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KBFW Silver Bay Municipal Airport
Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA


FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 07 DECEMBER 2017

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 -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 55614

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
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 RY 07/25; PAPI RY 07/25; MIRL RY 07/25 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX AWOS-3: 350 (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 fair condition
CRACKS AFFECT RIDE.
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 26.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Runway edge markings: RY 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.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 072252
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good 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: 59 ft. trees, 1125 ft. from runway, 179 ft. right of centerline, 15:1 slope to clear
+65' TREE 1313' FM RY END 255'L OF RY CNTRLN 17:1 APPROACH SLOPE.
27 ft. trees, 1118 ft. from runway, 199 ft. left of centerline, 34:1 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
AIRPORT MANAGER CELL 218-220-1700

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 4
Single engine airplanes: 2
Ultralights: 2
    
Aircraft operations: avg 63/week *
73% local general aviation
27% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 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.

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 7 December 2017 at 0901Z and 4 January 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 25   download (191KB)
NDB RWY 25   download (155KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (57KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (156KB)

Other 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-Dec-2017
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight07:1313:13
Sunrise07:4913:49
Sunset16:1622:16
Evening civil twilight16:5122:51

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  18-Dec-2017 12:43:33
Local (UTC-6)  18-Dec-2017 06:43:33
 
METAR
KBFW 
3nm S 
181212Z AUTO 21006KT 5SM BR OVC004 M03/M04 A2970 RMK AO2
KTWM 
19nm SW 
181215Z AUTO 21006KT 7SM OVC014 M03/M06 A2970 RMK AO2
TAF
KDLH 
40nm SW 
181139Z 1812/1912 21008KT 5SM BR OVC010 FM181300 22011KT 5SM BR BKN007 OVC040 FM181800 23011KT P6SM BKN040 FM182100 23012KT P6SM -SN BKN015 OVC040 TEMPO 1822/1902 2SM -SN FM190200 25011KT 6SM -SN OVC020 FM190900 29014G22KT P6SM SCT020
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