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KBEC Beech Factory Airport
Wichita, Kansas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 OCTOBER 2019

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-3PT at 3AU (7 nm E): 124.175 (316-733-6696)
WX AWOS-3 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 .. -.-.
NEWTON167/22.428106EEWK . .-- -.-

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 10 October 2019 at 0901Z to 17 November 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 01   download (251KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 19   download (249KB)
VOR-B   download (190KB)
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/Captain Jack Thomas Memorial Airport (19 nm E)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KBEC (Beech Factory Airport)
Photo by Eve Cascella
Photo taken 03-Oct-2009

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From to KBEC

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Oct-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1512:15
Sunrise07:4112:41
Sunset18:4723:47
Evening civil twilight19:1400:14

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Oct-2019 15:56:06
Local (UTC-5)  18-Oct-2019 10:56:06
 
METAR
KBEC 181535Z AUTO 17018G23KT 10SM CLR 16/07 A2977 RMK AO2 T01560069
KAAO 
3nm N 
181454Z AUTO 17016G27KT 10SM CLR 14/07 A2977 RMK AO2 PK WND 18028/1414 SLP078 T01440072 55002
KIAB 
5nm SW 
181456Z AUTO 13020G23KT 10SM CLR 14/06 A2978 RMK AO2 PK WND 13026/44 SLP083 T01420063 51001 $
K3AU 
7nm E 
181535Z AUTO 17015G20KT 10SM CLR 16/08 A2978 RMK AO2
K1K1 
7nm NE 
181535Z AUTO 18015G21KT 10SM CLR 15/07 A2977 RMK AO2 T01470071
KICT 
11nm W 
181453Z 17022G31KT 10SM FEW300 16/07 A2977 RMK AO2 PK WND 17031/1453 SLP074 T01560067 53000
KEQA 
19nm E 
181535Z AUTO 17019G23KT 10SM CLR 17/07 A2978 RMK AO2
TAF
KIAB 
5nm SW 
181000Z 1810/1916 14012G18KT 9999 SKC 510022 QNH2976INS BECMG 1816/1817 18025G35KT 9999 SKC QNH2961INS BECMG 1823/1824 16012KT 9999 FEW095 QNH2961INS BECMG 1901/1902 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA BKN050 QNH2968INS TEMPO 1903/1905 18025G35KT 8000 TSRA OVC030CB BECMG 1905/1906 VRB06KT 9999 NSW FEW040 QNH2968INS BECMG 1911/1912 35012KT 9999 BKN010 QNH2981INS TX24/1821Z TN10/1812Z
KICT 
11nm W 
181120Z 1812/1912 17017G22KT P6SM BKN300 WS020/19052KT FM181400 17022G30KT P6SM SKC FM181700 17030G39KT P6SM SKC FM182300 17017G26KT P6SM SKC FM190200 16017KT P6SM BKN100 WS020/19045KT FM190400 17009KT P6SM VCSH OVC080
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