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KBFR Virgil I Grissom Municipal Airport
Bedford, Indiana, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

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 -4 (UTC -5 during Standard 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
Manager: RAY SEXTON
3213 TUNNELTON RD.
BEDFORD, IN 47421
Phone 812-279-9839
812-797-1722

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 14 September 2017 at 0901Z and 12 October 2017 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 13   download (207KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 31 **CHANGED**   download (192KB)
VOR/DME RWY 13   download (197KB)
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 19-Sep-2017
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:0511:05
Sunrise07:3211:32
Sunset19:4723:47
Evening civil twilight20:1400:14

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  19-Sep-2017 15:34:15
Local (UTC-4)  19-Sep-2017 11:34:15
 
METAR
KBMG 
20nm NW 
191453Z 16003KT 10SM FEW005 BKN033 OVC042 21/19 A3000 RMK AO2 RAE13 SLP153 P0001 60009 T02110189 53007
KFRH 
22nm SW 
191515Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT003 SCT065 BKN090 20/ A3000 RMK AO1
KDCY 
33nm W 
191515Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM BKN006 BKN120 20/19 A2998 RMK AO2 T02020191
KBAK 
36nm NE 
191445Z 21005KT 7SM SCT006 BKN018 OVC045 19/18 A3001
TAF
KBMG 
20nm NW 
191341Z 1914/2012 18005KT P6SM -SHRA FEW008 BKN080 TEMPO 1914/1915 4SM BR BKN008 FM191500 19004KT P6SM VCTS BKN025CB FM192200 22004KT P6SM BKN025 BKN040 FM192300 VRB03KT P6SM FEW025 SCT040 FM200100 00000KT P6SM SCT130
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
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Lawrence County Aviation LLC 812-279-9839
[email]
Airport management, Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, Passenger terminal and lounge, ...

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