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KBEC Beech Factory Airport
Wichita, Kansas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 11 AUGUST 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: BEC
Lat/Long: 37-41-38.1000N 097-12-53.7000W
37-41.635000N 097-12.895000W
37.6939167,-97.2149167
(estimated)
Elevation: 1408.6 ft. / 429.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04E (2015)
From city: 5 miles E of WICHITA, KS
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 67206

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: KANSAS CITY CENTER
FSS: WICHITA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: ICT (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0700-1730
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT REIL RWY 01 AND 19; MIRL RWY 01/19 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 126.8
UNICOM: 122.95
WX AWOS-3PT: 119.45 (316-515-7116)
BEECH GROUND: 121.7 [0700-1730 MON-FRI]
BEECH TOWER: 126.8 313.6 [0700-1730 MON-FRI]
WICHITA APPROACH: 134.8
WICHITA DEPARTURE: 134.8
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.0 ;WHEN TWR CLSD
EMERG: 121.5
WX ASOS at AAO (3 nm N): 134.025 (316-636-2541)
WX AWOS-3P at 3AU (7 nm E): 124.175 (316-733-6696)
WX AWOS-2 at 1K1 (7 nm NE): 118.3 (316-530-6004)
WX ASOS at ICT (11 nm W): PHONE 316-945-8022
WX AWOS-3P at EQA (19 nm E): 120.875 (316-322-8095)
  • OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM; CHECK WITH FLT SVS OR WICHITA APCH CTL ON FREQ 134.8.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ICTr093/17.8WICHITA VORTAC113.8007E
HUTr114/38.6HUTCHINSON VOR/DME116.8004E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
PICHE055/13.433204EIC .. -.-.

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 1/19

Dimensions: 8001 x 100 ft. / 2439 x 30 m
Surface: concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Double wheel: 75.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 1  RUNWAY 19
Latitude: 37-40.989148N37-42.280905N
Longitude: 097-13.061048W097-12.730177W
Elevation: 1371.2 ft.1408.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 007 magnetic, 011 true187 magnetic, 191 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, 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)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: BEECHCRAFT AIRCRAFT COMPANY
10511 E. CENTRAL
WICHITA, KS 67201
Phone (316) 515-5300
Manager: TODD BAYLESS
10511 E. CENTRAL
WICHITA, KS 67201
Phone (316) 515-8365

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 77
Single engine airplanes: 21
Multi engine airplanes: 29
Jet airplanes: 10
Military aircraft: 17
    
Aircraft operations: avg 90/day *
81% local general aviation
14% military
5% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 13 August 2019

Additional Remarks

ARR & DEP ACFT MAINTAIN 2200 FT MSL WITHIN 5 MILES OF FIELD DUE TO AFB TRAFFIC.
PRKG UNAVBL EXC 4 HRS PPR CALL 316-515-7140.
EXTENSIVE TRAINING ACTIVITIES
RWY 19 CALM WIND RWY.
ARRS FROM THE W CROSS MIDFIELD ENTER DNWND.
DEER, COYOTE & MIGRATORY WATER FOWL ON & INVOF ARPT.
PPR FOR PARKING OR TAXIING WEST SIDE OF RY.
BE ALERT COL JAMES JABARA ARPT 3 MILES NORTH 1/2 MILE WEST OF ARPT.

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 11 August 2022 at 0901Z to 08 September 2022 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 01   download (271KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 19   download (268KB)
VOR-B   download (208KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (147KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCEA - Cessna Aircraft Field Airport (3 nm SW)
KAAO - Colonel James Jabara Airport (3 nm N)
KIAB - Mc Connell Air Force Base (5 nm SW)
3AU - Augusta Municipal Airport (7 nm E)
1K1 - Lloyd Stearman Field Airport (7 nm NE)
KICT - Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport (11 nm W)
KEQA - El Dorado/Capt Jack Thomas Memorial Airport (19 nm E)
 
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Photo taken 03-Oct-2009

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 17-Aug-2022
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1911:19
Sunrise06:4711:47
Sunset20:1901:19
Evening civil twilight20:4601:46

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  17-Aug-2022 07:49:26
Local (UTC-5)  17-Aug-2022 02:49:26
 
METAR
KBEC 170535Z AUTO 03010KT 10SM OVC009 20/18 A3005 RMK AO2 T02000178
KAAO 
3nm N 
170454Z AUTO 04009KT 10SM OVC007 20/18 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP163 T02000183
KIAB 
5nm SW 
170655Z AUTO 05008KT 10SM OVC009 20/18 A3003 RMK AO2 SLPNO T02040183 $
K3AU 
7nm E 
170735Z AUTO 03005KT 10SM BKN014 OVC031 20/18 A3006 RMK AO2
K1K1 
7nm NE 
170715Z AUTO 06004KT 10SM OVC009 20/18 A3006 RMK AO2 T01970175
KICT 
11nm W 
170553Z 05009KT 10SM OVC010 21/18 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP161 T02060183 10244 20206 403390206 51008
KEQA 
19nm E 
170735Z AUTO 04005KT 10SM OVC011 21/18 A3005 RMK AO2
TAF
KIAB 
5nm SW 
170231Z 1702/1808 05010G20KT 9999 OVC010 QNH2998INS TEMPO 1702/1706 OVC006 BECMG 1710/1711 04010G15KT 9999 VCSH OVC016 QNH3003INS BECMG 1717/1718 06012KT 9999 NSW BKN045 QNH3006INS BECMG 1801/1802 06012KT 9999 SCT060 SCT120 QNH3007INS TX26/1719Z TN17/1710Z
KICT 
11nm W 
170520Z 1706/1806 03010KT P6SM OVC009 FM171500 03009KT P6SM OVC014 FM171700 04009KT P6SM OVC020 FM171900 05009KT P6SM BKN040 FM180400 09004KT P6SM FEW180
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