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KBFW Silver Bay Municipal Airport
Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 10 OCTOBER 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: BFW
Lat/Long: 47-14-56.5000N 091-24-56.1000W
47-14.941667N 091-24.935000W
47.2490278,-91.4155833
(estimated)
Elevation: 1088.6 ft. / 331.8 m (surveyed)
Variation: 00E (1995)
From city: 7 miles SW of SILVER BAY, MN
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 55614

Airport Operations

Airport use: CLOSED PERMANENTLY
Activation date: 02/1965
Control tower: no
ARTCC: MINNEAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: PRINCETON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: BFW (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWY 07 & 25; PAPI RWY 07 & 25; MIRL RWY 07/25 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3: 119.425 (218-226-3537)
WX AWOS-3 at TWM (18 nm SW): 119.325 (218-834-6591)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC ON FREQS 134.55/290.5 (DULUTH RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ELOr154/38.3ELY VOR/DME109.6000E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
SILVER BAYat field35000EBFW -... ..-. .--

Airport Services

Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 7/25

Dimensions: 3200 x 75 ft. / 975 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in poor condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 26.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Operational restrictions: RWY CLSD DUE TO EDGES CONTAIN LOOSE ROCKS AND CRUMBLING; LRG WDSPR CRACKS; VEGETATION GROWING THRU CRACKS AND JOINTS; MARKINGS FADED.
RUNWAY 7  RUNWAY 25
Latitude: 47-14.859000N47-15.018500N
Longitude: 091-25.299333W091-24.562167W
Elevation: 1088.6 ft.1082.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 072252
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 44 ft. trees, 979 ft. from runway, 185 ft. right of centerline, 17:1 slope to clear33 ft. trees, 918 ft. from runway, 297 ft. left of centerline, 21:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF SILVER BAY
7 DAVIS DRIVE
SILVER BAY, MN 55614
Phone 218-226-4408
Manager: LANA FRALICH/JAMES LARSON
CITY ADMINISTRATOR, 7 DAVIS DRIVE
SILVER BAY, MN 55614
Phone 218-226-4408
218-220-1700

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 13
Single engine airplanes: 11
Ultralights: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 63/week *
73% local general aviation
27% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 30 June 2015

Additional Remarks

ULTRALIGHT TRAFFIC ON & INVOF ARPT.
DEER AND WILDLIFE ON & INVOF ARPT.
NEW TRML BUILDING AVBL, FOR KEYPAD ENTRY PRESS 2, 4 TOGETHER AND THEN PRESS 3.
COLD TEMPERATURE RESTRICTED AIRPORT. ALTITUDE CORRECTION REQUIRED AT OR BELOW -35C.
POT HOLES ON APN AND TIEDOWN AREA.
FOR CD CTC MINNEAPOLIS ARTCC AT 651-463-5588.
(ARPT STATUS) ARPT CLSD PERMLY.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at KBFW.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KTWM - Richard B Helgeson Airport (18 nm SW)
KELO - Ely Municipal Airport (38 nm NW)
4R5 - Major Gilbert Field Airport (39 nm SE)
KDLH - Duluth International Airport (40 nm SW)
KSUW - Richard I Bong Airport (44 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 18-Oct-2019
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:5811:58
Sunrise07:2912:29
Sunset18:1223:12
Evening civil twilight18:4323:43

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Oct-2019 07:00:03
Local (UTC-5)  18-Oct-2019 02:00:03
 
METAR
KBFW 
3nm S 
180636Z AUTO 03003KT 10SM CLR 02/01 A2995 RMK AO2
KTWM 
19nm SW 
180555Z AUTO 02003KT 10SM CLR 02/M02 A2994 RMK AO2
TAF
KDLH 
40nm SW 
180520Z 1806/1906 12008KT P6SM SCT012 SCT250 FM180900 14008KT P6SM SCT250 WS020/18038KT FM181500 14014G22KT P6SM SCT250 FM190000 15008KT P6SM SCT200 WS020/18040KT
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