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KAEL Albert Lea Municipal Airport
Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 13 SEPTEMBER 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: AEL
Lat/Long: 43-40-52.7313N / 093-22-05.3341W
43-40.878855N / 093-22.088902W
43.6813143 / -93.3681484
(estimated)
Elevation: 1261 ft. / 384.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 01E (2010)
From city: 3 miles N of ALBERT LEA, MN
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 56007

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1942
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: PRINCETON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: AEL (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: APR-OCT MON-FRI 0800-2000, NOV-MAR MON-FRI 0800-1700, ALL SAT-SUN 0800-1700
FOR SVC AFT HRS CALL 507-826-3451.
Pattern altitude: 2001 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: MIRL RWY 17/35 PRESET TO LOW SS-SR; TO INCR INTST & ACTVT ODALS RWY 17; REIL RWY 17 & 35; PAPI RWY 17 & 35 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.0
WX AWOS-3: 109.8 (507-377-1583)
ROCHESTER APPROACH: 119.8
ROCHESTER DEPARTURE: 119.8
WX AWOS-3 at AUM (19 nm E): 119.025 (507-433-6667)
  • APCH & DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC ON FREQS 135.35/307.3 (ROCHESTER RCAG) WHEN ROCHESTER APCH IS CLSD.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
AEL at fieldALBERT LEA VOR/DME109.8001E
JAYr285/20.5AUSTIN VOR/DME108.2003E
FOWr178/31.4HALFWAY VOR/DME111.2002E
RSTr255/34.0ROCHESTER VOR/DME112.0005E
MCWr351/35.2MASON CITY VOR/DME114.9006E
MKTr137/40.0MANKATO VOR/DME110.8007E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
FOREST CITY019/28.935903EFXY ..-. -..- -.--

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A MOGAS
24 HOUR CC MACHINE ONLY FOR 100LL & MOGAS
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimensions: 5000 x 100 ft. / 1524 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 19.0
Double wheel: 29.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 17  RUNWAY 35
Latitude: 43-41.264227N43-40.458657N
Longitude: 093-22.230305W093-21.998160W
Elevation: 1260.0 ft.1261.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 167 magnetic, 168 true347 magnetic, 348 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ODALS: omnidirectional approach lighting system
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: none
RWY 17 HAS 9 FT TREE 188 FT FROM THE RWY END AND 190 FT R.
18 ft. tree, 490 ft. from runway, 326 ft. left of centerline, 16:1 slope to clear

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 2898 x 75 ft. / 883 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 43-40.744883N43-41.072918N
Longitude: 093-22.283737W093-21.806655W
Elevation: 1252.8 ft.1256.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 046 magnetic, 047 true226 magnetic, 227 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 23 ft. trees, 529 ft. from runway, 103 ft. right of centerline, 14:1 slope to clearnone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF ALBERT LEA
221 E CLARK STREET
ALBERT LEA, MN 56007
Phone 507-377-4300
Manager: JIM HANSON
73950 275TH ST.
CLARKS GROVE, MN 56016
Phone 507-373-0608
EMAIL ADDRESS: JIMHANSON@DESKMEDIA.COM (ALL LOWER CASE)

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 60
Single engine airplanes: 45
Multi engine airplanes: 4
Jet airplanes: 1
Helicopters: 2
Gliders airplanes: 2
Ultralights: 6
    
Aircraft operations: avg 72/day *
65% local general aviation
26% transient general aviation
8% air taxi
1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 October 2017

Additional Remarks

TV TWR 9.5 NM SE.
GLIDERS & HELICOPTERS USE TURF PARALLEL TO RY 17/35 ON EAST SIDE & APPR AREA TO RY 23.
MULTIPLE TRANSITIONAL OBSTNS RY 05 & RY 35.
NMRS PRIM SFC OBSTNS ALL RYS

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 from 13 September 2018 at 0901Z to 11 October 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 17   download (225KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 35   download (228KB)
VOR/DME RWY 35   download (210KB)
VOR RWY 17   download (259KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (27KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (156KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KAUM - Austin Municipal Airport (19 nm E)
KACQ - Waseca Municipal Airport (25 nm N)
KOWA - Owatonna Degner Regional Airport (27 nm N)
KFXY - Forest City Municipal Airport (29 nm SW)
KTOB - Dodge Center Airport (31 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Sep-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3211:32
Sunrise07:0112:01
Sunset19:1300:13
Evening civil twilight19:4100:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Sep-2018 01:42:13
Local (UTC-5)  21-Sep-2018 20:42:13
 
METAR
KAEL 220115Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 09/07 A3030 RMK AO2
KAUM 
20nm E 
220115Z AUTO 36003KT 10SM CLR 09/06 A3030 RMK AO2
TAF
KMCW 
32nm S 
211737Z 2118/2218 32023G32KT P6SM BKN025 OVC035 FM212200 33015G22KT P6SM SCT030 BKN040 FM220100 35010KT P6SM FEW250 FM220600 VRB04KT P6SM FEW015 FM221400 14007KT P6SM SCT020
KRST 
40nm E 
211722Z 2118/2218 31020G30KT P6SM BKN025 FM212100 32015G23KT P6SM SCT025 BKN050 FM220000 34005KT P6SM SKC
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