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

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 03 NOVEMBER 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 -5 (UTC -4 during Daylight Saving 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 150 ft. / 2160 x 46 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
CTC AMGR FOR CIV OPS ANDY WIDOR AT A.WIDOR@WESTOVERAIRPORT.COM.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 37
Single engine airplanes: 12
Multi engine airplanes: 3
Jet airplanes: 3
Helicopters: 1
Gliders airplanes: 2
Military aircraft: 16
    
Aircraft operations: avg 46/day *
60% military
27% local general aviation
9% transient general aviation
4% air taxi
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 May 2022

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 03 November 2022 at 0901Z to 01 December 2022 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
DEER PARK THREE   download (223KB)
STELA ONE   2 pages: [1] [2] (347KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC RWY 05   download (171KB)
ILS OR LOC RWY 23   download (176KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 05   download (72KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 23   download (70KB)
TACAN RWY 05   download (156KB)
TACAN RWY 23   download (156KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   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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Photo taken 27-Aug-2007

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 30-Nov-2022
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:2811:28
Sunrise06:5911:59
Sunset16:1921:19
Evening civil twilight16:5021:50

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  30-Nov-2022 13:34:35
Local (UTC-5)  30-Nov-2022 08:34:35
 
METAR
KCEF 301255Z 00000KT 10SM OVC014 01/M01 A3010 RMK AO2A SLP202 T00091007
KBAF 
8nm W 
301304Z 05003KT 10SM OVC014 01/M02 A3011 RMK AO2 T00061022
KBDL 
17nm SW 
301315Z 02003KT 10SM BKN013 OVC028 02/M02 A3011 RMK AO2 T00171022
TAF
KCEF 301200Z 3012/0118 VRB06KT 9999 BKN018 OVC029 520054 QNH3004INS BECMG 3014/3015 15010G20KT 9999 OVC015 520055 QNH2986INS BECMG 3016/3017 16015G25KT 8000 -RA OVC012 530005 QNH2981INS BECMG 3018/3019 17020G30KT 6000 SHRA OVC007 530006 QNH2965INS TEMPO 3019/3023 19020G40KT 3200 +SHRA BECMG 3022/3023 25015G25KT 9000 -SHRA BKN025 OVC080 530005 QNH2970INS BECMG 0100/0101 30015G25KT 9999 NSW SCT025 520004 QNH2974INS BECMG 0104/0105 29010G20KT 9999 FEW025 520054 QNH2986INS TEMPO 0114/0118 29020G35KT 5300
KBAF 
8nm W 
301127Z 3012/0112 02003KT P6SM OVC020 FM301600 09007KT P6SM OVC015 WS020/16040KT FM301900 16016G33KT 2SM RA BR OVC010 FM302100 18020G42KT 1SM +RA BR OVC010 FM302300 25016G34KT 3SM BR VCSH OVC010 FM010200 29014G28KT P6SM SCT150
KBDL 
17nm SW 
301127Z 3012/0118 03003KT P6SM OVC020 FM301700 16012G24KT 6SM -RA BR OVC015 FM301900 18017G34KT 2SM -RA BR OVC010 FM302200 20020G41KT 2SM +RA BR OVC010 FM010100 27014G27KT P6SM BKN100 FM010700 28011KT P6SM FEW250
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 Metro Air Services
413-593-5543
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[email]
Airport management, Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, ...
 
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