41° 42.444' , -112° 55.152'
x 43 ft
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Description: A historic airstrip on the north end of the Great Salt Lake. The UBCP, and in large part board member Cory Wolf, worked with local representatives to accomplish quite a historic event...the re-opening of a transcontinental airmail route airport - Locomotive Springs. Locomotive Springs was used as a transitionary stop between Salt Lake and Idaho but when range of aircraft began improving, it quickly fell by the wayside. The UBCP has restored the two dirt airstrips, along with the directional concrete arrow, put up a windsock, and is looking forward to additional future improvements. As always, pilots are requested to adhere to the UBCP's Code of Conduct to help us maintain our strong working agreements with the BLM.
Runways: 2,716' long x 43' wide runway running east/west (11/29). Mostly compacted dirt with 1 foot tall berm on all sides. Second Runway 1,884' x 50' running north/south (18/36).
Approach Considerations: Sign placed on approach end of runway 11 approximately 3 feet tall right next to cattle fence. Old brick chimney located north of final approach path for Runway 11 approximately 600' west northwest of the approach end approximately 15 feet tall. Please be courteous of fishermen near the springs on final approach for Runway 11.
Windsock: Yes, located between the runways halfway down the east/west runway, surrounded by a white compass rose.
The airstrips are getting a little overgrown, but it's fine for most mild backcounty airplanes. If we only had a drag out there still... We didn't feel the bumps much at all on 8.50's though. Winds from the North at around 10knts which kept the bugs to a minimum. There were a fair amount of birds in the area due to the springs, mostly ducks and pelicans.
Locomotive Springs is dry and good shape. A little lumpy, but good. Too bad someone stole our drag because it could use it. A drag would make quick work of what little growth has started too. I was happy to see that our sign hasn’t been shot up and is still in great shape. The windsock is in great shape too. Bugs are starting to come out, but it was windy today so I couldn’t get a good gauge of how bad they are at this point.
FishingAdded by Tyler Gleave 9 months ago
There is fishing available just a short walk from the strip.
Locomotive Springs U.S. Airmail Airway ArrowAdded by Wendy Lessig 9 months ago
The Locomotive Springs U.S. Airmail Airway Arrow is adjacent to the airstrip on the north side, near the junction of the two runways