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79J South Alabama Regional Airport at Bill Benton Field
Andalusia, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 AUGUST 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: 79J
Lat/Long: 31-18-30.1000N 086-23-32.0000W
31-18.501667N 086-23.533333W
31.3083611,-86.3922222
(estimated)
Elevation: 310.2 ft. / 94.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 02W (2005)
From city: 4 miles E of ANDALUSIA, AL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 36420

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: no
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: 79J (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: SAT 0800-1630, ALL MON - FRI 0700-0000
AFTER HOURS SVC CALL 334-222-0638/334-427-0733
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 11/29 & PAPI RY 11 & RY 29 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX ASOS: 134.875 (334-222-9770)
CAIRNS APPROACH: 133.45
CAIRNS DEPARTURE: 133.45
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY JACKSONVILLE ARTCC ON FREQS 134.3/353.5 (DOTHAN RCAG) WHEN CAIRNS APCH/DEP CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
EDNr275/(25.1)ENTERPRISE VOR116.6003W
CEWr024/32.5CRESTVIEW VORTAC115.9003E
OZRr277/34.2CAIRNS VOR/DME111.2003W
HEYr267/(38.1)HANCHEY VOR110.6003W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
JUDDat field26402WJUY .--- ..- -.--
BOLL WEEVIL268/21.135203WBVG -... ...- --.
LOWE268/33.426903WLOR .-.. --- .-.
BLOOD209/34.636504WTOI - --- ..
HANCHEY267/38.122103WHYE .... -.-- .

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A+
100LL SELF SERVE AVBL 24 HRS.
MILITARY CONTRACT FUEL AVBL MON-FRI 0700-2400, OTHER TIMES CALL (334) 222-0638
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 11/29

Dimensions: 6000 x 100 ft. / 1829 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 98.0
Double wheel: 160.0
Double tandem: 275.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: MARKINGS FAIR DUE TO FADING
RUNWAY 11  RUNWAY 29
Latitude: 31-18.642895N31-18.359393N
Longitude: 086-24.085857W086-22.981555W
Elevation: 309.9 ft.299.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 109 magnetic, 107 true289 magnetic, 287 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 43 ft. trees, 1173 ft. from runway, 76 ft. left of centerline, 22:1 slope to clearnone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: ANDALUSIA ARPT AUTH
21861 BILL BENTON LANE
ANDALUSIA, AL 36421
Phone 334-222-6598
Manager: JED BLACKWELL
21861 BILL BENTON LANE
ANDALUSIA, AL 36421
Phone 334-222-6598
JED BLACKWELL

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 21
Single engine airplanes: 20
Multi engine airplanes: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 172/day *
81% military
16% transient general aviation
3% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 01 February 2018

Additional Remarks

FOR CD CTC JACKSONVILLE ARTCC AT 904-845-1592.

Instrument Procedures

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NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use from 15 August 2019 at 0901Z to 12 September 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 11   download (225KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29   download (237KB)
NDB-A   download (155KB)
COPTER NDB RWY 29   download (149KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (25KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (189KB)

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KCEW - Bob Sikes Airport (32 nm S)
KLOR - Lowe Army Heliport (Fort Rucker) (33 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Aug-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:4910:49
Sunrise06:1511:15
Sunset19:2400:24
Evening civil twilight19:4900:49

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Aug-2019 15:00:48
Local (UTC-5)  19-Aug-2019 10:00:48
 
METAR
K79J 191356Z AUTO 35003KT 10SM CLR 31/23 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP175 T03060228 $
K0J4 
16nm S 
191358Z AUTO 01004KT 10SM CLR 29/23 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP180 T02940228 $
TAF
KOZR 
35nm E 
190800Z 1908/2014 23006KT 9999 SCT007 QNH2995INS TEMPO 1908/1915 3200 BR BKN007 BECMG 1914/1915 VRB06KT 9999 SCT030 QNH2999INS BECMG 1917/1918 VRB12G18KT 8000 -SHRA VCTS BKN024CB OVC040 QNH2995INS TEMPO 1918/1923 VRB20G25KT 9000 -TSRA BKN030CB BECMG 1923/1924 20009KT 9999 NSW SCT030 QNH2998INS TX31/1917Z TN23/2008Z
KTOI 
38nm NE 
191140Z 1912/2012 00000KT P6SM BKN250 TEMPO 1912/1915 5SM BR FM191900 09005KT P6SM VCSH SCT070 BKN150 PROB30 1921/2003 VRB10G20KT 6SM TSRA BR BKN050CB FM200400 00000KT P6SM SCT100 BKN250
KEGI 
41nm S 
191330Z 1913/2015 VRB05KT 9999 FEW020 SCT200 QNH3005INS BECMG 1915/1916 16009KT 9999 FEW025 BKN250 QNH3003INS BECMG 1917/1918 17012KT 6000 -SHRA VCTS SCT030CB BKN060 BKN200 QNH2999INS TEMPO 1918/1923 18012G20KT 4800 -TSRA BKN025CB OVC040 BECMG 1923/1924 20009KT 9999 NSW FEW050 FEW130 QNH3000INS BECMG 2004/2005 VRB05KT 9999 FEW015 FEW120 QNH3002INS BECMG 2011/2012 21008KT 9999 VCSH SCT012 BKN100 QNH3007INS BECMG 2014/2015 20009KT 6000 -SHRA SCT025 BKN120 QNH3008INS TX35/1919Z TN24/2011Z
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South Alabama Regional Airport 334-222-6598
334-222-0638
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[email]
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