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KBFM Mobile Downtown Airport
Mobile, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: BFM
Lat/Long: 30-37-36.4000N 088-04-05.1000W
30-37.606667N 088-04.085000W
30.6267778,-88.0680833
(estimated)
Elevation: 26.2 ft. / 8.0 m (surveyed)
Variation: 01W (2005)
From city: 3 miles S of MOBILE, AL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 36605

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: HOUSTON CENTER
FSS: ANNISTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BFM (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-2300
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: DUSK-DAWN. WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT MALSR RWY 32 - CTAF. HIRL RWY 14/32 PRESET ON STEP 3 OR HYR BASED ON WX.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF: 118.8
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 135.575
WX ASOS: PHONE 251-431-6762
DOWNTOWN GROUND: 121.7 239.3 [0700-1900 SUN; 0700-2200 MON; 0330-2200 TUE THRU FRI; 0400-1900 SAT.]
DOWNTOWN TOWER: 118.8 251.1 [0700-1900 SUN; 0700-2200 MON; 0330-2200 TUE THRU FRI; 0400-1900 SAT.]
MOBILE APPROACH: 118.5
MOBILE DEPARTURE: 118.5
EMERG: 121.5
NG OPS: 125.525 49.85FM
WX ASOS at MOB (10 nm NW): 124.75 (251-607-0469)
WX AWOS-3PT at CQF (14 nm SE): 118.425 (251-928-3242)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY HOUSTON ARTCC ON FREQS 127.65/285.475 (MOBILE RCAG) WHEN APCH CTL CLSD.
  • SAWRS 0800-1900.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BFMr318/1.1BROOKLEY VORTAC112.8004E
SJIr107/16.2SEMMES VORTAC115.3005E
GCVr138/35.5GREENE COUNTY VORTAC115.7005E
NUNr283/(39.0)SAUFLEY VOR108.8001E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
WISLE125/14.524801WMOB -- --- -...

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 14/32

Dimensions: 9618 x 150 ft. / 2932 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 72 /F/B/X/T
Single wheel: 75.0
Double wheel: 185.0
Double tandem: 325.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 14  RUNWAY 32
Latitude: 30-37.984723N30-36.791888N
Longitude: 088-04.796387W088-03.586803W
Elevation: 26.1 ft.18.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 140 magnetic, 139 true320 magnetic, 319 true
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, 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)
RVR equipment: rollouttouchdown
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Centerline lights: yes
RWY 14/32 CNTRLN LGTS AVBL DURG ATCT OPER HRS ONLY.
yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, lighted
TDZ LGTS AVBL DURG ACTC OPER HRS ONLY.
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 39 ft. tree, 1535 ft. from runway, 500 ft. right of centerline, 34:1 slope to clearnone

Runway 18/36

Dimensions: 7800 x 150 ft. / 2377 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in fair condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 34 /R/B/X/T
Single wheel: 76.0
Double wheel: 150.0
Double tandem: 320.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 18  RUNWAY 36
Latitude: 30-38.519655N30-37.232893N
Longitude: 088-03.955018W088-03.954180W
Elevation: 25.4 ft.24.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 181 magnetic, 180 true001 magnetic, 360 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)
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 33 ft. pole, 1200 ft. from runway, 30:1 slope to clear55 ft. trees, 1300 ft. from runway, 400 ft. left of centerline, 20:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: MOBILE AIRPORT AUTHORITY
1891-9TH ST/BROOKLEY COMPLEX
MOBILE, AL 36615
Phone 251-438-7334
Manager: CHRIS CURRY
P O BOX 88004
MOBILE, AL 36608
Phone 251-639-4680
FAX PHONE 251-694-7667.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 26
Single engine airplanes: 16
Multi engine airplanes: 3
Jet airplanes: 6
Helicopters: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 1187/day *
60% military
37% air taxi
2% transient general aviation
<1% local general aviation
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 October 2018

Additional Remarks

CONDS NOT MNT WHEN ATCT CLSD.
HOT CARGO SPACE ASGND TO TWY A BTN RWY 18/36 AND A6
FOR CD WHEN ATCT CLSD CTC MOBILE APCH AT 251-662-6236. WHEN APCH CLSD CTC HOUSTON ARTCC AT 281-230-5622.

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 September 2020 at 0901Z to 08 October 2020 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 32   download (396KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 14   download (278KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (298KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (286KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (301KB)
VOR RWY 14   download (321KB)
VOR RWY 18   download (269KB)
VOR RWY 32   download (248KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (167KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (189KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KMOB - Mobile Regional Airport (10 nm NW)
2R5 - St Elmo Airport (13 nm SW)
KCQF - H L Sonny Callahan Airport (14 nm SE)
1R8 - Bay Minette Municipal Airport (19 nm NE)
5R4 - Foley Municipal Airport (22 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 01-Oct-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2311:23
Sunrise06:4711:47
Sunset18:3623:36
Evening civil twilight19:0024:00

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  01-Oct-2020 23:00:38
Local (UTC-5)  01-Oct-2020 18:00:38
 
METAR
KBFM 012253Z 20003KT 10SM CLR 26/18 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP162 T02610183
KMOB 
10nm W 
012156Z VRB04KT 10SM CLR 28/13 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP159 T02830133
KCQF 
14nm SE 
012235Z AUTO 24003KT 10SM CLR 24/17 A3000 RMK AO2
TAF
KBFM 011720Z 0118/0218 32006KT P6SM SKC FM020300 35010G22KT P6SM SKC FM021300 02008KT P6SM SKC
KMOB 
10nm W 
011721Z 0118/0218 31011KT P6SM SKC FM012300 34005KT P6SM SKC FM020800 01006KT P6SM SKC
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
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Signature Flight Support 251-433-2800
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[email]
Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Passenger terminal and lounge, Catering, Pilot supplies, Rental cars, ...

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100LL Jet A
FS $5.69 $6.01 
 Updated 01-Oct-2020
 
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