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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
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.






Roy Evans II
2 years ago in a PA11 with 8.00 tires

Airstrip is in good condition. Be weary of bushes with semi-flexible thorns near the intersections of the two runways. Runway surface hard packed and smooth for a majority of the usable length on both runways.

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Michael Muntean
2 years ago in a C172 with 600x6 tires

11/29 is clean and smooth, 18/36 is bumpier and has plants up to a foot tall growing throughout it. Parking area is ok, some ruts, plants, and a bit of gravel on it but ok with a nosewheel.

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Cory Wolf
2 years ago in a C205 with 850s tires

Both runways are smooth and dry. Windsock and signs are still in good shape. However, someone fairly recently seems to have liked the dragger that we took out there, because it has been dragged off. I flew the roads and other spring areas to see if I could spot it from the air but no luck. The drag marks were still pretty fresh so I think it was done pretty recently. Also, very little dust was kicked up on landing or takeoff.

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Rick Porter
2 years ago in a Husky with 26 tires

Landed west, first 1/3 damp with a large water puddle which I landed past. Took off south, dry and good condition.

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Michael Mayra
2 years ago in a Maule with 31 tires

Runways are in great condition after the recent field work (thanks UBCP!!). Real dusty right now but smooth as can be.

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