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KBFM Mobile Downtown Airport
Mobile, Alabama, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 08 NOVEMBER 2018

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 -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving 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): PHONE 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.
Gradient: 0.1% DOWN0.1% UP
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: 
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: 23
Single engine airplanes: 10
Multi engine airplanes: 3
Jet airplanes: 9
Helicopters: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 169/day *
68% military
17% transient general aviation
8% local general aviation
5% air taxi
3% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 30 October 2017

Additional Remarks

CONDS NOT MNT WHEN ATCT CLSD.
HOT CARGO SPACE ASGND TO TWY A BTN RWY 18/36 AND A6

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 8 November 2018 at 0901Z to 6 December 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 32   download (372KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 14   download (257KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 18   download (277KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 32   download (265KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 36   download (282KB)
VOR RWY 14   download (279KB)
VOR RWY 18   download (249KB)
VOR RWY 32   download (227KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
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 18-Nov-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5611:56
Sunrise06:2212:22
Sunset16:5322:53
Evening civil twilight17:1923:19

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Nov-2018 09:02:41
Local (UTC-6)  18-Nov-2018 03:02:41
 
METAR
KBFM 180853Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM CLR 07/07 A3021 RMK AO2 SLP229 T00720067 56004
KMOB 
10nm W 
180856Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 07/06 A3020 RMK AO2 SLP224 T00670056 55005
KCQF 
14nm SE 
180855Z AUTO 00000KT 7SM CLR 05/05 A3019 RMK AO2
TAF
KBFM 180520Z 1806/1906 21003KT P6SM BKN200 FM181500 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
KMOB 
10nm W 
180520Z 1806/1906 00000KT P6SM BKN200 FM181500 VRB03KT P6SM SKC
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