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KBED Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: BED
Lat/Long: 42-28-11.8000N / 071-17-20.4000W
42-28.196667N / 071-17.340000W
42.4699444 / -71.2890000
(estimated)
Elevation: 132 ft. / 40.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 16W (1995)
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 01730

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1943
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BRIDGEPORT FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BED (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: TPA 1000 AGL FIXED WING; 1500 AGL TURBOJET; 1800 AGL HEAVY JET ACFT.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT MIRL RY 05/23; HIRL RY 11/29; MALSR RY 11 & 29 & TWY LGTS - 118.5.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: yes, SURCHARGE FOR EACH LANDING AND/OR DEPARTURE 2300-0700. COMMERCIAL & TRANSIENT LANDING FEE.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index B
Airline operations: CLSD TO PART 121 ACR OPNS WITH OVER 60 SEATS EXCP 24 HR PPR CALL 781-869-8000.
International operations: customs landing rights airport
US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 118.5
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 124.6(617-274-6283)
WX ASOS: PHONE 781-274-9733
HANSCOM GROUND: 121.7 [0700-2300]
HANSCOM TOWER: 118.5 257.2 [0700-2300]
BOSTON APPROACH: 124.4
BOSTON DEPARTURE: 124.4
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.85
COMD POST: 362.95
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
WX ASOS at BOS (14 nm SE): PHONE 617-567-5762
WX ASOS at LWM (17 nm NE): 126.75 (978-687-8017)
WX ASOS at OWD (18 nm S): PHONE 781-762-4314
WX ASOS at BVY (18 nm NE): PHONE 978-921-5042

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BOSr313/14.9BOSTON VOR/DME112.7016W
LWMr223/18.4LAWRENCE VOR/DME112.5015W
MHTr187/24.2MANCHESTER VOR/DME114.4015W
GDMr112/34.3GARDNER VOR/DME110.6014W
PUTr053/39.5PUTNAM VOR/DME117.4014W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
BEDDS114/4.533216WBE -... .
SHAKER HILL296/5.025116WSKR ... -.- .-.
HAGET216/11.240215WLW .-.. .--
FITCHBURG118/21.336515WFIT ..-. .. -
MARSHFIELD325/35.236816WIMR .. -- .-.
TAUNTON357/37.722716WTAN - .- -.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 11/29

Dimensions: 7011 x 150 ft. / 2137 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 82 /F/C/W/T
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 250.0
Double tandem: 455.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 11  RUNWAY 29
Latitude: 42-28.309423N42-28.166158N
Longitude: 071-18.020578W071-16.473593W
Elevation: 132.0 ft.123.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 113 magnetic, 097 true293 magnetic, 277 true
Declared distances: TORA:7011 TODA:7011 ASDA:7011 LDA:7011TORA:7011 TODA:7011 ASDA:7011 LDA:7011
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
VGSI AND ILS GLIDEPATH NOT COINCIDENT. VGSI AND RNAV GLIDEPATH NOT COINCIDENT.
4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdownrollout
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lightsMALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DMEILS/DME
Obstructions: 120 ft. hill, lighted, 1050 ft. from runway, 734 ft. right of centerline, 34:1 slope to clearnone

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 5107 x 150 ft. / 1557 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 79 /F/C/W/T
Single wheel: 120.0
Double wheel: 250.0
Double tandem: 436.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 42-27.806147N42-28.476517N
Longitude: 071-17.812088W071-17.126562W
Elevation: 128.0 ft.127.8 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 053 magnetic, 037 true233 magnetic, 217 true
Declared distances: TORA:5107 TODA:5107 ASDA:5107 LDA:5107TORA:5107 TODA:5107 ASDA:5107 LDA:5107
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.75 degrees glide path)4-box VASI on right (3.50 degrees glide path)
VGSI AND DESCENT ANGLES NOT COINCIDENT.
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: MASS PORT AUTHORITY
ONE HARBORSIDE DR
E BOSTON, MA 02128
Phone (781) 869-8000
Manager: SHARON M. WILLIAMS
MASSPORT, 200 HANSCOM DRIVE
BEDFORD, MA 01730
Phone 781-869-8000

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 318
Single engine airplanes: 187
Multi engine airplanes: 32
Jet airplanes: 87
Helicopters: 12
    
Aircraft operations: avg 351/day *
47% transient general aviation
37% local general aviation
15% air taxi
<1% military
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2015

Additional Remarks

A23 RY 29 RIGHT TRAFFIC AIRCRAFT OVER 12500 LBS.
PPR FOR ALL ACFT CARRYING EXPLOSIVES CALL 781-869-8000.
TWY G BTWN RY 11/29 AND RY 05/23 RESTRICTED -- NO ACFT WITH WINGSPANS GREATER THAN 118 FT.
TWYS 'N' & 'B' CLSD TO AIR CARRIER ACFT.
TWY C, F, J, M, N, R, S, T CLSD GREATER THAN 118 FT WINGSPAN.
NO PRACTICE LOW APCHS/TOUCH & GO LNDGS FOR ACFT UNDER 12500 LBS BTN 2300-0700.
TWY N UNAVBL NOV 15-APR 1.
SVC-TRAN ALERT: OPR 1200-0400Z++ WKD; 1400-2200Z++ SUN; PPR OT AND HOL DSN 845-5589/5592.
SVC-TRAN ALERT: DE-ICING AVBL FR VENDOR.
AF: PPR ALL MIL ACFT, PAX MNFST REQ ALL INBD PAX, CTC BASE OPS DSN 845-5589/5592, C781-225-5589/5592.
AF : COMD POST DSN 845-6960/6961, C781-225-6960/6961.
NO PRACTICE LOW APCHS/TOUCH & GO LNDGS FOR ACFT 12500 LBS & OVER.
NOISE RULES IN EFFECT - HELICOPTERS OPERATING WITHIN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN HIGHEST POSSIBLE ALTITUDE.
SUPPORT: OPR 1200-0400Z++ MON-FRI, 1300-1900Z++ SAT & SUN, CLSD HOL. CTC BASE OPS PRIOR TO 1700Z++ FRI FOR OT SUPPORT.
BIRDS & WILDLIFE ON & INVOF ARPT.
BE ALERT FOR SMALL ACFT PARKED ON RAMPS.

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 9 November 2017 at 0901Z and 7 December 2017 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
DREEM ONE (RNAV)   download (199KB)
GRAYM FOUR   download (234KB)
ZELKA ONE (RNAV)   download (130KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 11   download (359KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 29   download (315KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 29   download (221KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (239KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 11   download (281KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 29   download (241KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 11   download (250KB)
VOR RWY 23   download (249KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (41KB)
 
Departure Procedures
HANSCOM TWO **CHANGED**   2 pages: [1] [2] (643KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (180KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

6B6 - Minute Man Air Field (10 nm W)
KBOS - General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (14 nm SE)
KLWM - Lawrence Municipal Airport (17 nm NE)
KOWD - Norwood Memorial Airport (18 nm S)
KBVY - Beverly Regional Airport (18 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 19-Nov-2017
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1211:12
Sunrise06:4211:42
Sunset16:1921:19
Evening civil twilight16:5021:50

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Nov-2017 08:26:02
Local (UTC-5)  19-Nov-2017 03:26:02
 
METAR
KBED 190756Z AUTO 17007KT 10SM OVC026 12/11 A2931 RMK AO2 RAE03 SLP938 P0000 T01220111
KBOS 
14nm SE 
190754Z 19011KT 10SM BKN028 OVC038 13/12 A2934 RMK AO2 RAE08 SLP934 P0001 T01280117
KLWM 
16nm NE 
190754Z AUTO 17005KT 10SM FEW008 BKN024 OVC032 13/11 A2934 RMK AO2 RAB12E26 SLP936 P0000 T01330106
KBVY 
18nm NE 
190753Z AUTO 16005KT 9SM FEW019 OVC030 12/12 A2933 RMK AO2 RAB08E21 SLP928 P0000 T01220117
KOWD 
18nm S 
190753Z AUTO 19010KT 10SM OVC025 15/13 A2934 RMK AO2 SLP933 T01500133
TAF
KBED 190536Z 1906/2006 00000KT P6SM -RA BKN020 OVC090 FM190700 19008KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC020 FM191100 20011G21KT 4SM -SHRA BR OVC010 FM191300 20012G25KT 4SM +SHRA OVC010 FM191600 23014G33KT P6SM VCSH BKN030 FM191800 27016G34KT P6SM SCT200
KBOS 
14nm SE 
190536Z 1906/2012 21008KT P6SM -RA BKN040 OVC100 FM190800 19011G25KT P6SM -SHRA OVC035 FM191100 20014G27KT 4SM +SHRA BR OVC015 FM191600 23016G35KT P6SM VCSH BKN025 FM191800 27019G37KT P6SM SCT200 FM200000 27014G29KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Jet Aviation
Air Elite
ASRI 131.525
781-274-0030
toll-free 1-800-538-0233
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Passenger terminal and lounge, Aircraft charters, Aircraft maintenance, Avionics sales and service, ...
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AirBoss™ fuel program   NATA Safety 1st   U.S. Government AIR Card   U.S. Customs Service   DASSP   AEG Fuels   Crew cars   Go Rentals   FAA-Approved Repair Station   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)  
 
Phillips 66
100LL Jet A
FS $6.95 $7.12 
GUARANTEED
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Signature Flight Support ASRI 130.80
781-274-0010
[web site]
[email]

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Located 20 miles northwest of Boston, the L. G. Hanscom Field is a first-class general aviation facility bounded by the towns of Lincoln, Concord, Bedford and Lexington. Many historic sites are nearby, including Minutemen National Park and the North Bridge where the first shot of the Revolutionary War was fired. The airport is also situated close to many high-tech businesses and defense companies and provides an excellent option for those seeking to avoid the congestion of Boston and Logan.
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Signature TailWins®   TECHNICAir   Signature Weekend Takeoff   U.S. Customs Service   WSI Pilotbrief   DASSP   Crew cars   National Car Rental  
 
independent
100LL Jet A
FS $6.99 $6.99 
GUARANTEED
 
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Rectrix Aerodrome Centers, Inc. at BED ASRI 131.40
978-341-8400
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, ...
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NATA Safety 1st   WSI Pilotbrief   CAA Preferred FBO   Contract Fuel   Crew car   Enterprise Rent-A-Car   FAA-Approved Repair Station   Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)   National Business Aviation Association  
 
Ascent
100LL Jet A
FS $7.11 $6.90 
GUARANTEED
 
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Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KBED but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KBED.
Located at KBVY
North Atlantic Air, Inc.
122.85
toll-free 1-800-541-1745
978-774-2070
[web site]
[email]
At KBVY (Beverly Regional Airport), 18 miles ENE

Avoid the congestion of Bedford. Beverly Regional Airport is 21 miles (20 minutes) northeast of Boston.
We understand the importance of comfort (you'll love the recliners in front of our 70" screen TV in our pilot lounge), aesthetics (recently renovated facility and professionally appointed lobby), and accommodating sensitive guests.
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Located at KBVY
Shell
100LL Jet A
FS $5.44 $4.82 
 Updated 09-Nov-2017
 
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
Comments
  
 Air Bear Aviation
603-216-2752
[web site]
[email]
Air Bear Aviation is an FAA approved Repair Station and the leading provider of mobile aircraft maintenance services in the Northeast.
 
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