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KVPS Eglin Air Force Base/Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
Valparaiso/Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 24 MAY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: VPS
Lat/Long: 30-28-59.5899N / 086-31-33.7596W
30-28.993165N / 086-31.562660W
30.4832194 / -86.5260443
(estimated)
Elevation: 84 ft. / 25.6 m (surveyed)
Variation: 00E (2000)
From city: 1 mile SW of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 32542

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public, RSTRD TO MIL ACFT AND CIVIL ACR ONLY.
Activation date: 03/1941
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: JACKSONVILLE CENTER
FSS: GAINESVILLE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: VPS (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
SEE FLIP AP/1 RTE AND AREA RSTD (FLORIDA-VALPARAISO) FOR BASH, WX RESTRICTIONS, AND SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SS-SR
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C

Airport Communications

ATIS: 134.625 273.5
EGLIN GROUND: 121.8 335.8
EGLIN TOWER: 118.2 353.65 122.8R
EGLIN APPROACH: 125.1(271-089) 132.1(090-270) 281.45(271-089) 360.6(090-270)
EGLIN DEPARTURE: 125.1(271-089) 132.1(090-270) 281.45(271-089) 360.6(090-270)
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 127.7 377.2
AIRSPACE ATIS: 133.0 379.15
CP: 372.8 390.9
EGLIN CMD POST: 318.05 328.025
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
PAR: 315.9X 341.9X 378.8X 389.1
PMSV METRO: 342.2
PTD: 142.3 372.2
RDR: 124.05X 340.9X 391.2X
VFR: 132.1
WX ASOS at DTS (6 nm SE): PHONE 850-654-7128
WX ASOS at CEW (18 nm N): 119.275 (850-682-1237)
  • RADAR: NO NOTAM MP: ASR (DIGITAL) 0700-0900Z++SAT.
  • 379.15 MILITARY USE OPR 1200-0400Z++

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
CEWr156/22.0CRESTVIEW VORTAC115.9003E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
PICKENS087/33.932602WPKZ .--. -.- --..
LYNNE288/39.627804WPFN .--. ..-. -.

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 12/30

Dimensions: 11987 x 300 ft. / 3654 x 91 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete, in excellent condition
FIRST 1000 FT OF RY 12/30 IS CONC ON BOTH ENDS.
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 45 /R/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 12  RUNWAY 30
Latitude: 30-29.326305N30-28.347408N
Longitude: 086-33.130335W086-31.146642W
Elevation: 83.7 ft.49.4 ft.
Gradient: 0.3%0.3%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Declared distances: TORA:11987 TODA:11987TORA:11987 TODA:11987
Markings: precision, in fair conditionprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (2.50 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME

Runway 1/19

Dimensions: 10001 x 300 ft. / 3048 x 91 m
Surface: asphalt
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 67 /F/B/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 1  RUNWAY 19
Latitude: 30-28.375378N30-29.988068N
Longitude: 086-31.072672W086-30.670573W
Elevation: 47.9 ft.60.1 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Declared distances: TORA:10001 TODA:10001TORA:10001 TODA:10001
Markings: precision, in fair conditionprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (2.80 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdowntouchdown
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
RWY 19 NSTD ALSF-1 LEN 1500'.
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Air Force
Owner: USAF
DEPT OF THE AF HDQRTS AFMC
EGLIN AFB, FL 32542
Phone 850-882-5313
Manager: TRACY STAGE
1701 STATE ROAD 85N
EGLIN AFB, FL 32542
Phone 850-651-7160
DESTIN-FORT WALTON BEACH AIRPORT OPS (850) 651-7166.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft operations: avg 37/day *
100% commercial
<1% local general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 31 January 2018

Additional Remarks

E60-01 HOOK E5 (27 FT) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1625 FT).
E60-30 HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1663 FT) HOOK MB100(B) (49 FT OVRN).
E60-19 HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1778') HOOK E5 (33')
E60-12 HOOK MB100(B) (47 FT OVRN) HOOK BAK-12B(B) (1522 FT).
RY DSTC MRKRS ON BOTH RYS.
CAUTION: HIGH VOLUME OF NAVY T-6 ANF B-06 TRAINING ACFT NEAR CEW VORTAC.
CAUTION: UNCTL VEH ON MOVEMENT AREA.
CAUTION: RWY 19 AT TWY M LATERAL PONDING DUR WET RWY COND, POTENTIAL HYDROPLANING.
REGIONAL WX BRIEFINGS; CLSD WKNDS AND HOLS.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 01/19: ST150; SBTT600; TT500; TD T800; TRT600
A-GEAR: 8 PT TIE DOWNS ON ALL BAK-12B. RWY 19/01 NML A-GEAR CONFIGURATION: BAK-12B APCH END DISCONNECTED, DEP END CONNECTED. APCH END AVBL WITH 20 MIN PN 1215-0515Z++ MON-FRI, AVBL WITH 2 HR PN SAT, SUN, AND HOL. E-5 APCH END DISCONNECTED, DEP END CONNECTED. RY 12/30 NML A-GEAR CONFIGURATION: BAK-12B ALWAYS CONNECTED. MB100 CONFIGURED FOR UNI-DIREC, DEP END ARRESTMENTS ONLY. MB-100 APCH END DISCONNECTED, DEP END CONNECTED. DO NOT ENGAGE MB100 ON APCH END. POTENTIAL FOR TAIL HOOK SKIP EXISTS, DUE TO UNEVEN ASPHALT PAVEMENT AT MB100.
SERVICE-JASU: (AM32A-60)(AM32A-95)(B809)(SGNSC)(MC-2A)(MC20).
FLUID: ADI-LTD; SP PRESAIR LHOX LOX
OIL: O-128-132-133-148-156; SOAP/JOAP - NOT AVBL WEKEND AND HOL.
RSTD: PPR MIN 24 HR. CTC BASE OPS DSN 872-5313/5406, C850-882-5313/5406. PPR 24 HR. PPR ARR/DEP TIMES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED. TRAN ACFT ARR LATE EXP MIN 2 HR DELAY. TRAN AIRCREWS RPT LATE FOR SKED DEP EXP MIN 2 HR DELAY.
RSTD: ALL AMC OR ACFT WITH DV CODE 7 OR ABV CTC BASE OPS 20 MN PRIOR TO LANDING.
CAUTION: OBST (HGR) 211' LCTD APRX FIRST 1000' E OF ACPH END RWY 01. DUR VFR POSSIBLE CONFLICTING TFC. VFR ARR/DEP CTC ELGLIN APP FOR CLNC TO ENTER EGLIN CORREIDOR SE OF CRESTVIEW. UNLGTD OBST ON AFLD.
CAUTION: HI MID-AIR POTENTIAL, EXER EXTREME VIGILANCE. DESTIN -FT WALTON BEACH (KDTS) IS AN UNCTL ARPT LCTD 6 NM SE OF EGLIN AFB.
TWY PARL TO RY 12/30 MAY BE MISTAKEN FOR RY.
CAUTION: ACFT FLYING WITHIN 2NM OF KDTS AT OR BLW 1000' MAY NOT BE MNT EGLIN APP FREQ. SPECIAL AIR TRAFFIC RULES-PART 93, SEE REGULATORY NTC.
TFC PAT: OVERHEAD TFC RWY 19 NML PROH.
CSTMS/AG/IMG: LTD SVC, NO RESIDENT CSTMS AGENT. AVBL FOR BASE ASGN ACFT AND THEIR DEPLOYMENTS ONLY. 24 HR ADVANCE NOTICE RQR. ALL OTHER ACFT MUST CLEAR CSTMS PRIOR TO ARR T EGLIN AFB.
MISC: EXP EXTV FLT PLAN FILING/DEP, REFUEL AND MAINT DELAYS DUR PEAK MSN PERIODS/WKEND. THE MIDDLE PORTION, 10,000' OF RWY 12-30, IS ASPHALTIC CONCRETE. DEP ACFT ASGN A HDG TO FLY, SHALL INITIATE THEIR TURN WITHIN 1 NM OF DEP END RWY.
MISC: STD USAF RSRS APPLIED.
MISC: COMSEC DOCUMENTS NOT AVBL FOR ISSUE. TRAN FLIGHT CREW CLASSIFIED STOR AVBL IN BASE OPS TO SECRET AND BLW.
TRAN ALERT: OPR 1400-2200Z++. TRAN ACFT NOT ALLOWED WHEN TRAN ALERT NOT AVBL. TRAN ACFT MUST USE FLW-ME TO PARK. PROGRESSIVE TAXI NOT AVBL. NO TRAN ACFT CAN ARR/DEP PRIOR TO 1400Z++ AND MUST ARR/DEP NLT 2200Z++.
TRAN ALERT: ARR/DEP OT EXTREMELY LTD AND REQUIRES STRICT 24 HR ADVANCED APVL. WKEND AND HOL MAINT CAPABILITY EXTREMELY LTD AND MAY BE POSTPNED TIL NEXT DUTY DAY. FLEET SVC NOT AVBL.
HEAVY TFC 10 NM NORTH OF ARPT INVOF CRESTVIEW/BOB SIKES ARPT.
RSTD: TRAN ALERT WILL NOT SUPPORT LCL, ROUND ROBINS, OR OUT AND BACK FLT BY TRAN ACFT.
CAUTION: LCL HI-DENSITY TFC AREAS AND RSTD AIRSPACE-SPECIAL OPR RULES APPLY-PRIOR TO ARR/DEP ALL USERS REVIEW INFO AT HTTP://FLYDTS.ROCKETHTML.COM/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/2014/12/MACA-PAMPHLET-JAN-2012.PDF.
RWY 19 NSTD OVERRUN 740 X 300, RWY 01 NSTD OVERRUN 500 X 300.
INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR HYDROPLANING DURING WET CONDITIONS DUE TO POLISHED CONC IN 1ST 1000 FT RWY 12-30, PONDING AT TWY M.
PREDOMINANT AFLD VIS OBST NW TO NNE, INCL APCH ENDS OF RY 19 AND RY 12. AFLD WX MNT BY AN/FMQ-19 ASOS. REMOTE BRIEFING AVBL 26 OWS BARKSDALE AFB DSN 331-2651 C318-529-2651.
CAUTION: SPECIAL AIR TFC RULES APPLY; SEE PART 93.83 SPECIAL AIR TFC RULES.
AIRPORT (VPS) IS A JOINT USE FACILITY WITH THE USAF. CONTACT EGLIN AFB TWR AT 118.2. NO GND HANDLING SERVICES FOR GA AVAILABLE AT VPS. FULL SVC GENERAL AVIATION FACILITIES ARE AVBL AT DTS (6 NM SE) OR CEW (18 NM N).
CAUTION: WIND SHEAR COND MAY EXIST THRU SHORT-FINAL APCH AND TOUCHDOWN DUE TO STRONG SEA BREEZE.
COMMUNICATIONS-PMSV METRO: PMSV MONITORING AND FULL SVC HOURS 0630Z-0200Z++.
CAUTION: MANDATORY VFR HOLD SIGN MISSING AT TWY M WEST.
MISC: FULL SVC 0600Z++ MON - 0600Z++ SAT, CLSD WKEND/HOL, OT SVC UNAVBL. AFLD OBS AUGMENTED H24/D7. REMOTE BRIEFING AVBL VIA 26 OWS BARKSDALE AFB, DSN 331-2651, C318-529-2651.
ALL DEP RQR TO MAINT AT OR BLW 1000 FT MSL TIL DEP END OF RY.
SERVICE-FUEL: TRAN ACFT REQ 90K+ BTN 2100Z-1300Z++ DLY RQR PRIOR COORD DUE TO LTD MANNING. CTC POL DSN: 872-2159 C850-882-2159.
CAUTION: BASH SUPPLRY INFO SEE AP1.
MISC: ARFF CAPABILITY NATL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION CAT 8.
A-GEAR: RWY 12 HOOK BAK12(1522FT) HOOK MB100(47 FT OVRN).
A-GEAR: RWY 30 HOOK BAK12(1663FT) HOOK MB100(49 FT OVRN).
LARGE MIGRATORY BIRDS PRESENT YEAR ROUND ON & INVOF ARPT.
FUEL: A++, 100LL

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 24 May 2018 at 0901Z to 21 June 2018 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
HI-ILS OR LOC RWY 19   download (119KB)
HI-ILS OR LOC RWY 30   download (128KB)
ILS W OR LOC W RWY 19   download (118KB)
ILS X OR LOC X RWY 19   download (125KB)
ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 30   download (125KB)
ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 30   download (132KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 01   download (95KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 12   download (87KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 19   download (92KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 30   download (97KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 01   download (111KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 12   download (96KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 19   download (150KB)
HI-TACAN RWY 30   download (97KB)
TACAN RWY 01   download (95KB)
TACAN RWY 12   download (102KB)
TACAN RWY 19   download (132KB)
TACAN RWY 30   download (105KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KDTS - Destin Executive Airport (6 nm SE)
KHRT - Hurlburt Field Airport (9 nm W)
KEGI - Duke Field (Eglin AF Aux Nr 3) Airport (10 nm N)
KCEW - Bob Sikes Airport (18 nm N)
54J - DeFuniak Springs Airport (24 nm NE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 24-May-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2110:21
Sunrise05:4810:48
Sunset19:3800:38
Evening civil twilight20:0501:05

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-May-2018 19:18:43
Local (UTC-5)  24-May-2018 14:18:43
 
METAR
KVPS 241856Z 19008KT 9SM -SHRA VCTS SCT029CB SCT050 BKN250 28/23 A3003 RMK AO2A TS 7NW STNRY SLP175 MDT CU SW P0004 T02780234 $
KDTS 
6nm SE 
241853Z VRB06KT 10SM CLR 29/22 A3004 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE AND NW SLP170 T02940222 $
KHRT 
8nm SW 
241856Z 19011KT 10SM TS FEW037 FEW200 30/23 A3003 RMK AO2A TSB36 SLP171 T03000232 $
KEGI 
9nm N 
241855Z 22010KT 10SM VCTS BKN049CB BKN130 BKN300 31/22 A3002 RMK AOSA TS 7SW STNRY TCU W SLP165 T03100217 $
KCEW 
17nm N 
241853Z AUTO VRB04KT 10SM SCT044 31/19 A3003 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N AND SE AND SW SLP166 T03110194
TAF
KVPS 241715Z 2417/2523 17007KT 9000 -SHRA SCT025 SCT120 BKN250 QNH2999INS TEMPO 2418/2423 20010G18KT 8000 -TSRA FEW015 SCT030CB BKN200 BECMG 2423/2424 21008KT 9999 NSW FEW035 SCT250 QNH2999INS BECMG 2508/2509 31005KT 9999 FEW030 SCT050 BKN250 QNH2995INS BECMG 2516/2517 17008KT 9999 VCSH FEW025 FEW100 BKN250 QNH2990INS TX30/2419Z TN21/2510Z
KHRT 
8nm SW 
241700Z 2417/2523 19009KT 9999 SCT015 BKN020 QNH3000INS TEMPO 2421/2423 20015G20KT 4800 -TSRA BKN020CB BECMG 2502/2503 22006KT 9999 SCT015 BKN025 BKN100 QNH3001INS BECMG 2508/2509 VRB03KT 4800 BR SCT007 BKN020 QNH2996INS BECMG 2512/2513 05006KT 9999 NSW FEW007 SCT015 BKN020 QNH2994INS TEMPO 2518/2521 18012G18KT 4800 -TSRA BKN015CB TX31/2419Z TN22/2510Z
KEGI 
9nm N 
241700Z 2417/2523 20007KT 9000 -SHRA BKN035 BKN250 QNH2999INS TEMPO 2418/2423 20010G18KT 8000 -TSRA FEW015 SCT030CB BKN200 BECMG 2423/2424 21008KT 9999 NSW FEW035 SCT250 QNH2999INS BECMG 2508/2509 31005KT 9999 FEW030 SCT050 BKN250 QNH2995INS BECMG 2516/2517 17008KT 9999 VCSH FEW025 FEW100 BKN250 QNH2990INS TX31/2420Z TN21/2510Z
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