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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 JANUARY 2018

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 -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving 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 SVCS 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.
Gradient: 0.5%0.5%
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: 23
Single engine airplanes: 19
Multi engine airplanes: 4
    
Aircraft operations: avg 172/day *
81% military
16% transient general aviation
3% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 29 February 2016

Instrument Procedures

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NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 4 January 2018 at 0901Z and 1 February 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 11   download (224KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 29   download (239KB)
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)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

0J4 - Florala Municipal Airport (16 nm S)
KEDN - Enterprise Municipal Airport (25 nm E)
33J - Geneva Municipal Airport (31 nm SE)
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 23-Jan-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1812:18
Sunrise06:4412:44
Sunset17:1123:11
Evening civil twilight17:3723:37

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Jan-2018 20:05:36
Local (UTC-6)  23-Jan-2018 14:05:36
 
METAR
K79J 231056Z AUTO 31006KT 10SM CLR 11/M01 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP167 T01061006
K0J4 
16nm S 
231058Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 09/01 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP178 T00890006
TAF
KOZR 
35nm E 
230800Z 2308/2414 25009KT 9999 SCT007 BKN015 QNH2994INS TEMPO 2308/2310 BKN010 BECMG 2309/2310 29009KT 9999 SKC QNH2997INS BECMG 2314/2315 31012G18KT 9999 SKC QNH3006INS BECMG 2323/2324 31006KT 9999 SKC QNH3013INS BECMG 2409/2410 34009KT 9999 SCT220 QNH3029INS TX18/2309Z TN05/2408Z
KTOI 
38nm NE 
230536Z 2306/2406 23007KT P6SM OVC008 FM230900 28007KT P6SM FEW025 SCT250 FM231500 30011G18KT P6SM SKC FM240000 31006KT P6SM SKC
KEGI 
41nm S 
231000Z 2310/2416 31009KT 9999 FEW250 QNH2996INS BECMG 2315/2316 33012G18KT 9999 FEW250 QNH3004INS BECMG 2323/2324 33009KT 9999 SCT200 QNH3015INS TX17/2321Z TN04/2409Z
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South Alabama Regional Airport 334-222-6598
334-222-0638
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[email]
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