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KCEF Westover Air Reserve Base/Metropolitan Airport
Springfield/Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 19 MAY 2022

Location

FAA Identifier: CEF
Lat/Long: 42-11-38.4560N 072-32-05.2320W
42-11.640933N 072-32.087200W
42.1940156,-72.5347867
(estimated)
Elevation: 241.1 ft. / 73.5 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14W (1980)
From city: 3 miles NE of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 01022

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 07/1942
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: BOSTON CENTER
FSS: BURLINGTON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CEF (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0700-2300
Pattern altitude: RECTANGULAR TFC PAT: 1000 FT AGL LGT ACFT, 2000 FT AGL LRG/HVY ACFT; OVHD: 2500 FT AGL.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT ALSF1 RWY 05 & 23; PAPI RWY 5, 15, 23 & 33; HIRL RWY 05/23 & 15/33 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
CLEAR SIDE IS SPLIT. DALGT TURNED ON WHEN AIRFIELD IS IFR. DUSK-2300. AIRFIELD LGTS NOT AVBL 2300-0700 HRS.
Landing fee: yes
Fire and rescue: ARFF index A

Airport Communications

CTAF: 134.85
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 127.525
WESTOVER GROUND: 118.35 275.8 [0700-2300]
WESTOVER TOWER: 134.85 348.75 [0700-2300]
YANKEE APPROACH: 125.35
YANKEE DEPARTURE: 125.35
COMD POST: 252.1 ;439 AW
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 274.75
PTD: 372.2
WX ASOS at BAF (8 nm W): 127.1 (413-568-2267)
WX ASOS at BDL (17 nm SW): 118.15 (860-386-3480)
  • (ATIS DESCRIPTION) NO NOTAM MP: 1400-1600Z++THU.
  • ATCT OPS EXTNS/IREG HRS BY NOTAM.
  • COMMAND POST/439 AW NAME CASINO ROYALE.
  • NGT OBSTN LTD DUE TO HI INTST SCTY LGTS. AFLD WX IS MNT BY AN/FMQ-19. AUTOMATED OBS ARE QLTY CTLD FOR ACCURACY DURG ATC FLYING HRS.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BAFr091/8.3BARNES VORTAC113.0014W
CTRr121/19.3CHESTER VOR/DME115.1013W
GDMr239/29.9GARDNER VOR/DME110.6014W
HFDr014/33.2HARTFORD VOR/DME114.9013W
PUTr309/33.9PUTNAM VOR/DME117.4014W

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
100LL:FUEL OPR HRS 1200-0400Z++ WKDAYS, 1200-2000Z++ SAT-SUN EXC HOL.
Parking: hangars and tiedowns

Runway Information

Runway 5/23

Dimensions: 11597 x 300 ft. / 3535 x 91 m
1000 FT OVRN BOTH ENDS OF RWY.
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 37 /F/A/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 5  RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 42-10.647797N42-12.227037N
Longitude: 072-32.880403W072-31.437428W
Elevation: 234.1 ft.241.1 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 048 magnetic, 034 true228 magnetic, 214 true
Displaced threshold: 1202 ft.no
Markings: precision, 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)
PAPI UNUSBL BYD 6 DEGS R.
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
ALSF-1 SFL PTN OTS UFN.
ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: no
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILSILS

Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 7085 x 147 ft. / 2160 x 45 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 21 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 15  RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 42-12.386408N42-11.561587N
Longitude: 072-32.524183W072-31.414993W
Elevation: 240.9 ft.239.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 149 magnetic, 135 true329 magnetic, 315 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, 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)
RVR equipment: NO RVR AVBL.touchdown
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF RESERVES
439TH OSS/OSA 750 HANGAR AVE
CHICOPEE, MA 01022
Phone 413-557-2187
CIV PTN OF THE ARPT (TWY A, P & S) IS OWNED BY WESTOVER METRO DEV CORP, 255 PADGETTE ST, CHICOPEE MA 01020.
Manager: ANDY WIDOR
WESTOVER METRO ARPT, 255 PADGETTE ST
CHICOPEE, MA 01022
Phone 413-593-5543
AMGR FOR CIV OPS, T.HANNA@WESTOVERAIRPORT.COM.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 35
Single engine airplanes: 11
Multi engine airplanes: 2
Jet airplanes: 3
Helicopters: 1
Gliders airplanes: 2
Military aircraft: 16
    
Aircraft operations: avg 44/day *
64% military
25% local general aviation
8% transient general aviation
3% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 October 2017

Additional Remarks

CIV TRNG LTD TO LOW APCH ONLY; TGL NOT AUTH.
CEF IS A JOINT-USE AFLD. IFR TKOF & LANDING MIN AS PRESCRIBED BY USAF REG APPLY, CALL FBO MGR AT C413-593-5543 FOR CLARIFICATION.
PAPI ALL RWYS PRVD PROPER TCH FOR HGT GP4 ACFT ONLY.
LGT: PAPI OFF DUR OPR HR PERIODS OF NO TFC.
RSTD: AFT HRS DEP/ARR 24 HR PPR NOTICE 413-593-5543.
HVY VFR TFC BELOW 10,000 FT ALONG RIVER & HWY 5 NM SW OF AFLD.
CAUTION: VMC DEP ACFT REMAIN AT OR BLW 1000 FT TIL PAST DEP END OF RWY TO ENSURE SEPARATION FM VFR OVERHEAD & CLSD PAT TFC. STROBE LGT LCTD ATOP STACKS 4000 FT LEFT RWY 23 THR; OCCASIONAL STEAM CLOUD. UNCTLD VEH TFC ON RAMPS & TWY.
CAUTION: LGT ACFT TFC, HANG GLIDER OPR AND HOT AIR BALLOON ACT ALONG RIVER W AND NW OF ARPT. EXTV HANG GLIDER & GLIDER IN THE MT GREYLOCK AREA APRX 45 NM NW OF AFLD. UNLGTD OBST W SIDE RWY 05 CLEAR ZONE.
CUST: PILOT MUST ARNG CUST 860-292-1314.
CAUTION: POTENTIAL FOR HYDROPLANING AFTER ANY PRECIPITATION. PONDING AT INT RY 05/23 & 15/33 MEASURED IN 1/10TH INCHES; SEE NOTAMS FOR KCEF.
MILITARY: RSTD: CIV PILOTS ARE REMINDED TO CHECK MIL NOTAMS BY VISITING THE FEDERAL NOTAM SYSTEM (FNS) WEBSITE (HTTPS://NOTAMS.AIM.FAA.GOV/NOTAMSEARCH/) OR CONTACTING FLIGHT SERVICE.
TRANS ALERT: FLEET SVC FOR TRAN ACFT UNAVBL WKEND AND M-F 2030-0400Z++ WITHOUT PRIOR APVL FR AMOPS DSN 589-2951.
CAUTION: EASTSIDE PAD 19, PAD 33 AND TWY L DO NOT HAVE PAVED SHOULDERS.
WHEN ATCT CLSD, FOR CD CTC BRADLEY APCH 860-386-3580.
MILITARY: ACFT ON A JA/ATT, JCS, TACTICAL EXER, MIL CHTR MISSION CTC 439 LRS/LGRDX DSN 589-3318/3125 TO COORD SUPPORT RQMNTS. LGRDX WILL ARNG ALL RQRD SUPPORT. SAAM MISSIONS CDN WILL BE MADE WITH AIRFIELD MGR DSN 589-2944.
PCL ONLY AUTH WITH 5 HR PPR TO METRO FBO.
RWY 15 WIND DATA EST AVBL AT ALL TIMES.

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 from 19 May 2022 at 0901Z to 16 June 2022 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
DEER PARK THREE   download (224KB)
STELA ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (349KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05 **CHANGED**   download (171KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (177KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05 **CHANGED**   download (73KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (72KB)
TACAN RWY 05 **CHANGED**   download (157KB)
TACAN RWY 23 **CHANGED**   download (157KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply **CHANGED**   download (510KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KBAF - Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport (8 nm W)
7B2 - Northampton Airport (9 nm NW)
KBDL - Bradley International Airport (17 nm SW)
3B0 - Southbridge Municipal Airport (23 nm E)
0B5 - Turners Falls Airport (24 nm N)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 20-May-2022
 Local
(UTC-4)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight04:5308:53
Sunrise05:2509:25
Sunset20:0800:08
Evening civil twilight20:4100:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  20-May-2022 04:32:40
Local (UTC-4)  20-May-2022 00:32:40
 
METAR
KCEF 200356Z AUTO 22003KT 10SM CLR 11/11 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP104 T01100110
KBAF 
8nm W 
200412Z AUTO 22003KT 3SM BR CLR 10/09 A2983 RMK AO2 T01000094 TSNO
KBDL 
17nm SW 
200421Z 12004KT 7SM FEW003 FEW030 12/11 A2984 RMK AO2 T01220111
TAF
KCEF 200206Z 2002/2108 23005KT 9999 FEW017 FEW038 QNH2977INS BECMG 2003/2004 27005KT 9999 FEW015 QNH2982INS BECMG 2007/2008 VRB02KT 8000 BR SCT015 QNH2985INS BECMG 2011/2012 17008KT 9999 NSW SCT055 SCT120 QNH2994INS BECMG 2014/2015 18009KT 9999 FEW050 SCT250 QNH2997INS BECMG 2017/2018 18012G20KT 9999 FEW040 SCT120 BKN250 QNH2994INS BECMG 2021/2022 18010G16KT 9999 SCT045 BKN060 WS020/19035KT 530102 QNH2994INS BECMG 2100/2101 16010G15KT 9999 -SHRA VCTS SCT045 BKN060CB WS020/20045KT 530052 QNH2997INS BE
KBAF 
8nm W 
192023Z 1920/2018 20005KT P6SM OVC012 FM200200 24003KT P6SM BKN035 FM200900 00000KT 3SM BR SCT003 FM201400 17004KT P6SM SCT200
KBDL 
17nm SW 
192023Z 1920/2024 20005KT P6SM BKN020 FM200200 23004KT P6SM BKN035 FM200900 00000KT 3SM BR FEW003 FM201300 17005KT P6SM SCT200 FM201700 18010KT P6SM SCT150
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413-593-5543
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