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KBLF Mercer County Airport
Bluefield, West Virginia, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 20 JULY 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: BLF
Lat/Long: 37-17-45.4141N / 081-12-27.0679W
37-17.756902N / 081-12.451132W
37.2959484 / -81.2075189
(estimated)
Elevation: 2856.7 ft. / 870.7 m (surveyed)
Variation: 07W (2010)
From city: 3 miles NE of BLUEFIELD, WV
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 24701

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 05/1954
Control tower: no
ARTCC: INDIANAPOLIS CENTER
FSS: ELKINS FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [703-724-4288]
NOTAMs facility: BLF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0600-2200
ARPT UNATND CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS. FOR SVCS CALL 304-921-3417 (LINE STAFF CELL).
Pattern altitude: 3856.7 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Lights: ACTVT REIL RY 05/23 , PAPI RY 05/23; HIRL RY 05/23 & TWY LIGHTS - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 122.9
WX ASOS: 132.725 (304-327-5766)
  • APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY INDIANAPOLIS ARTCC ON FREQS 126.575/257.85 (BLUEFIELD RCAG).

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BLF at fieldBLUEFIELD VORTAC110.0003W
PSKr304/26.7PULASKI VORTAC116.8006W
BKWr194/29.3BECKLEY VORTAC117.7006W

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
SUZZE010/22.633506WMKJ -- -.- .---
TECH284/38.836806WTEC - . -.-.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A JET-A+
AFTER HRS EMERGENCY FUEL BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT; LISTING ON LINE OFFICE DOOR.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 4743 x 100 ft. / 1446 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 48.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 37-17.465930N37-18.047872N
Longitude: 081-12.777540W081-12.124723W
Elevation: 2850.2 ft.2856.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 049 magnetic, 042 true229 magnetic, 222 true
Declared distances: TORA:4743 TODA:4743 ASDA:4743 LDA:4743TORA:4743 TODA:4743 ASDA:4743 LDA:4743
Markings: nonprecision, 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)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS
Obstructions: 22 ft. trees, 288 ft. from runway, 170 ft. right of centerline, 4:1 slope to clear
15 FT BRUSH, 100 FT DSTC, 150 FT 'L'.
21 ft. trees, 368 ft. from runway, 360 ft. right of centerline, 8:1 slope to clear
15 FT BRUSH, 40 FT DSTC, 130 FT 'L'.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: MERCER CO ARPT AUTH INC
300 MARKELL DR. STE 200
BLUEFIELD, WV 24701
Phone 304-327-5308
Manager: CLINT RANSOM
300 MARKELL DR. STE 200
BLUEFIELD, WV 24701
Phone 304-327-5308
LINE OFFICE PHONE 304-327-8440. MGR CELL 681-220-0693.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 19
Single engine airplanes: 11
Multi engine airplanes: 2
Jet airplanes: 2
Helicopters: 3
Ultralights: 1
    
Aircraft operations: avg 45/day *
61% transient general aviation
27% local general aviation
11% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 30 December 2013

Additional Remarks

MOWING IN PROGRESS APR-NOV ALL SFCS.
DEER ON & INVOF ARPT.
RY 23 HAS STEEP DROP-OFF 320 FT FM THLD 0B.
RY 05 HAS STEEP DROP-OFF 175 FT FM THLD LEFT SIDE.

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 20 July 2017 at 0901Z and 17 August 2017 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download (296KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (229KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (255KB)
VOR/DME RWY 23   download (246KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (38KB)
 
Departure Procedures
OBERS FOUR   download (163KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (149KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

I16 - Kee Field Airport (25 nm NW)
KMKJ - Mountain Empire Airport (25 nm S)
KPSK - New River Valley Airport (27 nm E)
KBKW - Raleigh County Memorial Airport (30 nm N)
KJFZ - Tazewell County Airport (31 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-Jul-2017
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5109:51
Sunrise06:2110:21
Sunset20:4100:41
Evening civil twilight21:1101:11

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-Jul-2017 19:23:28
Local (UTC-4)  20-Jul-2017 15:23:28
 
METAR
KBLF 201852Z AUTO 26006KT 10SM FEW049 28/14 A3019 RMK AO2 SLP183 T02830139
TAF
KBLF 201720Z 2018/2118 30005KT P6SM VCSH SCT060 FM202000 30005KT P6SM SCT060
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 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
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Mercer County Airport Authority 304-327-5308
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100LL Jet A
FS $5.00 $3.70 
SS $4.85 $3.55 
 Updated 14-Jul-2017
 
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SS=Self service
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