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KBEC Beech Factory Airport
Wichita, Kansas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 16 JULY 2020

Location

FAA Identifier: BEC
Lat/Long: 37-41-38.1000N 097-12-53.7000W
37-41.635000N 097-12.895000W
37.6939167,-97.2149167
(estimated)
Elevation: 1408.6 ft. / 429.3 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04E (2015)
From city: 5 miles E of WICHITA, KS
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 67206

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: KANSAS CITY CENTER
FSS: WICHITA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: ICT (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-FRI 0700-1730
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: WHEN ATCT CLSD ACTVT REIL RWY 01 AND 19; MIRL RWY 01/19 - CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.

Airport Communications

CTAF: 126.8
UNICOM: 122.95
WX AWOS-3PT: 119.45 (316-515-7116)
BEECH GROUND: 121.7 [0700-1730 MON-FRI]
BEECH TOWER: 126.8 313.6 [0700-1730 MON-FRI]
WICHITA APPROACH: 134.8
WICHITA DEPARTURE: 134.8
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.0 ;WHEN TWR CLSD
EMERG: 121.5
WX ASOS at AAO (3 nm N): 134.025 (316-636-2541)
WX AWOS-3PT at 3AU (7 nm E): 124.175 (316-733-6696)
WX AWOS-3 at 1K1 (7 nm NE): 118.3 (316-530-6004)
WX ASOS at ICT (11 nm W): PHONE 316-945-8022
WX AWOS-3P at EQA (19 nm E): 120.875 (316-322-8095)
  • OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM; CHECK WITH FLT SVS OR WICHITA APCH CTL ON FREQ 134.8.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ICTr093/17.8WICHITA VORTAC113.8007E
HUTr114/38.6HUTCHINSON VOR/DME116.8004E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
PICHE055/13.433204EIC .. -.-.
NEWTON167/22.428106EEWK . .-- -.-

Airport Services

Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 1/19

Dimensions: 8001 x 100 ft. / 2439 x 30 m
Surface: concrete, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
Double wheel: 75.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 1  RUNWAY 19
Latitude: 37-40.989148N37-42.280905N
Longitude: 097-13.061048W097-12.730177W
Elevation: 1371.2 ft.1408.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: rightleft
Runway heading: 007 magnetic, 011 true187 magnetic, 191 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)
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: BEECHCRAFT AIRCRAFT COMPANY
10511 E. CENTRAL
WICHITA, KS 67201
Phone (316) 515-5300
Manager: TODD BAYLESS
10511 E. CENTRAL
WICHITA, KS 67201
Phone (316) 515-8365

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 77
Single engine airplanes: 21
Multi engine airplanes: 29
Jet airplanes: 10
Military aircraft: 17
    
Aircraft operations: avg 90/day *
81% local general aviation
14% military
5% transient general aviation
* for 12-month period ending 13 August 2019

Additional Remarks

ARR & DEP ACFT MAINTAIN 2200 FT MSL WITHIN 5 MILES OF FIELD DUE TO AFB TRAFFIC.
PRKG UNAVBL EXC 4 HRS PPR CALL 316-515-7140.
EXTENSIVE TRAINING ACTIVITIES
RWY 19 CALM WIND RWY.
ARRS FROM THE W CROSS MIDFIELD ENTER DNWND.
DEER, COYOTE & MIGRATORY WATER FOWL ON & INVOF ARPT.
PPR FOR PARKING OR TAXIING WEST SIDE OF RY.
BE ALERT COL JAMES JABARA ARPT 3 MILES NORTH 1/2 MILE WEST OF ARPT.

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 16 July 2020 at 0901Z to 13 August 2020 at 0900Z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 01   download (284KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 19   download (282KB)
VOR-B   download (220KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download (147KB)

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KCEA - Cessna Aircraft Field Airport (3 nm SW)
KAAO - Colonel James Jabara Airport (3 nm N)
KIAB - Mc Connell Air Force Base (5 nm SW)
3AU - Augusta Municipal Airport (7 nm E)
1K1 - Lloyd Stearman Field Airport (7 nm NE)
KICT - Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport (11 nm W)
KEQA - El Dorado/Captain Jack Thomas Memorial Airport (19 nm E)
 
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Photo by Eve Cascella
Photo taken 03-Oct-2009

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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 10-Aug-2020
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1411:14
Sunrise06:4211:42
Sunset20:2601:26
Evening civil twilight20:5401:54

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  10-Aug-2020 21:06:52
Local (UTC-5)  10-Aug-2020 16:06:52
 
METAR
KBEC 102055Z AUTO 22008KT 10SM CLR 31/19 A2993 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT S AND SW T03050190
KIAB 
5nm SW 
102056Z AUTO 21008KT 10SM FEW130 FEW180 30/19 A2992 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT N AND S-SW DZB26E36RAB36E37 SLP118 P0000 60000 T03010185 55010 $
K3AU 
7nm E 
102055Z AUTO 20008KT 10SM CLR 31/21 A2992 RMK AO2
K1K1 
7nm NE 
102055Z AUTO 21009G17KT 10SM CLR 31/19 A2992 RMK AO2 T03090191
KICT 
11nm W 
102053Z 17005KT 10SM FEW035 FEW100 SCT150 BKN200 29/21 A2992 RMK AO2 RAE09 SLP116 CB DSNT S-SW MOV SE P0000 60000 T02940211 58007
KEQA 
19nm E 
102055Z AUTO 17010KT 10SM CLR 33/22 A2992 RMK AO2
TAF
KIAB 
5nm SW 
101800Z 1018/1124 17009KT 9999 BKN140 QNH2989INS BECMG 1020/1021 18012KT 8000 -SHRA VCTS BKN080CB QNH2990INS TEMPO 1022/1102 VRB15G25KT 3200 TSRA BKN020CB BECMG 1106/1107 VRB06KT 9999 NSW BKN120 BKN210 QNH2986INS BECMG 1118/1119 17012KT 9999 SCT220 QNH2986INS TX35/1020Z TN23/1111Z
KICT 
11nm W 
101949Z 1020/1118 19008KT P6SM VCTS SCT040 BKN080CB FM102300 19011KT 6SM -SHRA BR BKN060 TEMPO 1100/1102 4SM TSRA BR SCT025 OVC050CB FM110200 17009KT P6SM VCTS OVC080CB FM110400 14007KT P6SM VCTS BKN100CB FM110900 14005KT P6SM BKN250
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