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KBFR Virgil I Grissom Municipal Airport
Bedford, Indiana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 01 FEBRUARY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: BFR
Lat/Long: 38-50-24.1000N / 086-26-43.3000W
38-50.401667N / 086-26.721667W
38.8400278 / -86.4453611
(estimated)
Elevation: 727.4 ft. / 221.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (2010)
From city: 3 miles SE of BEDFORD, IN
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 47421

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1942
Control tower: no
ARTCC: INDIANAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: TERRE HAUTE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: HUF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0900-1700, ALL SAT 0900-1200
ARPT CLSD NEW YEARS DAY, THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS DAY.
Pattern altitude: 1527.4 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: MIRL RWY 06/24 AND 13/31 PRESET LOW INTST, TO INCR INTST & ACTVT REIL RYS 13 & 31 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 122.8
WX AWOS-3: 119.125 (812-275-8306)
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY INDIANAPOLIS ARTCC ON FREQS 124.775/269.45 (HENRYVILLE RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
OOMr159/19.8HOOSIER VORTAC110.2002W

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR

Runway Information

Runway 13/31

Dimensions: 4501 x 100 ft. / 1372 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 25.0
Double wheel: 30.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13  RUNWAY 31
Latitude: 38-50.734772N38-50.264993N
Longitude: 086-27.163928W086-26.430362W
Elevation: 711.8 ft.723.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 133 magnetic, 129 true313 magnetic, 309 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 47 ft. trees, 200 ft. from runway, 190 ft. right of centerline
RY 13, 47 FT TREE LINE 0-200 FR FM RY END 190 FT RIGHT OF CL.
90 ft. tree, 1950 ft. from runway, 280 ft. left of centerline, 19:1 slope to clear

Runway 6/24

Dimensions: 3089 x 70 ft. / 942 x 21 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 4.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 6  RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 38-50.122318N38-50.395605N
Longitude: 086-26.886523W086-26.337775W
Elevation: 712.7 ft.722.5 ft.
Gradient: 0.4%0.4%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 062 magnetic, 058 true242 magnetic, 238 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 27 ft. trees, 629 ft. from runway, 65 ft. right of centerline, 15:1 slope to clear
RUNWAY 06 20:1 APPROACH SLOPE AT THRESHOLD
15 ft. brush, 201 ft. from runway, 100 ft. right of centerline
-10' DWNSLP TERRAIN AND BRUSH 175'-200' FRM RWY END.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: LAWRENCE COUNTY BOAC
3213 TUNNELTON RD.
BEDFORD, IN 47421
Phone 812-279-9839

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 22
Single engine airplanes: 22
    
Aircraft operations: avg 70/week *
46% transient general aviation
46% local general aviation
5% air taxi
4% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

RY 13/31 HAS SMALL TREES AND BRUSH 200 FT L & R OF CNTRLN ENTIRE RY LENGTH.
LINE OF SIGHT RSTRNS TO VIS.
DEER ON & INVOF 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 between 1 February 2018 at 0901Z and 1 March 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 13   download (207KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 31   download (192KB)
VOR/DME RWY 13   download (196KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (164KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBMG - Monroe County Airport (20 nm NW)
KFRH - French Lick Municipal Airport (22 nm SW)
KSER - Freeman Municipal Airport (26 nm E)
KDCY - Daviess County Airport (33 nm W)
KBAK - Columbus Municipal Airport (36 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 22-Feb-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0212:02
Sunrise07:2912:29
Sunset18:3023:30
Evening civil twilight18:5723:57

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Feb-2018 03:26:58
Local (UTC-5)  22-Feb-2018 22:26:58
 
METAR
KBMG 
20nm NW 
230253Z AUTO 11005KT 1SM BR OVC002 07/07 A3034 RMK AO2 SLP277 T00670067 58002
KFRH 
22nm SW 
230315Z AUTO 08004KT 3/4SM OVC002 07/ A3033 RMK AO1
KDCY 
33nm W 
230315Z AUTO 10006KT 1 1/4SM BR OVC002 08/07 A3033 RMK AO2 T00750066
KBAK 
36nm NE 
230245Z 12004KT 2SM -RABR OVC004 06/ A3037 RMK LAST
TAF
KBMG 
20nm NW 
230210Z 2302/2324 11005KT 1SM BR OVC003 FM230600 12005KT 3/4SM RA OVC003 FM231300 21008KT 3/4SM RA OVC003 FM231500 24008KT 1 1/2SM RA OVC003 FM231800 26007KT P6SM OVC003 FM232300 27004KT P6SM OVC015 AMD LTD TO CLD VIS AND WIND TIL 231400
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