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KNJK El Centro NAF Airport (Vraciu Field)
El Centro, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 23 MAY 2019

Location

FAA Identifier: NJK
Lat/Long: 32-49-35.8746N / 115-40-06.8161W
32-49.597910N / 115-40.113602W
32.8266318 / -115.6685600
(estimated)
Elevation: -41.5 ft. / -12.6 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11E (2015)
From city: 6 miles NW of EL CENTRO, CA
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 92243

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 02/1973
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: SAN DIEGO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: NJK (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-THU 1500-0700Z++, ALL FRI 1500-0200Z++, ALL SAT 1500-2300Z++
CLSD SUN AND HOL.
Segmented circle: no
Lights: AVBL ONLY DURING HRS OF OPERATION.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

ATIS: 269.275
EL CENTRO GROUND: 121.9 254.35 [1500-0700Z++ MON-THU; 1500-0200Z++ FRI; 1500-2300Z++ SAT; CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
EL CENTRO TOWER: 119.1 360.2 [1500-0700Z++ MON-THU; 1500-0200Z++ FRI; 1500-2300Z++ SAT; CLSD SUN AND HOL.]
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 340.2
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 348.3
WX ASOS at IPL (5 nm E): 132.175 (760-355-2851)

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
IPLr286/9.3IMPERIAL VORTAC115.9014E

Airport Services

Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 8/26

Dimensions: 9503 x 200 ft. / 2897 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 62 /R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8  RUNWAY 26
Latitude: 32-49.747908N32-49.749453N
Longitude: 115-41.226315W115-39.370173W
Elevation: -47.9 ft.-46.4 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 079 magnetic, 090 true259 magnetic, 270 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Approach lights: OLSOLS
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 6824 x 200 ft. / 2080 x 61 m
Surface: PEM
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 35 /R/D/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 32-49.786788N32-48.989150N
Longitude: 115-40.326585W115-39.386233W
Elevation: -46.8 ft.-42.3 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 124 magnetic, 135 true304 magnetic, 315 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair conditionnonprecision, in fair condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Navy
Owner: US NAVY
OCEANOGRAPHIC OFC - CODE 3142
WASHINGTON, DC 20373

Additional Remarks

E60-08 HOOK E28(B) (1485')
E60-30 HOOK E28(B) (1246')
E60-26 HOOK E28(B) (1500')
E60-12 HOOK E28(B) (1570')
SERVICE - LGT - CARRIER DECK LGT AVBL RWY 08-26 AND 30.
JASU - 1(RCPT-105) 1(NC8) (WELLS AIR START SYS).
FUEL - TRAN PILOTS EXP UP TO 2 HR DELAY WO PRIOR ARNG DSN 658-2425, C760-339-2425. - HOT REFUEL AVBL MOST ACFT 1630-0430Z++ MON-THU; 1600-0200Z++ FRI; 1630-2300Z++ SAT; CLSD SUN AND HOL. HOT REFUL HR SUBJ TO SHORT NTC CHG, REFER TO NOTAM. J8
FLUID - HPOX LOX
OIL - O-128-156
TRAN ALERT- NO TRAN SVC 0700-1500Z++. TRAN MAINT EXTREMELY LTD. TRAN ACFT INBD WITH ORDNANCE ADV TWR ON INITIAL CTC. TRAN ACFT INBD WITH ORDNANCE FOR HOT REFUL MUST SAFE THEIR ACFT PRIOR TO HOTPITTING, T-LINE CANNOT SAFETY OR PIN TRAN ACFT. LTD SVC AVBL FOR LARGE PAX ACFT RQR 48 HR NTC DSN 658-2655.
CAUTION - INBD ACFT USE EXTREME CAUTION TO AVOID R2510 LCTD 5 NM NW DUE TO A/G WEAPONS OPR AND PRCHT DROPS. EXTREME MID-AIR POTENTIAL DUE TO HI DENSITY VFR GEN AVN TFC AND CROP DUSTERS IN VCNTY. AVOID IMPERIAL CO ARPT 4.5 NM E UNCTL, BLW 3000' AGL.
CAUTION - BIRD ACT MID DEC TO MID MAR SR-SS WITHIN THE ADJ FLD LCTD E AND W OF THE ARPT. PJE ARE CONDUCTED ON REG BASIS OFF NJK TACAN 170/10 OR IPL VORTAC 240/12.
TFC PAT - DENSE FLD CARRIER LDG PRACTICE TFC ALL HR. REDUCED RWY SEPARATION STD IN EFF USN/USMC ACFT.
NS ABTMT - AVOID OVFT HSG LCTD SW OF TWR AND FUEL FARM LCTD IMMED SW APCH END RWY 30. AVOID OVFT TOWN OF EL CENTRO APRX 5 NM E, BLW 5000' AGL. NUMEROUS CATTLE FEED LOTS LCTD THRU-OUT AREA, AVOID OVFT AT LO ALT.
MISC - ACFT INBD MAKE INITIAL CTC WITH TWR 15 NM OR SOONER. ATCT IN A NON-RADAR ENVIRONMENT WITH HI VOLUME OF AIR TFC. IMPROVED FRESNEL LENS OLS AVBL RWY 08 AND 26.
RSTD: ALL CIV ACFT AND ALL ACFT THAT INTEND TO RON REQUIRE 72 HR PPR, DSN 658-2601, C760-339-2601 DUR SKED FIELD HRS.
FUEL - JAA/F24 AVBL

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 23 May 2019 at 0901Z to 20 June 2019 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 26   download (96KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 30   download (108KB)
VOR/DME RWY 30   download (115KB)
TACAN-A   download (88KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (209KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KIPL - Imperial County Airport (5 nm E)
KBWC - Brawley Municipal Airport (13 nm NE)
KCLR - Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport (20 nm N)
L08 - Borrego Valley Airport (42 nm NW)
KTRM - Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (54 nm NW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-May-2019
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:1212:12
Sunrise05:3912:39
Sunset19:4002:40
Evening civil twilight20:0703:07

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-May-2019 13:00:14
Local (UTC-7)  24-May-2019 06:00:14
 
METAR
KNJK 241156Z AUTO 30003KT 10SM CLR 13/05 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP148 T01330050 10189 20128 55001 $
KIPL 
4nm E 
241253Z AUTO 24003KT 10SM CLR 14/07 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP129 T01390067
TAF
KNJK 2315/2415 26018G25KT 9999 FEW080 SCT200 520009 QNH2986INS FM232000 25015KT 9999 FEW080 FEW150 SCT250 520009 QNH2982INS FM232300 24018KT 9999 FEW080 FEW220 520009 QNH2982INS BECMG 2403/2405 24009KT QNH2985INS T27/2323Z T14/2413Z FS30130
KIPL 
4nm E 
241126Z 2412/2512 31006KT P6SM SKC FM242000 18006KT P6SM FEW080 FM250000 27006KT P6SM SKC
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