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KBFL Meadows Field Airport
Bakersfield, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 DECEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: BFL
Lat/Long: 35-26-01.9000N / 119-03-27.6000W
35-26.031667N / 119-03.460000W
35.4338611 / -119.0576667
(estimated)
Elevation: 509.6 ft. / 155.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14E (1985)
From city: 3 miles NW of BAKERSFIELD, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 93308

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: RANCHO MURIETA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BFL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MALSR RWY 30R; HIRL RWY 12L/30R, PAPI RWY 30R - CTAF. PAPI RWYS 12R & 30L NOT OPERATIONAL WHEN ATCT CLSD.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index B
Airline operations: INDEX C ARFF AVAILABLE

Airport Communications

CTAF: 118.1
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 118.6
WX ASOS: PHONE 661-393-3766
BAKERSFIELD GROUND: 121.7 [0600-2300]
BAKERSFIELD TOWER: 118.1 257.8 [0600-2300]
BAKERSFIELD APPROACH: 118.8(SOUTH) 118.9(NORTH) 270.3(NORTH) 284.625 SOUTH [0600-2300]
BAKERSFIELD DEPARTURE: 126.45(NORTH/SOUTH) 270.3(NORTH) 284.625 SOUTH [0600-2300]
BASIC RADAR IC: 118.8(SOUTH) 118.9(NORTH) 126.45(NORTH/SOUTH) 270.3(NORTH) 284.625 SOUTH
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
WX AWOS-3 at MIT (8 nm NW): 121.125 (661-393-8596)
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY LOS ANGELES ARTCC ON FREQS 127.1/317.7 (BAKERSFIELD RCAG) WHEN APCH CTL CLOSED.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
EHFr134/3.6SHAFTER VORTAC115.4014E
TTEr168/28.8TULE VOR/DME109.2016E
GMNr330/39.0GORMAN VORTAC116.1016E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100 100LL JET-A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 12L/30R

Dimensions: 10849 x 150 ft. / 3307 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 38 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 96.0
Double wheel: 155.0
Double tandem: 260.0
Dual double tandem: 654.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 12L  RUNWAY 30R
Latitude: 35-26.780455N35-25.509097N
Longitude: 119-04.276410W119-02.739943W
Elevation: 509.5 ft.474.2 ft.
Gradient: 0.4% DOWN0.3%
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 121 magnetic, 135 true301 magnetic, 315 true
Displaced threshold: no3419 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:10855 TODA:10855 ASDA:10855 LDA:7429
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown, midfield, rollouttouchdown, midfield, rollout
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Centerline lights: noyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, lighted
Instrument approach: ILS/DME

Runway 12R/30L

Dimensions: 7703 x 100 ft. / 2348 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 18.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 12R  RUNWAY 30L
Latitude: 35-26.324683N35-25.421865N
Longitude: 119-03.937848W119-02.847170W
Elevation: 487.5 ft.464.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3%
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 121 magnetic, 135 true301 magnetic, 315 true
Displaced threshold: no3382 ft.
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: none45 ft. tree, 2150 ft. from runway, 225 ft. left of centerline, 43:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: COUNTY OF KERN
DEPT OF ARPTS, 3701 WINGS WAY, #300, 3701 WINGS WAY, SUITE 300
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93308
Phone 661-391-1800
RON BREWSTER - BREWSTERR@CO.KERN.CA.US
Manager: RON BREWSTER
3701 WINGS WAY, #300
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93308
Phone 661-391-1870
24 HRS: (661) 391-1800 FAX: (661) 391-1801

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 219
Single engine airplanes: 206
Multi engine airplanes: 9
Helicopters: 4
    
Aircraft operations: avg 146/day *
57% transient general aviation
23% local general aviation
15% air taxi
3% commercial
2% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2017

Additional Remarks

MIL HELICOPTERS MAKE ALL APCHS TO RY OR PAVED AREAS. MINIMIZE HOVERING & POWER TO AVOID CAUSING BLOWING DUST; WHEELED HELICOPTERS GND TAXI ONLY. FORMATION JOIN-UP AFT DEP ONLY.
RY 30R 50:1 TO DSPLD THLD.
ARPT OPS NA BLO 1200 RVR WITHOUT SMGCS. ARPT OPS NOT INITIATED BLO 600 RVR OR AUTH BLO 500 RVR.
RY 12R/30L NSTD HOLDING POSITION MARKINGS/SIGN LOCATIONS.
CAP SQUADRON ON ARPT.
RIGHT BASE OPNS FOR RY 30R ESTABLISH WINGS LEVEL ON FINAL APCH NO LOWER THAN 300 FT AGL.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS S & E OF ARPT RECOMMENDED TURBOJET TRNG HRS WKDAY 0800-2200 WKENDS 1200-2200; NO MORE THAN TEN PRACTICE APCHS PER HR.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 7 December 2017 at 0901Z and 4 January 2018 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
FASTO TWO   download (256KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 30R **CHANGED**   download (403KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 12L **CHANGED**   download (263KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 12R **CHANGED**   download (234KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 30L **CHANGED**   download (381KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 30R **CHANGED**   download (402KB)
VOR-A **CHANGED**   download (203KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (33KB)
 
Departure Procedures
MARIC FOUR   2 pages: [1] [2] (336KB)
MEADOWS THREE   2 pages: [1] [2] (389KB)
WRING FOUR   download (229KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (186KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

L45 - Bakersfield Municipal Airport (7 nm SE)
KMIT - Shafter Airport-Minter Field (8 nm NW)
KDLO - Delano Municipal Airport (21 nm NW)
KPTV - Porterville Municipal Airport (36 nm N)
KTLR - Mefford Field Airport (45 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 15-Dec-2017
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3114:31
Sunrise06:5914:59
Sunset16:4400:44
Evening civil twilight17:1201:12

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Dec-2017 02:40:46
Local (UTC-8)  15-Dec-2017 18:40:46
 
METAR
KBFL 160154Z 00000KT 4SM HZ CLR 12/01 A3002 RMK AO2 SLP164 T01220006
TAF
KBFL 151720Z 1518/1618 00000KT 3SM HZ SKC FM151900 00000KT 4SM HZ SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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Bakersfield Jet Center by Loyd's Aviation ASRI 130.90
661-393-1334
toll-free 1-800-284-1334
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As Bakersfield's oldest and most trusted FBO, we invite you to come experience our old fashioned customer service in a comfortable and modern facility. Take taxiway A5 to "Bakersfield Jet Center" and let us show you why we've been in business for over 59 years!
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Epic Jet Center ASRI 131.175
661-399-7011
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Epic Jet Center would like to welcome you to the newest and best state-of-the-art facility at Meadows Field. We are located east of Alpha taxiway. Whether you are arriving in a small single-engine airplane, a large business jet, or a helicopter;our professionally trained staff will marshal you in, roll out a red carpet, provide fuel, and assist you with overnight hangar storage. Hotel, rental cars, limousine,catering, aircraft cleaning and many other services can be tailored exactly to fit your needs.
Epic is open 7 days a week, 6AM-9PM, or 24 hrs. by request.
EPIC ACCEPTS ALL CONTRACT FUEL
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Atlantic Aviation ASRI 131.60
661-391-4900
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Welcome to Atlantic Aviation in Bakersfield. Whether your visit is a quick turn or an extended stay, our staff are standing by. Just turn off at A4 and taxi right up.
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