 17/35 SFC ROUGH; CRACKS IN RY; CONSIDERABLE AMT OF LOOSE STONES,VEGETATION, AND SAND ON PAVEMENT.
RY 17/35 SFC ROUGH; CRACKS IN RY; CONSIDERABLE AMT OF LOOSE STONES,ROCKS, VEGETATION, AND SAND ON PAVEMENT.
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 11.0
Runway edge markings: RY MARKINGS FADED.
NO RY MARKINGS.
RUNWAY 17 RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 43-54.369000N 43-53.638667N
Longitude: 085-31.063167W 085-30.885000W
Elevation: 1055.0 ft. 1055.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: left left
Obstructions: 40 ft. trees, 201 ft. from runway, 70 ft. right of centerline
+40 FT TREES 80 FT R 0 FT DSTC FM RY END. 50 ft. tree, 1900 ft. from runway, 10 ft. right of centerline, 34:1 slope to clear
Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: NORMAN RAUTIOLA
5000 NORTH US 131
REED CITY, MI 49677
Phone 231-832-5513
Manager: NORMAN RAUTIOLA
5000 NORTH US 131
REED CITY, MI 49677
Phone 231-832-5513
LOCAL CONTACT, ROBERT DAKIN, 231-832-5513, EXT. 214
Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: 5/year *
100% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2013
Additional Remarks

- ARPT CLSD NOV THRU MAR & WHEN SNOW COVERED.
- 40 FT TREES IN PRIMARY & TRANSITION SFCS RY 17/35, WEST SIDE.
- 26 FT BLDGS 195 FT EAST OF RWY 35, + 50 FT BLDG, 235 FT EAST OF EXTENDED CNTRLN, SOUTH END OF RWY.
- RY 17/35 -15 FT DROP OFF/ POND, 201 FT DSTC, 100 FT L.
Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KRCT.
Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KRQB - Roben-Hood Airport (11 nm S)
7D3 - Baldwin Municipal Airport (14 nm W)
KCAD - Wexford County Airport (23 nm N)
13C - Lakeview Airport-Griffith Field (29 nm S)
48D - Clare Municipal Airport (34 nm E)

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Morning civil twilight 05:28 09:28
Sunrise 06:03 10:03
Sunset 21:16 01:16
Evening civil twilight 21:52 01:52

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Zulu (UTC) 31-May-2016 16:34:21
Local (UTC-4) 31-May-2016 12:34:21

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Old 05-31-2016, 11:16 AM
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Probably a great spot for late night drug smugglers.
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:12 PM
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Well, if you read the description, it does say: 'CRACKS IN RY'

 
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Minnie.the.Moocher View Post
Probably a great spot for late night drug smugglers.
Hey... don't laugh too hard....
A few of my old co-workers was once ferrying an old emb-110 up from Florida that the company had just repossessed it from before the end of a lease for nonpayment (and poor mataince) and they were flying in loose formation with a c402.....the main radio in the c402 basicly died, and they just low powered hand-held radio's, (the Embrair 110, a 19 seat plane had radios they quickly found were having issues) they decided to land at an uncontrolled airport (no tower, like above) late at night in SC....A few moments after landing, they were parking the plane, figuring out what to do next (before smart phones) suddenly they ..got thrown to the ground, guns drawn...the whole takedown like on TV... apparently when the feds saw them landing, the zoomed ahead in the BLACKHAWK that was trailing them (no lights, lol, true special forces style).. and waited....armed, and waiting in the bushes....
Listening to him tell the story, was kinda funny....this was back about 20 years ago...at about the height of the "drug war" when folks could still sneak back and forth in and out of the country ....
Got searched , and released....they had been trailed for a LONG TIME as a "suspicious" plane...lol...flying in formation, VFR totally legal if both pilots are ok with it, and staying clear if clouds not talking to ATC, also legal) cause the certification of the plane for IFR (navigation with ATC services by reference of instruments ) had lapsed, and the equipment to recertify it was back at the companys HQ...
They got a crazy story....and some disappointed federal agents......and some dirty clothes...lol. kinda funny...but the owner of the company wanted the plane back NOW, and did not want to chance them delaying their departure for legsl reasons ..
And I know all the people who were there....heard the story from a couple different perspectives...
 
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I think it's a great picture, very artistic and I love all the color!!!
 
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Keep on driving. Airports are dangerous places especially for non-pilots.
 
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:26 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments.
 
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:52 AM
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Next time I'm up that way I'll snap a photo with mine...BRG will go nicely with the terminal too!
 
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