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KBIF Biggs Army Airfield (Fort Bliss)
Fort Bliss (El Paso), Texas, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: BIF
Lat/Long: 31-50-58.3050N 106-22-48.1900W
31-50.971750N 106-22.803167W
31.8495292,-106.3800528
(estimated)
Elevation: 3946.6 ft. / 1203 m (estimated)
Variation: 08E (2020)
From city: 5 miles NE of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -7 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 79908

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: ALBUQUERQUE CENTER
FSS: ALBUQUERQUE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: ABQ (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: MON-SUN 1500-0700Z++, EXCP HOL
Segmented circle: no
Lights: SERVICE-LGT: WHEN UNATNDD ACTVT ALSF-1 RWY 22; PAPI RWY 04 & 22; 3-STEP HIRL RWY 04/22 - 127.9.
Beacon: white-white-green (lighted military airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
International operations: customs landing rights airport

Airport Communications

BIGGS GROUND: 121.6 251.125 [1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL.]
BIGGS TOWER: 127.9 342.25 [1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL.]
EL PASO APPROACH: 119.15 ;SOUTH-V16 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
EL PASO DEPARTURE: 121.3
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 125.0
CLASS C: 119.15 ;SOUTH-V16 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
EMERG: 121.5 243.0
IC: 124.25 ;NORTH-V16
OPS: 134.1 ;BLISS RDO 237.2 ;BLISS RDO
PMSV METRO: 373.7
PTD: 126.2
WX ASOS at ELP (2.5 nm S): PHONE 915-774-9497
WX AWOS-3PT at DNA (17 nm W): 124.175 (575-589-2643)
  • CLASS D AIRSPACE. CTC PRIOR TO ENTERING CTLZ.
  • BLISS RDO 1500-0700Z++, EXC HOL. 134.1 237.2.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ELPr280/5.4EL PASO VORTAC115.2012E
EWMr210/8.2NEWMAN VORTAC112.4012E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
VALTR250/3.224208EEL . .-..

Airport Services

Fuel available: A++

Runway Information

Runway 4/22

Dimensions: 13554 x 150 ft. / 4131 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 111/R/C/W/T
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4  RUNWAY 22
Latitude: 31-50.166167N31-51.777333N
Longitude: 106-23.710833W106-21.895500W
Elevation: 3909.9 ft.3946.6 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftright
Runway heading: 036 magnetic, 044 true216 magnetic, 224 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)
Approach lights: ALSF1: standard 2,400 foot high intensity approach lighting system with centerline sequenced flashers (category I)
Runway end identifier lights: yesno
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: U.S. Army
Owner: US ARMY AERONAUTICAL SVCS AGENCY
FT BELVOIR, VA 22060
Manager: BIGGS AAF, FORT BLISS
EL PASO, TX 79901
Phone 915-744-8088

Additional Remarks

E60-22 BAK-14 BAK-12B(B) (2100').
E60-04 BAK-14 BAK-12B(B) (1500').
RSTD: PPR ALL ACFT 24 HR PN CTC AIRFIELD OPS DSN 621-8811/8330, C915-744-8811/8330. TWR AND SVCS AVBL FOR ALL ACFT WITH PPR. PPR TIME VALID +/-1 HR. ALL ACFT CTC AFLD OPNS VIA PTD 30 MIN PRIOR TO ARR. TWR & SVCS UNAVBL BFR 1 HR PRIOR TO PPR SKED ARR.
JASU: 4(A/M32A-86) 2(A/M32-95).
SERVICE: FUEL - A+, TRUCK REFUEL ONLY (ATLANTIC AVN, 1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, C915-779-2831, 1 HR PN, AFTER HR CALL OUT FEE $100).
FLUID: SP.
MISC: APVL RQR FOR ACCESS TO RAMP.
MISC: TMPRY STOR OF CLASSIFIED MATERIAL AVBL AT AIRFIELD OPS.
MISC: HGR SPACE EXTREMELY LTD FOR TRAN ACFT.
TRAN ALERT - 1300-0700Z++ MON-FRI, 1500-0700Z++ SAT & SUN, EXC HOL.
TFC PAT: F/W 5000', TURBO PROP 5500', R/W 4500', JET 6000'.
MISC: KBIF AUTO OBSN AND BAAF USAF WX AVBL 24/7, DSN 621-1215/1214, C915-744-1215/1214. OT 25TH OWS, DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, DSN 228-6598-6599. CLASS D AIRSPACE EFF 1500-0700Z++ MON-SUN, EXC HOL. OT CLASS E INTL GARBAGE CAP LTD. MUST BE BAGGED PRIOR TO ARR.
MISC: INTL GARBAGE CAP LTD. EXP DELAYS UNLESS PLACED IN GARBAGE BAGS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
COMMUNICATIONS: PMSV 373.7.
CAUTION: EL PASO INTL RWY 22, 2 NM SE CAN BE MISTAKEN FOR BIGGS AAF RWY 22. COYOTE HAZ.
NS ABTMT: VFR WEST ARR/DEP VIA MTN PASS 15 NM NW OF BIGGS AAF. AVOID VFR OVFT OF CITY. FLY 1500 FT AGL, 1500 FT HORIZONTAL DIST FM MTN DWELLINGS.
BEARING STRENGTH RWY 04/22: ST175 SBTT593 TRT585.
SEE FLIP AP/1 SUPPLEMENTARY ARPT RMK.

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 15 July 2021 at 0901Z to 12 August 2021 at 0900z.

 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS) RWY 22 **CHANGED**   download (155KB)
VOR OR TACAN RWY 22 **CHANGED**   download (179KB)
Radar Approach Procedures available   download (196KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download (147KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KELP - El Paso International Airport (3 nm S)
KDNA - Dona Ana County International Jetport Airport (17 nm W)
KLRU - Las Cruces International Airport (38 nm NW)
KHMN - Holloman Air Force Base (62 nm N)
KALM - Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport (63 nm N)
 
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Aerial photo
WARNING: Photo may not be current or correct
Aerial photo of KBIF (Biggs Army Airfield (Fort Bliss))
Photo by Rommel S. Dorado
Photo taken 16-Jul-2006
Photo from the north looking south. The airport in the foreground if KBIF. The runway partially visible in the background (top left of the image) is runway 4/22 at KELP. Yes, the two airports are that close together.

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Airport diagram
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From to KBIF

Sunrise and sunset
Times for 28-Jul-2021
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:5311:53
Sunrise06:1912:19
Sunset20:0402:04
Evening civil twilight20:3102:31

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  28-Jul-2021 15:04:57
Local (UTC-6)  28-Jul-2021 09:04:57
 
METAR
KBIF 281458Z AUTO 36007KT 10SM CLR 26/16 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP153 T02590158 52004 $
KELP 
2nm S 
281451Z 36009KT 10SM FEW020 FEW120 BKN250 26/15 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP141 FU FEW020 FU S T02610150 51004
MMCS 
14nm S 
281448Z 04006KT 10SM SCT040 SCT100 BKN250 27/12 A3019 RMK SLP092 52003 902 8/532
KDNA 
17nm W 
281455Z AUTO 04006KT 10SM CLR 26/15 A3020 RMK AO2
TAF
KBIF 281400Z 2814/2920 VRB06KT 9999 SCT120 QNH3008INS BECMG 2820/2821 09009KT 9999 VCSH SCT080 QNH3002INS BECMG 2900/2901 12010G15KT 9999 NSW BKN160 QNH3003INS BECMG 2908/2909 VRB06KT 9000 -SHRA BKN110 QNH3008INS TX36/2821Z TN23/2912Z
KELP 
2nm S 
281140Z 2812/2912 01006KT P6SM FEW150 SCT250 FM282300 11010G18KT P6SM BKN150 FM290400 09006KT P6SM BKN150
MMCS 
14nm S 
280358Z 2806/2906 06005KT P6SM SKC FM281800 13010KT P6SM SCT030 FM290300 13005KT 6SM HZ SKC
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