Thermopolis, WY.

Pilot reports...

Rob wrote:

Flew my Luscombe up to Thermopolis, Wyoming last Fall. Went via Saratoga, Wyoming, where I recommend the historic Wolf Hotel. Flying north west out of Saratoga, you can follow the scenic N. Platte River.

SAA - SHIVELY FIELD AIRPORT, SARATOGA, WY CTAF: 122.8 UNICOM: 122.8 Lat/Long: 41-26-41.494N / 106-49-24.695W (41.4448594/106.8235264) Elevation: 6987 ft. (surveyed) Variation: 13E (1985) From city: 1 mile SW of SARATOGA, WY Runway 05/23 8403 x 75 ft. asphalt WIND SHEAR OVER HIGHWAY APCH END RWY 23

Also, an unusual amount of corporate jets use this airport - keep an eye out for fast movers when you turn base for 23.

Thermopolis, as the name suggests, is home to a big hot springs pool in town and a rather interesting airport. THP is located on a small mesa about a mile north of town; best way in is to land uphill on 19. A word of caution: even tho' avfuel is listed under airport services, we found none available.

Luckily, I flew in with three other aircraft (1 other Luscombe, 1 Maule and a PA-12 Super Cruiser) and we were able to transfer fuel to those who needed it.

Thermopolis (THP) CTAF: 122.8 UNICOM: 122.8 Lat/Long: 43-39-29.841N /108-12-47.355W (43.6582892/108.2131542) Elevation: 4580 ft. (estimated) Variation: 14E (1985) From city: 1 mile N of THERMOPOLIS, WY

Runway 01/19 4800 x 100 ft asphalt in good condition RY 01/19 IS 100 FT HIGHER ON SOUTH END. RECOMMEND LDG UPHILL RY 19; TKOF DOWNHILL RY 01 DEPENDING ON WIND.

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