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Locomotive Springs

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4232 ft
Lat/Long 41.7074, -112.9192
41° 42.444' , -112° 55.152'
Runway 11/29 2716 ft x 43 ft
Dirt
Ownership UDWR

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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.

Amenities: None.

Windsock: Yes, located between the runways halfway down the east/west runway, surrounded by a white compass rose.






v davis
2 months ago in a C172 with Stock tires

Great shape

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Josh Kelson
2 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31 tires

Runways were firm and growth light. There were 5 of us that parked in the parking area and a 182 that also showed up after. The arrow needs to be painted again (next year). Runways are in Excellent condition still!

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Cindy Beam
4 months ago in a C-180 with 8.50 tires

Thanks for the hard work fixing up this place. Really enjoyed our visit!

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Vlad Karpayev
4 months ago in a RV9A

Both runways are in good condition.

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Dustin Elliker
4 months ago in a Cub with 8.50 tires

Great condition. Also went to black hills which was in great condition.

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Locomotive Springs U.S. Airmail Airway Arrow

Added by Wendy Lessig 1 month 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

http://www.dreamsmithphotos.com/arrow/States/ut/05_ut_07_locomotive_springs.html

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