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KVBG Vandenberg Air Force Base
Lompoc, California, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 09 NOVEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: VBG
Lat/Long: 34-44-14.4120N / 120-35-03.5252W
34-44.240200N / 120-35.058753W
34.7373367 / -120.5843126
(estimated)
Elevation: 368.1 ft. / 112.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 14E (2005)
From city: 7 miles NW of LOMPOC, CA
Time zone: UTC -8 (UTC -7 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 93437

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: HAWTHORNE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
FSS-HAWTHORNE HHR-NOTAM KVBG
NOTAMs facility: HHR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 1600-0100Z++
CLSD SAT, SUN AND HOL.
Pattern altitude: TFC PAT: LGT ACFT 1,400 FT MSL, HELICOPTER 900 FT MSL.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT ALS RWY 30; SFL RWY 30; PAPI RWY 12 & 30; HIRL 12/30 - CTAF. RWY 12 ALS UNAVBL; USE NO APCH LIGHT MINS.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 124.95
VANDENBERG GROUND: 121.75 275.8 [0800-1700 EXCPT SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS]
VANDENBERG TOWER: 124.95 326.2 [0800-1700 EXCPT SAT-SUN & HOLIDAYS]
SANTA BARBARA APPROACH: 124.15
SANTA BARBARA DEPARTURE: 124.15
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 121.75 275.8
COMD POST: 126.2 311.0 321.0
D-ATIS: 133.125 257.975
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PMSV METRO: 342.4
PTD: 126.2 372.2
RANGE CON: 121.4 256.0 266.0
WX AWOS-3PT at LPC (7 nm SE): 133.875 (805-735-3075)
WX ASOS at SMX (12 nm NE): 121.15 (805-928-0384)
  • APCH/DEP SERVICE PROVIDED BY LOS ANGELES ARTCC ON FREQS 119.05/269.5 (SAN LUIS OBISPO RCAG) WHEN SANTA BARBARA APCH CTL CLOSED.
  • TWR (E) 124.95 326.2 REMARKS: SVC NOT PROVIDED TO LOMPOC.
  • (ATIS PHONE NR) C805-605-2847.
  • WX FLT HRS MON-FRI 1200-0400Z++ EXCL HOL. WX FLT DSN:276-8022 C:805-606-8022. PMSV SVC AVBL ONLY WHEN WX FLT FCST ON DUTY. WX OBSN AVBL H24 VIA ASOS. BLDG OBST MAY IMPACT PREVAILING VIS 150-180.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
GLJr177/(13.3)GUADALUPE VOR111.0016E
GVOr281/27.3GAVIOTA VORTAC113.8016E
MQOr148/32.1MORRO BAY VORTAC112.4016E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 115 JET-B+
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 15000 x 200 ft. / 4572 x 61 m
Surface: concrete
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 53 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 34-45.137462N34-43.342938N
Longitude: 120-36.089193W120-34.028315W
Elevation: 238.0 ft.368.1 ft.
Gradient: 0.9%0.9%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 123 magnetic, 137 true303 magnetic, 317 true
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)ALSF2: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category II or III)
RY 30 APPROACH LIGHTING SYSTEM ARE NON-STANDARD ALSF2 CONFIGURATION. THRESHOLD LIGHTS ARE 17 FEET FROM THE USABLE PAVEMENT SURFACE.
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILSILS

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
VANDENBERG AFB
LOMPOC, CA 93437
Manager: BASE OPERATIONS
VANDENGERG AFB
LOMPOC, CA 93437
Phone 805-606-4129
DSN 276-4129

Additional Remarks

RSTD - ACTIVATION OF AN/APS 145 RADAR OR SIMILAR RADAR SYSTEMS IS PROH WHILE IN R2516, R2517, R2534A AND R2534B. CTC TWR ON GND PRIOR TO ENG START, ENG START OR AFLD OPR NOT AUTH TIL CTC WITH TWR IS MADE. NO INT DEP BTN OFFL SS-SR.
CAUTION - UNCTL CIV ARPT TFC 7 NM SE. WHEN ARPT IS VMC ACFT WILL NOT EXCEED 1900' TIL CROS DEP END OF RWY TO AVOID OVERHEAD TFC PAT. HVY AND LARGE ACFT ARE REQ TO USE MIN TAXI PWR AND SHUT DOWN OR IDLE OUTBOARD ENG TO AVOID BLOWING FOREIGN OBJECT ONTO PAVEMENT.
CAUTION - PRK RAMP IS NOT MRK FOR C-17 ACFT. USE FLW-ME VEH AND WG WALKER.
TFC PAT - OVERHEAD 2400', RECTANGULAR 1900'. CSTMS/AG/IMG - CONUS OUTBD-THE UNIT OF ACFT/AIRCREW ASGN IS RESPONSIBLE.
REMARKS - FOR BASH INFO, SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
FUEL - A++, FUEL SVC BY TRUCK ONLY. EXP SVC DELAYS.
RWY-LGTS: RWY 12 - SF.
RSTD: PPR RQR FOR ALL TRAN FULL STOP ACFT. PPR AT LEAST 24 HR IN ADVANCE, BUT NO EARLIER THAN 5 DAYS IN ADVANCE. SEND EMAIL TO 30OSS_OSAA-AIRFIE@US.AF.MIL FOR PPR REQ FORM. AM OPS DSN 276-6941 OR C805-606-6941/6942.
TRAN ALERT: LTD FLEET SVC AVBL, CTC AM OPS.
MISC: ALL ACFT REQ FULL STOP AT VBG OR SUPPORTING VBG VIP MOVEMENT, CTC PTD (OT COMD POST) 30 MIN PRIOR TO LDG. ALTN AFLD RQR. AM OPS DSN 276-6941/42, C805-606-6941/42 FAX EXTN 6664. RWY 12-30 GROOVED.
MISC: ACFT OPS OUTSIDE OF PUBL AFLD OPERATING HRS MUST BE APV AT LEAST 48 HRS IN ADV THRU AFLD MGMT OPS AT DSN 276-6941 GRD SUPPORT SVC UNAVBL FOR ARR/DEP OPS OUTSIDE OF PUBL, APV, OR SKED AFLD OPERATING HR. EARLY/LATE ACFT ARR/DEP BEFORE/AFTER PUBL OR SKED AFLD OPERATING HRS SHALL EXP HOLDING WITH APCH CTL OR ARTCC TIL AFLD IS OPEN OR RON IF DEP. ACFT SHALL CTC COMD POST AT DSN 276-9961 PRIOR TO DEP WITH UPDATED ARR TIME. ANY CHG TO ARR/DEP TIME MUST BE COORD THRU COMD POST, AND RE-APVL IS RQR IF NEW ETA/ETD IS OUTSIDE OF APP AFLD HRS OF OPERATION. ENSURE PILOTS CK NOTAMS PRIOR TO DEP AS NOTAM WILL REFLECT AFLD HRS BASED ON APPROVED AFTER HRS REQ. CTC COMD POST 30 MIN OUT OR EARLIER.
TRAN ALERT: POTABLE WATER SVC UNAVBL.
TACAN CK PT SIGN LCTD AT INT OF TWY A AND TWY D IS INVALID AND UNUSE.
SERVICE-LGT: RWY 12 ILS AND PAPI GS NOT COINCIDENTAL.
RWY-LGTS: RWY 30 - SF.
TOW CPBLTY AVBL FOR C-130 AND SMLR ACFT.
LTD TOW CPBLTY FOR KC-135; CTC AIRFIELD MGMT FOR SPECIFICS.
ALL OTHER ACFT TOW CPBLTY UNAVBL.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 12/30: S81 T110 ST175 SBTT590 TT333 TDT800 DDT857 TRT510.
JASU - 4(A/M32A-86) 2(AM32-95).
FLUID - SP PRESAIR LPOX LOX LHNIT.
OIL - O-148-156.

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.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 12   download (210KB)
HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 30   download (213KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 12   download (201KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 30   download (223KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 12   download (179KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 30   download (189KB)
TACAN RWY 12   download (186KB)
TACAN RWY 30   download (195KB)
 
Departure Procedures
GAVIOTA TWO   download (118KB)
VANDENBERG TWO   download (118KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (132KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KLPC - Lompoc Airport (7 nm SE)
KSMX - Santa Maria Public Airport/Capt G Allan Hancock Field (12 nm NE)
KIZA - Santa Ynez Airport (26 nm E)
KSBP - San Luis County Regional Airport (30 nm N)
KSBA - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (41 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 23-Nov-2017
 Local
(UTC-8)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1814:18
Sunrise06:4514:45
Sunset16:5300:53
Evening civil twilight17:2001:20

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Nov-2017 07:46:26
Local (UTC-8)  23-Nov-2017 23:46:26
 
METAR
KVBG 
6nm S 
240658Z AUTO 11004KT 7SM CLR 11/11 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP158 T01140108 CHINO RWY12 $
KLPC 
7nm SE 
240656Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 11/09 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP161 T01060089
KSMX 
12nm NE 
240651Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 12/09 A3000 RMK AO2 SLP160 T01220089 $
TAF
KSMX 
12nm NE 
240523Z 2406/2506 VRB03KT P6SM SCT250 FM241600 30008KT P6SM SKC FM241900 32015G20KT P6SM SKC FM250200 32008KT P6SM SKC
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