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KSDM Brown Field Municipal Airport
San Diego, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: SDM
Lat/Long: 32-34-20.1800N / 116-58-48.5800W
32-34.336333N / 116-58.809667W
32.5722722 / -116.9801611
(estimated)
Elevation: 526.3 ft. / 160.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14E (1980)
From city: 13 miles SE of SAN DIEGO, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 92154

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1948
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: SAN DIEGO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: SDM (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0900-1700
Pattern altitude: TPA: RWY 8L-26R 1000'AGL; 8R-26L 600'AGL.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: ACTVT REIL RWY 08L, PAPI RWY 08L & RWY 26R, HIRL RWY 08L/26R, AND MIRL RWY 08R/26L - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

CTAF: 128.25
UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 132.35
WX ASOS: PHONE 619-661-8297
BROWN GROUND: 124.4 [0800-2000]
BROWN TOWER: 128.25 225.4 [0800-2000]
SOCAL APPROACH: 124.35
SOCAL DEPARTURE: 125.15
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 124.4
CHASR STAR: 124.35
CWARD SID: 119.6
PADRZ SID: 119.6
WX ASOS at NRS (7 nm W): PHONE 619-437-9890
WX ASOS at SAN (14 nm NW): PHONE 619-296-8934
WX AWOS-3P at SEE (15 nm N): 125.45 (619-449-1228)
WX ASOS at MYF (17 nm NW): PHONE 858-576-4337
  • FOR CLNC DEL WHEN ATCT CLSD CALL SOCAL APCH (800) 448-3724.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
PGYr167/2.3POGGI VORTAC109.8014E
TIJr311/2.3TIJUANA VOR/DME116.5014E
MZBr120/17.7MISSION BAY VORTAC117.8015E
JLIr195/39.5JULIAN VORTAC114.0015E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A JET-A+
FOR FUEL AFT HRS CALL FBO'S AT (619) 671-9222; FEE FOR CALLOUT. MILITARY FUEL AVBL BY CALLING (619) 671-9222.
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

Runway 8L/26R

Dimensions: 7972 x 150 ft. / 2430 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 80.0
Double wheel: 110.0
Double tandem: 175.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 8L  RUNWAY 26R
Latitude: 32-34.427333N32-34.298967N
Longitude: 116-59.605333W116-58.060150W
Elevation: 526.3 ft.507.6 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 082 magnetic, 096 true262 magnetic, 276 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 (4.00 degrees glide path)
RWY 26R PAPI UNUSABLE BYD 3 NM.
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Runway 8R/26L

Dimensions: 3180 x 75 ft. / 969 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Single wheel: 14.0, OPERATOR PERMITS ONLY 12000 LBS.
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
Gradient: W
RUNWAY 8R  RUNWAY 26L
Latitude: 32-34.294897N32-34.243833N
Longitude: 116-59.059943W116-58.443500W
Elevation: 520.8 ft.505.0 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3% UP
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 082 magnetic, 096 true262 magnetic, 276 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF SAN DIEGO
1424 CONTINENTAL ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92154
Phone 619-424-0455
Manager: ANDY SCHWARTZ
1424 CONTINENTAL ST
SAN DIEGO, CA 92154
Phone 619-424-0456

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 197
Single engine airplanes: 157
Multi engine airplanes: 21
Jet airplanes: 12
Helicopters: 7
    
Aircraft operations: avg 231/day *
56% local general aviation
38% transient general aviation
4% military
2% air taxi
* for 12-month period ending 31 March 2017

Additional Remarks

BE ALERT TO ARPT BDRY ONE MILE NORTH FM MEXICAN/USA INTL BORDER.
PARA JUMPING ON AIRPORT AND 3 MILES EAST.
BE ALERT TO HIGH TERRAIN 3,566 FT. MSL SIX MILES EAST OF AIRPORT.
BE ALERT WHEN DEPARTING ON RY 08L AT NIGHT DUE TO RISING TERRAIN TO THE EAST.
NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS APPROX 1 MILE WEST OF AIRPORT, 1/2 MILE NORTHWEST, AND 2 MILES NORTH.
TWY A WEST OF TWY B RESTRICTED TO AIRCRAFT WITH WINGSPANS OF 133 FT OR LESS.
AVOID DCT OVERFLIGHT OF PIO PICO ENERGY CENTER BLO 2000 FT AGL, 3 NM EAST OF AP.
NO ENGINE OPNS ON RAMPS EXCEPT AS NECESSARY FOR ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES.

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 9 November 2017 at 0901Z and 7 December 2017 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
CHASR ONE (RNAV)   download (179KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 08L   download (286KB)
VOR OR GPS-A   download (273KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (30KB)
 
Departure Procedures
CWARD ONE (RNAV)   download (188KB)
PADRZ ONE (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (252KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (132KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KNRS - Imperial Beach Naval Outlying Field (Ream Field) (7 nm W)
KNZY - North Island Naval Air Station (Halsey Field) (14 nm NW)
KSAN - San Diego International Airport (14 nm NW)
KSEE - Gillespie Field Airport (15 nm N)
KMYF - Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (17 nm NW)
KNKX - Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (20 nm NW)
 
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Aerial photo
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Aerial photo of KSDM (Brown Field Municipal Airport)
Photo courtesy of helihigh.com & Mark Robinson
Photo taken 21-Aug-2012
looking west.

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Sectional chart

 
Airport diagram
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Diagram of KSDM (Brown Field Municipal Airport)
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From to KSDM

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-Nov-2017
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:0014:00
Sunrise06:2714:27
Sunset16:4200:42
Evening civil twilight17:0901:09

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Nov-2017 08:00:30
Local (UTC-8)  24-Nov-2017 00:00:30
 
METAR
KSDM 240753Z AUTO 12006KT 9SM CLR 16/03 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP132 T01610033 403390156
MMTJ 
2nm S 
240742Z 00000KT 8SM SKC 19/03 A2997 RMK HZY
KNRS 
7nm W 
240656Z AUTO 08008KT 7SM CLR 19/05 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP139 T01890050 $
KSAN 
14nm NW 
240751Z 00000KT 10SM FEW250 19/06 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP137 T01890061 403060167 $
KSEE 
15nm N 
240735Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 15/03 A2994 RMK AO2
KMYF 
17nm NW 
240753Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 19/03 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP130 T01890033 403500172
KNKX 
19nm NW 
240655Z 09005KT 10SM CLR 18/03 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP135 T01780033 $
TAF
MMTJ 
2nm S 
240433Z 2406/2512 00000KT P6SM SCT200 TX30/2421Z TN21/2412Z FM241100 33005KT 6SM HZ SKC FM241800 30010KT P6SM SCT220 BECMG 2505/2507 25005KT
KSAN 
14nm NW 
240527Z 2406/2512 VRB04KT P6SM SCT200 FM242000 28010KT P6SM SCT200 FM250100 VRB04KT P6SM FEW003 SCT200 FM250700 VRB04KT 3SM BR VCFG SCT003 SCT200
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
 San Diego Jet Center
619-671-9222
toll-free 1-866-736-5382
[web site]
[email]
The only full service FBO at KSDM dedicated to providing excellent service at a competitive price.
 
U.S. Government Contract Fuel   U.S. Customs Service   AVTRIP   Hertz  
 
More info about San Diego Jet Center
Avfuel
100LL Jet A
FS $5.19 $4.39 
SS $4.59 --- 
 Updated 22-Nov-2017
 
   write
First Flight 619-661-6522
[web site]
[email]
Aviation fuel, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), GPU / Power cart, Flight training, Aircraft rental, Aerial tours / aerial sightseeing, ...

More info about First Flight
EPIC
100LL Jet A
FS --- $3.39 
SS $4.59 --- 
GUARANTEED
 
   1 read write
Alternatives at nearby airports
IMPORTANT: Note that the FBOs below are NOT at KSDM but at other nearby airports. Do not expect services from these FBOs to be available at KSDM.
Located at KSBD
Luxivair SBD
909-382-6068
[web site]
[email]

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At KSBD (San Bernardino International Airport), 92 miles N

Aviation fuel, Aircraft ground handling, Oxygen service, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Hangar leasing / sales, GPU / Power cart, ...
More info and photos of Luxivair SBD (KSBD)
Located at KSBD
EPIC
100LL Jet A
FS $4.99 $3.72 
SS $4.29 --- 
 Updated 20-Nov-2017
 
   12 read write
FS=Full service
SS=Self service
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