About PLU

Located in central Pierce County, five miles from downtown Puyallup and the Washington State Fairgrounds, Pierce County Airport-Thun Field functions as a key community transportation and emergency services facility. With Mt. Rainier only 25 miles to the southeast, Thun Field offers spectacular scenery from both the ground and the air. Pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike appreciate the location, the facilities, and the beautiful views of Thun Field. 


The runway at Thun Field, measuring 3,650 feet long by 60 feet wide, is capable of handling all general aviation aircraft, from light sport to small business jets. Available aviation support and airport services include:
  • Aircraft repair and maintenance
  • Aircraft storage and parking
  • Aviation fuel and oil sales
  • Avionics repair
  • Charter and business flights
  • Flight supplies and equipment
  • Flight training


  • Fuel: 100LL
  • 24/7 self-serve facility with credit card (self-serve located at midfield apron)
  • Aircraft repair
  • Avionics sales and repair
  • Flight training
  • Bar and grill restaurant (21+) with observation deck

Pilot Operations

  • AWOS: 128.575
  • CLNC DEL: 121.85
  • CTAF/UNICOM: 122.7
  • APP/DEP: 126.5
  • Approaches:
    • GPS Rwy 35
  • Latitude: 47°06'14'' N
  • Longitude: 122°17'14'' W
  • AWOS: (253) 848-2748
  • Fuel: 100LL
  • Runway 17/35: 3650' x 60', Asphalt
  • Taxiway: 3650' x 35'
  • Pavement Load Limit:
    12,500 lbs. Single Wheel Axle
  • Elevation: 538' MSL
  • TPA: 1538' MSL (1000' AGL)
  • Left traffic 17/35
  • Approach Lights:
    • PAPI 17/35 (4°)
    • REIL 17/35
  • Runway Lights: MIRL (dusk to dawn)
  • Taxiway Lights: Blue Reflectors

Rules and Regulations

View Thun Field Rules & Regulations last updated in July 2021.

Snow Control Plan

The Snow Control Plan states the roles, responsibilities and actions that will occur during snow events.

Pilot-Tenant Meetings

Pilot-Tenant meetings are held on an as-needed basis and not on a regular schedule. A News Flash will be issued whenever a meeting is planned; the date, time, and location will also be posted here.

Events at Airport

If you want to hold an event at the airport, please fill out the Event Application and submit to Pierce County Planning and Public Works at least 90 days prior to your event date.

Additional Information


Learn more about the history of PLU.

Contact Us
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Phone (253) 798-3779
Billing (253) 798-2576
Airport Manager 
(253) 221-4637
After Hours Emergency 
(253) 798-6000
(253) 848-2748

7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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